Deep Sea, Off Shore Fishing
Bigfishtours.net offers deep sea offshore sport fishing tours. We target Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Stripped Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Yellow Finn Tuna and more pelagic species in the pacific waters off the coast of Nicaragua.
A marlin is a fish from the family Istiophoridae (includes about 10 species). It has an elongated body, a spear-like snout or bill, and a long, rigid dorsal fin which extends forward to form a crest. Its common name is thought to derive from its resemblance to a sailor’s marlinspike. Even more so than their close relatives, the scombrids, marlins are fast swimmers, reaching speeds of about 80 km/h (50 mph).
The larger species include the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, which can reach 5 m (16.4 ft) in length and 818 kg (1,803 lb) in weight and the black marlin, Istiompax indica, which can reach in excess of 5 m (16.4 ft) in length and 670 kg (1,480 lb) in weight. They are popular sport fishing in tropical areas.