Catch Blue Marlin with MGFC from Venice, LA
Get ready for the sport fishing fight of your life when you book a trip to catch Blue Marlin with MGFC.
Marlin are big and strong, and exhibit a will to put up a fight until the end — especially true for Blues.
When a Marlin is hooked, they usually make a dramatic leap from the water and soar through the air. This spectacle makes for great sights, and really gets the adrenaline pumping.
Coloration varies from fish to fish, but it’s most common to see blue to dark blue on the top, with noticeable stripes on the sides, and whitish to silver underneath. On some fish, the blue darkens almost to black, especially on the tops along the dorsal fin, which is acutely curved and a distinguishing characteristic.
The great thing about catching Blue Marlin with MGFC is that we’re all experienced captains and crew, who have hooked many and brought them to the boats.
In Louisiana, the best time to fish for Blue Marlin is during the summer months — May to July. Marlin like to be in deep water. When we take charters on Marlin trips, we usually travel between 30 and 100 miles offshore. It’s in that range that you’ll spot the fish near the water surface as they swim around weed lines.
Weights average from 250 to 300 pounds, but some do come in much larger than that. In fact, the state record — caught just 12 miles out — was 1,018 pounds. This particular fish was caught about 30 miles off of South Pass, near Venice.
Fishing for Marlin can be done with either lures or live bait while trolling or drifting.
Blue Marlin facts
- Common from 150 – 300 pounds
- Loves Bonito and other small tunas
- Commonly caught on lures when traveling large areas
- A free-roamer in deep blue water
- Powerful jumps and directional changes
- Larger and stronger than most other game fish
At MGFC we use a variety of fishing techniques to catch Blue Marlin. We have four fast and comfy catamarans that will get you quickly and safely to the optimal waters for this species, and note: this is strictly a catch and release fish.
Book a trip with MGFC now! Whether you’re an experienced Blue Marlin angler, or a first timer, give us a call. Let’s catch some Blue Marlin with MGFC!