Tournament locations are always a good way to see where the fish are – so if you’re looking for where to find the billfish in May consider the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Florida, and the US East Coast…with some Pacific locations mixed in.
May 6-9. Cap Cana White Marlin Tournament. (Dominican Republic) capcana.com
May 8. Stuart Sailfish Club Ladies Tournament. stuartsailfishclub.com
May 11-15. Hatteras Village Offshore Open. (NC) hatterasoffshoreopen.com
May 12-15. Bohicket Marina Invitational Billfish Tournament. (SC) firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 16-20. Hawk’s Nest Billfish Blast, Bahamas. hawksnest.com.
May 17-22. NEFMA Bluewater Tournament. (Florida) nefma.com
May 19-22. BBC Harbour Island Championship. (Bahamas) bahamasbillfish.com
May 21-23. Antigua and Barbuda Sportfishing Tournament. antiguabarbudasportfishing.com
May 23-29. Vanuatu Marlin Classic. vanuatumarlinclassic.com
May 26-29. Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament. (SC) email@example.com
May 28-30. Swansboro Rotary Memorial Day Blue Water Fishing Tournament. (NC) kingbluewater.com
May 28-31. MBGFC Memorial Day Tournament. (Alabama) mbgfc.org.
May 31-June 4. HMY Billfish Blast. (Bahamas) billfishblast.com
May 31-June 6. Int’l Cap Cana Billfish Shootout. (Dominican Republic) intlbillfishtourns.com.
Of course don’t forget Cape Verde and Kona, which figure to account for huge numbers of blues, and likely many of some size, in May as well.