Blue (blue) Marlin.
The habitat of the Blue Marlin – tropical waters of the Atlantic and the Pacific and in the Indian ocean in the vicinity of Ceylon, Mauritius and the East coast of Africa. Seasonal concentrations of Blue Marlin observed in the southwestern part of the Atlantic ocean from January to April in the North-West Atlantic from June to October, in the Equatorial Pacific ocean in April and November, in the Western and Central North Pacific from may to October,and in the Indian ocean from April to October.
Blue Marlin can be found both near the shore and thousands of miles away from him.
Blue Marlin is superior to the Black. It is believed that the maximum weight it can priblijaetsa to the ton, although the only documented instances of up to 726 kg. The body length of Blue Marlin up to 5 metres. But medium-sized individuals which are coming across on a fishing trip, usually smaller than Black Marlins and their weight is 100-150 kg.
Distinctive features of Blue Marlin are the pectoral fins, which are freely pressed against the body of the fish, and the dorsal fin is high and pointed (not rounded). Back black, sides and belly silvery-white. Sometimes on the sides there are horizontal stripes, which disappear after the death of the fish. Spots on fins absent.
Ways of catching Blue Marlin:
The blue Marlin lives in the water and hunts in the surface layer, and at considerable depths (over 200 meters). Its main prey – tuna, flying fish, sardines, dolphinfish, squid, etc.
Blue Marlin, like its close relative, the Black Marlin, is Offshore Grand Slam (the so-called “Grand slam” in distance from the coast, at the seaside.
It includes blue Marlin, black Marlin and two swordfish.)
Catch Blue Marlin by trolling at the surface layers. Baits are large crankbaits, octopus, large streamers (strip baits) or snastochki from live or dead fish.
To attract the predator is often used sumayy hornblende-rattle.
Blue Marlin – reckless predator. If the lure gets in his field of view, generally followed by a fierce bite. When stricken Blue Marlin furiously fighting for his life, goes back, and then lightning jumps out of the water and “dancing” on the tail. The struggle of the fisherman with the sea giant may last a few hours! Because of these unforgettable moments to thousands of anglers all over the World willing to spend time, effort and a lot of money!
Catch Blue Marlin, as a rule, by a principle “Catch and release”. In some regions of the World to catch a Blue Marlin is subject to restrictions.
The meat of Blue Marlin is highly prized in the cuisines of different countries.
Besides Black and Blue Marlin there are a few species of Marlin that are of interest to anglers.