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Best Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters in Destin


Top Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters in Destin


Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Blue)

  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Destin

If you’re looking for one of the best Billfish spots in the Gulf of Mexico, then Marlin fishing in Destin, Florida is something to be witnessed. This is one of the best places to go after these majestic beasts because it’s much closer to the Gulf’s bluewater than other fishing hubs.
 
Marlin (Blue and White) visit these waters in the heat of the summer, but the best time to catch something formidable is in September and October. White Marlin are particularly active during the fall, while Blues love higher temperatures.
 
On a good day, you can have anywhere from a couple hookups to 10, if you know where to go and you’ve got an experienced captain at the helm. The bite can start 12 miles from the shore, at the famous "100-Fathom Curve", and it only gets better the further you go. Blue Marlin love the open deep waters (600+ feet), and this is where you can hook a big one.
 
To get the most out of the Marlin-oriented trip, opt-in for the ones that last eight hours or more. You might need to travel 20–40 nautical miles from shore to get to the most productive hotspots, so you want to have plenty of time for everything (including the ride to and from the fishing grounds). Charter companies often offer multi-day trips, that can take out up to 150 miles offshore and put you on the intense Billfish action that will challenge you in every way.
 
You'll mostly be trolling with live bait to get the attention of voracious Marlin, though there’s a variety of lures you can use as well. When one is hooked, you’ll know it straight away – their acrobatic jumps are all the announcement you’ll need. Getting these gigantic fish (especially Blue Marlin, that can weigh anywhere from 200–900+ pounds) to the boat is a workout like no other and it’s not for the weak-kneed.
 
Marlin fishing in Destin, Florida is deep sea fishing at its best and the sheer number of anglers pouring into Destin every day is proof enough. If catching Marlin is on your bucket list, then this is the place to be!
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Blue)

  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

Destin Marlin (Blue) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Marlin (Blue) fishing in Destin varies moderately throughout the year. High season is July to September. Low season is January to April and November to December. There is no closed season.

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