Tips For Marlin Fishing For The First Time Angler

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You may have gone fishing on a boat before, and perhaps have fished the deep sea, and now you want to try to catch a new species—the marlin. The marlin is a large, predatory fish that is strong and incredibly fast in the water. It's not the easiest fish to catch but it provides a great challenge to even the most experienced angler. If you are going marlin fishing for the first time, here are some tips that could help you catch one.

Have Quality Equipment

While it might be tempting to bring a lot of rods and lures with you during your marlin fishing trip, it isn't necessary to catch one. In fact, instead of plenty of artificial lures, it's actually better to use real bait instead of plastic or wooden lures because the marlin will more likely to take the bait. Instead of bringing a lot of equipment you might not need, bring quality fishing rods and reels. They should be sturdy and able to handle larger and stronger fish without breaking or you losing your reels. It's actually more important to have the proper technique and better quality equipment when fishing for marlin than it is to have a lot of fishing gear.

Have Several Lures In The Water

In order to be successful while marlin fishing, it's best to have several lures in the water at the same time. Many smaller fish tend to swim in pools and that attracts larger, predator fish like the marlin toward them. Don't have too many lures in the water, however, just have enough to be attractive to the passing fish. You can have them grouped closer together to attract a school of fish, or slightly separate them to help attract the attention of the marlin toward one specific lure.

Prepare For A Strong Fish 

If you haven't gone marlin fishing before, you might not be prepared for the fight they put up when on the fishing line and for their strength. It's best to prepare for a strong fish, so you don't lose your rod overboard, or the fish doesn't pull you off your feet. After all, they can weigh a few hundred pounds. You can prepare to catch a marlin by securing your rod to the boat using supports. The rod will be anchored to the boat and that can give you the support you need to reel it in. Or, have a chair you can sit on, anchored to the boat, that has good supports that can help you reel the marlin in.

Contact a local fishing service to learn more about marlin fishing.


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A Pleasure Boat

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