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

Blue Marlin
125-300 lbs Avg.

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

(Xiphias Gladius)
200-500 lbs Avg.

(Istiophorus Platypterus)
60-80 lbs Avg.

Mahi Mahi

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

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

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

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

(Sarda Chiliensis)

striped marlin identification


Family Istiophoridae, BILLFISHES
Tetrapturus Audax

Striped Marlin are one of the smaller of the Marlin with an average weight 125 lbs to 250 lbs here in Mazatlan Mexico. They are normally caught here when the water is cool 65 to 75 degrees fahrenheit from around November thru April.

The world record of the Striped Marlin is 494 lbs. off New Zealand.

The body of Striped Marlin is elongated and compressed and their upper jaw is extended forming a rounded spear. The back of Striped marlin is dark blue while becoming silvery below with light blue bars or vertical spots on the sides.

The preffered method of fishing for Striped 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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