To see more information on a particular species of fish, just click onto the name of the fish below:

 

Black Marlin
(Makaira Indika)
125-300 lbs Avg.

Blue Marlin
(Makaira)
125-300 lbs Avg.

Striped Marlin
(Tetrapturus Audax)
125-250 lbs Avg.

Swordfish
(Xiphias Gladius)
200-500 lbs Avg.

Sailfish
(Istiophorus Platypterus)
60-80 lbs Avg.

Dolphin/Dorado
Mahi Mahi

(Coryphaena Hippurus)
10-30 lbs Avg.
May reach 80 lbs.

Yellowfin Tuna
(Thunnus Albacares)
20-40 lbs Avg.
Up to 388 lbs.

Wahoo
(Acanthocybium Solanderi)
30-60 lbs Avg.
Up to 150 lbs.

Skipjack
(Katsuwonus Pelamis)
5-10 lbs Avg.
Up to 50 lbs.

Bonito
(Sarda Chiliensis)

blue marlin fishing and identification

 

BLUE MARLIN
Family Istiophoridae, BILLFISHES
Makaira mazara

Blue Marlin can be caught here in Mazatlan Mexico aslo in the warmer months from around May thru October. The Blue Marlin is also considered one of the largest of the Marlin which average here in Mazatlan from 200 lbs to 400 lbs. The world record of the Blue Marlin is 1402 lbs and 2 oz.off Brazil.

The color of the Blue Marlin on their back is cobalt blue which will shade to silvery white on the belly. You will notice that the upper jaw is elongated in the form of a spear while the dorsal fin is pointed at the front end as well as the pectoral fin and anal fin are pointed. You will also notice that the lateral line reticulated which may be difficult to see in large specimens. Their are no dark spots on the dorsal fin and the body is covered with embedded scales ending in one or two sharp points.

Blue Marlin prefer a warmer water temperature from 70 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit which is between 21 and 31 degrees Celsius.

The Blue Marlin can be found along the current lines as well at the continental shelf drop off, at deep reefs and canyons and as well around baitfish and logs.

The preffered method of fishing for Blue Marlin is by trolling Mullet or Mackerel as well with the combination of plastic squid. If we get into a school of Skipjack or Bonito, we may stop to get a few live to troll. We also us a variety of trolling lures, konaheads and plastic squid.

 

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