Ocean City blue marlin charters
Bluefin is the largest variety of Tuna, with a lifespan of up to 40 years to grow. Ocean City blue marlin charters are they way to go when targeting this species. They are the torpedoes of the Tuna family, built with strength for extreme speed. Bluefins are tremendous predators from the time they hatch, with retractable fins, and eyes flush to the body boasting incredible vision. The sighting of the Bluefin strikes fear in the hearts of all of the schools and types of fish they target, from Herring to Mackerel, and even eels. Worthy of the hype, the Atlantic Bluefin is a dream catch for any sportfishing angler on the hunt for a high action fighting fish, and a full flavor, fresh catch culinary experience.
Anglers joining us aboard On The Hunt Charters leaving from the White Marlin Marina in Ocean City, MD are not limited to catching only Bluefin. Yellowfin, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, and Billfish are also drawn to the Bluefin trolling set-up, and our anglers are always in for a surprise finding out what the fresh catch of the day might be on any given day. Bluefin are especially plentiful in the spring and summer months off the coast of Ocean City, MD. Your charter Captain will provide further information on species availability when you book your charter in Ocean City, MD.
Marlin Magazine Information
- Scientific name: Makaira nigricans
- Found in tropical and warm temperate oceanic waters worldwide
- Blue marlin have a tall, anteriorly pointed dorsal fin and similarly pointed anal fin, unlike white marlin, whose dorsal and anal fins are rounded.
- The pectoral fins may be folded along the body, unlike black marlin whose pectoral fins remain rigid.
- The fish’s coloration is marked by dark blue above the lateral line and silver/white below, often with vertical stripes of azure blue or purple as well as dark spots on the blue dorsal fin.
- Marlin are hatched from eggs and begin life as tiny fish, growing rapidly each year.
- The largest Atlantic blue marlin IGFA record is 1,402 pounds, caught in Vitoria, Brazil, in 1992 by Paolo Amorim.
- The largest Pacific blue marlin IGFA record is 1,376 pounds, caught in Kona, Hawaii, in 1982 by Jay de Beaubien.
- Much larger species of blue marlin have been caught by commercial fishing operations or anglers not in accordance with IGFA rules.
- The largest blue marlin are all females, with males rarely exceeding 200 pounds.
- Blue marlin weighing over 1,000 pounds are known as granders.