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Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Zane Grey, an American author beloved for his spirit of adventure through the wild west and out at sea tells the tale of great marlin fishing but he would probably agree, you need to go try it out for yourself!

Fishing for marlin is a tough big game species of the deep sea that is also referred to as billfishing.

Marlin belong to a family of fish called the billfish and about 10 are sport fish the majority of anglers go after around the world. Because of their massive size, they have a lot of fish below them on the food chain.

Rigging a baitfish, regardless the type must be sewn extremely secured with wax thread or with other techniques to not loose a marlin when it hits your bait.

There are a variety of combinations to use as bait setups when trolling for marlin. Marlin, for some of the toughest spear fishing and fly fishing addicts is also a dream trip out to sea with many charters landing big marlin with some pretty wild stories to go with it.

Basic Info

Varieties: Blue Marlin, pacific blue Marlin, Atlantic Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, white Marlin, striped Marlin, mediterranean Spearfish, Spearfish

Scientific name: Istiophoridae

Size: length 335 – 427 cm

Weight: 90 – 182 kg

Speed: 80km/hr – one of the fastest fish species in the world

Lifespan: female 27 years, male 18 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): Warm parts of Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea