500+ Club – March 2010

Last month was a typical March in the billfishing world – several seasons slowing down, others just kicking off.  We round up the beasts – 500+-pound marlin – caught around the world last month here…

Kenya – 950 blue, 700 blue, 700 blue, 500 blue

Kona – 800 blue, 650 blue, 570 blue, 500 blue, 500 blue, 500 blue, 500 blue

Cape Verde – 700 blue, 650 blue, 600 blue, 600 blue, 600 blue

Ascension Island – 650 blue

Puerto Vallarta – 638 black

South Africa – 500 black

Islamorada – 453 sword

Still no granders in the world yet this year – watch out for Kona, which is seeing some numbers and is just entering its big fish season…

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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  1. No big marlins out of panama in march!?! Ill nino really shook the pacific side of Latin America this year.

  2. We heard of a 700 lber out of Tropic Star

  3. April produced 2 nice Blue Marlin from Sodwana Bay – South Africa

    a 700 lb Blue on the boat Dolfie and a 510 lb Blue on the boat Black Magic – I caught the later one 🙂

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