Top 8 largest Marlin ever Caught

Largest Marlin ever Caught

Marlin is a prized game fish, mostly because it offers a big challenge to the angler as it fights longer and harder than other species. I would defiantly agree, bigger Marlin has been landed commercially and by recreational anglers not all meet the IGFA rules. Pictured in the header are some of the largest Marlin ever caught, which is on record and officially recorded. This is a cumulation of certified world records for all 5 types of Marlin recorded. White Marlin, Pacific Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Atlantic Marlin, and Black Marlin. The size of these marlin represents the ultimate benchmarks for anglers chasing the world’s biggest fish. Special thanks to the IGFA for providing the photos.

1. Alfred Glassell Jr

Glassell Jr. of Houston boated this black marlin record after a 1 hour and 45-minute fight. The 174-inch fish fell for a mackerel trolled in the once-legendary Black Marlin Boulevard off Cabo Blanco. Weight: 1,560 pounds Angler: Alfred Glassell Jr. Location: Cabo Blanco, Peru Date: Aug. 4, 1953

2. Paulo Amorim

Amorim’s 162-inch fish ate a pink-and-white Mold Craft Super Chugger and is the most recent record-breaker on our list. Weight: 1,402 pounds, 2 ounces Angler: Paulo Amorim Location: Vitoria, Brazil Date: Feb. 29, 1992

3. Peter Ganz

Another, Atlantic Blue Marlin was caught by JPeter Ganz was estimated to be 1,400 lb. Believed to be caught off the waters of the islands of the Azores, a Portuguese archipelago – near the Faial Island. This fish was not hauled in but was tagged, revived, and released back to the waters. For sure, this fish is among the largest Marlin ever caught.

4. Jay de Beaubien

This world-record Blue Marlin off Hawaii took a Kita lure and succumbed in less than one hour. Jay de Beaubien caught this 193-inch fish using a Fin-Nor 12/0. Weight: 1,376 pounds Angler: Jay de Beaubien Location: Kaaiwai Point, Kona Date: May 31, 1982

5. Jacky Delbrel

Jacky Delbrel caught a 1,189 lb Atlantic blue marlin, again in the part of the Atlantic Ocean in the Azores, near the island of Faial. This catch holds the IGFA 80-pound world record for Atlantic Blue Marlin.

6. Jean-Paul Richard

I saw a 1,157-lb Atlantic marlin was caught by Jean-Paul Richard in Madeira. Caught along with this thousand-pounder was a slightly smaller thousand-pounder weighing 1,028 lbs. Clearly two of the largest Marlin ever caught in those waters.

7. Jack Harrington

Even though on June 26, 1974, the first thousand-pounder marlin was caught off the Oregon Inlet by Jack Harrington. Among the largest caught to date, this is worth mentioning especially since not too many thousand pounders have been caught. This marlin weighed 1,142 lb.

8. Tracy Melton

Tracy Melton caught an Atlantic Marlin weighing 1,083 lbs in Madeira. However, it was caught with an 80-pound tackle.

Firstly, never put yourself in unnecessary risk, while there are plenty of Marlins caught that are not listed here. The risk versus reward is not worth the record so we know there is heavier Marlin than these that have been caught. There are also talks of the fish weighing as much as 2,000 lbs which were almost caught.

New Smyrna Pelagic Fishing Charters

New Smyrna Pelagic Fishing Charters

New Smyrna is a premier destination for outdoor activities. Whether you are visiting the heart of downtown or Daytona Beach, you can access endless fun. If you are tired of sitting on the beach or shopping around town, hop onboard our fishing vessels and head offshore. Offshore fishing or Deep Sea Fishing is a great way to soak up some sun and experience the fight of your lifetime. Our New Smyrna Pelagic Fishing Charter can show you the amazing fishing experience you can have.

Offshore fishing can be accessed quite quickly when fishing out of New Smyrna. Central Florida is a prime location for deep-sea fishing because of its access to the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream is a large stream of water that moves water, bait, and fish from one destination to the other. You can catch some of the biggest fish you can find right along this incredible water highway. It is not too often that you get the chance to go deep sea so when you do, you want to be with a local expert.

