Habitat: A deep-sea fish that makes major trans-Atlantic migrations.
Behavior: Unlike swordfish, blue marlin feed mostly during the day. They hunt alone and have been reported to use their long, sharp bill to slice or stun prey.
State Record: 1046 lbs, caught near Panama City
Fishing Tips and Facts: This may be the ultimate of the big game fish – the one Hemingway so often wrote about. Serious anglers rig heavy and expect to fight a marlin for 4-6 hours.