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Big fish come from different places and locations, and sometimes in the most unexpected ones. Some of the biggest fish have been caught off Lake Biwa in Japan while others in the freshwaters in Thailand. But big fishes are not limited to these places as you’ll also find some of the biggest fish have been sighted and captured off the Chilean and Brazilian coasts. Here are 5 largest fish ever caught!

  1. Largemouth BassThe largemouth bass is a pretty big fish, but the biggest one ever captured weighed in at 22 pounds 5 oz. The fish was captured by Manabu Kurita off Lake Biwa in Japan in 2009 and it caused an immediate sensation and even some controversy. Kurita’s catch is just an ounce heavier than the largemouth bass that George Perry of Jacksonville, Georgia caught on June 2, 1932.
  2. Catfish

The record for the largest catfish ever caught belongs to the Mekong Giant “Grizzly Bear”, caught by some fishermen in 2005. The fish measured 9 feet long and weighed 646 pounds, earning it the name Grizzly Bear since that’s how much the bear weighs.

3. Swordfish

The biggest swordfish caught so far was measured at 179.25 inches, or 14.9 feet long, and it weighed in at 1182 pounds. The fish was caught by Lou Marron in the waters off Chile back in 1953. According to Marron, it took him nearly 2 hours before he was able to rell the fish in, and the remains are preserved today in the International Game Fishing Association in Miami, Florida.

4. Blue Marlin

The biggest atlantic blue marlin caught weighed in at 1402 pounds. It was captured by Paulo Amorim off Victoria, Brazil on February 29, 1992. According to Paulo, it took him nearly 80 minutes to haul it in.

While there are a lot of other reportedly bigger marlins, this is the only one that has been officialy measured. There have been other blue marlins said to weigh in at 1560 pounds, but these have not been verified.

5. Bluefin Tuna

The biggest bluefin tuna ever caught weighed in at 1496 pounds. The fish was captured off Nova Scotia back in October 26, 1979. Because of the size of the fish, it wasn’t immediately declared and had to be measured first before the figures were released to the public.

The tuna was captured by Ken Fraser and he became famous for it, even writing a book about his exploits.





Catching squids are more favorable during high tide on a cloudy or rainy night. These conditions gvr the nearshore water the depth that squid prefer plus a setting in which the artificial light will be most noticable.
Anglers should experiment with the arrangement of the set of lures. Sometimes putting the same lures in different order on the line makes a difference. A favorite method of setting up with three lures is to space four-inch dropper lines 16 inches apart on the main line. Then add a one-ounce weight to the end of the main line.

Single lure: If using a single lure, cast it out some distance from the dock (or boat or bulkhead0 and allow it to sink to a depth where the squid may be lurking. Retrieve it with a series of steady jerks or jigs.
Multiple lures: If using multiple lures, drop them into the lighted area of the water. Lower them down to the chosen depth (which frequently is just off bottom) then slowly raise them up and down in the water column.
Depth: Depth is a critical factor in the pursuit of squid. Having jigs working at different depths often spells “luck” or lack of it for side-by-side anglers.

How to land a squid:
Squid hole up in the darkness near lighted water areas then lunge into the brighter arena when they see something that looks edible. They don’t “bite,” however. They deftly wrap their tentacles around their intended prey.


Marlins are fast and they’re athletic, that’s why marlin fishing is one of the most exciting challenges facing any angler. Once hooked, all species of Marlin display an acrobatic showdown. They dance, skip and leap through the air on the end of your line.

The record for the bigest Marlin fish of all time goes to enormous 1805 lb ‘Choy’s Monster’. This beast of a fish was caught on a charter fishing boat out of Oahu, Hawaii, in 1970 and still stands today as the biggest Marlin caught on rod and reel.
Marlin are aggressive, highly predatory fish that respond very well to the splash and trail of a well presented artificial lure. It is recommended to use live bait only when the fishing area you’re covering is quite small, as trolling with live bait requires the boat to travel slower in order to keep the bait alive. Areas such as those near buoys and steep underwater ledges, where fish congregate, are the best places to use live bait. Live bait can be a good alternative to artificial lures if you’re in a dense fishing spot and want to limit damage to your lures caused by Wahoo, Mahi-mahi or Spanish Mackarel. Reel at size 50 are good for marlin fishing.

Freshwater fishing is when a fisherman fishes in a body of water that has less than 0.05% salinity. You can find freshwater in ponds, lakes, streams, rivers and they can be both man-made and naturally occurring. Freshwater fishing is different than saltwater fishing because the species of fish are entirely different.

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