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Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin -
Common Name: Blue Marlin
Other Names: Indo Pacific Blue Marlin
, Pacific blue marlin
Scientific Name: Makaira nigricans

Habitat: This fish likes to hang around bait fish and floating objects. It can be found along current lines, deep reefs and canyons.

Bait: Tuna, bonito, Dolphin fish and squid.
Trolling with live bait or specially designed lures

Fishing Strategy: Blue Marlins are very tough fighters with a fast and long first run.

They usually mix powerful jumps and directional changes with deep fighting characteristics to try and lose the hook.


  • Heavy tackle trolling
  • 37kg - 50kg line (trolling with live bait)
  • Sturdy boat rod

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