The Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans)
is the largest of the
Atlantic Dolphins and is found offshore in blue water. It is common to 11 feet and
known to exceed 2000lbs. Male fish do not exceed 300lbs. Fish from about 100
to 500lbs are not rare. The Florida record is 980lbs 8ozs. The World record is
1402lbs. I have seen a few fish caught around this weight both in Mauritius and
Madeira. I have also been unfortunate to loose one which we believe was
well in excess of 1000lb.................that's fishing !!
We did not one in Gulf waters, but our chances are now
increased since we are in deep water on the Atlantic Caost.