Other Common Names:
Indo–Pacific Blue Marlin.
Back dark blue with light blue stripes, belly silvery white, fins and tail electric blue.
Start of second dorsal behind start of second anal fin. Flat folding pectoral fins.
Two keels at junction of body and caudal fin.
Short lower jaw and a long slender bill.
Along current lines, continental shelf drop off, deep reefs and canyons.
Around bait fish and logs.
Trolling mullet or mackerel often in combination with plastic squid.
Trolling live Skipjack, Kawa Kawa and other small Tuna.
Trolling lures, konaheads and plastic squid.
A very tough fighter with an impressing fast and long first run.
Usually mixes powerful jumps and direction changes with deep fighting characteristics.
Fishing Khao Lak's Comment:
This fighter is responsible for several angler's "Harness Suntan"
they get during the often very long battles.
| Bigeye Trevally
Black Marlin | Black–blotched Stingray | Blackspot Shark | Blacktip Reef Shark
Blue Marlin | Bluefin Trevally | Bluespotted Stingray | Bonefish | Bridled Parrotfish
Broadbill Swordfish | Bull Shark | Camouflage Grouper | Checkered Seaperch
Cobia | Copper Shark | Coral Trout | Coronation Trout | Daisy Parrotfish
Dogtooth Tuna | Dorado | Dusky Parrotfish | Ember Parrotfish
Giant Trevally | Golden Trevally | Green Jobfish | Grey Mullet | Grey Reef Shark
Hammerhead Shark | Honeycomb Grouper | John's Snapper | Kawa Kawa Tuna
Leopard Shark | Long–Finned Bigeye | Longnose Emperor | Longtail Tuna
Longtom | Mako Shark | Malabar Grouper | Mangrove Jack | Maori Seaperch
Narrow–barred Spanish Mackerel | Peacock Rockcod | Permit | Queenfish
Rainbow Runner | Red Snapper | Reticulated Swellshark | Rosy Snapper
Ruby Snapper | Sailfish | Silvertip Shark | Skipjack Tuna | Smalltooth Emperor
Smalltooth Jobfish | Spangled Emperor | Sweetlip Emperor | Tarpon | Threadfin Salmon
Tiger Shark | Tripletail | Tripletail Wrasse | Wahoo | Yellowfin Tuna