Top Billfisheries - 2008

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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Coming soon!

Top 10 Billfisheries of the year…we’ll be counting them down, starting with #10.  Who had the most extraordinary year?  Fisheries in the running… Cabo San Lucas Panama – Hannibal/Coiba/Pinas Bay Cairns/GBR Bermuda Madeira Cape Verde Canaries Kona Kenya Ghana Venezuela Puerto Vallarta South Florida Azores Brazil/Vitoria Outer Banks Costa Rica/Tamarindo/Los Suenos Guatemala New Zealand St Thomas Stay tuned as we…

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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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Charleston's Sailfish Slam concludes: Houdini wins

The world’s longest billfish tournament – the month-long Sailfish Slam, out of Charleston City Harbor, concluded this weekend, with the Houdini claiming the title and some $17K in prize money.   The final results: 16 boats entered the tournament 89 billfish caught overall – 88 sails, one blue The final leaderboard – top five: 1.  Houdini (Isle of Palms, SC) –…

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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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Countdown Soon to Come!

Starting in December we’ll be counting down the Top Billfisheries in the world from this year.  Clearly several fisheries – Australia, Panama, to name just two – are either still going strong or are just about to heat up and can move up or down given their results over the next month or so. But let us know your thoughts…

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Cape Verde Blue Marlin

Cape Verde Islands – Always hailed as one of the finest blue marlin fisheries in the world, 2009 did not disappoint. Perhaps nowhere in the world, can you catch such great numbers of blue marlin as well as PLENTY of 500 lbs + fish. We follow one of the top Captains in the area, Zak Conde.  Capt. Zak primarily captains…

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