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2009 Billfisheries of the Year – #4…Madeira

The Billfish Report is counting down the Top Billfisheries of 2009 – and coming in at #4 is Madeira. Madeira is a blue marlin fishery known for extremes. It can have extraordinary fishing with obscene numbers of large blue marlin, and it can have seasons that leave a lot of captains empty handed. As one of the northernmost blue marlin…

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865 Blue Marlin for Bill Collector

Cabo San Lucas, MX – Although they had not intention of killing this fish, the boat Bill Collector boated this nice 865 lbs. Blue Marlin after it came up dead. Angler was Martha Chisholm from Singer Island, FL and Pisces Capt. Julio Gonzalez was at the helm. Bill Collector is part of Pisces Sportfishing Fleet in Cabo that we follow…

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A Change of Season…

The Great thing about Billfishing is there is always a hot spot in any given month. If you follow us a lot, you know that we are obsessed with the Black Marlin bite off of Cairns and this season did not disappoint. But now, the billfishing world is moving their attention to our winter time fisheries. Expect to see a…

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Big Florida Swordfish

Florida Keys – If you have not figured it out by now, we like Big Fish. Numbers are fun, but size to us takes it to another level. There have been two 500+ Swordfish caught this year in Florida (both in southern part). The latest fish was a 504 lbs. Sword caught on a boat out of Key Colony Beach…

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When Sharks attack Marlin.

Marlin Shark Attacks – Imagine you finally hook that marlin of a lifetime, the one that would finally push you over the “mark”. You fight the fish for hours, you have sweated out every last drop of water, your back is going to give, your arms are spent and then in an instant, your dream fish becomes shark bait. We touched…

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Mozambique Grander

Mozambique, Africa – Capt. Duarte fishing with a first time angler, weighed a 1,170 lbs. Black Marlin that has been “sharked”. Before the unfortunate visit from our toothy friend, they thought the fish looked to be 1,300. Thanks to our friends at Big Game Board for letting us know about this fish.

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The "Grandest" Tournament Ever?

Lizard Island, Australia – An incredible week of fishing at the prestigious and 23rd annual Lizard Island Gamefish Club Black Marlin Classic.   125 Black Marlin caught over seven days on 26 boats – simply incredible results.  What’s more – TEN GRANDERS caught in the tournament, with Capt. Barry Cross, on the Joe Joe, picking up TWO. We think unless otherwise proven…

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