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Blue Marlin
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Science Name: Makaira nigricans
Other Names: Atlantic blue marlin, Pacific blue marlin, Cuban black marlin
Ideal Temp: 70 to 86
World Record: 1402 lbs. 2 ozs, Brazil
Environment: offshore
Techniques: Heavy-tackle trolling

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Emilina | Posted: October 9, 2006

Fish naked

Demon Jigs | Posted: November 19, 2004

Pacific Blue marlin are not like their black marlin colours in that they like to surprise a lure spread and not make themselves so obvious.

Choose medium sized lures in the 10-12 inch range with a heavy resin head so they sit down harder on the surface.

Use a single 10 or 11/0 SS hook on 450 wire shackled into a thimble on the end of 300 lb mono leader 10-15 feet in length.

Fore more information of trolling flying fish baits for marlin and other pelagics, contact Capt. Peter Phillips in Vanuatu - the home of blue marlin in the Pacific.