The 10 Fish You Need to Catch Before You Die!

With so many fish in the sea, which do you NEED to catch? We have the top 10 right here. Comment below how many of these fish you have already caught!


Dr. Sport Fishing

The beautiful and majestic sailfish with its high dorsal fin can be found in tropical and subtropical waters deeper than 30 feet. Saltwater anglers are in for a fight if they hook one of these speedsters as the fish have been known to reach speeds as fast as 80 miles per hour, the fastest of any aquatic organism.

Bluefin Tuna

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Tuna are simply die-hard fighters. Considered the king of all tuna, the bluefin are a match for even the most skilled anglers, thanks to their size, super speed and endless stamina.


Bud N’ Mary’s

These majestic monsters hold the highest stamina among the world’s gamefish. Found in temperate and tropical ocean shelf waters, the swordfish is considered one of the greatest achievements any angler can reel in.

Yellowfin Tuna

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One of the most sought-after gamefish in the word, the yellowfin tuna knows how to put on a fight with its incredible strength and stamina. Only anglers determined to fight to the finish will be successful in reeling in these monster catches found in warm temperate ocean waters.

Atlantic Salmon

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After spawning in freshwater streams, the Atlantic salmon migrates to saltwater where it feeds heavily and grows to maturity. After two years at sea, the salmon can reach lengths of nearly three feet and weigh as much as 12 pounds. Although considered endangered in the United States, anglers can be licensed to fish the Atlantic salmon in Canada and Europe.


Moldy Chum

Also known as the dolphinfish or the mahi mahi, the dorado is one of the most sought-after gamefish on the planet. These beauties are quick swimmers and like to find their escape by ducking beneath floating objects such as logs, buoys and seaweed. Found in tropical and temperate waters, the mahi mahi is known to leap from the water when trying to escape a hook.


Caribbean Tarpon Lodge

Head out to the temperate tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic to take a shot at reeling in one of these glistening beauties. Known for its aerial acrobatics, the tarpon is not only a challenge to hook, but a guaranteed battle to catch as it doggedly fights for freedom, sometimes leaping up to 10 feet in the air.



A member of the salmon family, the taimen is found in northern waters of Eurasia as well as Mongolia and Russia. More popular as a gamefish among fly fishermen, taimen anglers generally practice catch-and-release in order to aid the remaining population.


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Native to South America’s Amazon and Essequibo Basins, the arapaima is one of the world’s largest freshwater fish, reaching lengths of more than six feet. Sought after for food, the fish are generally caught in nets or through spearfishing. Since Brazil has banned commercial fishing of the species, it can only be legally caught in remote areas of the Amazon Basin.

Blue Marlin

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Considered the Holy Grail catch to most anglers, the blue marlin is one of the hardest fish to catch. Found in warm and tropical ocean waters, the marlin is not only a challenge to hook, but a serious contender when it comes to reeling him in. Little delights an angler more than fighting the monster as it thrusts its body into the air.

All credit for this awesome list goes to Wide Open Spaces.

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