September was a good month, but has not been a great month historically for the 500+ Club. We had reports of 33 Blue Marlin and 4 Black Marlin reported to us that were over 500 lbs. The Azores was our Top Fishery with 17 Blue Marlin. Kona, Hawaii came in 2nd with 6 Blue Marlin reported to us. The Top Boat was Nola fishing in the Azores with 6 Blue Marlin over 500 lbs including two over 900 lbs.
The October 500+ Club already has some entries from the Great Barrier Reef. The attention will remain off Cairns, Australia for at least October and November as the heavy tackle Black Marlin Season is just starting.