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December 18, 2008

The Blue Marlin List

A list of what has been used to catch record blue marlin

This list, provided by the International Game Fish Association, details what each and every blue marlin record enjoyed for its last meal. Out of the 141 blue marlin line-class records they have kept, 50 were caught on lures and 21 were caught on live baits - the rest were caught on dead bait or flies. Mackerel, probably Spanish, accounted for 19 captures, while both ballyhoo and mullet accounted for eight. This information may prove helpful next time you decide what lure or bait to put on the end of your line.



Common Name Lbs. Oz. Lure or Bait
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 299 13 Marlin Magic
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 433 0 blackfin tuna
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 1214 11 Iland Sea Surcher
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 549 0 live tuna
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 513 8 "no-name" Joe Palacat
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 562 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 448 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 288 12 flashy profile fly
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 263 0 tube fly
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 336 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 169 8 mullet
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 422 6 Purple/Black Big T
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 385 5 Pacific Fruit Salad
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 1001 0 Coggins 9 in scoopnose jet
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 270 0 squid
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 943 9 trolling lure
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 180 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 249 0 skipjack tuna
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 996 14 Topgun Awesome
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 350 0 bonito
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 289 0 bonito
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 404 4 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 392 0 bonito
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 368 13 Soft Head
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 165 0 tuna
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 231 0 tuna
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 143 0 bonito
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 218 8 bonito
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 124 4 flying fish
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 183 0 bluefin tuna
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 139 5 bonito
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 530 8 jet
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 674 0 lure
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 733 0 Baliste (soft lure)
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 365 3 Moldcraft lure
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 361 15 ballyhoo
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 687 13 dead flying fish
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 628 0 ballyhoo
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 159 0 homemade popper
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 1084 10 Big T lure
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 112 0 Ballyhoo
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 208 0 tube fly
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 367 0 Spanish mackerel
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 82 0 skipjack
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 708 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 142 0 aku strip
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 1059 0 Softhead chugger
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 573 0 squid
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 872 0 Spanish mackerel
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 950 0 live bonito
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 248 8 squid
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 208 0 custom-tied tube fly
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 381 0 squid
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 1166 0 lure/plunger
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 266 0 dead mackerel
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 295 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 604 0 squid
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 1402 2 Moldcraft lure
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 820 0 natural mackerel
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 303 0 bonito
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 260 0 Gato Azul tube fly
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 203 8 Gato Azul
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 82 0 goggle-eye
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 714 8 dolphin
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 315 0 ballyhoo
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 141 1 little strong fish
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 1146 6 Murray Bros lure
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 639 0 artificial lure
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 162 6 balao
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 950 8 artificial
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 1103 8 skipjack
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 802 7 Beaver-Yap type
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 450 0 bait
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 1014 0 All Eye-B.Schneider
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 716 7 skip bait
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 1376 0 Kita lure
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 1073 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 396 11 lure
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 768 10 Kona head
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 406 0 mullet
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 401 0 ballyoo
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 632 12 bonita
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 327 0 Kona Head
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 330 8 Moldcraft
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 815 11 BMC3
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 1112 14 Williamson
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 639 5 Thinker
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 804 0 ballyhoo
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 506 0 Sadu
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 1190 7 Moldgraft
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 526 0 live skipjack
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 60 6 flashy profile fly
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 908 4 Capt. Harrys
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 500 7 Lumo
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 490 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 642 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 579 12 Williamson lure
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 272 9 flashy profile
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 141 8 dead bait
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 1402 2 Moldcraft lure
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 1376 0 Kita lure
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 1237 14 Williamson Bartels Biggame
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 104 2 Enrico Special
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 90 4 Enrico Special
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 87 10 Enrico Special
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 224 0 bait
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 116 0 plastic
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 428 0 lure
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 264 0 Lure
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 476 0 mullet
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 139 0 live bonita
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 389 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 705 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 252 4 Lisa (Mullet)
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 484 8 Spanish mackerel
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 555 0 plastic artificial lure
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 224 8 mullet
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 814 0 silver mullet
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 814 0 silver mullet
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 161 7 Enrico Special
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 187 4 Enrico Special
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 172 11 Joe Special
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 890 0 plug with flying fish
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 528 10 mullet
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 185 0 flying fish
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 666 0 balao
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 161 4 mullet
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 476 8 artificial lure
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 560 0 artificial lure
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 560 0 artificial lure
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 604 0 squid
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 575 0 artificial lure
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 357 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 240 4 little tunny
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 842 6 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 249 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 716 0 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 144 8 mackerel
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 1062 8 door knob lure
Marlin, blue (Atlantic) 496 0 R.P.P. Bart
Marlin, blue (Pacific) 252 9 mackerel