Billfishing is a unique experience. What makes billfishing, also called marlin fishing, so exceptional? These fish are tremendously tough and powerful. For example, they will cut sharply to try breaking the line or acrobatically launch out of the water, showing their brilliant colors. When you go on a Biloxi Bluewater Charters trip, be ready to hunt for marlin and have an unmatched, fishing experience!
There are many types of marlin and sailfish that frequent the Gulf of Mexico. Though seldom eaten, the species yet remains one of the most prized, offshore fish. At Biloxi Bluewater Charters, we practice a “catch and release” policy, to help sustain the billfish for years to come. Marlin fishing peaks from approximately May through the summer months.
To find billfish, Captains Jerry normally travels between twenty and one hundred miles offshore. To maximize your chances of catching marlin, the captains trust their wealth of knowledge and real-time data. Marlin is a predator fish, which most often weighs from one hundred to three hundred pounds. In addition, the team at Biloxi Bluewater Charters uses a variety of techniques, with both live and artificial bait. Billfish often travel in small schools and are found near grass lines or preying upon the flying fish species. When fishing for marlin, it is common to also catch other blue water species; such as tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. Please inquire now, with Biloxi Bluewater Charters, about our offshore expeditions!