2011 Billfisheries of the Year – #7 Venezuela

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #7 is Venezuela.  Criteria for our Top 10 include fish numbers, variety of billfish species, average size of fish and length of season.

White Marlin – Jose de veer Spot

Long known as one of the best fisheries on earth for multiple billfish in a single day – and multiple species – last year Venezuela had a huge number of slams (including a Super Slam), days with double digits in fish caught on individual boats, and a long season to take advantage of the fishing.  Species caught in Venezuela in 2011: White Marlin, Blue Marlin (including 865 lbs.), Atlantic Sailfish, and Swordfish all showed up in our reports.  Amazingly a typical year in Venezuela.

 Some Highlights from the Season Include:

Super Grand Slam for Capt. Matt Mauldwin going 2-3 on Blue Marlin, 2-2 on White Marlin, 1-1 on Sailfish and 1-1 on Swordfish

Blue Bird – 6-8 on Blue Marlin

Click Through – 6-6 on Blue Marlin

Cherin III – 6-9 on Blue Marlin

Doble Linea – 22-67 on Sailfish

Our #6 2011 Billfishery of the Year will be out soon, so check back soon!

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