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Caught a Big Blue Marlin

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26 May 2020, 22:21
Capt. Purvis
Caught a Big Blue Marlin
We caught and really big Marlin about 35 miles off of Cape Lookout on Sunday. Hard to really say how big she was because we released her. I am thinking over 600lb. This fish would win you some money if caught during one of the tournaments.







Captain Clark Purvis
www.roanokeriverwaterfowl.com/
26 May 2020, 22:44
LHeym500
Hemingway would have been proud.

Are the females, like sharks, bigger than males?
26 May 2020, 22:44
Big Wonderful Wyoming
Are they worth eating at that size?

I have had what is marketed as swordfish before in many resteraunts and never found that it was as good as the price it had fetched.

Compared to halibut it sucks!
27 May 2020, 01:22
dukxdog
That's a thrilling fish! Hope it gave you a show.


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27 May 2020, 03:02
Buglemintoday
Beautiful fish!

We hooked into a nice one in Cancun one year at the end of our 8hr fishing trip...Got to see it jump a few times and it was breathtaking. Adding to the excitement was the captain and crew yelling with excitement when they knew it was near our baits and then again when it took and ran
27 May 2020, 04:07
DoubleDon
Pretty work Cap tu2


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27 May 2020, 04:11
MileHighShooter
LHeym500,

Yes, females are bigger


If you think every possible niche has been filled already, thank a wildcatter!
27 May 2020, 04:12
MileHighShooter
BWW,

Not really. Not even to think about the amount of accumulated mercury


If you think every possible niche has been filled already, thank a wildcatter!
27 May 2020, 04:22
Bwana1
Caught a 650 lb. black marlin in Panama. Whipped my ass.
27 May 2020, 04:27
jdollar
quote:
Originally posted by Big Wonderful Wyoming:
Are they worth eating at that size?

I have had what is marketed as swordfish before in many resteraunts and never found that it was as good as the price it had fetched.

Compared to halibut it sucks!


Swordfish and marlin are markedly different. Swordfish has a much whiter meat and milder flavor. Marlin is darker and more fishy. Even smoked, it leaves a lot to be desired. The larger fish( greater than about 350 lbs) are always females.
27 May 2020, 05:05
Aspen Hill Adventures
Cool!


~Ann



27 May 2020, 05:58
Beretta682E
quote:
Originally posted by Capt. Purvis:
We caught and really big Marlin about 35 miles off of Cape Lookout on Sunday. Hard to really say how big she was because we released her. I am thinking over 600lb. This fish would win you some money if caught during one of the tournaments.






Wow

My dream fish.

Mike


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27 May 2020, 09:41
LHeym500
quote:
Originally posted by jdollar:
quote:
Originally posted by Big Wonderful Wyoming:
Are they worth eating at that size?

I have had what is marketed as swordfish before in many resteraunts and never found that it was as good as the price it had fetched.

Compared to halibut it sucks!


Swordfish and marlin are markedly different. Swordfish has a much whiter meat and milder flavor. Marlin is darker and more fishy. Even smoked, it leaves a lot to be desired. The larger fish( greater than about 350 lbs) are always females.


I love sword fish steaks. However, I have never had halibut.

Thank you for the info on the size.
27 May 2020, 17:53
Big Wonderful Wyoming
It is like $15 a pound at our Costco.

To me it is the finest eating ocean fish.

Fresh halibut in Alaska is really remarkable.
27 May 2020, 23:07
Capt. Purvis
Best fish to eat is Grouper or Trigger fish. I eat fish for either lunch or dinner every day this time of year. Eating fresh yellowfin that I caught tonight for dinner.


Captain Clark Purvis
www.roanokeriverwaterfowl.com/
28 May 2020, 07:44
Big Wonderful Wyoming
The best freshwater fish is Walleye!
28 May 2020, 17:31
jdollar
quote:
Originally posted by Capt. Purvis:
Best fish to eat is Grouper or Trigger fish. I eat fish for either lunch or dinner every day this time of year. Eating fresh yellowfin that I caught tonight for dinner.


Trigger fish is really good. Unfortunately on the Gulf coast in our area, the season is only a month, limited to one/day and a 15”size minimum- and it’s out until next year!
27 June 2020, 08:08
Use Enough Gun
Eeker Eeker tu2 Outstanding!
30 June 2020, 00:27
RCG
Capt, great catch and release! As far as eating goes, one of my newer favorites is hogfish. Not very common or available outside of southern Florida or the Keys. Very light and flaky. In my opinion, better than the groupers or snappers commonly available. Don't even think of deep frying it!
30 June 2020, 04:14
jdollar
You mean there is another way to cook fish other than frying?? Just kidding, I loved grilled, too
19 July 2020, 19:41
Bull Sprig
Outstanding work Cap'n!
24 July 2020, 07:36
MoreBS
Looks like a GREAT time!

This is on my "bucket list"!


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24 July 2020, 18:59
LHeym500
Did you fight him in the Chair like Hemingway used in the 30-40s?

Do people still do that?

I can remember Marlin, not sailfish, Marlin Tournaments on ESPN in the mid 90s.
25 August 2020, 19:05
Penetrater
Great pics , thanks for posting,, keep em comming!
06 October 2020, 13:45
SpicyCrabDip
Wow! What a great fish! As much as I love eating them--marlin belly is one of my favorites--I definitely would have released that beauty.