Monday, December 17, 2012
Mystery Solved.....Baby Marlin or Spearfish
Mystery solved.....so going back to the baby striped marlin/spearfish story, as we hinted earlier we have an answer from the scientists, but we wanted to back it up with evidence and thanks to Matthew Leonard the angler, we now have that. We first stated this fish was a baby or juvenile marlin then a local fisherman quipped, that he was surprised we did not know that it was a spearfish....so we thought about it and yes, it looks like a spearfish, but a longbill spearfish, which are not found in the Pacific......mystery is solved, it's a striped marlin, as clearly seen in the photo taken boatside, revealing it's clearly defined signature stripes. First one to answer, once the question was posed was Mike Mondich - he wins the Pisces Tee.