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)  capcana.com

May 8.  Stuart Sailfish Club Ladies Tournament.  stuartsailfishclub.com

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

May 12-15.  Bohicket Marina Invitational Billfish Tournament.  (SC) dockmaster@bohicket.com.

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

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

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

May 21-23.  Antigua and Barbuda Sportfishing Tournament.  antiguabarbudasportfishing.com

May 23-29.  Vanuatu Marlin Classic.  vanuatumarlinclassic.com

May 26-29.  Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament.  (SC)  jhorton@georgetownlandingmarina.com

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

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

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

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

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 billfishreport.com and granderwatch.com. 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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