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

Kenya Remains Steady

Kenya - We are getting good reports up and down the coast from Malindi to Shimoni and have been for weeks now. Reports … [Read more...]

February 2017 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Ascension - Harmattan - 650 lbs. Cook Islands - Tamahini - 575 lbs. Whangaroa, NZ - Zackary - … [Read more...]

2016 Billfisheries of the Year – #1 Guatemala

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year and our #1 Billfishery is Guatemala. Criteria … [Read more...]

2016 Billfisheries of the Year – #2 Punta Cana

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year and our #2 Billfishery is Punta Cana, … [Read more...]

2016 Billfisheries of the Year – #3 Cape Verdes

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year and our #3 Billfishery are the Cape Verdes … [Read more...]

2016 Billfisheries of the Year – #4 Jaco & Quepos

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year and our #4 Billfishery is Jaco & Quepos, … [Read more...]

2016 Billfisheries of the Year – #5 Cairns

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year and our #5 Billfishery is Cairns, Australia. … [Read more...]

2016 Billfisheries of the Year – #6 Exmouth

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year and our #6 Billfishery is Exmouth, Western … [Read more...]

2016 Billfisheries of the Year – #7 Canary Islands

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year and our #7 Billfishery is the Canary Islands. … [Read more...]

2016 Billfisheries of the Year – #8 Kona

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year and our #8 Billfishery is Kona, Hawaii. … [Read more...]

2016 Billfisheries of the Year – #9 Cabo San Lucas

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year and our #9 Billfishery is Cabo San Lucas, … [Read more...]

January 2017 – 500+ Club

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2016 Billfisheries of the Year – #10 Casa de Campo

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year and our #10 Billfishery is Casa de Campo, … [Read more...]

2016 Billfisheries of the Year – Honorable Mention South Florida

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year with an Honorable Mention to South Florida. … [Read more...]

2016 Billfisheries of the Year – Honorable Mention Ascension

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, with an Honorable Mention to Ascension … [Read more...]

2016 Big Billfish By The Numbers

We had another incredible year in terms of reports to the Billfish Report with over 12,000 Reports. That means we … [Read more...]

Historic Numbers in Cap Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Boats fishing out of Marina Cap Cana have had some of the best fishing this fishery has … [Read more...]

Black Marlin in the Atlantic

Ascension Island - For the first time ever, we have video footage of a Black Marlin swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. … [Read more...]

December 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Ascension Island - Harmattan - 600 lbs. Ascension Island - Harmattan - 500 lbs. Ascension … [Read more...]

November 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Ascension Island - Harmattan - 600 lbs. Ascension Island - Harmattan - 600 lbs. Ascension … [Read more...]

Quitena Wins Black & Blue

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Capt. Dave Lear) - There are countless ways to gauge success in today’s society. From … [Read more...]

Wild Hooker Wins Los Cabos

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Capt. Dave Lear) - Astute investors and financial planners know the benefits of compound … [Read more...]

October 2016 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN La Gomera - Bocinegro - 650 lbs. La Gomera - Sea Spirit - 1,160 lbs. French Polynesia - Natia - 1,177 … [Read more...]

Team Makaira Wins Masters del Golfo

Veracruz, Mexico - Sixty-Three (63) Teams competed in the 2nd Annual Masters de Golfo Tournament in Boca Del Rio. … [Read more...]

White Marlin Run Starts

U.S. Mid-Atlantic - The annual migration of White Marlin down the East Coast of the United States has begun. Double … [Read more...]

September 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN San Juan, PR - Billfish - 500 lbs. Madeira - Balancal - 750 lbs. Madeira - Pesca Grossa - 850 … [Read more...]

Uno Mas Wins Pirates Cove

Manteo, NC - (Capt. Dave Lear) The numbers just kept adding up. When the final lines out was called on Friday afternoon, … [Read more...]

Malibu Marlin Club Wins HIBT

Kona, Hawaii (Friday, August 5, 2016) – Malibu Marlin Club wins the 2016 Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, a … [Read more...]

White Marlin Invade Mid-Atlantic

It is almost as if they have a Tournament Calendar. The White Marlin have shown in great numbers and the timing could … [Read more...]

August 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Kona, HI - Night Runner - 500 lbs. Grand Canary - Cavalier - 700 lbs. Azores - Xacara - 800 … [Read more...]

You Never Know! Wins 2016 Grand Championship

Orange Beach, AL - (Capt. Dave Lear) You Never Know! settled the score once and for all at the 2016 Blue Marlin Grand … [Read more...]

July 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Grand Canary - Cal Rei - 700 lbs. Grand Canary - Cavalier - 500 lbs. La Gomera - Nell Magic - … [Read more...]

Rise Up Wins Emerald Coast

Destin, FL (Capt. Dave Lear - Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic) LeBron James and the Cavaliers brought an NBA … [Read more...]

Ashley Lauren Wins 58th Big Rock

Morehead City, NC (Big Rock) - The Ashley Lauren fishing team completed an improbable double victory Saturday, winning … [Read more...]

Big Wave of Blues in Grand Canary

Grand Canary Island, Spain - After a good 2015, it appears the Blue Marlin have shown up in force already in 2016 and … [Read more...]

Madeira Starts Up

Madeira - Following one of the best season in years in 2015, it appears the Blue Marlin have decided to feed once again … [Read more...]

June 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Cape Verdes - Cal Rei - 800 lbs. Cape Verdes - Happy Hooker - 650 lbs. Cape Verdes - Mystic … [Read more...]

Blues Show in Cap Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - The Blue Marlin have started to make their presence felt out of Cap Cana Marina. White … [Read more...]

Abaco Slams at Shootout

Abaco, Bahamas - There has be some great action through two days of fishing of the Custom Shootout, including four (4) … [Read more...]

May 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Cape Verdes - Victoria - 650 lbs. Cape Verdes - Anna Alexis - 650 lbs. Cape Verdes - Smoker - … [Read more...]

Big Girls Show in Cape Verde

Cape Verde Islands - While the prolific Blue Marlin bite has not started in earnest, the Big Girls have certainly made … [Read more...]

Insane Blue Marlin Jumps in Boat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-x87g82cco … [Read more...]

March Monster Swords

March of 2016 was one of the finest if the not the finest month for large Swordfish worldwide in over 10-Years. In a … [Read more...]

April 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Cape Verdes - LaOnda Mila - 600 lbs. Cape Verdes - Andromeda - 500 lbs. Cape Verdes - Nha … [Read more...]

Guatemala’s Best Season?

Guatemala - It just simply can't be ignored any further. Report after report, now late into the season, is pointing … [Read more...]

Los Suenos Numbers “Numbing”

Los Suenos, Costa Rica - It is not as if this fishery needed anything "extra" to make it more prominent. We have named … [Read more...]

March 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Los Suenos, CR - Sea Fly - 500 lbs. Kona, HI - Luna - 800 lbs. Kona, HI - Hooked Up - 802 … [Read more...]

Casa De Campo Starts Up

Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic - The Blue Marlin have started to show off the eastern tip of Hispanola. While most … [Read more...]

Kenyas Billfishin’

Watamu, Kenya - Boats from Watamu to Malindi are finding the Billfish and in good numbers and excellent variety. Boats … [Read more...]

February 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Flamingo, CR - Bushwacker - 550 lbs. Malindi, Kenya - Neptune - 500 lbs. Exmouth, Aus - On … [Read more...]

Prolific Sailfishing in Guatemala

Guatemala - The Sailfish bite has been absolutely incredible over the last two weeks and really for almost a month now. … [Read more...]

2015 Billfisheries of the Year – #1 Jaco & Quepos

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #1 Billfishery goes to the Jaco & … [Read more...]

2015 Billfisheries of the Year – #2 Cape Verdes

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #2 Billfishery goes to the Cape … [Read more...]

2015 Billfisheries of the Year – #3 Kona

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #3 Billfishery goes to Kona, Hawaii. … [Read more...]

2015 Billfisheries of the Year – #4 Guatemala

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #4 Billfishery goes to Guatemala. … [Read more...]

2015 Billfisheries of the Year – #5 Cairns

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #5 Billfishery goes to Cairns - … [Read more...]

January 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Gordons Bay, SA - Blade - 575 lbs. Los Suenos, CR - Sea Fly - 800 lbs. Kona, HI - Marlin … [Read more...]

2015 Billfisheries of the Year – #6 Exmouth

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #6 Billfishery goes to Exmouth, … [Read more...]

2015 Billfisheries of the Year – #7 Oregon Inlet

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #8 Billfishery goes to Oregon Inlet, … [Read more...]

2015 Billfisheries of the Year – #8 South Florida & Keys

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #8 Billfishery goes to South Florida … [Read more...]

2015 Billfisheries of the Year – #9 Madeira

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year and our #9 Billfishery is Madeira. Criteria … [Read more...]

2015 Billfisheries of the Year – #10 Dominican Republic

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year and our #10 Billfishery is the Dominican … [Read more...]

2015 Billfisheries of the Year – Honorable Mention Cabo

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, with an Honorable Mention to Cabo San Lucas, … [Read more...]

Kenya’s Bite Begins

Kenya - We are getting excellent reports out of both Watamu and Malindi. One of the things Kenya has always been known … [Read more...]

Philipps Hits 30,000

Antigua, Guatemala - Capt. Brad Philipps has set yet another release record, this time crossing the 30,000 mark on … [Read more...]

November 500+ Club Roundup

We had a total of (117) Marlin reported to us over 500 lbs. From those there were (102) Black Marlin and (15) Blue … [Read more...]

December 2015 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Canavieiras, Brazil - Camargue - 850 lbs. Guatemala - Rum Line - 600 lbs. Raiatea, French … [Read more...]

Guatemala Sailin’

Puerto San Jose, Guatemala - It is almost as if a light switch was turned on. We went from a few scattered reports of … [Read more...]

Reef Erupts

Great Barrier Reef, Australia - After a unseasonably slow October for Black Marlin, November has absolutely erupted! … [Read more...]

November 2015 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Zoom - 550 lbs. Lahaina, HI - Blue Nun Too - 512 lbs. Sunshine Coast, … [Read more...]

Tranquilo Scores in Bisbees

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico -  It takes confidence to bet heavily when the stakes are so high. Yet that’s exactly what Team … [Read more...]

Cap Cana’s Turn

  Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - It appears the Blue Marlin off the East Coast of the "DR" have shown up … [Read more...]

King of the Hill

  West Palm Beach, Florida - The King of the Hill winners in the Atlantic off the U.S. East Coast and the … [Read more...]

October 2015 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Tonga - Blue Marlin Magic - 500 lbs. Luanda, Angola - Live Bait - 600 lbs. Luanda, Angola - Tubaroes - … [Read more...]

Big Girls Show on the Reef

Great Barrier Reef, Australia - It may be our favorite time of year. It is at the very least the most anticipated time … [Read more...]

Still Summer in Kona

Kona, Hawaii - This has been one of the best and one of the oddest summers the Big Island has seen in years. A fishery … [Read more...]

White Marlin Run Begins

East Coast, USA - It is one of the most anticipated bites of the season. As summer ends and fall begins, so does the … [Read more...]

August 500+ Club Round Up

After a dominant performance from Madeira in July, August proved to be a little more spread out geographically. We had a … [Read more...]

September 2015 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Madeira - Tightline - 1,000 lbs. St. Thomas, USVI - Stalker - 500 lbs. Kona, HI - Maverick - … [Read more...]

Texas Tea Top Prize at MidAtlantic

Ocean City, MD - Cape May, NJ -  (MidAtlantic) The 24th Annual MidAtlantic tournament concluded in true MidAtlantic … [Read more...]

Team Likeke Wins HIBT

Kona, HI - (HIBT) Team Likeke Club hit the leaderboard in second place on Day Two, grabbed the top spot on Day Three and … [Read more...]

Royal Slam of Royal Slams

In the Billfish world most of us are aware of the Billfish Royal Slam (catching all Billfish Species) but you may not be … [Read more...]

July 500+ Club Round-Up

July was an absolutely fantastic month for 500+ Marlin, with 117 Blue Marlin and 1 Black Marlin reported. It was also a … [Read more...]

August 2015 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Madeira - Margarita - 500 lbs. Azores - Xacara - 650 lbs. Madeira - Omega 1 - 600 lbs. Kona, … [Read more...]

Wave Paver Wins July Open

St. Thomas, USVI - (Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club) Making the most of every bite proved the key to success for the … [Read more...]

Triple Slams

Los Suenos, Costa Rica & Oregon Inlet, North Carolina - It feels like there is a bit of an "Ocean Duel" between the … [Read more...]

