Highest Release Totals
Tie: Offshore World Championship and
Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown
When it comes to the highest tournament-release numbers, all signs point to the Pacific paradise of Costa Rica. During the first leg of the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown in 2015, the 39-boat fleet released 2,154 billfish — a catch ratio of 55.2 billfish per boat for the three-day tournament. Just a few months later, the Offshore World Championship invited a total of 67 participating teams to Quepos, Costa Rica; in four days of fishing, they let go a combined total of 2,840 sailfish and marlin for a catch ratio of 42.3 billfish per boat during the tournament. Both events are world class, so we score this one a draw.