The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #2 is Cape Verde Islands.
Criteria for our Top 10 list – taken from the daily billfish reports we receive from hundreds of captains around the world – include the following: fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish and length of season. These are then compiled, factoring in the number of boats regularly fishing that fishery, to derive a score. The rankings of those scores yield this year’s Top 10 list.
A few highlights:
– Grander on the Dimeu that went 1,120
– The Amelia had a red-hot start to the year, going 157-256…more blues than any boat in Cape Verde
– The Amelia also picked up a 1,145-pound blue
– The Happy Hooker has been making a habit of catching granders the last few years – and this year was no different, with a 1,065
Stay tuned for our #1 Billfishery of the Year, coming soon…though it might be easily deduced by process of elimination!