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Cherished Blue Marlin Sport Angling
One of the largest and strikingly beautiful fish to grace the ocean is the blue marlin. These stunning creatures spend their lives far out in the ocean. Because of their large size and their unique beauty they are often featured in deep sea fishing tours and charters. Their size and beauty have lead them to be one of the most popular fished species in the world.
The blue marlin claims the title of the largest Atlantic marlin as well as being one of the biggest fish in the world. The females, which tend to be much larger than the males, can reach sizes of up to 14 feet in length and can weigh close to 2,000 pounds. However, average sizes range from 11 feet in length to about 400 pounds.
Due to their size and unique physique they are very recognizable. They feature a cobalt-blue color on the top and a sparkling white below. They have a very distinguished dorsal fin as well as a long, deadly, spear-like jaw. They are very fast and agile creatures and due to their upper jaw can be quite deadly as well.
Blue marlins are located in tropical waters. They are native to the warmer temperatures that can be found in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. They stay near the surface of the water as the temperature is warmer. Their cuisine includes: mackerel, tuna, and the occasional squid. In addition to their feeding habits they also follow the warm ocean currents in their migratory pattern.
Blue marlins are particularly known for putting up a fight when hooked. This is why so many fishing charters exist that feature blue marlin fishing. Blue marlins are a trophy fish to catch especially among sport fishers. Although the blue marlin is not an endangered species, there is concern that they may be fished to unsustainable levels.
Because the blue marlin is a popular fish to catch in the sport fishing arena, they may be encroaching upon endangered status. Not only are they fished frequently for sport, they also taste good. Their meat is considered a delicacy in many places, including Japan. It is served raw as Sashimi in Japan.
The Blue Marlin Fishing is a stunningly beautiful species of fish and incredibly large in size compared to fish found in the seas. These are a few of the reasons they are considered prized catches in the fishing world. They offer a fisherman a struggle in a capture attempt, and also offer up quite a trophy with regard to weight and size, not to mention a delicious meat. Because of these they are fished very frequently. Hopefully working with scientist and conservationists the blue marlin species will survive and expand even as Panama fishing charters and fishing tours continue to fish this beautiful creature.