Sea Spud Reaches 1,000

Quepos, Costa Rica - Seems like July is a good month to reach major milestones on Blue Marlin. Angler Gray Ingram just … [Read more...]

Passing a 1,000!

There is absolutely no doubt that Billfishing takes quite a lot of dedication and patience. For traveling boats add on … [Read more...]

Welcome Back Madeira

Madeira, Portugal - What was no doubt the best place to catch a large Atlantic Blue Marlin in the 1990's has had its ups … [Read more...]

Pesca Grossa Wins World Cup

Madeira, Portugal (World Cup)  It was the crew of the Pesca Grossa that set the bar early in the 31st Annual Blue Marlin … [Read more...]

July 2015 – 500+ Club

    BLUE MARLIN Madeira - Flipper - 950 lbs. Madeira - Sorted - 975 lbs. Madeira - Pesca Grossa - 750 … [Read more...]

Summer in Kona

Kona, Hawaii - With such consistent summertime fishing off the Big Island, sometimes it takes a little more to get our … [Read more...]

Alina Wins Cap Cana Shootout

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic (International Billfish Shootout) It was the team from Aruba aboard Alina that took the … [Read more...]

Blue Marlin Show in La Gomera

La Gomera, Canary Islands - Over the last week the Blue Marlin bite has materialized off La Gomera. Boats are getting … [Read more...]

Blues Show in North Carolina

North Carolina, USA - Boats from Hatteras to Oregon Inlet are getting plenty of shots at Blue Marlin. Boats are seeing … [Read more...]

VIKING 62 WINS 57TH BIG ROCK

Morehead City, NC - (TheBigRock.com) Even though the Viking 62 team enjoyed an enormous lead throughout the 57th annual … [Read more...]

Steady Bite in the Bahamas

  Bahamas - We never really know how to size up the Bahamas. Plenty of boats fishing there and plenty of … [Read more...]

June 2015 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Kona, HI - Fire Hatt - 685 lbs Madeira - Margarita - 800 lbs. Grand Canary - Fish On - 600 … [Read more...]

Hawaii is Grander Country

Hawaii, USA - It has been an average year for Grander Marlin in 2015. While the first few months of the year are not … [Read more...]

Hatteras Adds Three to the 500+ Club

Hatteras, NC - The Hatteras Village Offshore Open did not start with a bang, but it sure ended with one. Through 2-Days … [Read more...]

Blue Marlin in the Surf

Blue Marlin in the Surf!  … [Read more...]

April 500+ Club Roundup

We had a total of forty (49) Billfish over 500 lbs reported to us in April. From those, forty-six (46) were Blue Marlin … [Read more...]

May 2015 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Cape Verdes - Cal Rei - 600 lbs. Cape Verdes - Happy Hooker - 800 lbs. Cape Verdes - Happy … [Read more...]

Spring Stripes in Cabo

  Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - The spring bite has officially begun off lower Baja. The Striped Marlin bite has been … [Read more...]

Team Fa La Me Wins OWC

  QUEPOS, Costa Rica (From OWC) — After setting a world record for most billfish released in a tournament, it … [Read more...]

Cape Verdes Starts BIG

  Cape Verdes - The season is in full swing and while boats are not seeing the incredible numbers that CV is so … [Read more...]

April 2015 – 500+ Club

    BLUE MARLIN Cape Verdes - Cal Rei - 700 lbs. Cape Verdes - Dimeu - 550 lbs. Cape Verdes - Nha … [Read more...]

Shoe Wins the Casa de Campo Classic

March 23rd, 2015 Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic – It was the team from Florida aboard the 62’ Spencer Shoe who … [Read more...]

Sails-A-Plenty off Los Suenos

  Jaco, Costa Rica - (Los Suenos Marina) It takes extraordinarily good fishing to get noticed these days when it … [Read more...]

Blues Invade the Gold Coast

  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - After a short pause from a great Black Marlin bite, the boats off the Gold … [Read more...]

March 2015 – 500+ Club

    BLUE MARLIN Richards Bay, SA - Wave Walker - 700 lbs. Exmouth, Aus - Peak - 550 lbs. Ascension … [Read more...]

Casa de Campo in February

La Romana, Dominican Republic - Whomever said February is not a a prime month off the DR needs to get their head … [Read more...]

Port Stephens Heats Up

  Port Stephens & Newcastle, NSW, Australia - The marlin have started to make their run off New South Wales … [Read more...]

Kenya’s Billin’

  Kenya - There has been a very reliable billfish bite across the entire coast from Lamu all the way down to the … [Read more...]

January 500+ Club Roundup

January is traditionally one of the slowest months for big marlin and 2015 was no different. We has twenty-six (26) Blue … [Read more...]

February 2015 – 500+ Club

    BLUE MARLIN Guatemala - Decisive - 700 lbs. Mauritius - Tora Tora - 575 lbs. Ascension Island - … [Read more...]

Captain Hook Reaches 30,000

  Iztapa, Guatemala - The Captain Hook made famous by Capt. Ron Hamlin has just passed a major milestone … [Read more...]

Great Start in Isla

Isla Mujeres, Mexico - After a couple slower seasons over the last two years, the Sailfish bite has come on strong. When … [Read more...]

2014 Billfisheries of the Year – #1 Jaco & Quepos

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #1 Billfishery goes to Jaco & … [Read more...]

2014 Billfisheries of the Year – #2 Cape Verdes

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #2 Billfishery goes to the Cape Verde … [Read more...]

January 2015 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Exmouth, Aus - 2 Dogs - 650 lbs. Canavieiras, Brazil - Camargue - 750 lbs. Bay of Islands, NZ … [Read more...]

2014 Billfisheries of the Year – #3 Cairns

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #3 Billfishery goes to Cairns, … [Read more...]

2014 Billfisheries of the Year – #4 Exmouth

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #4 Billfishery goes to Exmouth, … [Read more...]

2014 Billfisheries of the Year – #5 Guatemala

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #5 Billfishery goes to Guatemala. … [Read more...]

2014 Billfisheries of the Year – #6 Dominican Republic

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #6 Billfishery goes to the Dominican … [Read more...]

2014 Billfisheries of the Year – #7 Kona, Hawaii

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #7 Billfishery goes to Kona, Hawaii. … [Read more...]

2014 Billfisheries of the Year – #8 South Florida & Keys

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #8 Billfishery goes to South Florida … [Read more...]

2014 Billfisheries of the Year – #9 U.S. Mid-Atlantic

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #9 Billfishery goes to the U.S. … [Read more...]

2014 Billfisheries of the Year – #10 Canary Islands

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #10 Billfishery goes to the Canary … [Read more...]

2014 Billfisheries of the Year – Honorable Mention Madeira

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, with an Honorable Mention to Madeira. … [Read more...]

Guatemala Sailin’

Guatemala - There has been a very consistent bite on Sailfish over the las few days, with most boats getting at least … [Read more...]

Another Epic Season in Los Suenos?

Jaco & Quepos, Costa Rica - After an absolutely incredible season last year, are boats out of Los Suenos and Quepos … [Read more...]

November 500+ Round Up

November is usually dominated by Black Marlin due to the incredible fishing off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and … [Read more...]

December 2014 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Seychelles - Tango 2 - 550 lbs. Canavieiras, Brazil - Camargue - 700 lbs. Canavieiras, Brazil … [Read more...]

Sails Show in South Florida

South Florida - While Sailfish can be caught year round in South Florida, it usually takes a couple nice cold fronts to … [Read more...]

Blacks in the Bay

Hervey Bay, Australia - We had always heard about the great fishing in Hervey Bay and Fraser Island, but it wasn't … [Read more...]

Great Barrier on the Rise

Cairns, Australia (Great Barrier Reef) After an incredible October, November started out a little slow for most boats … [Read more...]

Blue in the Boat!

Canavieiras, Brazil - Hot Blue Marlin jumps into the Casca Grossa. Luckily everyone was unharmed. Video from Mike … [Read more...]

Guatemala Goes Off!

Sailfish on DecisivePuerto San Jose, Guatemala - (Casa Vieja Lodge) Some of the finest Sailfishing in the World is going … [Read more...]

October 500+ Round Up

For those of you are who are more dedicated followers, you will remember that the October 2013 was one of the finest on … [Read more...]

November 2014 – 500+ Club

    BLUE MARLIN Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Black Pearl - 900 lbs. Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Black Pearl - … [Read more...]

Grander Hat Trick

Cairns, Australia (Great Barrier Reef) - This has been an unbelievable heavy tackle season in Northern Queensland for … [Read more...]

Sporty Game Wins Bisbees

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (By Capt. Dave Lear) - There are several possible reasons of explanation: … [Read more...]

Top Shot Wins Lizard Island

  Cooktown, Australia - It took a 15 Black Marlin effort from Team Top Shot to win the 7-Day Lizard Island Black … [Read more...]

Two Granders on Day 2 – Lizard Island Classic

Cooktown, Australia - It may not be the biggest money tournament on the planet, but it has the biggest fish and it is … [Read more...]

October Swords in South Florida

South Florida & Florida Keys - We are on record for saying many times over now, the most reliable Swordfishing in … [Read more...]

September 500+ Club Roundup

September tends to be a slower month in terms of large fish as the Northern Atlantic slows down and boats start to move … [Read more...]

October 2014 – 500+ Club

      BLUE MARLIN Kona, HI - Ihu Nui - 700 lbs. Lanzarote, Canary Islands - Mizu - 800 … [Read more...]

Double Digit Blues in Cap Cana

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic - After a record breaking 2013, it would be tough for the 2014 season to measure up. We all … [Read more...]

Good Start in Cairns

Cairns, Australia - We are only a few days into Heavy Tackle season on the Great Barrier Reef and the fish are already … [Read more...]

White Marlin Invade Mid-Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic, USA - From New Jersey to Maryland to Virginia Beach the White Marlin are feeding in the Canyons and in big … [Read more...]

Reliable Exmouth

Exmouth, Australia - There is absolutely no doubt that this fishery is becoming one of the "must visit" Billfish … [Read more...]

Don’t Mess With Swordy!

Macae, Brazil - You have probably seen a couple videos floating around the internet of Swordfish attacking various … [Read more...]

August 500+ Club Roundup

  August was a good month for large Billfish with fifty-five (55) reported to us over 500 lbs including … [Read more...]

Grander on the Boca Raton

Azores - Incredible action video of a 1,075 lbs. Blue Marlin on the Boca … [Read more...]

September 2014 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Azores - Nola - 863 lbs. Azores - Makaira - 700 lbs. Grand Canary - Cavalier - 600 … [Read more...]

White Hot Fishing

  Mid Atlantic, USA - It appears the White Marlin run has begun. From Ocean City, Maryland to Oregon Inlet, … [Read more...]

Nice run of Blues in Kona

Kona, Hawaii - There has been a nice run of Blue Marlin on this new moon out of Honokohau Harbor the last few days. Most … [Read more...]

Blue Marlin from the Dock?

  Bimini, Bahamas - We have now seen Swordfish in the surf of Texas, Sailfish in South Florida canals and … [Read more...]

Tournament Round Up

We were following three geographically diverse Tournaments over the past weekend including the Pirates Cove Billfish … [Read more...]

Nautahorse Wins Bisbee’s East Cape

East Cape, Mexico - (Capt. Dave Lear) Team Nautahorse, led by angler Hector Guijarro Tomayo, raced to the finish line on … [Read more...]

Sword in the Surf

Port Aransas, Texas - Seems like a fish story for sure, except the proof is in the pictures. What we gather from a link … [Read more...]

July 500+ Club Roundup

July proved to be a good month, but still a little slow when compared to 2013.  We don't want to blame one fishery, but … [Read more...]

August 2014 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Bermuda - Challenger - 900 lbs. South Padre Island, TX - No Compromise - 685 lbs. Lanzarote, … [Read more...]

Sailfish in the Canal

West Palm Beach, FL - Apparently these two Sailfish could not find what they wanted to eat offshore, so they came … [Read more...]

Bills Show in Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - The Blue Marlin run has begun off the East Coast of the Dominican Republic and the … [Read more...]

Fa La Me Wins Triple Crown

Bermuda - One of Billfishing's most coveted Trophies, the Bermuda Triple Crown was one by Team Fa La Me. Boats must … [Read more...]

Thunder on the North Drop

St. Thomas, USVI - The boys on the Thunder out of Texas are down fishing the North Drop and they brought their drone. … [Read more...]

