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Are Marlins aggressive?

Asked by Lennox Mercado

Andy Dale

Andy Dale
BA, Contributor

Blue marlin are aggressive fish that respond well to the splash, bubble trail, and action of a well-presented artificial lure. Trolling with lures is probably the most popular technique used by blue marlin crews today.

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