Top Billfisheries - 2008

2009 Billfisheries of the Year – #10…Costa Rica

2009 Billfisheries of the Year – #10…Costa Rica

The Billfish Report is counting down the top billfisheries of 2009 – and coming in at #10 is Costa Rica. Costa Rica is well-known for its mixed bag of billfish – one can see Pacific sailfish, blue marlin, and black marlin on almost any day of the year…with some occasional appearances of striped marlin.   Typically the best months for 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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Youngest Royal Slam winner!

Congratulations to Wes Davis, a 10-year-old from Malibu, CA, who has achieved IGFA’s Billfish Royal Slam – catching all nine species of billfish. Wes is the youngest to ever achieve this designation – a designation that less than 100 people worldwide have registered. Here’s the order he followed: – 2005 (age 6): short-billed spear, white marlin – 2007: Atlantic sail,…

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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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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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