Marlin, blue (Pacific) (Makaira nigricans )

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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

 
Record Details
Angler
Jay de Beaubien
Weight of Fish
624.14 kg (1,376 lb 0 oz)
Length of Fish
490.22 cm (193.00 in)
Girth of Fish
208.28 cm (82 in)
Location of Catch
Kaaiwi Point, Kona, Hawaii, USA
Date of Catch
31-May-1982
Type of Rod
Erskine rod
Type of Reel
Finnor 12/0
Type of Line
Erskine
Line Size
130 lb
Method of Catch
Trolling
Lure or Bait
Kita lure
 
Species Location:
Kaaiwi Point, Kona, Hawaii, USA

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