New Texas Blue Marlin Record

  Rockport, Texas - Team Legacy has set a new pending Texas State Record for Blue Marlin, weighing a 972 … [Read more...]

Huntress Returns Cup to Kona

Kona, Hawaii - After a two year drought in the Blue Marlin World Cup, Team Huntress represented Kona on the world stage … [Read more...]

Blue Marlin on the Drone

Quepos, Costa Rica - Some great drone footage from Team Parranda. Post by Parranda Sport Fishing. … [Read more...]

July 2014 – 500+ Club

    . BLUE MARLIN Madeira - Razzin Hell - 850 lbs Grand Canary - Cavalier - 700 lbs. Bermuda - Weez … [Read more...]

June 500+ Club Roundup

  After a slightly disappointing May, June took over and reminded us it is summer. We had a total of sixty-seven … [Read more...]

Carol Libby Gets Blue Marlin Record

Los Suenos, Costa Rica - You have to love it when a plan comes together, especially when you are relying on Blue Marlin … [Read more...]

Bermuda Flips the Switch

Bermuda - And just like that, Bermuda fired up. No warning, no build up, no nothing. It is almost like they flip a … [Read more...]

Tasmania is Swordin’

Tasmania, Australia - When you think of great Swordfish grounds most think of South Florida or New Zealand, but a few … [Read more...]

Cape Verdes Keeps Going

Cape Verde Islands - Just when we thought the 2014 season was started to slow, the Blue Marlin bite kicked back into … [Read more...]

June Heats Up in Kona

Kona, Hawaii - The Blue Marlin have officially declared the beginning of summer on the Big Island. It has been a nice … [Read more...]

Blue Marlin Lunch

Morehead City, NC - There is absolutely nothing finer than catching a Blue Marlin, but being in awe of nature is right … [Read more...]

Is Madeira Back?

Madeira - After a few down seasons, it appears that Madeira may be on the rise again. Most boats are getting at least a … [Read more...]

May 500+ Club Roundup

  May turned out to be a good month for the 500+ Club, but after a fantastic April we thought May would be even … [Read more...]

June 2014 – 500+ Club

    BLUE MARLIN Kona, HI - Northern Lights - 800 lbs. Madeira - Margarita - 750 lbs. Kona, HI - Sea … [Read more...]

Red Hot Blue Marlin off Golfito

  Golfito, Costa Rica - It really is not a secret, so don't act like we are giving away your spot. While we … [Read more...]

Blue Marlin Run off Los Suenos

Jaco, Costa Rica - While most of the Blue Marlin world has been focusing on the Cape Verde Islands, boats fishing out of … [Read more...]

White Marlin Show in Cap Cana

Punta Cana, DR - With all the focus on the Blue Marlin fishing, some people forget how good the White Marlin fishing can … [Read more...]

May in the Carolinas

Carolina Coasts (USA) - The dolphin are here and so are the tuna, so guess who has started to make their presence felt? … [Read more...]

Cape Verdes Rolling

Cape Verde Islands - We just finished up what was one of the finest months on large Blue Marlin this fishery has seen, … [Read more...]

April 500+ Club Round Up

  April was an absolutely phenomenal month with sixty-eight (68) Blue Marlin and one (1) Swordfish reported to … [Read more...]

May 2014 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Luanda, Angola - Pura Vida - 600 lbs. La Gomera, Canary Islands - Bocinegro - 600 lbs. Cap Cana, DR - Sea … [Read more...]

Booby Trap Raises $400,000 for Vets

Surfside, Texas - Team Booby Trap took some time off from Swordfishing to raise money for Veterans through their Texas … [Read more...]

Reliable Dominican

La Romana, Dominican Republic - It is no fluke, year after year the Blue Marlin continue to show up off the DR. Most … [Read more...]

Los Suenos Keeps Going!

Jaco, Costa Rica - This has already been a banner of a season out of Los Suenos Marina. We have witnessed one of the … [Read more...]

Big Blues Invade Cape Verdes

Cape Verdes Islands - It is still very early in the season, but the numbers are undeniable. There have been twenty-two … [Read more...]

Cape Verdes Starting Up

  Cape Verde Islands - What started off as a bit of a slow Blue Marlin bite, has quickly become what we expect … [Read more...]

April 2014 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Mauritius - Hot Tuna - 530 lbs. Cape Verdes - Smoker - 800 lbs. Samoa - Leilani - 600 lbs. Cape Verdes - … [Read more...]

Big Blues in Kona

Kona, Hawaii - It wasn't the full moon that brought them, but we will take it. The Big Island is experiencing a very … [Read more...]

World Records in Angola

Lobito, Angola - The 10th Annual Lobito Big Game Tournament was one for the record books. Not only was the fishing … [Read more...]

En Joy Wins Triple Crown

Los Suenos, Costa Rica -  It took an impressive 187 Sailfish to do it, but En Joy won the Signature Series Triple Crown. … [Read more...]

Albino Blue Marlin Video

Post by Carlos Pollo Espinoza Jimenez. … [Read more...]

Rare Albino Blue Marlin

Los Suenos, Costa Rica - Capt. Juan Carlos Zamora with Carlos Espinoza Jimenez and Roberto Salinas Hernandez on the … [Read more...]

Best Bite of the Season in Guatemala

Guatemala - It has been a good season as always for Sailfish off Iztapa. Plenty of 20+ Sailfish days, but a lot of boats … [Read more...]

Big Stripes in New Zealand

New Zealand - The North Island has had a very nice run of big Striped Marlin. Seeing that these waters are some of the … [Read more...]

March 2014 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Ascension - Harmattan - 550 lbs. Watamu, Kenya - Pintail - 504 lbs. Kona, HI - Bite Me 3 - 500 … [Read more...]

Team Galati Wins Triple Crown Leg II

Los Suenos, CR - Team Galati racked up 45 Sailfish to win the second Leg of the Triple Crown Signature Series (that is a … [Read more...]

Kilifi’s Blue Marlin Bite

Kilifi, Kenya - The Kilifi Classic proved to have a good Blue Marlin bite. Almost all boats got into the action, with … [Read more...]

Blue Marlin & Dorado Dance!

Los Suenos, CR - The Crew from Kidcochiese Outdoors fishing on the Fishizzle, captured this video of nature at its best. … [Read more...]

Guatemala’s Turn

Guatemala - While the Billfishing world continues to marvel in the epic bite down in Los Suenos, Costa Rica the boats in … [Read more...]

Slow Sailfishing in Isla Mujeres?

Isla Mujeres, Mexico - One of the famed winter fisheries for Altantic Sailfish has been less than spectacular this year. … [Read more...]

February 2014 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Watamu, Kenya - Tega - 500 lbs. Jaco, Costa Rica - En Joy - 500 lbs. Port Stephens, Aus - Calypso - 500 … [Read more...]

Tournament for the Ages

Jaco, Costa Rica - The first leg of the Los Suenos Signature Series Triple Crown was indeed one for the ages. An … [Read more...]

Los Suenos Goes Off!

Jaco, Costa Rica - The boats fishing out of Los Suenos Marina experienced the best day of fishing they have seen this … [Read more...]

Bubba Carter hits 20,000 Billfish

We wanted to extend our congratulations to a legend in the Billfishing World. Capt. Bubba Carter who currently fishes on … [Read more...]

2013 Billfisheries of the Year – #1 Dominican Republic

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #1 Billfishery is the Dominican … [Read more...]

2013 Billfisheries of the Year – #2 Cape Verde Islands

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #2 Billfishery are the Cape Verde … [Read more...]

2013 Billfisheries of the Year – #3 Cairns, Australia

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #3 Billfishery is Cairns, … [Read more...]

2013 Billfisheries of The Year – #4 Kona, Hawaii

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #4 Billfishery is Kona, … [Read more...]

January 2014 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Canavieiras, Brazil - Wahoo - 500 lbs. Tutukaka, New Zealand - Strayliner - 506 lbs. Kona, HI - Salty Dog … [Read more...]

2013 Billfisheries of The Year – #5 Azores

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #5 Billfishery is the Azores  … [Read more...]

2013 Billfisheries of The Year – #6 Los Suenos, Costa Rica

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #6 Billfishery is Los Suenos, … [Read more...]

2013 Billfisheries of the Year – #7 Guatemala

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #7 Billfishery is … [Read more...]

2013 Billfisheries of the Year – #8 Bermuda

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #8 Billfishery is Bermuda.  Criteria … [Read more...]

Top 10 Billfisheries of 2013

The Billfish Report is counting down our TOP 10 BILLFISHERIES OF 2013 3. CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA 4. KONA, HAWAII 5. … [Read more...]

2013 Billfisheries of the Year – #9 Exmouth, Australia

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #9 Billfishery is Exmouth, Australia. … [Read more...]

2013 Billfisheries of the Year – #10 Mauritius

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our #10 Billfishery is Mauritius. … [Read more...]

2013 Billfisheries of the Year – Honorable Mention Canavieiras

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our first Honorable Mention goes to … [Read more...]

2013 Billfisheries of the Year – Honorable Mention Oregon Inlet

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our first Honorable Mention goes to … [Read more...]

South Florida Takes Off

South Florida - Winter is upon us, so Sailfish Season must be in full swing. Over the past week, the only warm spot in … [Read more...]

Exmouth on the Map

Exmouth, Western Australia - With so much focus in the East Coast of Australia, Western Australia does not get credit … [Read more...]

Los Suenos in Full Swing

Los Suenos, Costa Rica - Sailfish, Striped Marlin and Blue Marlin are all making themselves known offshore. While you … [Read more...]

December 2013 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Canavieiras, Brazil - Yamato - 500 lbs. Canavieiras, Brazil - Yamato - 882 lbs. Canavieiras, Brazil - … [Read more...]

The Reef Bounces Back

Cairns, Australia - After one of the best October's in the last 20-Years, it has been quiet on the Great Barrier Reef of … [Read more...]

Winter Bite in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico - The Billfish bite has been very steady from Rincon over to San Juan. Blue Marlin, White Marlin and … [Read more...]

La Bestia Wins In Manzanillo

Manzanillo, Mexico - 36 Billfish were caught in the 60th Annual Manzanillo Tournament, including 33 Sailfish and 3 Blue … [Read more...]

Guatemala Sailin’

Guatemala - And they are off! No need to ease into the season like many fisheries, Guatemala goes from nothing to 100! … [Read more...]

Great Start in Brazil

Brazil - We have been getting great reports from Sao Paulo to Canavieiras, with not only good size Blue Marlin, but a … [Read more...]

Cabo Striped Marlin Bite

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - Really nice run of Striped Marlin at the moment, with plenty of double digit days. Both Go … [Read more...]

October 500+ Round Up

  October 2013 was a month of records here at the Billfish Report's 500+ Club. We are still trying to catch up and with … [Read more...]

November 2013 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Guadeloupe - Veni Vidi Fishi - 500 lbs. Mauritius - Moana II - 1,005 lbs. Mauritius - Hooker - 571 … [Read more...]

Black Marlin Close Call

Cairns, Australia - While they may call it "funny" in the video, the crew of the Kalira probably did not find this funny … [Read more...]

Best Season Ever in Cairns?

Cairns, Australia - We just can't say enough about the bite on the Great Barrier Reef. The numbers of large Black Marlin … [Read more...]

Great Barrier Reef Going Off

Cairns, Australia - What has been thus far a phenomenal Big Fish season, has just taken it to the next level. Reports … [Read more...]

Extraction Wins Los Cabos Billfish

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - Day One proved to be the best day for the big girls, with a 625 lbs. Blue Marlin for Extraction … [Read more...]

Bazaruto Starts Up

Bazaruto, Mozambique - The season is just beginning off Bazaruto with plenty of Black Marlin already being caught. … [Read more...]

Grander Time on the Reef

Cairns, Australia - The season has started in earnest off the Great Barrier Reef and while the numbers are not there … [Read more...]

September 500+ Round Up

September was a good month, but has not been a great month historically for the 500+ Club. We had reports of 33 Blue … [Read more...]

October 2013 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Virginia Beach, VA - Reelin N Dealin - 600 lbs. Canary Islands - Corali - 750 lbs. Kona, HI - Topshape - … [Read more...]

Bolita Wins the San Juan IBT

  San Juan, Puerto Rico - The blue marlin certainly showed up in mass to celebrate Club Nautico de San … [Read more...]

Blue Moon in St Thomas

St. Thomas, USVI - The moon always brings the Blue Marlin on the famed North Drop and this season is now different. What … [Read more...]

