The one thing that people agree on is deep sea fishing is an exciting sport. There are so many options available for the angler that fishing can turn into a life long dream. I’m sure if you have been to any deep-sea fishing destinations you would realize they offer the angler the opportunity to get up close and personal with some fabulous fish.
The deep-sea fish is some of the biggest ever caught by anglers. When you get up close and personal with some of these fish, you will be able to watch them eat their dinner. Here are some of the fish that can be caught at these locations.
White Marlin: This fish can reach sizes of five feet in length. These fish can be found all over the world in the Northern Hemisphere. They feed mainly on the larger crabs and shrimps that live in deep water.
Blue Marlin: This fish can reach sizes of two and a half feet. This fish is most common in the North Atlantic Ocean. These fish are rarely seen by anglers because they feed on smaller species that do not live in deep waters.
Purple Marlin: This fish can reach sizes of three feet. This fish is found in the Southern Ocean where it will eat the larger fish that live in the shallows. Many of these fish can weigh over twenty pounds.
Sardines: These fish are one of the most popular deep-sea fish being caught. These fish can grow to lengths of three feet and are primarily from the Southern Ocean. They are very oily so this means they can go a long time without eating.
Tuna: These fish are very large fish and will live in the deep sea. These fish can reach weights of more than twenty pounds. Because of the large size of the tuna and other fish, they need to be caught by baiting them in a way that helps them hook and release.
Cod: This fish is also very large and can grow to lengths of six feet. These fish are found in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. These fish have been known to be very aggressive when they are startled.
Flounder: These fish are not found in the southern Atlantic but are found in the Pacific Ocean. These fish are small fish that can reach sizes of up to three and a half feet. These fish can be very aggressive in the deep sea, so a good option for catching them is to use bait which means it will eat bait that is hung to attract them.
Shark: Sharks will only be found in the deep sea. These sharks can grow to sizes of over ten feet. There are many different types of sharks that can be caught for the angler.
Giant Marlin: This fish can grow to lengths of fifteen feet and is found in the waters of the North Pacific Ocean. These fish are generally found in deep water. They are some of the best choices for deep-sea fishing due to their aggression and the fact that they can eat sharks.
Lobster: These fish are found in the northern Atlantic Ocean. These fish are very small and can reach sizes of about four feet. These fish are an excellent choice for catching the deep sea.