Marlin fishing is considered by most anglers to be the pinnacle of offshore sport fishing. There are four species of marlin consisting of blue marlin, black marlin, white marlin and striped marlin. The blue marlin is pursued the most by anglers world wide.
Both blue marlin and black marlin can weigh over 1000 pounds. When any of the marlin species are hooked they will put up an extremely strong fight, that can last for hours.