Oregon Inlet’s White Marlin Bite Continues

  Oregon Inlet, NC - Seems like we have already highlighted the great White Marlin bite off Oregon Inlet. … [Read more...]

Virginia is For White Marlin Lovers

Virginia Beach, VA - It is fall off the coast of Virginia, so we should not be shocked that the White Marlin have shown … [Read more...]

Blue Marlin Invade Grand Canary

Grand Canary - We did not see the typical big run of Blue Marlin in the Spring this year, but over the last week they … [Read more...]

August 500+ Round Up

We thought July was a good month until we remembered the Azores may have a few fish to add. Turns out we had an … [Read more...]

September 2013 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Azores - Habitat - 700 lbs. Azores - Habitat - 650 lbs. Azores - Nola - 950 lbs. Azores - Nola - 650 … [Read more...]

White Marlin Party off Oregon Inlet

Oregon Inlet, NC - The White Marlin party has been going strong for a week now off Oregon Inlet. This is not abnormal by … [Read more...]

New Women’s Blue Marlin Record

Horta, Azores - Captains Olaf Grimkowski and Marty Bates on Xacara put Angler Sherrell Carter on the pending Women's 16 … [Read more...]

Wave Paver Takes Boy Scout

   Team Wave Paver L to R: Ryan House, Jason Parker, Jr. Davis, Scott Glasscock, Jerry Owens and Capt. Jason … [Read more...]

Hot Blue Bite on G-Rod

Los Suenos, CR - There has been an incredible Blue Marlin bite for those willing to go the distance this summer. Capt. … [Read more...]

Old South Marlin Club Takes HIBT

  KONA, HAWAII (From HIBT) – “Stop fishing, stop fishing, stop fishing” rang out at exactly 4:30 pm for the … [Read more...]

5 Year Old Girl Catches Grand Slam

Oregon Inlet, NC - As if catching a Grand Slam was not hard enough for a grown man, 5 year old Taylor Collins makes the … [Read more...]

Nice Start in the Azores

  Azores - The season is starting out nice with plenty of White Marlin and some nice Blue Marlin already … [Read more...]

July 500+ Round Up

July proved to be a very good month in terms of big marlin reported to us. We are the first to admit we don't get them … [Read more...]

August 2013 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Bermuda - Mako - 500 lbs. Azores - Brasilia - 650 lbs. Azores - Boca Raton - 600 lbs. Montauk, NY - … [Read more...]

68 Blue Marlin – 3 1/2 Days

Panama - Team Carol Libby consisting of Capt. Josh Temple, mates Andrea McQuade, Juan Andres Spragge, James Brown and … [Read more...]

Canyons Come Alive

Mid-Atlantic (VA,MD,NJ) - We were starting to wonder when the bite was going to begin in earnest off the Mid-Atlantic. … [Read more...]

Louisiana Billfish Bite

Louisiana - We know that plenty of billfish are caught in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana as many of the same places … [Read more...]

All Wound Up in Bermuda

Bermuda - If you want one of the most passionate billfish captains in the game, look no further than Capt. James … [Read more...]

Lightning Strikes Twice in Alabama

Gulf Shores, Alabama - The 24-Year Blue Marlin record fell this evening, not once but twice. While fishing in the Blue … [Read more...]

Bermuda on the Rise

Bermuda - One of the world's great big fisheries has come alive of late. While Bermuda has always been a great place to … [Read more...]

Blank Check Takes World Cup

Bermuda - It was the slimmest of margins, but Blank Check held on to win the 2013 Blue Marlin World Cup by just eight … [Read more...]

July 2013 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Bermuda - Fa La Me - 600 lbs. Bermuda - Waste Knot - 750 lbs. Kona, HI - Rod Bender - 1,043 lbs. Bermuda … [Read more...]

Summer Sails in Guatemala

  Guatemala – There is some excellent Sailfish action going on down at Casa Vieja Lodge. Over the last three … [Read more...]

Flags Flying off Hatteras

Hatteras, North Carolina - The billfish have been biting of the North Carolina coast. Blue Marlin, White Marlin and … [Read more...]

Texas Swords Dialed In on the Booby Trap

Freeport, TX - Team Booby Trap are just back from their 3 1/2 Day adventure and they certainly found the Swordfish. They … [Read more...]

500 lbs. Blue on Spinning

Exmouth, Australia - These beautiful shots were worth posting just by themselves, but when we heard the whole story, we … [Read more...]

Cabo Striped Marlin Run

Cabo, MX - Those of us in the U.S. often times take for the granted the great fishing in Cabo. Almost daily, there seems … [Read more...]

San Carlos Surprise

San Carlos (Sonora), Mexico - We'll give a second to get a map on this one. Not only had we not heard of this town until … [Read more...]

June 2013 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN La Gomera - Hedonist - 500 lbs. Cap Cana, DR - Fish Tank - 500 lbs. Kona, HI - Ihu Nui - 625 lbs. Kona, … [Read more...]

Bahamas Mixes It Up

Bahamas - There is a lot of geography to be covered in the Bahamas and a lot of water, but we have had some good to … [Read more...]

Lowcountry’s Blue Bite

Charleston, SC - There has been a big wave of Blue Marlin in South Carolina's Lowcountry and everybody is getting in on … [Read more...]

Clean Sweep Scores 16 Blue Marlin

Los Suenos, Costa Rica - It has been a surprisingly good May for Blue Marlin, with a number of boat getting shots at 2-3 … [Read more...]

Big Blues in the Canary Islands

Canary Islands - 2012 was a below average season for this great fishery. While there were some nice fish caught, the … [Read more...]

Blues Start in North Carolina

North Carolina - We are starting to get steady reports out of both Hatteras and Oregon Inlet, signaling the start of … [Read more...]

Royal Slam in 26-Days

As some of you will remember from a report we published a few weeks back, Kitt Toomey and Brett Cannon set out to set a … [Read more...]

April 500+ Club Round Up

April was an unusually slow month for the big girls. For that matter, 2013 has been fairly slow, especially on Granders … [Read more...]

May 2013 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Cape Verdes - Ond Emma - 550 lbs. Cape Verdes - Andromeda - 600 lbs. Grand Canary - Reel Time - 550 … [Read more...]

Sailfish in a Canal?

Miami, FL - We were hoping this was real, but we do live in an Internet dominated world. We first saw this shot a couple … [Read more...]

Big Oh’s Blue Storm in Cape Verdes

Cape Verdes (Northwest Bank) - I guess we shouldn't be shocked anymore when we hear about ridiculous Blue Marlin … [Read more...]

Leave Them Swimming!

  There  is no debate about it, billfish (and for that matter all fish) that are left in the water are … [Read more...]

Blues & Blacks take the Throne in the Galapagos

Galapagos Islands - Sometimes you don't know how good your fishery is, until you are forced to try something new. While … [Read more...]

In Search of the Royal Slam (Pacific)

Pacific Ocean (Part I) - Kitt Toomey and Brett Cannon are on a mission! For some it is a lifetime goal, for these two … [Read more...]

Blue Time Wins World Sailfish

Key West, FL (From www.worldsailfish.com) – The final day of the World Sailfish Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops … [Read more...]

Cape Verdes Waking Up

Cape Verdes - After so many years of such off the charts Blue Marlin fishing, we sometimes remember this is in fact … [Read more...]

Big Swords in NZ Too

Whangaroa, New Zealand - What was a long stretch without any large Swordfish being reported to us, ended abruptly with … [Read more...]

Big Sword in Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The crew on the M&M got a helluva nice reward for their efforts on a nighttime swordfishing … [Read more...]

April 2013 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Lahaina, HI - Start Me Up Das It - 536 lbs. Chub Cay, Bahamas - CE - 500 lbs. Kona, HI - Nasty Habit - … [Read more...]

March 500+ Club Round Up

We added 45 Billfish over 500 lbs in the Month of March. As would be expected this time of year, Blue Marlin dominated … [Read more...]

March Moon in Kona

  Kona, HI - Don't tell us the moon does not matter! Well, at least in Kona for the big girls. The week … [Read more...]

Costa Wrap-Up

Carrillo, CR - We had a great time fishing with Capt. Jason Coffrin on Mr. Trigger. This was our fourth time fishing … [Read more...]

Costa Trip Update

  Carrillo, Costa Rica - We have been taking a break from the computer to do some "field research" with … [Read more...]

Sea Fix wins Billfish Series

Los Suenos, CR - The competition was fierce and the fishing was excellent for the 2nd leg of the Los Suenos Billfish … [Read more...]

State Record in the GAMEX

Exmouth, Australia - In an area not known for large Blue Marlin, a 780 lbs. fish will draw a lot of attention. During … [Read more...]

500+ Club Round-Up

February was a surprisingly good month for big marlin. We had 29 Marlin over 500 lbs reported to us including the very … [Read more...]

March 2013 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Canavieiras, Brazil - Wahoo - 700 lbs. 
Mauritius - Malibu - 740 lbs. Honolulu, HI - Maggie Joe - 676 … [Read more...]

Cape Verde Starts!

  Cape Verdes - We know what time of year it is, but apparently the Blue Marlin don't care. We had an earlier … [Read more...]

Isla Sail Run

Isla Mujeres, Mexico - This has been an odd season for this usually very consistent winter Sailfish bite. The fish have … [Read more...]

Action Shots on Wahoo

Canavieiras, Brazil - Capt. Antonio "Tuba" Amaral, no stranger to the camera took these spectacular shots of this Blue … [Read more...]

Blue Marlin Release

Quepos, CR - Capt. Roger Cascante on True Grit captured these great images of a Blue Marlin that he released as it … [Read more...]

Betsy Impressive in the DR

Casa De Campo, DR - Betsy has kept the pressure up on the Blue Marlin, moving from Cap Cana down to Casa De Campo. Based … [Read more...]

Port Stephen’s Strong Bite

Port Stephens, Australia - After the big reels are put up off the Great Barrier Reef, those who are lucky enough to keep … [Read more...]

Philipps Hits 25,000!

Guatemala - Congratulations to our friend Capt. Brad Philipps who released his 25,000th Billfish or his career,  23,000 … [Read more...]

February 2013 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Ascension Island - Harmattan - 700 lbs. Funzi, Kenya - Patricia II - 500 lbs. Ua Huka, Marquesas - Last … [Read more...]

Mauritius Marlin Wave

Mauritius - Mostly known for a big fish fishery, Mauritius can show up with numbers as well. What sets this fishery … [Read more...]

Boat Sinks While Fighting a Marlin

Panama - In what must have been a very scary moment off the coast of Panama for Captain and Crew, this small sportfish … [Read more...]

The Los Suenos Report!

Jaco, Costa Rica - The fishing is so good out of Los Suenos Marina right now, we are thinking about changing our name to … [Read more...]

Capt. Chris Sheeder releases his 20,000th Sailfish

Guatemala - Casa Vieja Lodge’s Capt. Chris Sheeder yesterday reached one of the most significant milestones to date in … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #1 Cape Verde Islands

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #1 Cape Verde Islands. … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #2 Azores

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #2 Azores. Criteria for … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #3 Pinas Bay, Panama

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #3 Pinas Bay, Panama. … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #4 Cairns, Australia

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #4 Cairns, Australia. … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #5 Punta Cana, Dominican

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #5 Punta Cana, Dominican … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #6 Guatemala

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #6 Guatemala. Criteria for … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #7 Central Pacific, Costa Rica

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #7 Central Pacific, Costa … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #8 Kona, Hawaii

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #8 Kona, Hawaii. Criteria … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #9 Canavieiras, Brazil

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #9 Canavieiras, Brazil. … [Read more...]

January 2013 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Tutukaka, NZ - Bosca - 640 lbs. Golfito, CR - Cazador - 500 lbs. Richards Bay, SA - Hercules - 550 … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #10 South Florida & Keys

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #10 is South Florida and the … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – Honorable Mention Isla Mujeres

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our third Honorable Mention goes to Isla … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – Honorable Mention U.S. Mid-Atlantic

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our second Honorable Mention goes to the … [Read more...]

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – Honorable Mention Kenya

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and our first Honorable Mention goes to … [Read more...]

91 Sailfish for Decisive!

Guatemala - The bite has turned on in Guatemala with a number of boats getting 40+ Shots at Sailfish a day. The water is … [Read more...]

Guatemala Time

Guatemala - Does this fishery every have a slow season? Sure, they have slow days like the rest of us, but the Sailfish … [Read more...]

Advanced Roofing wins Operation Sailfish

  Palm Beach, FL - In what can only be described as spectacular fishing, Team Advanced Roofing managed to release 23 … [Read more...]

