When the point difference between a blue and white marlin release represents thousands of dollars in prize money, getting the correct identification before the release becomes extremely important. We know, we know, none of you fellows ever has trouble identifying a marlin, but maybe you can keep one of these cool Billfish Identifiers from Gamefish Essentials on board to help out the newbies.
These six-page laminated guides pack a ton of information into a small space and include length and weight charts for every species of billfish, as well as differences in their basic physical characteristics. Every identifying detail is reiterated in illustration, text and photos. Most importantly, it shows side-by-side comparisons between the species that cause the most confusion, like small blues and stripes. Dr. Julian Pepperell provided the scientific information and renowned marine artist Craig Smith did the illustrations.
For more information, contact Gamefish Essentials at www.lowdownink.com