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Blue Marlin Magic


580 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Cloth, $75.00 (US $75.00) (CA $101.00)

Publication Date: April 2017

ISBN 9780989523639

Rights: WOR

Wild River Press (Apr 2017)

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Among many groundbreaking revelations included in this book, Steve Campbell explodes the myth of blue marlin as solitary hunters. By towing a fisheye video camera to better understand blue marlin, he discovered their unique "strike-and-flight" feeding behavior. This led him to incorporate special designs in his hook rigs to significantly improve hook-ups and decrease drop-offs. Campbell's highly original observations and fishing strategies are based on the carefully recorded catches of an astonishing 1,700+ blue marlin to his boat since 2000, of which 96 percent were released safely. This unprecedented book is nearly 600 pages, printed in vibrant color in gorgeous large format. With more than 1,000 stunning color photographs and original illustrations, it is by far the most complete and finest book on the subject ever published.

Author Biography

Steve Campbell is a well-known sport-fishing captain in New Zealand and the South Pacific, where he operates an International Big Game Fishing Lodge in the remote Kingdom of Tonga.