One of the most prized of all sportfishing catches, blues are known for their size and strength. Potentially growing to weights in excess of 1000 pounds, the blue marlin is truly the king of its domain and literally feeds on the other sportfishing species. Their reel smoking runs and the feeling that you are hooked to a dump truck are what makes sportfishing adrenaline junkies want a shot at these giants. Blue marlin are usually not found in groups so getting one to show up in your bait spread is not a common occurrence so it can be necessary for anglers to specifically target them with large baits and teasers. Once brought boatside, blue marlin are routinely released to return to their ocean throne.