July was an absolutely fantastic month for 500+ Marlin, with 117 Blue Marlin and 1 Black Marlin reported. It was also a “Grander” month with four (4) Blue Marlin over 1,000 lbs. including two historic fish with a 1,254 lbs. Blue Marlin for the Big Oh in the Cape Verdes and a 1,368 lbs. Blue Marlin for Dayna in Kona, HI.
Without a doubt our Top Fishery was Madeira, who put up sixty-three (63) Blue Marlin over 500 lbs. This represented 54% of all Blue Marlin caught in World over 500 lbs. Cape Verdes was our 2nd best fishery for July, with fourteen (14) including two Granders.
Our Top Boat and Captain was Capt. Frothy de Silva on Pesca Grossa who released a staggering twenty (20) Blue Marlin over 500 lbs. with at least one of those over a 1,000 lbs. To put that in perspective, Pesca Grossa represented 17% of all Blue Marlin caught in the World during July. This is without a doubt one of the finest months on record for large Marlin, be it Black or Blue.
August tends to be a really good month as well as the Azores starts to add to the Northern Atlantic totals.