whatever it is, it has an impressive motor. Dang that is a wide tail!
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I can't seem to upload the only other pic I have, but it shows the length of the bill is too long to be a short billed spear, but maybe a long billed spearfish. I don't remember the length of the other pectoral fin. I was guessing a blue because the dorsal was shorter than the depth of the body and I thought whites were an Atlantic fish. Thanks for the input.
It's a striped marlin. Irrespective of the dorsal (which is not pulled up) the tail configuration, the body and the lower jaw all say striped marlin. Body is too compressed and the lower jaw is too long to be a blue. Dorsal on a short bill spearfish is nearly equal in height all along it's length. Plus that would be a monster of a short bill spearfish. The dorsal on a striped marlin is pointed while on a white the first few rays are equal and create a square block. Also the pectoral fins on a white have rounded tips.
There has never been biological DNA evidence of white marlin in the Pacific, only misinformed anglers wondering about deformed stripes over drinks at the bar.
At first I thought a spearfish. However, everyone is correct about the dorsal and the longer bill, and freakish large tail. Would like to see the dorsal fully extended, but my thoughts would be a baby blue, or a striped marlin.
There is another Marlin species that is found in the Atlantic that is like a cross between a Longbill Spearfish and a White Marlin called a Hatchet Marlin. I have read where someone thought they caught a Hatchet off of Cabo one time before. Could be a very rare possibility.