This all places Exmouth as one of the emerging fisheries in the world and one of the top fisheries in Australia. Prime season is October – March, but the Blue Marlin are in numbers year-round.
In Kona, the Blue Marlin are found year-round, but the best time is summer, from May to October, with July and August as the peak season.
Looking for some of the best chances with a Blue Marlin, then look no further than Cape Verde. Cape Verde is a small island nation located off the coast of Senegal in Northwestern Africa. It has become one of the best Blue Marlin fishing destinations globally, but why?
The Blue Marlin season is between March and August, but you can see them patrolling the waters year-round.
A town with the reputation of “The Marlin Capital of the World” you know has to be a destination for all anglers. Located on the tip of the Baja peninsula, it has many options for fishing. You can go east to the Sea of Cortez; you can go west along the coast towards Magdelena Bay or head out to the Pacific Ocean. No matter where your captain takes you, you will find fish year-round. Cabo San Lucas is consistently ranked in the world’s top ten fisheries. But why?
All of this makes Cabo San Lucas a must on every angler’s bucket list. For Blue and Black Marlin, the season is June through late October/early November.
The Dominican Republic is a fisherman’s paradise, and during the months of March – October, the chance of your first Marlin is good, and during the peak season June – October, it is greater than most places around the world.
A few islands in the Caribbean Sea/Atlantic Ocean are famous for their Blue Marlin Fishing. All of them fall on or near the Puerto Rico Trench. The deepest place in the Atlantic Ocean at a maximum depth of 28,734 feet. It is the depth of the trench, not all the way down, but the wall that the trench makes on all of these islands that produce some of the best Marlin fishing in the world.
St. Thomas is one of the U.S. Virgin Island chain islands located just east of Puerto Rico. Situated just north of the trench, it is known throughout the world as one of the premier Blue Marlin fishing spots. The island has two main fishing areas; The North Drop and The South Drop. The North Drop is 20 miles north and east of the island, while the South Drop is much closer, only 8 miles south of the harbor. So why is St. Thomas such a great place to come for Marlin fishing?
The North Drop is a 10-mile stretch where the Puerto Rico Trench takes a 90-degree turn to the north. From the depths of the Ocean floor, cold water circulates, bringing plankton and small baitfish to the surface. The presence of the baitfish attracts the larger pelagic fish like Blue and White Marlin, Mahi, Wahoo and Tuna.
The South Drop is not as deep as the North Drop at only 12,000 ft. It also brings smaller baitfish that the Blue Marlin loves to eat up.
All of this makes the waters around St. Thomas some of the best Blue Marlin grounds in the world. The season for the Blues here is from May to October, with the most active times before and after each full moon.
The BVI’s are a chain of islands just west of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Because of its location, it is one of the best spots on the planet for Blue Marlin fishing. But there are a few differences between the U.S. Virgin Islands and the BVI’s.
Like St. Thomas, the Blue Marlin season the British Virgin Islands is from May to October and before and after the full moons are the best time to fish for big Marlin. FADs have not been implemented, but there are plans to add them to the waters, making the BVI’s much more desirable when it comes to landing Blue Marlin.
The island of Puerto Rico is large and has many areas besides just the Puerto Rico Trench to fish at. It is voted in the top ten sites in the world for Marlin fishing by many prestigious magazines and websites. Why is that? Why is fishing so good?
Marlin can be found year-round, but the best time to catch one is from June to November, with your very best chances from August to October.