Time to Catch Some Marlin
An angler knows that there is nothing more majestic than seeing a giant marlin jumping out of the water after it’s been hooked. The fight to reel in the billed behemoth is also a one of a kind experience. Nothing brings more pride than having hooked a beautiful marlin, especially after having struggled to reel it in.
When planning to fish for Marlin, it would be best to do so when the pickings are good. After all, you would want to plan your fishing trip around the time when there is a good chance for you to get the best catch.
Marlin is generally available all year-round. They are, however, more common beginning late April. Marlin spotting continues from this month until the end of July and in some reported cases, even until early August. Many anglers swear by the number of Marlin they spot during these months of the year. So, if you want to catch the most Marlin or a trophy-worthy catch, schedule your fishing trip during these months.
When fishing for Marlin, you have to make sure that you are aware of some of the local rules and regulations. Like land game, some countries impose certain restrictions on Marlin fishing. In some areas, anglers are prohibited to fish for Marlin during certain periods or only allowed to catch-and-release. To keep from getting into trouble, make sure that you keep abreast with pertinent regulations.
Aside from knowing when to fish for Marlin, it is also a good idea to go to the best places to fish for it. Some of the top places include the Atlantic Ocean, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, the Cape Verde Islands, Spain, Venezuela, and St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Marlin can also be caught in Portugal, especially in the Azores and in Madeira. If you live in the US, Florida and North Carolina are some of the great destinations for Marlin angling.