Big Blue – Small Boat

Ilhabela,Brazil - This beauty of a Blue Marlin, we are going to call 900+ was caught by Maneco Carrano in a 25' Center … [Read more...]

Brazil Starting to Heat Up!

Canavieiras, Brazil - The Season has just started to begin off the Royal Charlotte Bank and the fish have decided to … [Read more...]

Team Angel wins the WBS

Los Suenos, CR - Capt. Billy Chase Angel on the Sea Angel put angler Austin Angel on 17 Sailfish and a Blue Marlin to … [Read more...]

November 500+ Club Round-Up

500+ Club - We had a total of 47 Marlin reported to us weighing in excess of 500 lbs. during November. Of those 40 were … [Read more...]

December 2012 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Ilhabela, Brazil - Vo Juca - 800 lbs. Richards Bay, SA - Mitsu Fishi - 506 lbs. Mauritius … [Read more...]

Grander on the Tradition

Cairns, Australia -  We track all Granders over on Grander Watch, but we wanted to share this fish. Capt. Tim … [Read more...]

Dominican Blue Marlin

  Cap Cana, DR - What is supposed to be a spring and summer fishery on Blue Marlin, is proving to be more a … [Read more...]

Black Marlin on the Flats

Hervey Bay, Australia - We have to be honest, we never thought that we would ever be talking about flats fishing for any … [Read more...]

Two Granders in a Day!

Cairns, Australia - Hot Shot managed 2 Granders in one Day. More on this story over at Grander Watch! … [Read more...]

October 500+ Club Round Up

October 500+ Club - As is usual, this time of year, the Giant Black Marlin run of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia … [Read more...]

November 2012 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Kona, HI - Hooked Up - 867 lbs. Salvador, Brazil - Pityleo - 665 lbs. Funzi, Kenya - … [Read more...]

Massive Black Marlin on Release

Cairns, Australia (GBR) - We don't normally post just a single picture, but this one is worthy. This shot was captured … [Read more...]

Frantic Pace at the $2.4MM Bisbees

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Bisbees Press Release) -  Before this week, the biggest fish Dave Sanchez had ever caught was a … [Read more...]

Top Shot wins Lizard Island Classic

Lizard Island, Australia - Congratulations to Top Shot for winning the 26th Annual Lizard Island Classic. It took 14 … [Read more...]

Bisbees $1.4 Million Blue Marlin

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - With no qualifying fish weighed on Day One, the impressive purse of the Bisbees Black and Blue … [Read more...]

Los Cabos Offshore Tournament Results

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - In years past, the Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament has always been known casually as the … [Read more...]

Black Marlin in the Boat

Cairns, Australia (Great Barrier Reef) - The boys on the Little Audrey just came back from a 7-Day trip, going 6-7 on … [Read more...]

Two Granders for Viking II

Great Barrier Reef, Australia - We are not sure what Capt. Billy Billson eats for breakfast, but it must attract BIG … [Read more...]

GBR Starting off Well

Cairns, Australia (GBR) - Heavy Tackle Black Marlin Season is upon is and despite some awful conditions to start the … [Read more...]

September 500+ Club Round-Up

September 500+ Club - We had a another GREAT month for big fish thanks mostly to the warm Eastern Atlantic Ocean. We had … [Read more...]

Gaviota Wins the San Juan IBT

   102 BLUE MARLIN RELEASED AT CLUB NAUTICO DE SAN JUAN’S 59TH INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT San Juan, Puerto Rico … [Read more...]

October 2012 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Azores - Brasilia - 700 lbs. Bazaruto, Mozambique - Skuzako - 500 lbs. St. Thomas, USVI - … [Read more...]

Cap Cana Expectations

  Cap Cana, DR - There are only a handful of places in the world where a 2 Blue Marlin day is considered "sub-par", … [Read more...]

World Grander Club

The Billfish Report along with Grander Watch and MarlinStar Lures & Apparel are proud to announce the World Grander … [Read more...]

Flags Are Flying off Oregon Inlet

Oregon Inlet, NC - Double Digit Billfish and Grand Slams dominated today's reports out of Oregon Inlet. There is some … [Read more...]

Azores Amaze!

Azores - If you follow us on a day to day basis, you may be getting numb by all the incredible reports we have been … [Read more...]

Virginia’s Billfish Run

Virginia Beach, VA - You hear a lot about Maryland and North Carolina's great billfisheries, but for some reason you … [Read more...]

Peje Wins Boy Scout

PEJE WINS 40TH ANNIVERSARY USVI OPEN/ATLANTIC BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT, VALDES EARNS TOP ANGLER St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin … [Read more...]

September 2012 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Azores - Xacara - 800 lbs. Azores - Xacara - 650 lbs. Azores - Brasilia - 950+ lbs. Azores … [Read more...]

Big Blue on the Leader

Kona, HI - Great video put together by Ryan O"Halloran (wire man) on the Monkey Biz II with Capt. Chip Van Mols. Those … [Read more...]

Kona Summer Blues

Kona, HI - The summer time bite seems to be a little later than expected this year. The best wave of fish seemed to … [Read more...]

Azores – Big Fish Factory!

Azores - No this is not a mis-print, we did just in fact report on the great fishery that is the Azores. The problem is … [Read more...]

Azores Slowly Racking Up Numbers

Azores - With only a few boats fishing the short season, the Azores may still not be on everyone's radar. Most people … [Read more...]

Bi-Op-Sea takes Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove, NC - In one of the better billfish numbers year for the Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament, Capt. Jesse … [Read more...]

Old South Marlin Club Wins HIBT

  NORTH CAROLINA’S OLD SOUTH MARLIN CLUB TEAM 4 WINS 53rd HAWAIIAN INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT JASON … [Read more...]

HIBT Day Four Results

OLD SOUTH MARLIN CLUB TEAM 4 HOLDS LEAD HEADING INTO FINAL DAY OF HIBT FISHING SCOREBOARD IN MOTION Kailua-Kona, … [Read more...]

HIBT Day Three Results

Kona, Hawaii (Day 3) – At the close of Day Three of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) 34 of the 40 … [Read more...]

HIBT Day Two Results

  Kona, Hawaii (Day 2) –On Day Two of the five-day 53rd Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament the … [Read more...]

HIBT Day One Results

    Kona, Hawaii (Day 1) – Anglers gathered on Kailua Pier early Monday morning as the 53rd running of … [Read more...]

Blew Bayou Wins the WMO

Ocean City, MD - The 39th Annual White Marlin Open had impressive numbers with 962 White Marlin, 39 Blue Marlin, 6 … [Read more...]

Donaken Wins Texas Legends

Texas - Plenty of Billfish off the coast of Texas in August. It took 7 Sailfish a White Marlin and Blue Marlin for Capt. … [Read more...]

Great Numbers at the White Marlin Open

Ocean City, MD - With two days in the books there have been 719 White Marlin (357 & 362), 28 Blue Marlin (11 & … [Read more...]

Viking 70 Wins Overnight Billfish Tournament

Ocean City, MD - The 35th annual Overnight Billfish Tournament is complete and the event included 114 billfish caught … [Read more...]

TIFT Billfish Results

South Padre Island, TX - The 73rd TIFT is in the bag and though it was a bit windy during the two days of fishing a good … [Read more...]

White Out in Ocean City

Ocean City, MD - Great white marlin fishing and just in time for the start of the White Marlin Open next week. Usually … [Read more...]

July 500+ Club Round Up

500+ Club - July was a month to remember with seventy-two (72) 500+ Blue Marlin, 3 Black Marlin and 1 Swordfish reported … [Read more...]

August 2012 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Azores - Xacara - 650 lbs. Azores - Brasilia - 550 lbs. Madeira - Balancal - 900 … [Read more...]

Hot Bite off Texas

Port Aransas & Port O'Connor, Texas - The mid-coast of Texas has been on fire lately on the billfish. Tournament … [Read more...]

Triple Crown for Fa La Me

Bermuda - The Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship includes nine days of fishing during three major Bermuda-based … [Read more...]

Big Swords in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Mexico - Mostly known for its incredible wintertime sailfishing, perhaps Isla has a swordfishery as well. … [Read more...]

Principe Comes Alive

Bom Bom, Principe - A once really well know blue marlin fishery is coming back to life. The fishery never really dropped … [Read more...]

Azores Starts off with a Bang!

Azores - It should be no surprise that the first day of fishing would bring a few bites for the boys in the Azores, but … [Read more...]

Fa La Me takes the Bermuda Big Game Classic

Bermuda - Team Fa-La-Me is the one to watch as they continue their hot streak wining Bermuda’s largest tournament, the … [Read more...]

Mattanza wins the Billfish Blast

Bermuda - It was fitting that the 8th Annual Billfish Blast kicked off on July 4th because the scoreboard was lit up … [Read more...]

Hot Bite in the Mid-Atlantic

North Carolina to Maryland - The bite this year could be best described as steady. We were getting good reports from one … [Read more...]

Blues on Fly in Cape Verdes

Cape Verdes - As if you needed any more of a challenge to catch a Blue Marlin, catching them on fly is becoming more … [Read more...]

Queen of Hearts Strikes Twice

QUEEN OF HEARTS TAKES WORLD CUP For the second time in five years, the Bermuda based team aboard QUEEN OF HEARTS … [Read more...]

July 2012 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Madeira - Pesca Grossa - 684 lbs. Cape May, NJ - Judge - 600 lbs. Cape May, NJ - Judge - 675 … [Read more...]

Custom Billed wins the TBC

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Black Gold Takes Lead in July Open

  BLACK GOLD TAKES FIRST DAY LEAD AT 49TH JULY OPEN BILLFISH TOURNAMENT WITH TWO RELEASES St. … [Read more...]

June 500+ Club Round-Up

500+ Club - June proved to be an excellent month for large Marlin from around the World. Although, heavily dominated by … [Read more...]

Epic Blue Marlin Day for Dreamin On

Cape Verdes - This fishery never ceases to amaze us. Five Blue Marlin released in a day, seems about average  (yes, they … [Read more...]

Fa La Me wins the BBC!

Bahamas - After a four year absence from the Bahamas Billfish Championship, Frank Rodriguez returned to the competition … [Read more...]

Big Day in the Atlantic

Atlantic Ocean - If you were wondering if Big Blue Marlin season in the Atlantic had officially started, we would like … [Read more...]

The Hooker on a Roll in the Cape Verdes

Cape Verdes - Capt. Brad Philipps is running the Hooker for the summer season, taking a little break from Guatemala. It … [Read more...]

Marines Tackle Billfish on the Wildcatter

Port Aransas, Texas - We obviously get a lot of reports on billfish from around the world. While most reports stand-out … [Read more...]

Flybuoy Wins the 54th Big Rock

  Morehead City, NC - Flybuoy, captained by Robert Hollingsworth of Charleston, S.C., flew through the week atop … [Read more...]

Madeira on The Rise

Madeira - The famed waters off Madeira are starting to see consistent Blue Marlin now on a daily basis. We are getting … [Read more...]

BBC – Krazy Salt’s Takes Marsh Harbour

  Marsh Harbour, Bahamas - David Anderson’s team Krazy Salt’s wasted no time showing the twenty-seven teams … [Read more...]

Pelese Wins Papagayo Cup

                             Marina Papagayo, Costa Rica: Despite fielding a relatively new crew and boat, Marc Stanley … [Read more...]

Team Freedom Wins Cajun Classic

Venice, LA - The 2012 Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic is now in the record books. A total of 46 sportfishing yachts, … [Read more...]

Cape Verdes Keep Us “Dreamin On”

Cape Verdes - I am not sure you can write too much and too often for this fishery. Unless you love White Marlin fishing, … [Read more...]

June 2012 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN La Gomera - Bocinegro - 700 lbs. Venice, LA - Freedom - 744 lbs. Venice, LA - Cajun Odysea - 589 … [Read more...]

Grander for the Seafari in Bermuda

  Bermuda - The Seafari caught the largest fish (Blue Marlin) of the year, weighing in at an impressive 1,289 … [Read more...]

Shark Byte Wins Cap Cana

  A blue marlin release late on the final day of fishing in the Cap Cana International Billfish Shootout helped … [Read more...]

Canary Islands off to a Good Start

Canary Islands - After a disappointing year last year, 2012 proves that you can't keep a good fishery down. This is … [Read more...]

Cape Verdes Blue Bite Continues

  Cape Verde Islands - The unofficial Blue Marlin Capital of the world continues to see great numbers. It is not … [Read more...]