Our fishing charters are run by highly professional and knowledgeable experts that will put you on fish the whole trip. Sit back and enjoy the ride while your captain takes you to promising fishing grounds. As a result, you will have the time of your life with friends and family. Captain John is an excellent fishing captain that will work endlessly to get you on your dream fish.

When you are adventuring deep sea in New Smyrna, you will be leaving out of the New Smyrna basin. If you get the opportunity to fish, you will be fishing on a boat catching, not cruising. This boat comes equipped with everything you need for deep sea fishing along. You also get comfort and speed.

New Smyrna Deep Sea Fishing is absolutely incredible this time of year. Our Captain has the pleasure of fishing with Pablo Sierra and a group of his friends. The boat was loaded and these gentlemen were looking to get into some quality pelagic species. Luckily, they were in store for an excellent day on the water. If you are looking for a wide variety of species, you have to come to visit Central Florida and more specifically New Smyrna.

Beautiful weather and perfect fishing conditions led to a strong bite right off the bat. Pablo and his friends reeled in numbers of fish of each species. Adventuring offshore is like adventuring into the unknown. You never know what is going to bite the line. Pablo and his crew got the chance to experience some of the best species to catch. They started out with the bonito then they caught a barracuda. These fish were just getting their arms warm for what was to come. After these species were caught, schools of blackfin tuna came up and they started putting them in the boat as well. It was not long after this that the Mahi-Mahi showed up. They did not catch a bull but put several quality fish in the boat. After trolling live bait and ballyhoo, they slowed down their fishing tactics and landed some bottom fish including snapper.

Finally, we get to the catch of the day with New Smyrna Pelagic Fishing Charter. Pablo and his friends landed a beautiful sailfish while fishing with live bait. The bait of choice was a google-eye. They also love to eat pilchards and blue runners. Whatever live bait you can get your hands on will provide you the best chance to catch that trophy fish. As a result, you have much great success putting a wide variety of species in the boat. Sailfish put up an excellent fight truly worth experiencing.

Certainly, this amazing group of men had a fantastic time cruising offshore. The ability to relax, sit back, and enjoy a couple of cold ones while reeling in fish is what life is all about. Bring your family and friends on a fishing adventure of a lifetime. You never know what you will catch and every fishing trip is a new adventure.

Furthermore, one of the many benefits of fishing out of New Smyrna Marina is that you can come back and enjoy downtown New Smyrna after your trip. Give your captain some time after the trip to clean your fish and you can take it to the local restaurant to have them cook it up. There is no better way to end a day of fishing then relaxing with your friends, enjoying the New Smyrna views, beaches, and eating your fresh catch!

Captain Barker is looking forward to the next opportunity to take out Pablo and his crew. They were awesome to fish with and they absolutely had a blast.

New Smyrna Pelagic Fishing Charter is one of the best locations to come visit. Don’t miss out on the endless fishing adventures that are available to you. Bring your family along on an adventure that can change your life. Relax and enjoy while your professional captain takes you to the prime fishing grounds for your desired catch. We look forward to seeing you on the water next time!

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King Mackerel Fishing Charter

King Mackerel Fishing Charter

Florida has incredible fishing adventures that can be experience all year round. When traveling down or up the west coast of Florida, experience a King Mackerel Fishing Charter that will leave you wanting more.

Cape Canaveral, Florida is a beautiful place to visit. It has many different attractions from its gorgeous sandy beaches to the inshore and offshore fishing adventures.

I had the pleasure of fishing with Kelly and her party that wanted to experience what the waters of Cape Canaveral had to offer. One of the best parts about fishing here is the endless amounts of opportunity you have to catching the fish you have been after.

While we were slow trolling live bait, we were able to box a 30 pound King Mackerel. They enjoyed the rush and fight from this amazing fish. Aggressive Barracuda also came out to play and we caught a number of those. Not necessarily targeted but very exciting to catch for all ages.

Off the coast of Cape Canaveral, you can catch a multitude of species of fish. The possibilities are endless. Take a break from the beautiful beaches and enjoy the view from a beautiful boat that trolls the waters in search for all the major game fish.

