Fishing Finds

Below are 10 great billfishing destinations within the U.S. as determined by the editors of Martin, the international sportfishing magazine.

1. Catalina, Calif.

What’s biting: striped marlin

Season: July-mid-November; peak is September and October


2. Cape May, N.J.

What’s biting: white and blue marlin

Season: late June-mid- October; peak is mid-August- September

3. Ocean City, Md.


What’s biting: whites, blues, sailfish

Season: mid-July-mid-September; peak is August.

4. Outer Banks, N.C.

What’s biting: blues, whites, sailfish

Season: mid- April-early October; peak is late July- August

5. West Palm Beach, Fla.

What’s biting: sailfish

Season: mid-December-February


6. Islamorada, Fla.

What’s biting: the greatest variety and quantity of fish in North America.

Season: November- April; peak is December and January

7. Pensacola, Fla.

What’s biting: whites, blues and sailfish

Season: May- November

8. Venice, La.

What’s biting: blues


Season: May- September; peak is June- August

9. Freeport, Texas

What’s biting: blues

Season: June- September

10. Kona, Hawaii

What’s biting: blues, striped

Season: year- round; peak is June- September