“Frantic Pace” of Cabo Striped Marlin

Cabo, Mexico - Capt. Hercules Marsella on Frantic Pace  fishing with Capt. Josh Temple, proved up a very good Striped … [Read more...]

May 2012 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Cape Verde Islands - Onda Emma - 500 lbs. Cape Verde Islands - Dona Pi - 900 lbs. Cape Verde Islands … [Read more...]

White Flags Flying in the DR

Cap Cana, DR - White Marlin Season is upon us in the Dominican and the numbers are starting to pile up. While nothing … [Read more...]

Historic Islamorada Sailfishing

Islamorada, FL - World Famous Bud N Mary's Marina has had its great days of fishing over the years, but they have NEVER … [Read more...]

Sandman Wins World Sailfish – Again!

Sandman Defends World Sailfish Championship! Defending champion fends off rough weather and competitors Key … [Read more...]

World Sailfish

Key West, FL - The World Sailfish Championship had a GREAT Day One. They boys and girls released 362 Sailfish. Sandman, … [Read more...]

World Record Swordfish

New Zealand - It did not take long for the 80 lbs. test World Record for Swordfish to be challenged. Capt. John Gregory … [Read more...]

April Guatemala Sails

Guatemala - The great year sailfish season appears to have no end. While plenty of fish are caught in April, the numbers … [Read more...]

The Fishing World Lost a Great One!

Key West, FL - It is with great sorrow we report the death of Capt. Jose Wejebe. His love and passion for fishing was … [Read more...]

April 2012 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Cape Verde Islands - Onda Emma - 750 lbs. Kona, HI - Sea Geanie II - 600 lbs. Kona, HI - Marlin Magic … [Read more...]

Booby Trap releases 21 Swordfish

Freeport, Texas - The boys on the Booby Trap were at it again.These guys love to swordfish and the numbers don't lie. On … [Read more...]

Cape Verdes = En Fuego!

Cape Verde Islands - Without doubt this is one of the finest Blue Marin fisheries in the World, if not THE best. What … [Read more...]

Bandolera Wins at Los Suenos

Los Suenos, CR - Day One at the Los Suenos Billfish Series started out on fire, with 362 Billfish released. Fishing … [Read more...]

Los Suenos Billfish Day 2

Los Suenos, CR - The fishing slowed down after a very impressive Day 1, but the fishing was still good with 178 Sailfish … [Read more...]

Great Day One in Los Suenos!

Los Suenos, CR - The Second Leg of the Signature Billfish Series started out with a bang! 40 Boats participating … [Read more...]

Tobago on the Bite!

Tobago - We don't get a lot reports of Blue Marlin close to Tobago as it seems most boats are fishing other waters out … [Read more...]

The Shot – Black Marlin

Panama - You may remember the series of shots of a Blue Marlin taken by our friend Marc Montocchio down in St Thomas. We … [Read more...]

First Marlin in the Cape Verdes

Cape Verde Islands - One of the best fisheries in the World and one that always makes our Top 10, is off to a good … [Read more...]

Sailfish Insanity!

Guatemala -  There is a reason that this fishery always makes it in our Top 10 Billfisheries of the year and it is not … [Read more...]

March 2012 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Canavieiras, Brazil - Wahoo - 550 lbs. Ascension Island - Harmattan - 600 lbs. Watamu, Kenya - Ol … [Read more...]

Swords in Puerto Vallarta?

Puerto Vallarta, MX - There was a time when Mazatlan (just up the coast) was well known for its Swordfishery. In fact, … [Read more...]

New Zealand Comes Alive!

New Zealand - We were getting a few reports here and there from our Kiwi friends on an odd striped marlin or a blue … [Read more...]

Decisively Sailfishing

Guatemala - Always in our Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, Guatemala always seems to amaze. This year has been jammed … [Read more...]

Ascension’s Big Girls

Ascension Island - With only one boat patrolling the waters, we often wonder how good it can really be. Capt. Olaf … [Read more...]

Royal Blue Marlin

Canavieiras, Brazil (Royal Charlotte Bank) Capt. Antonio Amaral on the Wahoo Released 3 of 4 Blue Marlin. 600, 500 and … [Read more...]

Port Stephens is Showing Off

Port Stephens, Australia - We cover a lot of fisheries and we get a lot of reports, but someone forgot to tell us how … [Read more...]

Going “Wahoo” in Brazil

Canavieiras, Brazil  - This has been one of the best seasons we can remember for the boats fishing the Royal Charlotte … [Read more...]

February 2012 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Mauritius - Paille en Queue - 600 lbs. Canavieiras, Brazil - Wahoo - 500 lbs. Canavieiras, Brazil - … [Read more...]

Costa Rica Sails

Los Suenos & Quepos, Costa Rica - There has been a really steady bite going on down in the Central Costa Rica. Boats … [Read more...]

2011 Billfisheries of the Year – #3 Kona

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #3 is Kona, HI.  Criteria … [Read more...]

2011 Billfisheries of the Year – #4 Guatemala

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #4 is Guatemala. Criteria … [Read more...]

2011 Billfisheries of the Year – #5 Panama

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #5 is Panama. Criteria … [Read more...]

2011 Billfisheries of the Year – #7 Venezuela

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #7 is Venezuela.  Criteria … [Read more...]

Red Hot Sailfishing – Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Mexico - The Winter Sailfish bite is one, with most boats reporting 15+ fish a day, with as many as 48 … [Read more...]

2011 Billfisheries of the Year – #8 Mozambique

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #8 is Mozambique.  Criteria … [Read more...]

Guatemala Sailing

Guatemala - Sailfish season is upon us and as usual, the numbers are excellent. Well known Capt. Brad Philipps … [Read more...]

Epic Sailfishing in South Florida

South Florida - Cold fronts bring the sailfish down south and man they were thick. We were bombarded with 20+ fish days, … [Read more...]

January 2012 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Pemba Channel, Kenya - Kamara II - 600 lbs. Gold Coast, Australia - Pakula - 650 lbs. Gold Coast, … [Read more...]

2011 Billfisheries of the Year – #9 (Tie) South Florida & The Keys

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #9 (Tie) is South Florida … [Read more...]

Richards Bay Billfish Run

Richards Bay, South Africa - It appears that a very nice run of marlin is upon us. 58 Billfish were caught today from … [Read more...]

Grander in Brazil

43rd Gander of the Year, a 1,000 lbs Blue Marlin, was released by Capt. Antonio Amaral on the Wahoo. More on this fish … [Read more...]

Sodwana Variety!

Sodwana Bay, South Africa - We love big fish fisheries, but the truth is, a true great fishery has variety. Central … [Read more...]

Brazil’s Blues Still Biting

Canavieiras, Brazil - The famed Royal Charlotte Bank is living up to its reputation as great blue marlin grounds. We … [Read more...]

Tremendous Aruba Sailfishing

Marina Varadero, Aruba - We don't get a lot of reports out of Aruba, but the ones we do are usually pretty good. We got … [Read more...]

Kenya’s Sailfish Bite

Watamu, Kenya - It appears after a couple years absence, Kenya's sailfish bite has returned. We have been getting … [Read more...]

November 500+ Club Round Up

NOVEMBER 500+ CLUB We had some nice fish reported to us in November from all over the world. In total, we had 66 Marlin … [Read more...]

Royal Charlotte Bank Blues

  Canavieiras, Brazil - Capt. Antonio Amaral on the Wahoo  spends a lot of time trolling the Royal Charlotte … [Read more...]

December 2011 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Royal Charlotte Bank, Brazil - Wahoo - 750 lbs. Golfito, CR - Cazador - 700 lbs. Cabo, Mexico - … [Read more...]

Dragin Fly Wins Los Suenos

Los Suenos, CR - It went right down to the wire, with Dragin Fly releasing a last minute fish to take the lead and … [Read more...]

1,169 Sailfish Released in the ILTTA

Guatemala - If you were wondering were to catch a Pacific Sailfish, you may want to remember to add Guatemala to your … [Read more...]

ILTTA Guatemala – Day 2

Guatemala (ILTTA) Day 2 -  Thirty (30) Boats released 313 Sailfish to continue the great fishing from Day 1. Canazo … [Read more...]

ILTTA Guatemala – Day 1

Guatemala (ILTTA) Day 1 - We can only hope that fishing continues to be this good. Twenty-Nine (29) Boats released 382 … [Read more...]

Shaka Grander Shots

Cairns, Australia - We wish we could talk about something else, but come on! This late Grander Black Marlin run, is what … [Read more...]

Late Grander Run!

Cairns, Australia - We should not be shocked by the news of so many big fish off the Great Barrier Reef, but we have had … [Read more...]

Mag Bay Bite Continues!

Magdalena Bay, Mexico - The Striped Marlin bite continues to be impressive and we just can't get enough of it. The … [Read more...]

Top Shot = Top Shots!

Cairns, Australia - Capt. Ross Finlayson on Top Shot has had some good luck over the last few days, releasing a 900 lbs … [Read more...]

Royal Charlotte Bank Heating Up

Royal Charlotte Bank, Brazil - Capt. Antonio Amaral always keeps is informed of the fishing down in Brazil. He has had a … [Read more...]

Gold Coast Blacks?

Gold Coast, Australia - While most of the boys are up fishing for Black Marlin on the Great Barrier Reef, down south the … [Read more...]

Mag Bay Goes Off!

Magdalena Bay, Mexico - About 150 miles north of Cabo San Lucas lies one of the most fertile areas in the world for … [Read more...]

November 2011 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Kona, HI - Miss Mojo - 550 lbs. Kona, HI - Thrillseeker - 500 lbs. Samoa - Southern Destiny - 500 … [Read more...]

October 500+ Club Round Up

October 500+ Club After a September to remember in the Azores on Blue Marlin, we knew all eyes would be on Cairns, … [Read more...]

Three Granders on the Linden Bank

Cairns, Australia (GBR) - We added Three Grander Black Marlin to Grander Watch. Square Bear, Mistress and Shaka all … [Read more...]

Big Blacks for Square Bear

Cairns, Australia - Just when you though the bite was going to slow, the Great Barrier Reef produces. While the numbers … [Read more...]

South Florida Sails Have Arrived!

West Palm Beach, FL - We had heard a few good reports of 2-3 Sails being seen, but it was not until we got a report on … [Read more...]

Bad Medicine wins the Bisbees

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - Bad Medicine's Day 1 Blue Marlin weighing 409 lbs held on to win the Bisbees Black and Blue. … [Read more...]

Bisbees Black & Blue – Day 2

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - Day 2 saw only one qualifying fish for Pegasus, a 329 lbs. Blue Marlin. 18 Blue Marlin caught … [Read more...]

Bisbees Black & Blue – Day 1

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - 101 Teams competing this year for the Bisbees Black & Blue . 37 Billfish released, but only … [Read more...]

Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

Cabo, Mexico - Tournament season is in full throttle on the Baja Peninsula with first of three tournaments in the books. … [Read more...]

Bazaruto Starts out Right!

  Bazaruto, Mozambique - The "other" Black Marlin fishery has started out just how they like it. Capt. Duarte … [Read more...]

Askari wins the Lizard Island Classic

Cairns, Australia - Askari released 16 Black Marlin to win the 25th Annual Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic. Capt. … [Read more...]

Day 4 of Lizard Island Classic – Big Fish including a Grander

Cairns, Australia - Day 4 action heated up with 38 Black Marlin released by the 22 Boat Fleet. Askari had an incredible … [Read more...]

Big Fish on Day 3 of the Lizard Island Classic

Lizard Island, Australia - Day 3 brought more action for the Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic, with 19 Black Marlin … [Read more...]

September 500+ Club Round-Up

It was a busy month for Big Fish in September. We saw the Azores continue to produce incredible numbers of 500+ Blue … [Read more...]

October 2011 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Kona, HI - Anxious - 500 lbs. Cabo, MX - Picante Express - 600 lbs. Kona, HI - Hooked Up - 650 … [Read more...]

Late Season Blues in Bermuda

Bermuda - While most boats are out fishing for wahoo and tuna, a few boats are getting hung on some late blue marlin as … [Read more...]

Black Marlin on the Ribbon Reefs for “Gorilla”

Port Douglas, Australia - Capt. Brett Thomas on the Gorilla sent us this report and these great shots from his Go-Pro … [Read more...]

White Out in Ocean City

Ocean City, MD - The crews from Maryland to North Carolina wait every year to get into the fall White Marlin bite. This … [Read more...]

No Signs of Slowing in the Azores!

Azores - In what has to be one of the finest fishing seasons the Azores have ever seen, there does not appear to be a … [Read more...]

