Blue Marlin (Aguja Azul)

Description

The Atlantic and Pacific Blue marlin look nearly the same in their appearance. The upper and rear portions of the body are dark, brilliant blue in color, and that includes the dorsal fin. The lower portion has a silver white color. In many cases, there are up to 15 vertical stripes, consisting of small dots and narrow bars, also in a brilliant blue color.

 

Where found:

Blue marlin can be found in tropical and warm temperate waters around the globe, mostly in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. It is the most tropical of the billfish and is often found in waters near the equator. In eastern Pacific waters, they can be found in an area generally from southern California along the coast of Mexico through Costa Rico and as far down as Peru in South America.

 

 

Feeding Habits

Blue marlin feed primarily near the surface, though they occasionally dive to deeper water to feed, depending on where their prey is found. Their diet consists mostly of fish and other sea life found near the surface and is highly dependent upon location. This diet can include tuna, mackerel, squid, octopus and any number of fish species indigenous to the environment.

 

Peak Season
While caught year round here, November & December offer the largest migration of all Marlin Species that travel through the Los Suenos region. During these months, impressive numbers of Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin are caught daily on our boats

 

 

Sporting Qualities

Most believe Blue Marlin are the most sought after of all the ocean sport fish. A super strong and powerful bill-fish, blue marlin will fight hard and run fast for many hours on end, especially when you are hooked up to a very large marlin. They can suddenly dive to deep water and can make wild jumps like some type of fish acrobatic. With impressive endurance, it is not uncommon to see a hooked fish make up to 15 or more spectacular jumps. This fish can be a true test of an anglers deep sea fishing skills.

 

Most Effective Technique

Anglers commonly troll brightly colored lures and teasers as well as natural baits such as mackerel, tuna, bonito and ballyhoo in hopes of enticing one of these giants. Blue marlin anglers will look for temperature breaks in the water and follow large concentrations of baitfish.

Food Quality
None: All Marlin caught aboard our boats are live- released at the leader once brought boatside.

 

World Record

1376 lbs. (Pacific blue) and 1402 lbs (Atlantic blue)

 

Preferred Water Temps

70-86