The World's Best Fishing Destinations for February

The bite heats up

Where: Panama

February leads the way to great angling opportunities in Panama, with the famed Tropic Star Lodge in Piñas Bay offering some of the most consistent black marlin fishing anywhere in the world. Captains fish with live bait around the famous Zane Grey Reef for blacks and then target blue and striped marlin out wide with lures or dead bait to give anglers a fantastic opportunity to catch a grand slam.

Other Top Destinations

Panama
Some of the world's most consistent black marlin fishing, with blues and some big striped marlin as a bonus.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
Blues and sails are biting, with a shot at a black marlin for the slam.

Miami
Cold fronts and a northeast wind are prime conditions for sails off Florida.

Guatemala
Incredible release numbers highlight this Central American hot spot.

New Zealand
The Three Kings Islands are home to the world's largest striped marlin.

Fiji
It's billfishing in a South Pacific paradise, with action just outside the reef.

Cabo San Lucas
Great marlin fishing and terrific nightlife make Cabo a top destination.