Virginia is White Hot…NC & MD Too!

Virginia Beach, VA - We have been getting a lot of great reports from as few as 3-4 to as many as 27 White Marlin (thus … [Read more...]

White Marlin Galore out of Pirates Cove, NC

Pirates Cove, NC - We should be used to it now, but we still love it. The Fall Run of White Marlin is definitely on off … [Read more...]

Two Early Season Blacks for Iona II

Cairns, Australia - We thought it was way too early to start talking about the Great Barrier Reef. Most boats have not … [Read more...]

San Juan IBT – Peje Leads After Day 2

September 8, 2011 San Juan, Puerto Rico. The blue marlin were certainly biting on this second day of fishing at Club … [Read more...]

San Juan IBT (Day 1) 31 Marlin Released

  September 7, 2011 San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fishing was red hot on the first day of the Club Nautico de … [Read more...]

Hot Keys Swording

Duck Key, FL - If you follow us on regular basis via our Twitter Feed, you have seen some impressive swordfish numbers … [Read more...]

Kona Trip Report

Kona, HI - The Big Island has become a home away from home for us at Billfish Report. We love everything about Kona, … [Read more...]

September 2011 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Azores - Brasilia - 600 lbs. Canary Islands - Noalex - 600 lbs. Kona, HI - Marlin Magic - 600 … [Read more...]

Hot August Kona Bite!

Kona, HI - The bite has been solid off of Kona the last few days. Boats fishing off the grounds are seeing anywhere from … [Read more...]

Lisa K Leads the Mid-Atlantic $500K – Day 2

  Cape May, NJ - The earthquake that shook the entire eastern seaboard from North Carolina to Canada also shook the … [Read more...]

XTASEA wins the Flor De Cana in Nicaragua

Puesta de Sol Marina, Nicaragua - A sometimes forgot about fishery proved to be an international contender, at least for … [Read more...]

Great Fishing in Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

Pirates Cove, NC - 159 billfish were released yesterday by 48 boats for a 3 day total of 307 billfish released by 61 … [Read more...]

Revenge Wins the Boy Scout

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. For an unprecedented fourth time, the Revenge won Top Boat at the 39th Annual USVI … [Read more...]

August in the Azores

Azores - One of the premier big blue marlin fisheries is living up to its reputation thus far in August. Despite a short … [Read more...]

Chach Leads Day One at the Boy Scout

AMBT Press Release St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands - The release of four blue marlin put Chach, a … [Read more...]

White Marlin Open Days 1&2

Ocean City, MD - It took a couple days and a few weighed fish, but we finally got our first qualifying marlin from … [Read more...]

Swords-A-Plenty on the Booby Trap

  Surfside Beach, Texas - If you ask us the one place to go in the world to catch a sword, we would tell you … [Read more...]

Grander Blue in the Canaries

Grand Canary - We have our 9th Grander of the Year courtesy of the boat IBO. More information at www.granderwatch.com. … [Read more...]

August 2011 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Algarve, Portugal - Blue Shark- 750 lbs. Azores - Xacara - 500 lbs. Canary Islands - Exploramar - … [Read more...]

Big Bermuda Blues Show Up!

  Bermuda - The Blue Marlin World and the Triple Crown had all ended, just in time for an epic big blue … [Read more...]

Port Vila Wins HIBT

HIBT Press Release KONA, HAWAII—“Stop fishing, stop fishing, stop fishing,” rang out at exactly 4:30pm for the final … [Read more...]

HIBT- Day 4

HIBT Press Release Kona, Hawaii (Thursday, July 28, 2011) – Two hours into Day Four of the 52nd Annual Hawaiian … [Read more...]

HIBT – Day 3

HIBT Day 3 Results - Kona, Hawaii - (2 Days Remaining) DAILY CATCH (Wednesday) 8          Pacific blue marlin tagged … [Read more...]

Fish On wins Bermuda Triple Crown

  Bermuda - Congratulations to Capt. Elliot Cline and crew of Fish On for winning the Bermuda Triple Crown. It … [Read more...]

Grander in Portugal

Algarve, Portugal - We have confirmation of a 1,000 lbs Blue Marlin for the Blue Shark. More details and pictures at … [Read more...]

Moppy Dick II Wins the Drambuie

Key West, FL - 44 Boats lined up again to try and find the elusive Blue Marlin for bragging rights in the Florida Keys. … [Read more...]

Drambuie – Day 1

Blue Marlin release for Capt. Gene Key West, FL - Two Blue Marlin released on Day One of the Drambuie. While that … [Read more...]

Nine Lives has Epic Week on Swords

  Duck Key, FL - Those who follow us, know that we call South Florida and the Florida Keys the best place in the … [Read more...]

Click Through Takes Big Game Classic

Bermuda - It was a tight finish to the 11th Annual Bermuda Big Game Classic, but Click Through held on to a 1 Blue … [Read more...]

Jubilee lands a 500+ Sword

Jupiter, FL - The boat Jubilee landed this very nice 500+ lbs Swordfish while fishing off South Florida. This was a … [Read more...]

Cap Cana Summer Marlin

Cap Cana, Dominican Republic - The marlin bite has been wide open for the boys fishing down in the DR. Numerous 5+ White … [Read more...]

Madeira – Finally!

Madeira - One of the worlds premier big fish fisheries has not been able to produce and we are well into the season, … [Read more...]

Red Hot Bite in Tonga

Tonga - We have been told before what a great blue marlin bite they can get, but we really had no idea. Capt. Dave Shinn … [Read more...]

Firecracker Open – Final

    Kona, HI - After a great start to Day One, with 28 blue marlin released, which included a 3 fish … [Read more...]

Firecracker Open – Day One

Kona, HI - A good bite was on for all the participants in this years Firecracker Open. 28 Blue Marlin were released with … [Read more...]

July 2011 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Grand Canary - Brasilia - 600 lbs. Bermuda - Game On - 800 lbs. Bermuda - Reelax - 500 … [Read more...]

Bermuda on the Rise

Bermuda - After a a very slow start to the season (and late) the boys in Bermuda are finally on the fish. We typically … [Read more...]

Canary Islands Heating Up

    Canary Islands - We are getting consistent reports now out to the Canary Islands. Most recently, … [Read more...]

Good Start in Tonga

Tonga (South Pacific) - We don't get many reports from the small island of Tonga, but when we do, they are usually … [Read more...]

Double B Wins Big Rock

Morehead City, NC - Day One proved to be the money making day, with both 1st and 2nd Place fish weighed. Fishing was … [Read more...]

Getting the Shot – Costa Rica

Many of you will remember the VERY impressive video and eventually a shot that earned Marc Montocchio the cover of … [Read more...]

Big Rock – Day 1

Morehead City, NC - We did not have to wait long to know if the big fish are around. Day 1 brought three      fish over … [Read more...]

Bahamas Blues

  San Salvador, Bahamas - Fish Tales has been fishing the bluewater banks off San Sal and has had some … [Read more...]

Good Start in the Canaries

La Gomera, Canary Islands - We have been getting a number of reports out of the Canary Islands, with most of the fish … [Read more...]

June 2011 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Cape Verdes - Dona Pi - 800 lbs. Cape Verdes - Andromeda - 850 lbs. Oregon Inlet, NC - Phideaux - … [Read more...]

Happy Hooker’s Grander

Cape Verdes - Happy Hooker does it again. More at www.granderwatch.com. … [Read more...]

Cap Cana, DR – White Hot

    Cap Cana, Dominican Republic - Either we have not been getting the reports or the bite has been … [Read more...]

Mozambique Run on Blacks

Bazaruto, Mozambique - In a normal year you would not hear much our of Mozambique in the way of marlin at least this … [Read more...]

May Swords

  Mother Ocean -  May has not been a good month if you are a swordfish, but for the anglers and crews it has … [Read more...]

A Great Season on Tradition in Australia – Part 1

Cairns, Australia - Capt. Tim Richardson (traditioncharters.com) sent us this video from 2010. What a GREAT season for … [Read more...]

Grander Black in Bazaruto

Bazaruto, Mozambique - Vamizi has released the 2nd Grander of the Year. More at GranderWatch.com   … [Read more...]

May 2011 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Cape Verdes - Smoker - 600 lbs. Hatteras, NC - Low Profile - 511 lbs. Kona, HI - Camelot - 995 … [Read more...]

Marlin on the Hunt

Great video sent to us from Garrett Penley on Tuna Bite and Carolina Magic down in Los Suenos, … [Read more...]

Cape Verdes Keep Rolling

  Cape Verde Islands - Size, Numbers and a consistent bite on Blue Marlin. What else can you ask … [Read more...]

Marlin After Dinner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G3p0BSe0G4U … [Read more...]

Sandman Wins 2011 World Sailfish

  Key West, FL - Difficult Sailfish weather (flat calm) was to blame for lower than normal catches in … [Read more...]

Guatemala Blue Marlin

Guatemala - Most people's immediate reaction when you say Guatemala is sailfish and why not. However, Guatemala gets a … [Read more...]

Cape Verdes on Fire!

Cape Verde Islands - Living up to its reputation as one of the best blue marlin fisheries in the World, the boys on the … [Read more...]

A March to Remember

  Los Suenos, CR - If you followed us on Facebook or got our Twitter feed in March, you probably got … [Read more...]

April 2011 – 500+ Club

      BLUE MARLIN Cape Verdes - Capt. Miguel Gamito - 800 lbs. Kona, HI - Playtime - 600 … [Read more...]

Puerto Rico Record Swordfish

Vieques, PR - We have a new potential Puerto Rican record Swordfish. Capt. Javier Berrios on the FishingHooker with … [Read more...]

Port Stephens Bills-A-Plenty

  Port Stephens, Australia - The boys got after the bills in both numbers and variety. We have heard of the good … [Read more...]

Kona Grander for Monkey Biz II

  Kona, HI - Capt. Chip Van Mols on the Monkey Biz II has added another Grander to his collections. Capt. … [Read more...]

10 Blue Marlin for Ambush

St Lucia - Yes, you read the headline correct. Australian Captain Tim Richardson, running the boat Ambush raised 14 Blue … [Read more...]

Awesome Daytime Video of Sword

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n7Qg-x0TU0&feature=player_embedded#at=43 … [Read more...]

Underwater Footage for Tuna Bite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWiokmcr0Yc&feature=player_embedded … [Read more...]

March 2011 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Los Suenos, CR - Capt. Howard Lynch on Tuna Bite - 500 lbs. Cape Verde Islands - Capt. Zak Conde - 600 … [Read more...]

Hot Sailfishing in Los Suenos

Los Suenos, CR - The Salfishing has been on fire over the last week down in Los Suenos (Near Jaco). Boats are seeing 30+ … [Read more...]

Bermagui Stripes

Bermagui, Australia - Capt. Ian Ford on Hot Shot has been getting after the Striped Marlin down in New South Wales. A … [Read more...]

Beach Launch for Marlin

Sodwana Bay, South Africa - The next time you decide to complain about the condition of your marina or the current in … [Read more...]

Kona “Winter” Marlin

Kona, HI - After a below average year for Kona in 2010, the boys are experiencing a great "off-season" bite thus far in … [Read more...]

30+ Sails a Day for “Swordfish” in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Mexico - It appears to be another great year for Isla Mujeres. The bait has been abundant and fishing … [Read more...]

January Blue Marlin for Hatteras

Hatteras, NC - Kenny Brown on the Fin Dawg released this blue marlin (Jan. 30th) while out looking for bluefin tuna. If … [Read more...]

February 2011 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Guatemala - A-FIN-ITY - 500 lbs Richards Bay, South Africa - Black Watch - 573 lbs. Los Suenos, CR … [Read more...]

“Circle Hook” Raises 80+ Sailfish in Guatemala

Guatemala - Capt. Eddie Bairez on the Circle Hook had three tremendous days on sailfish. In three days fishing, they … [Read more...]

Kenya Records Multiple Slams!

Kenya - From the place that brought us the Billfish Fantasy Slam (5 Billfish Species in a Day), we got word of some very … [Read more...]

Tropic Star Nears Record

Panama - World renowned Tropic Star Lodge (www.tropicstar.com)has had yet another phenomenal week. The Fleet managed to … [Read more...]

Big Brazil Blues

Brazil - We have been getting some good reports from Capt. Antonio Amaral of Bahia Pesca down on the Royal Charlotte … [Read more...]

South African Slam

Richards Bay, South Africa - The first ever recorded Billfish Super Slam in South African water was just recently … [Read more...]

