Fishing information for Fishing for fish in southwest Florida Waters.
Description:
BLUE MARLIN

Color cobalt blue on top shading to silvery white on bottom; upper jaw elongated in form of spear; dorsal fin and pointed at front end; pectoral fin and anal fin pointed; lateral line reticulated (interwoven like a net), difficult to see in large specimens; no dark spots on dorsal fin; body covered with imbedded scales ending in one or two sharp points.

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Remarks:

OFFSHORE, a blue water fish.

Largest of the Atlantic marlins, common to 11 feet, known to exceed 2,000 pounds.

All of trophy size are females; males do not exceed 300 pounds; make trans-Atlantic migration; spawning procedures unknown; feeds on squid and pelagic fish, including blackfin tuna and frigate mackerel.

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