New York Blue Marlin Photos

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Long Island Blues

From July to September, the waters off Long Island’s south shore offer exceptional blue marlin action, including chances at granders.Capt. Chris Sheeder
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Long Island Blues

Bent-butt setups and fighting chairs catch blue marlin, but so do lighter, high‑capacity reels, capable of 40 pounds of drag at strike.Richard Gibson
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Long Island Blues

Temperature map shows a spinoff eddy north of the continental shelf, a haven for bait and pelagics.Courtesy ROFFS
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Long Island Blues

Dolphin catch slashed by a razor-sharp bill is one obvious sign that big marlin are in the area.John Raguso
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Long Island Blues

Capt. Harry Clemenz, left, and angler Bill Sweedler Jr. with New York state’s record 1,174‑pound blue marlin, caught on July 20, 1986.Carl Darrenberg / Courtesy Montauk Library
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Long Island Blues

If you ever get the chance to hook a blue marlin, consider tagging and releasing it.Dave Ferrell
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Long Island Blues

Tackle up with heavy gear for a higher catch rate, but lose some sport and enjoyment out of catching prevalent, midsize tuna.Richard Gibson