I have been blessed to fish all over the planet with a lot of great boat owners, captains, friends and family over the years, and I can’t count the number of billfish I’ve released. Some of my favorites have been Australia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Cabo San Lucas, Costa Rica and too many others to list. But it’s always nice to come home to the United States, right where it all started. Pick the right month and the East Coast — from north to south — has great fishing. My favorite spot is the Gulf of Mexico, though. It’s hard to beat the variety at the rigs, where you can catch whites, sails, blue marlin, tuna and wahoo, plus great bottomfishing as well. That’s my choice.