Big Game Off The Azores

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The Azores Archipelago, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, is a fishing hot spot. Here is a gallery of fish recently caught off the volcanic islands. All photos courtesy of Brasilia Fishing Charters, www.azores-fishing.com.Courtesy Brasilia Fishing Charters
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The tuna returned to the coast of Faial in big numbers for the second time in late 2012. Boca Raton caught two bigeye tuna, one of 250 pounds, and three albacore tuna during a half-day of fishing on Oct. 3, 2012.Courtesy Brasilia Fishing Charters
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Brasilia finished three for four on Aug. 19, 2012, with the first two fish caught on the Fronteira Scorpion (note the Asian longline hook embedded in the jaw). Five boats fished the Azores Bank that day for a total of 14 blue marlin.Courtesy Brasilia Fishing Charters