The offshore fishing action goes into overdrive in August off the East Coast of the United States: Blue and white marlin will be chewing hard from the Carolinas north to Maryland and beyond. For the competitive-minded angler, a series of high-profile tournaments take place this month, so place your bets and enjoy the competition. Meanwhile, Costa Rica's distant offshore seamounts provide consistent blue marlin action for those willing to put in the time on multi-day trips, and the Virgin Islands remain a solid bet for blues as well.
The blues, whites and sails will be thick off the Outer Banks.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
The bite heats up in the Norfolk Canyon.
World-record-sized whites are found off Mohammedia in the late summer.
Target blues in big numbers on the seamounts from Golfito to Los Sueños.
The North Drop remains a hot spot leading into fall.
Swordfish and Tuna
The options: deep-drop for a sword or live-bait for big yellowfins.