Latest Marlin fishing Stories
Virginia's deep-water bottom-fishing scene seems to get increasingly interesting every year. The fishery already has produced world records for blackbelly rosefish, snowy grouper and tilefish. But it also produces pretty strange fish, some of which anglers struggle to identify.
By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Northern beach pier anglers should enjoy good bluefish and Spanish mackerel action this week at sunrise and sunset from the ends of ocean piers when the water is clear.
The Marlin (also known as the spearfish) is a large game fish with an elongated body, a spearlike snout, and a long rigid dorsal fin, which extends forwards to form a crest. Measuring up to 2.5 m long, marlins are fast swimmers. They occur in all seas and hunt small fish. The larger species include the blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) which grows to 14.6 feet (4.6 m) long and around 992 pounds (450 kg). They are popular sporting fishes in certain tropical areas and are also commercially...