Marlin, blue (Pacific) (Makaira nigricans)

Lacepede, 1802; ISTIOPHORIDAE FAMILY
This pelagic and migratory species occurs in tropical and warm temperate oceanic waters. In the Atlantic Ocean it is found from 45°N to 35°S, and in the Pacific Ocean from 48°N to 48°S. It is less abundant in the eastern portions of both oceans. In the Indian Ocean it occurs around Ceylon, Mauritius, and off the east coast of Africa. In the northern Gulf of Mexico its movements seem to be associated with the so called Loop Current, an extension of the Caribbean Current. Seasonal concentrations occur in the southwest Atlantic (5°-30°S) from January to April... Read More

 
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
W-02 kg (4 lb)
73.66 kg (162 lb 6 oz)
Quepos, Costa Rica
15-Mar-1989
W-04 kg (8 lb)
81.64 kg (180 lb 0 oz)
Punta Guiones, Costa Rica
14-Feb-2000
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
73.25 kg (161 lb 7 oz)
Playa Carillo, Costa Rica
15-Dec-2007
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
47.23 kg (104 lb 2 oz)
Guanamar, Costa Rica
03-Feb-2007
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
84.95 kg (187 lb 4 oz)
Playa Carillo, Costa Rica
18-Dec-2007

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