White Marlin

White MarlinIt is a large game fish, with a maximum recorded weight of 82.5 kg (182 lb). Occasionally we will find them on an offshore NJ Deep Sea fishing trip in the 45-60 lb. range.

Here is some information for those of you interested in scientific terms and additional details:

Family: Istiophoridae billfishes

Genus and Species: Tetrapturus T. albidus

Description: color of body dark blue to chocolate brown, shading to silvery white underbelly; noticeable spots on dorsal fin; upper jaw elongated in shape of spear; body covered with embedded scales with a single sharp point; tips of first dorsal, pectoral, and first anal fins rounded; lateral line curved above pectoral fin, then going in straight line to base of tail.