Plan your May billfishing

Tournament locations are always a good way to see where the fish are – so if you’re looking for where to find the billfish in May consider the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Florida, and the US East Coast…with some Pacific locations mixed in.

May 6-9.  Cap Cana White Marlin Tournament.  (Dominican Republic)

May 8.  Stuart Sailfish Club Ladies Tournament.

May 11-15.  Hatteras Village Offshore Open.  (NC)

May 12-15.  Bohicket Marina Invitational Billfish Tournament.  (SC)

May 16-20. Hawk’s Nest Billfish Blast, Bahamas.

May 17-22.  NEFMA Bluewater Tournament.  (Florida)

May 19-22.  BBC Harbour Island Championship. (Bahamas)

May 21-23.  Antigua and Barbuda Sportfishing Tournament.

May 23-29.  Vanuatu Marlin Classic.

May 26-29.  Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament.  (SC)

May 28-30.  Swansboro Rotary Memorial Day Blue Water Fishing Tournament.  (NC)

May 28-31.  MBGFC Memorial Day Tournament.  (Alabama)

May 31-June 4.  HMY Billfish Blast. (Bahamas)

May 31-June 6.  Int’l Cap Cana Billfish Shootout.  (Dominican Republic)

Of course don’t forget Cape Verde and Kona, which figure to account for huge numbers of blues, and likely many of some size, in May as well.

About John

John Harmeling is the co-founder of and Having traveled to and fished the major billfisheries across the globe, he counts Kona and Cairns as his favorites, and the black marlin to be the ocean's supreme pelagic specimen. He believes the very best and most enjoyable place to find tuna is in a marlin's stomach.

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