striped marlin


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striped marlin

n.
A marlin (Tetrapturus audax) of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, marked with vertical stripes along the sides.
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Noun1.striped marlin - Pacific food and game fish marked with dark blue vertical stripesstriped marlin - Pacific food and game fish marked with dark blue vertical stripes
marlin - large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes; related to sailfishes and spearfishes; not completely cold-blooded i.e. able to warm their brains and eyes
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The trademark of Cabo, the arched rock at the mouth of the bay, was passed that morning by dozens of boats looking for the same trophy as were we, the famed striped marlin. This place had already gotten hold of me and still beckons me back.
The quarterly and regional catch rates of mahi mahi, skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), yellowfin tuna, and striped marlin are also presented in Figure 3B.
This study provides the length-weight relationship (LWR) for striped marlin, Pacific blue marlin, sailfish, dolphinfish, and yellowfin tuna for a northern area of the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO).
Striped marlin, which run 125 to 150 pounds, are the mainstay of the Cabo waters and East Cape fishing grounds.
White and striped marlin are more likely to be caught on natural baits with longer drop-back durations and are more likely to be deep-hooked (Horodysky and Graves, 2005).
Since taking up big game angling, Mr Furnish has made two or three pilgrimages a year to Kenya in search of fish such as blue, black and striped marlin, tuna and sail fish.
Then in 10 minutes we see striped marlin attacking swirling shoals of sardines, followed by young tuna fish and a sei whale; a moving tornado of mackerel being slaughtered by spotted dolphin and sailfish and a stunning pirouette of anchoveta being dive-bombed by Cory shearwaters.
Hemingway related the effect of the Gulf Stream current, the wind, the moon, and the summer storms on the white, Black,(3) and striped marlin, and predicted better conditions two days hence, with the new moon on 11 July.
Other hard-fighting pelagic game fish, including striped marlin, shortbill spearfish, mahimahi (dorado), ahi (yellowfin tuna), wahoo (ono), and (rarely) sailfish, increase those catch odds to a fish per boat per day.
Striped marlin in Mexican waters and particularly in Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula forms the core of sport fishing.