Marlin Fishing Miami
Marlin fishing off Miami & Miami beach is mostly a summer time fishery, although White & Blue Marlin can be caught any time of the year. When we are off shore doing Day Time Swordfish drops we are right in the Marlins domain. We will put out Marlin Baits like live bonito or sewn strip baits while we are Swordfish fishing. Hooking a Marlin is a great experience & truly a amazing fish to catch. A terrific bonus to a Swordfish Fishing Trip.
Marlin Fishing off Miami & Miami Beach, most Marlin are caught trolling with natural bait like Ballyhoo or on medium to large artificial trolling lures. Marlin is also caught while kite fishing with lager live baits. We have also caught a few Marlin on live Dolphin while in a school of Mahi.
Most Marlin Fishing is incidental catches although can be directly targeted. Our largest Marlin caught of Miami Beach was a 650+ pound monster. That fish was caught trolling a ballyhoo off shore in about 900 feet of water. The giant fish was captured after a 6 hour fight on a 25 Shimano TLD with 20lb line. We hooked the fish at about 4 pm and had the fish at the side of the boat after midnight. The fish was measured length and girth, photographed then released. Our customer had a release mount made.
About Marlin Fishing…
A marlin, family Istiophoridae, is a fish with an elongated body, a spear-like snout or bill, and a long rigid dorsal fin, which extends forward to form a crest. Its common name is thought to derive from its resemblance to a sailor’s marlin spike. Even more so than their close relatives, the scombrids, marlin are incredibly fast swimmers, reaching speeds of about 110 kilometers per hour (68 mph).
The larger species include the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, which can reach 16.4 ft in length and 1,800 lb in weight and the black marlin, Makaira indica, which can reach in excess of 16.4 ft in length and 1,500 lb in weight. They are popular sport fish in tropical areas.