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Hand-to-Hand Combat Puts 800 Pound Marlin in the Boat Fish Monkey pro staff and legendary marlin man Gary Carter catches a potential record breaker Destin, FL (August 31, 2018) – Trackers of trophy blue marlin call it “wiring,” wrapping lengths of wire or monofilament leader round and round your hands in hopes of finally bringing the big fish aboard. You’re just praying the furious bluewater giant doesn’t dismember your digits, or worse, pull you overboard with a single thrash of its weaponized skull. Consider for a moment the primeval power of an 800-pound pelagic sportfish, amped up and attached to a hook on one end and your...
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Gulf Kingfish Fish Species Information

Scientific Fish Name: Menticirrhus littoralis
Other Fish Species Names:
Regions Fished: Western Atlantic: Virginia, USA and the continental coast of the Gulf of Mexico to Rio Grande del Sur, Brazil.
World Record:
Common Tackle:
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Found usually in coastal waters over sandy and muddy bottoms; juveniles are abundant in the surf zone. Sometimes enters estuaries. Feeds mainly on worms and crustaceans. Excellent food fish.


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