Marlin fishing

Marlin fishing brings together all the ways to target this amazing predator. Marlin are mostly caught trolling artificials or dead bait behind the boat at a speed ranging from 6 tot 10 knots. This fish is a fighting machine so make sure you have adequate fishing tackle on board.

Marlin fishing

Equipment required for Marlin fishing

The common way to go marlin fishing is of course with a suitable fishing boat. You can either use natural bait, lures or live bait to target marlin species.

You will also require a strong fishing rod and reel combination as well as suitable strength line and leader.

Species to target when Marlin fishing

There are a few different fish species in the marlin family. Common species that sports anglers target are the prized blue marlin from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, white marlin, striped marlin, speerfish and black marlin. Other species often hooked while marlin fishing is dorado, albacore and bigeye tuna.

Best Places to try Marlin fishing

The best areas to target marlin are where there is a large change in underwater conditions that create an upswelling current in the water.

Areas such as the north of Australia, New Zealand, Canary Islands, Portugal, Madeira, Azores, Hawaii, Mauritius, Cape Verde, Caribean, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica or Guatemala produce good marlin fishing conditions.

Best Marlin fishing Fishing Charters

Cabolero Cabo San Lucas fishing


6 29,53 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From 948,35
Riviera 44 FT Cabo San Lucas fishing

Riviera 44 FT

8 44,00 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From 3.389,91
No Worries La Romana fishing

No Worries

20 50,00 ft

La Romana, Dominican Republic (DO)

From 1.564,78
Maverick Sea Mallorca fishing Charter captain Carlos Sequeiro avatar

Maverick Sea

12 45,28 ft

Port de Soller, Mallorca (ES)

From 895,00
Bravo Marbella fishing Charter captain Oscar Santos avatar


8 33,46 ft

Puerto Banus, Marbella (ES)

From 380,00
SeaRay 40 Ft Express Cruiser Punta Cana fishing

SeaRay 40 Ft Express Cruiser

6 40,00 ft

Cap Cana Marina, Punta Cana (DO)

From 560,39
36 Topaz Express  fishing

36 Topaz Express

8 32,81 ft

Herradura, (CORI)

From 1.120,78
Cabo 45 Cabo San Lucas fishing

Cabo 45

8 45,00 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From 2.140,68
Azimut 55 La Romana fishing

Azimut 55

14 52,49 ft

La Romana, Dominican Republic (DO)

From 3.000,23
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