Like any billfish destination, the Gulf of Mexico has unique attributes. Its oil rigs provide a reference point for anglers and also attract a variety of pelagics — including marlin. The places where the muddy Mississippi River and the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico collide create some of the most drastic color changes to be found anywhere in the world. This line is a prime area for captains and crews to target offshore game fish.
Below is a photo gallery showing the ins and outs of the Gulf Coast’s offshore fishery, from majestic blue marlin jumps to the docks along the coastline of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama and more.