Fishing is a favorite pastime for many families. This generally means going to the local lake and tossing in a line. After a few hours, the kids are bored and are finished with their fishing for the day. However, there are many who fish for sport and competition or for commercial purposes. Often these people are on the hunt for big game, including Marlin. Here are 4 things you should know about Marlin Fishing:
- Targeting- There are several species of the marlin. However, the blue marlin is the one that is the most sought-after of them all. They can be found in ocean waters that have tropical temperatures. The Marlin species has the ability to change their body temperature to withstand cooler waters. However, this is usually when the season changes in the northern and southern hemisphere. The larger Marlins have been found in water that was slightly cooler than tropical temperatures as they have headed there for feeding purposes.
The Right Equipment- Having the right equipment for harnessing in this magnificent, strong and agile beast from our oceans. This means having the right bait, hook, reel, rod holder, and lines that are made to hold the weight of this species, and withstand any sort of pressure that this beast can give out. It will definitely put up a ferocious fight to the finish. Either you or the fish will win. Fishing for Marlins is also tricky, be prepared to try to outfox this magnificent creature.
- Check the Weather- Make sure the weather forecast is nice for several days. You should have a clear blue sky and smooth seas. This makes a prime time for fishing for Marlins of any type. Fish for Marlins where there is an abundance of yellowfin tuna, shortbill spearfish, skipjack tuna, and mackerel.
- Bait- There are several different types of bait that you can use to catch the Marlin species. One of the most popular types of bait are the artificial lures. These lures are designed to flutter through the water, thus attracting the Marlin into thinking that it is easy food. Spinning lures that are bright and flashy in design will definitely attract them. Rigged natural bait and live bait is also used in some instances. Research local history of past Marlin catches in the area. Do some research into what type of live bait you can use if you do not wish to use artificial lures for the best results.
If you follow these four tips, you should be successful in your venture. The most important thing to remember is to play it safe. Be prepared to face disappointment as catching big game does take some practice and skill. However, you might just get lucky on your first attempt, who knows? Be patient and learn how to hone your Marlin fishing skills, eventually you will hook a whopper that you can surely brag about.