Carrillo Mixed Bag

Carrillo, CR - We just got from fishing with our good friend Capt. Jason "Butterfly" Coffrin on the Mr. Trigger. Jason … [Read more...]

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #2 Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #2 is The Great Barrier Reef … [Read more...]

Don Tyson Dies of Cancer

Springdale, AR - It is with great sadness that we report that IGFA Trustee and Billfish Foundation Founder Don Tyson … [Read more...]

January 2011 – 500+ Club

BLUE MARLIN Royal Charlotte Bank, Brazil - Capt. Antonio Amaral - 500 lbs. Brisbane, Australia - Capt. Ken Brown … [Read more...]

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #4 Venezuela

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #4 is Venezuela.  Criteria … [Read more...]

Kona, HI – 39th Grander of the Year

Kona, HI - We were hoping for this. After such a great run down in Australia, we really wanted to see just one more … [Read more...]

Brazil’s Big White Marlin

Vitoria, Brazil - It is not a surprise that large white marlin patrol the waters in Brazil.  If you know your IGFA … [Read more...]

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #6 Kenya

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #6 is Kenya.  Criteria for … [Read more...]

Black Marlin on Lures +

We get a lot of black marlin reports from Panama, Australia, Costa and Mexico, but we get more reports on lure caught … [Read more...]

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #8 Guatemala

The Billfish Report is counting down its top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #8 is Guatemala. Criteria … [Read more...]

500+ Club – December 2010

Blue Marlin Ascension Island - "Harmattan" - 700 lbs. Cabo SanLucas - Capt. Julio Gonzalez on Bill Collector - 850 … [Read more...]

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #10 Galapagos

#10 - Galapagos The Billfish Report is counting down its top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #9 are … [Read more...]

Flamingo’s Blacks Jump Too!

Flamingo, CR - While fishing with Capt. Richard Chellemi on the Gamefisher II (www.gamefisher2.com), traveling … [Read more...]

THE Shot

St Thomas, USVI - Billfish guys are constantly trying to get the best marlin shot possible. Usually though, that shot … [Read more...]

Getting the Shot

If you saw the new Marlin you may have noticed our new friend Marc Montocchio has the cover image. Marc spent countless … [Read more...]

500+ Club – November 2010

Blue Marlin Mauritius - "Brueder" 500 lbs. Samoa - Capt. Chris Donato on Southern Destiny - 750 lbs Cape Verde … [Read more...]

Brazil White Marlin

Vitoria, Brazil - Big White Marlin are the name of the game for Capt. Bruno Larica (www.billfishbrazil.com) with many of … [Read more...]

Black Marlin in Flight!

Bazaruto, Mozambique - If you follow us on Facebook ("Marlin Billfish" or "Bill Fish") you have already seen these … [Read more...]

Samoa Blue Marlin

Samoa - Capt. Chris Donato on Southern Destiny has started the season and already has impressive results. In two days … [Read more...]

Bazaruto Blacks

Bazaruto, Mozambique - We love big black marlin and while there is no doubt the best place to catch one is off the Great … [Read more...]

Lizard Island Classic – Final Results

Lizard Island, Australia - The 24th Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic has ended, with frustrating fishing the last few … [Read more...]

Nine Minutes Too Late

Cabo San Lucas - Nine minutes may have cost Great Escape a win at the 2010 Bisbees. The fish was hooked before … [Read more...]

Bazaruto Black Marlin

Bazaruto, Mozambique - We got a good report to the start of the season for Capt. Duarte Rato. On six days fishing, they … [Read more...]

Mag Bay Striped Marlin on Fly

Mag Bay, Mexico - Captain Chip Shafer of the "Old Reliable", just got back from a week at Bahia Magdelana. They caught … [Read more...]

Great day on the GBR

Cairns, Australia - We are still waiting on the first Grander of the year for the boys on the Great Barrier Reef. Even … [Read more...]

Cairns Honorable Mention III

Cairns, Aus - We knew it was coming, but we are still awaiting the first skipper to call the first Grander Black of the … [Read more...]

Cairns Honorable Mention II

Cairns, Aus - Well, the Great Barrier Reef has produced another monster Black Marlin. The Iona, coming off a 7-day trip, … [Read more...]

Australian Black on Tradition

Cairns, Aus - Capt. Tim Richardson on the Tradition has had some good fishing over the last two days, releasing 3 fish … [Read more...]

Awesome Blue Marlin Video

St Thomas, USVI - We got this video from a great underwater photographer named Marc Montoccohio. We have been posting a … [Read more...]

Hot Blue Marlin in St Thomas

- The bite continues to be excellent on the North Drop. Here is a great video off the boat Fa-La-Me St. Thomas, USVI … [Read more...]

St Thomas Blue Moon

St Thomas, USVI - We need to send an apology to St Thomas. We suck! We have become so numb to some of the best blue … [Read more...]

Sporty Venezuela Blue Marlin

Puerto La Cruz, Venezuala - We were sent this video from our new friend Jose Alejandro Moreno. Blue Marlin are always … [Read more...]

No Dorsal Fin on Blue Marlin

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica - We got these shots from our friend Garrett Penley down in Costa. We are stumped. We have … [Read more...]

Cairns Honorable Mention

Cairns, Australia- Given how good the fishing can be on the Great Barrier Reef, we may not be able to post all the … [Read more...]

Kona Blue Marlin

Kona, HI - We wanted to share some great shots by Tracy Epstein from out in Hawaii. There has been a pretty decent bite … [Read more...]

Kona Honorable Mention

Kona, HI - An impressive 953 lbs Blue Marlin for the Tara II. Capt. Scott Fuller at the helm and Brian Schumaker working … [Read more...]

Hot White Marlin Bite – Part II

North Carolina, Virginia & Maryland - The fall run of white marlin continues to impress even after the hurricane. … [Read more...]

Big Azores Blues

Azores - For any big blue marlin angler hunter, the Azores conjures up thoughts of big blue marlin. Like a lot of the … [Read more...]

Ocean City White Marlin Video

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650+ lbs Black Marlin in Cabo

Cab0 San Lucas, MX - There have been an unusual number of large black marlin caught this year. The below video is just … [Read more...]

Ecuador's Blue Marlin

Manta, Ecuador - There has been an excellent Blue Marlin bite going on. Capt. Luis Gomez at the Blue Marlin Lodge … [Read more...]

Madeira Grander Honorable Mention

Madeira - The boat Hawk Eye with Capt. Miguel Gavina, weighed a 990 lbs Blue Marlin. Unfortunately the fish died in the … [Read more...]

Record Numbers on Whites

Ocean City, MD - There have been a number of reports of boats getting 20+ White Marlin. The report of all reports is … [Read more...]

Hot NC White Marlin Bite

North Carolina - There has been a GREAT white marlin bite up and down the coast. Boats are getting anywhere from 5-15 … [Read more...]

Sandman Edges Big Oh at the Boy Scout

St Thomas, USVI - (Unofficial) Therapy went into the last day with 8 Blue Marlin, which was a 2 Marlin lead over Big Oh. … [Read more...]

Boy Scout – Day 3 – USVI

St Thomas, USVI - 40 Blue Marlin caught today on the 3rd Day of the Boy Scout. Top Boat of the day was Therapy with 5 … [Read more...]

Big Cabo Marlin

Cabo San Lucas, MX - There has been  a flurry of activity down in Cabo over the last month with a number of blues and … [Read more...]

Mid-Atlantic $500K – FINAL

Cape May, NJ & Ocean City, MD - It took the final day, to finally produce a challenger to Billfisher's 88 lbs White … [Read more...]

Mid-Atlantic $500K – Day 4

Cape May, NJ & Ocean City, MD - 59 of the 134 Boats fished today. One weighed Blue Marlin, but it did not qualify. … [Read more...]

Blue Marlin Conservation with Legendary Capt. Peter Bristow

This Video was Edited and Produced by Paul Watson of Marlin World (www.marlinworld.tv) … [Read more...]

Mid-Atlantic $500K – Day 3

Cape May, NJ & Ocean City, MD - 76 of the 134 Boats fished today. Still no weighed Blue Marlin. Topless, who was in … [Read more...]

Mid-Atlantic $500K – Day 2

Cape May, NJ & Ocean City, MD - 79 of the 134 Boats fished today. No changes on the scales, but 3 Blue Marlin were … [Read more...]

Mid-Atlantic $500K – Day 1

Cape May, NJ & Ocean City, MD - 63 of the 134 Boats fished today and the White Marlin bite was very good. No other … [Read more...]

Big Portugal Blue Marlin

Vilamoura, Portugal - We got some absolutely beautiful shots of a nice 600 lbs  Blue Marlin for  Capt. Tiago Palma on … [Read more...]

Kona Big Island Marlin Tournament

Kona, HI - There have been some big blue marlin around, so going into the the last day, this is anybody's Tournament. … [Read more...]

Florida Keys to Freeport…not that one

Freeport, Texas - For a state with as much coastline as Texas, you would think we would hear more from the Lone Star … [Read more...]

Ocean City Billfish Slam

Ocean City, MD - White Marlin Open may be over, but nobody told the fish. There was some great Billfishing today, with … [Read more...]

HIBT – Final Results

Kona, HI - It was not a year of records, but rather some steady fishing for this year's HIBT. Kona Game Fishing Club … [Read more...]

Bermuda Still Alive

Bermuda - After a good mid-summer bite that included 3 Grander Blue Marlin, Bermuda has been quiet. Today however, we … [Read more...]

Australia The Great

Cairns, Australia (Great Barrier Reef) - If you like Grander Marlin, there is no place in the world that comes close to … [Read more...]

White Marlin Open – Day 4

Ocean City, MD - A little slower fishing today for the whole fleet. No weighed fish moved, but who would expect them to … [Read more...]

White Marlin Open – Day 3 (Update)

Ocean City, MD - A little slower fishing today for the whole fleet. No weighed fish moved, but who would expect them to … [Read more...]

Legend Stewart Campbell Dies

We were very saddened to hear that one of the legends in our sport  has passed away. Probably most known in recent years … [Read more...]

White Marlin Open – Day 2 (Updated)

Ocean City, MD - Day 2 will most likely go down as one of the finest days in the White Marlin Open history. We saw  the … [Read more...]

White Marlin Open – Day 1 Results

Ocean City, MD - One of the biggest tournaments on the East Coast, lived up to is reputation today. Not all of the 255 … [Read more...]

White Marlin Open – Day 1- 7:45 EST

Ocean City, MD - There are still some fish to be weighed, but it looks like the the fishing was good. As of 7:45 EST, … [Read more...]

2010 TIFT Billfish Results

Port Isabel, TX - The 71st Annual Texas International Fishing Tournament is the largest in Texas and includes both … [Read more...]

Big Puerto Rico Blues

San Juan, PR - There has been some really good action over the last week on blue marlin, just 5 miles off of San Juan. … [Read more...]

Bisbees East Cape Day 2 Results

Cabo San Lucas - Bisbees East Cape Tournament - Good numbers of billfish being caught and some nice fish. Good to see … [Read more...]

Maryland White Marlin

Ocean City, MD - With the upcoming White Marlin Open we felt it only appropriate that we post some recent video of what … [Read more...]

Costa Rica Black Marlin Video

Flamingo, CR- We got some great video of a small black marlin caught on the Mr. Trigger. Capt. Jason is making a real … [Read more...]

Costa Rica Trip Report 2010

Flamingo, Costa Rica - With all the great fishing destinations out there, I feel like Costa Rica has been forgotten … [Read more...]

Madeira 950+ Blue

Madeira- There have been a few nice fish around lately, with Grander releasing a 750 lbs blue marlin and Katherine B … [Read more...]

Costa Rica Day 4

Flamingo, CR - Day 4 with Mr. Trigger Sportfishing (www.flamingo-fishing.com) The bite was on today, but we could not … [Read more...]

World Cup Update #2

Blue Marlin World Cup - Pacific anglers woke up to a helluva challenge this morning. The Happy Hooker has taken control … [Read more...]

World Cup Update

WORLD CUP NEWS Cape Verde Islands -  Capt. Berno Niebuhr is headed to the scales with an estimated 800 lbs. Blue … [Read more...]

900+ Madeira Blue Marlin

Madeira - We absolutely love Madeira for a lot of reasons, but the number one reason is Large Blue Marlin. There have … [Read more...]

Blue Marlin World Cup

Blue Marlin World Cup Tournament (www.bluemarlinworldcup.com) - While there is a much larger World Cup going on right … [Read more...]

The Big Rock Sunk!