The World's Best Fishing Destinations for May

We track the best marlin and sailfish hot spots in the world

Where the Bite Is: May
The fishing action for billfish turns on around the world for the month of May. In the Caribbean, head for the Dominican Republic for great light-tackle action on blue and white marlin. Deep-dropping for swordfish off the Texas coast can yield multiple bites, and for those chasing blue marlin, visit the international destinations like Sydney, Australia, or Bom Bom, off western Africa for hot fishing.

Cap Cana
Blue and White Marlin
The Dominican Republic continues to shine, with plenty of marlin action on the FADs.

Consistent action makes it easy to knock spearfish off your royal-slam list in Hawaii.

Deep-drop rigged squid for multiple shots at daytime swords off the Lone Star State.

Blue and Black Marlin
Head to Australia for some outstanding action on blue and small black marlin. Great sightseeing and nightlife are a bonus.

Bom Bom
Blue Marlin
Good numbers of blue marlin, with a few trophy-size specimens, will migrate past this West African outpost.