World's Best Marlin and Sailfish Destinations in April

Spring means great fishing around the world

Where the Bite Is: April

Spring means great fishing around the world, and we're tracking the hottest bites. As the water warms, the action will continue to intensify in the southern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. In the Pacific, the sailfish action should remain excellent for the Offshore World Championship, which is slated for April 22 to 27, 2017 in the usually calm waters off Quepos, Costa Rica.

The Bahamas
Blue and White Marlin
The spring billfish season gets underway, especially in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay.

Costa Rica
Sailfish
Frigate birds and spinner dolphins can lead the way to excellent sailfishing.

Key West
Sailfish
Target sails with live bait around the reefs and drop-offs. Blackfin tuna are a tasty bonus.

Louisiana
Swordfish and Tuna
Your call: Deep-drop for swords or fish the rigs for yellowfins.

Isla Mujeres
Sailfish
The season is wrapping up off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, but great numbers can still be had this month.