Excellent article up at marlinmag.com covering the world’s best locations for grander marlin. The rankings they offer up:
Honorable mention: Rodrigues Island, Mauritius, Azores, Cape Verde, Vanuatu, Ivory Coast, Ascension Island.
We might reorder some of the honorable mentions, and might ask for more evidence on Tahiti (beyond the legend of the 2000+-pound fish), but would largely call this a good list and well-ordered. Year-to-date counts on granders as follows…
Cape Verde – 3 granders
Bermuda – 3 granders
Mexico – 1 grander
Ivory Coast – 1 grander
Portugal – 1 grander
Kona – 1 grander
Ocean City – 1 grander
Panama – 1 grander
This should, of course, change quickly with the season on the reef about to kick off. Granderwatch.com will follow it all.