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What is the biggest blue marlin ever caught?

What is the biggest blue marlin ever caught?

1,376 pounds
On May 31, 1982, Jay de Beaubien caught the largest Pacific blue marlin ever recorded—1,376 pounds—to set the IGFA All-Tackle World Record for the species. De Beaubien was trolling a Kita lure around Kaaiwi Point, Hawaii, and landed the record marlin in 40 minutes.

Who caught the largest marlin?

Biggest Marlin Ever Caught

  • Weight: 1,560 pounds Angler: Alfred Glassell Jr.
  • Weight: 1,376 pounds Angler: Jay de Beaubien Location: Kaaiwai Point, Kona Date: May 31, 1982.
  • Notes: This world record blue marlin in Hawaii took a Kita lure and was landed in less than one hour.

What is bigger black marlin or blue marlin?

In fact, Marlin come in four different shapes and sizes: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and White Marlin. Each of the sub-species has quirks of its own. Blue Marlin are the largest, Black Marlin are the fastest, White Marlin are agile and elegant, and Striped Marlin are plain cool.

What kind of marlin is the biggest?

Atlantic blue marlin
The larger species include the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, which can reach 5 m (16.4 ft) in length and 818 kg (1,803 lb) in weight and the black marlin, Istiompax indica, which can reach in excess of 5 m (16.4 ft) in length and 670 kg (1,480 lb) in weight. They are popular sporting fish in tropical areas.

Can you eat a blue marlin?

Is Marlin Edible? Marlin is quite edible and also considered a delicacy. Smoked marlin is a very popular dish around the world and quite tasty if you have ever indulged. Even if you do not mind depleting the limited number of marlin fish in the water, you might enjoy the taste of marlin.

How long do blue marlin live?

Biology. Blue marlin may grow to be more than 12 feet long and may weigh up to 2,000 pounds. Female blue marlin grow larger than males and may live 20 years. Male blue marlin reach 7 feet in length and may live up to 10 years.

Is marlin good eating?

Marlins are known for their pointed fins and long, sharp bills. “Marlin often contains unhealthy levels of mercury and other toxins that may be harmful to humans,” says Appel. Avoid all striped marlin and most blue marlin, with the one exception being blue marlin caught in Hawaii.

Is marlin hard to catch?

Catching a blue marlin of your own requires patience, will and endurance. While you’re out there, you can troll behind the boat while searching for marlin, but we recommend you catch your own bait, hook it up and toss it back in. Then, the waiting game begins, and it can take ages.

Is a marlin faster than a sailfish?

The sailfish is the fastest fish in the world – able to swim at a speed of 68mph, followed by the marlin at 50mph.

What is the hardest fish to catch?

The Top 15 Hardest Fish to Catch

  • Giant Trevally.
  • Greater Amberjack.
  • Goliath Tigerfish.
  • Swordfish.
  • White Sturgeon.
  • Apache Trout.
  • Sailfish. The sailfish are quite majestic to behold, and even more majestic to catch.
  • Tuna. Several tuna species deserve a mention here: the Pacific bluefin, dogtooth, and yellowfin.

Is blue marlin illegal?

Intense fishing pressure led regulators to ban the sale of Atlantic marlin in the United States. Other countries, such as Japan and Cuba, do not prohibit the commercial fishery. The U.S. allows recreational anglers to catch Atlantic marlin and permits the import and sale of marlin from the Pacific and Indian oceans.

How big was the biggest marlin ever caught?

Weight: 1,376 pounds Angler: Jay de Beaubien Location: Kaaiwai Point, Kona Date: May 31, 1982 Notes: This world record blue marlin in Hawaii took a Kita lure and was landed in less than one hour. Jay de Beaubien caught this 193-inch fish using a Fin-Nor 12/0 reel and custom rod from Capt. Bobby Brown’s No Problem.

Are there any World Records in sport fishing?

That’s a subjective question — but Sport Fishing tapped some of the top experts in the field to get an answer, as well as determine the 100 best world records ever caught.

What’s the world record for a bluefish catch?

(Actual photo of record catch unavailable.) A truly huge bluefish, caught from the Outer Banks’ surf in the dead of winter. Pictured is actually Betsy Bullard’s 37-pound, 7-ounce record snook caught on 16-pound test in 2008, a fine catch in its own right.