April 500+ Club Round Up

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April was an absolutely phenomenal month with sixty-eight (68) Blue Marlin and one (1) Swordfish reported to us over 500 lbs. It was without question, one of the finest months we have seen on large Blue Marlin in the Cape Verde Islands. Of the sixty-eight (68) Blue Marlin reported, fifty-two (52) of them came from the Cape Verdes. What makes this even more special though, is those 52 Blue Marlin came off of only eight (8) boats. Kona, Hawaii was our second best fishery for 500+ Blue Marlin, with seven (7) reported to us.

We had a tie for the Top Boat in April, with Capt. Marin Das on Cal Rei and Capt. Matthias Henningsen on Smoker both releasing nine (9) Blue Marlin over 500 lbs. It is worth noting that both Capt. Olaf Grimkowski on Andromeda and Capt. Marty Bates on Onda Emma both released eight (8) Blue Marlin over 500 lbs. as well.

We already have our first 500+ for May, so stay tuned for another great month of fishing.

About Hook

Hook Harmeling is the Co-Founder of Billfishreport.com and Granderwatch.com, the only daily international fishing report on all billfish species. Hook travels the world in search of the best fishing areas and is recognized as a billfish expert. Follow him on Facebook under "Marlin Billfish", Twitter @billfishreport or email hook@billfishreport.com

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