Top Billfisheries - 2012

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #1 Cape Verde Islands

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. Criteria for our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and numbers of boats fishing.   We are still in shock! We are still in awe! The Cape Verde Islands blew us away this…

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #2 Azores

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 our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and numbers of boats fishing. When the Azores is on, it is simply unparalleled. Our #1 Billfishery of 2011, slipped to the very respectable #2 Spot,…

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

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. Criteria for our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and numbers of boats fishing. Variety, Size and a Year Round Season. Does it get much better than this? Pinas Bay, Panama better known…

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #4 Cairns, Australia

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. Criteria for our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and numbers of boats fishing. There is just nothing like it! What we think is one of the most unique fisheries on the planet, did…

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

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 Republic (“DR”). Criteria for our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and numbers of boats fishing. This is the first time Punta Cana has made it into our Top 10. Turns out, we…

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #6 Guatemala

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 our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and numbers of boats fishing. It is not even fair. It is not even close. The Sailfish Capital of the Pacific Ocean is in Guatemala. We…

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

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 Rica. Criteria for our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and numbers of boats fishing. Numbers, Variety and a Year Round Season, what is not to like about Costa Rica. Specifically for our…

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #8 Kona, Hawaii

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 for our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and numbers of boats fishing. We have to admit, we did not think Kona would make it this year (would have been a first). What…

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – #9 Canavieiras, Brazil

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. Criteria for our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and numbers of boats fishing. If you say Brazil to any serious Billfishermen and you will probably hear “Big Blue Marlin”. Well, 2012 was…

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

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 Florida Keys. Criteria for our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and numbers of boats fishing. There is no better place in the world to catch a Swordfish than South…

2012 Billfisheries of the Year – Honorable Mention Isla Mujeres

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 Mujeres, Mexico. Criteria for our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish, length of season and numbers of boats fishing. For about two months a year, Isla Mujeres is the THE Sailfish Capital of the Atlantic.…