Top Billfisheries - 2016

2016 Billfisheries of the Year – #10 Casa de Campo

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, Dominican Republic. Criteria for our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and number of boats fishing. With over 12,000 Billfish Reports submitted to us in 2016 from around the…

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2016 Big Billfish By The Numbers

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 averaged thirty-two (32) reports a Day. With all that data, we thought we would share with everyone what certain fisheries and boats produced in term of “Big Billfish” in 2016. GRANDERS Thirty-One (31) reported with twelve (12) Blue Marlin and and…

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Historic Numbers in Cap Cana

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 ever seen over the last week. The Fleet, which has only consisted of three to five (3-5) boats a day released 165 Billfish over the past week. The vast majority (90%) of these have been Blue Marlin, but…

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Black Marlin in the Atlantic

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. While there have been historical captures of Black Marlin in Western Africa and Brazil (primarily by commercial boats) this is the first time a Black Marlin has been filmed underwater in the Atlantic. This incredible video was taken by…

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December 2016 – 500+ Club

December 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Ascension Island – Harmattan – 600 lbs. Ascension Island – Harmattan – 500 lbs. Ascension Island – Harmattan – 900 lbs. Exmouth, Aus – Peak – 500 lbs. Ascension Island – Harmattan – 600 lbs. Seychelles – Alati – 550 lbs. Bazaruto, Mozambique – Watamu – 550 lbs. Fraser Island, Aus – Tradition – 500 lbs. Ascension…

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November 2016 – 500+ Club

November 2016 – 500+ Club

  BLUE MARLIN Ascension Island – Harmattan – 600 lbs. Ascension Island – Harmattan – 600 lbs. Ascension Island – Harmattan – 900 lbs. Exmouth, Aus – On Strike – 500 lbs. Ascension Island – Harmattan – 700 lbs. Exmouth, Aus – On Strike – 500 lbs. Exmouth, Aus – Full Circle – 550 lbs. Exmouth, Aus – Kajiki –…

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Quitena Wins Black & Blue

Quitena Wins Black & Blue

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Capt. Dave Lear) – There are countless ways to gauge success in today’s society. From presidential polls to college football rankings, friends, followers and likes to stocks and commodities values, all measure degrees of achievement, standings and wealth. The benchmark for the Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Jackpot Tournament, the richest sport-fishing contest in the world…

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