After a dominant performance from Madeira in July, August proved to be a little more spread out geographically. We had a total of sixty (60) Blue Marlin over 500 lbs. but no Black Marlin or Swordfish reported to us. We added two Granders to our list courtesy of the Northern Lights Fleet in Kona, HI a 1,075 lbs. Blue Marlin and an absolute beast of a Blue Marlin weighing in at 1,309 lbs.
Our Top Fishery was the Azores, releasing twenty (20) Blue Marlin over 500 lbs. followed by Madeira (14) and then Kona, HI (9). Our Top Captain and Boat was Olaf Grimkowski on the Xacara in the Azores who released six (6) Blue Marlin over 500 lbs including two (2) over 900 lbs. We also had two other boats register five (5) Blue Marlin releases over 500 lbs. on the Brasilia in the Azores and Omega 1 in Madeira.
September tends to be a slower month on Blue Marlin, but the Great Barrier Reef should pick up the slack on the Black Marlin.