We look forward to fishing with these wonderful people again in the future and if you want some of this action this summer, do not miss out!

Come Catch Yours Today with Captain Gabe exploring Cape Canaveral Deep Sea Fishing.

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What’s happening in the great outdoors?

What’s happening in the great outdoors?

Melbourne’s Tony Ciavarella and Michael Hubbard of Merritt Island weighed in 16.19 pounds of bass to win the Feb. 23 Space Coast Bass Fanatics monthly tournament at Lake Cypress on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.

Swimbaits over eelgrass and soft plastics on the edge of Kissimmee Grass in Lake Toho worked for them.

A close second place went to the father-and-son team of Mark and Sean Burt of Cocoa with 16.02 pounds, including a 6.42-pounder by Sean that was the big bass of the day for the field. They fished 11-inch plastic worms in lily pads in Lake Kissimmee.

Bob Barnett of Port St. John and Dwayne Haga of Sanford went to Toho for their 15.05-pound third-place catch.

For more on the club, call Ciavarella.

Spring snook season opens on Gulf Coast

If you are headed to the Florida Gulf Coast, you’re now allowed to keep one snook within the 28- to 33-inch Gulf Coast slot limit. The spring season opened Saturday.

The open season also includes Everglades National Park and Monroe County, which is the Florida Keys.

The season remains open through April 30.

Miami sailing week begins Monday

Elite sailors will again be on hand when the fifth annual running of BACARDI Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank is held March 2-8 from the regatta headquarters at Kennedy Park in Coconut Grove.

The six-day racing schedule is headlined by the Star class, which will have 57 boats on the starting line all fighting to win the 87th Bacardi Cup.

In the last four days, the Stars will share the Bay with competitors in the Audi Melges 20, J/70, Melges 24, Viper 640, and VX One classes.

There are 192 boats registered across the six one-design fleets, with competitors from 15 foreign nations battling a host of American sailors.

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OFFSHORE TROLLING OUT OF PORT CANAVERAL

Port Canaveral Offshore Trolling

Great weather for fishing. West winds are starting to stack up some weeds offshore, and they proved to be somewhat fishy this trip. NE of the weather buoy some tightly scattered weeds proved to be just what the icebox needed. We started around the perimeter first, and the results came slowly, but good. First fish in was a 15lb Mahi. Like the last few weeks of fishing these anglers had never caught a “Dolphin”, and made it the target species of the trip. No company with this catch, so lines back to work.

Client David Bunch and his friend were traveling from Oklahoma to adventure out on a Cape Canaveral Offshore Fishing Charter with iOutdoor. They were in-store for an amazing day of fishing with great fish in the boat. You never know what to expect when Port Canaveral Offshore Trolling!

 

Another half hour, and the line goes off again. It did not seem too big till the angler put some bend in the rod, then a couple hundred yards of line peeled. This fish was not a jumper, but still we waited till we seen the colors to know what we had. It took a while with our Dolphin rigs to finally work it to the boat, but the Blue stripes was a very welcome sight. Wahoo in the boat. This 50lb fish made the day for these guys, and we still had time to fish.

Port Canaveral Offshore Trolling

Another pass around the area with no results, so we decided to cut through the weed field. A little time passed, and a lot of cleaning fouled lines of weed, but another hookup. Another Mahi-Mahi was on the line, dragging weeds with it. As we got it near the boat we saw it had company. The second fish did not take the other lines, so a pitch rod went to work. It looked, it followed, but nada. Other offerings were put in front of it but it turned its nose up at all we offered, and eventually made its way off. We sent
lines back out, working the weed field some more with no more action while Port Canaveral Offshore Trolling.

Finally we headed to 8A to see if we could pick up a King or two to make a Slam. One line down, another out the back, and into slow gear we went. 20 minutes into the run, the downrigger released, and drag went out. This fish came to the surface and went airborne. A nice 20 lb bull Mahi was on the line. We worked it to the boat, and about a foot short of gaff range it decided it no longer wanted to play the game, and unhooked itself. Big smiles were on the anglers faces despite the loss of this fish. With lobster red sun burnt skin, they were ready to return to port and clean fish.

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