How are they and where do they live?
How are they and where do they live? First of all to fish this species we must know how to identify it, these fish stand out for their thin, cylindrical and elongated nose, similar to that of a sword, they are related to the famous swordfish although it belongs to different families, highlighted in the fishing of competition. Another of its main characteristics at the physical level is its enormous weight, which usually exceeds 600 kg. The larger specimens that are usually females can reach approximately 4 meters.
Despite their weight they are very fast, exceeding the 100 kilometers per hour, due to its muscle mass and the shape of its body.
These fish are blue in the upper part of their body and much of their sides and belly changes depending on the area. Its dorsal fin is considerably large and long.
Although it is considered a somewhat dangerous species in sport fishing, it is not an aggressive fish, it is a very good jumper, it is capable of very coordinated movements and defends itself while hunting in the air.
These fish are usually found in seas and oceans of warm waters, always in the open sea.
Best places and dates for their fishing.
Although there are no restrictions in the capture of this species, which is not considered in danger, its fishing if it is considered untenable. In the waters of the Altata Bay, it has been possible to capture specimens of more than 600 pounds, without a doubt it is a good area for this type of fishing, as well as deep sea fishing.
In the case of blue marlin, the fishing equipment is a bit specific. For whites, they should not be differentiated from those of a tuna boat, with the exception of including a harness or combat belt. The fishing hooks of these specimens are from 20 to 45 cm, mounted with double hooks using steel cable of at least 1 mm, good gloves, the pole must be of the highest quality in this case, as they will withstand enormous pressure when we raise and maintain the lures, a good fishing chair, the set of rod and reel, equally strong, must pass the 6 kilos of weight.
Techniques and useful tips.
The most common type of fishing to be made of these specimens is trolling, lately the technique of the bait and switch, consists of the use of lures without hooks and the addition of an extra rod in the middle that has a live bait and that is Incorporate only when we have a marlin in sight, lines of 100 pounds and leaders of 400, as soon as you notice the bite you should warn the skiper to recover the line as soon as possible and avoid the piece suffering unnecessarily.
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