Marlin

WHERE THE BITE IS

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FEBRUARY gets the blood flowing, with sailfish off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as well as South Florida, while big numbers of striped marlin continue to flood the fishing reports out of Mag Bay. Black marlin frequent spots such as Panama and Exmouth, Australia, and early spring in Brazil provides an extra-special place to add a light-tackle blue marlin to your day.

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STRIPED MARLIN This go-to destinatio­n continues to produce, and it just keeps getting better. Fish live or dead bait in the remote Pacific waters off southern Baja.
KONA, HAWAII
BLUE AND
STRIPED MARLIN Kona’s consistent blue marlin fishery remains good throughout the early spring, with some striped marlin mixed in.
NORTH AMERICA
ISLA MUJERES, MEXICO
SAILFISH
The bite is in full swing, with bonus opportunit­ies to swim with the baitballin­g sails for an experience of a lifetime.
PANAMA
BLACK MARLIN The close-to-shore Zane Grey Reef awaits those in pursuit of a Billfish Royal Slam who need to check a black marlin off the list.
SOUTH FLORIDA/
FLORIDA KEYS
SAILFISH
Look for traveling fish in the sand channels close to shore or pop the kites up for a chance at multiples and double-digit days.
SOUTH AMERICA
CHUB CAY, BAHAMAS BILLFISH AND WAHOO Post up in the Pocket after a good eastsouthe­ast blow, and the perfect day could net you dinner and a show.
BRAZIL
BLUE MARLIN Fish for goodsize blues in
Rio de Janeiro or head to the eastern coast off Canavieira­s. BITE TRACKER Stay current with the best bites from the top billfish destinatio­ns around the globe at marlinmag.com/travel.
MAGDALENA BAY, MEXICO STRIPED MARLIN This go-to destinatio­n continues to produce, and it just keeps getting better. Fish live or dead bait in the remote Pacific waters off southern Baja. KONA, HAWAII BLUE AND STRIPED MARLIN Kona’s consistent blue marlin fishery remains good throughout the early spring, with some striped marlin mixed in. NORTH AMERICA ISLA MUJERES, MEXICO SAILFISH The bite is in full swing, with bonus opportunit­ies to swim with the baitballin­g sails for an experience of a lifetime. PANAMA BLACK MARLIN The close-to-shore Zane Grey Reef awaits those in pursuit of a Billfish Royal Slam who need to check a black marlin off the list. SOUTH FLORIDA/ FLORIDA KEYS SAILFISH Look for traveling fish in the sand channels close to shore or pop the kites up for a chance at multiples and double-digit days. SOUTH AMERICA CHUB CAY, BAHAMAS BILLFISH AND WAHOO Post up in the Pocket after a good eastsouthe­ast blow, and the perfect day could net you dinner and a show. BRAZIL BLUE MARLIN Fish for goodsize blues in Rio de Janeiro or head to the eastern coast off Canavieira­s. BITE TRACKER Stay current with the best bites from the top billfish destinatio­ns around the globe at marlinmag.com/travel.
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AFRICA
MAHE, SEYCHELLES
BLUE AND BLACK MARLIN Troll for blues in deep water and blacks along the edges using lures or natural baits.
ASIA
EXMOUTH, AUSTRALIA MARLIN AND SAILFISH Exmouth has a healthy black marlin population; blues, stripes and sailfish cruise through the area as well.
KOKOPO, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
BLUE MARLIN
AND TUNA
Fish the untouched steep drop-offs in the shadow of an active volcano.
AUSTRALIA
EUROPE AFRICA MAHE, SEYCHELLES BLUE AND BLACK MARLIN Troll for blues in deep water and blacks along the edges using lures or natural baits. ASIA EXMOUTH, AUSTRALIA MARLIN AND SAILFISH Exmouth has a healthy black marlin population; blues, stripes and sailfish cruise through the area as well. KOKOPO, PAPUA NEW GUINEA BLUE MARLIN AND TUNA Fish the untouched steep drop-offs in the shadow of an active volcano. AUSTRALIA

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