Top flight billfishing operation for Venezuela

billfishing_tourCapt. Jeff West is permanently moving his fishing operation to Venezuela, and that’s great news for anglers who want to fish La Guaira with a first-class outfitter. Because of the heavy demand, West already has added another boat.

Venezuela is one of the great billfishing places in the world. The fall season for white marlin is famous, of course, and Venezuela’s blue marlin fishing is becoming an additional magnet. Add to these attractions the fact that these waters have significant populations of sails and swordfish, and we understand why so many anglers–veterans and novices–flock to Venezuela.

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Marlin Azul Costa Rica

Tom Bradwell moves his fleet between Quepos and Flamingo to take advantage of the best fishing seasons

Marlin AzulCosta Rica’s Pacific coast has some of the best billfishing in the world. Sails, blue and black marlin, even an occasional striped marlin. But like offshore fishing most anywhere, locations are not productive year round. Each has a window when visiting anglers have the best chance of taking a sail or marlin, and the rest of the time, chances for success are diminished.

Tom Bradwell’s Marlin Azul fleet overcomes this by offering quality fishing at two different locales.


Magnificent resort in the heart of Baja’s best billfishing

Cabo San Lucas has grown from a sleepy oasis at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula to one of the gems on the Pacific Coast. While many visit the Baja for its splendid beaches and relaxing atmosphere, hordes of anglers also flock to these waters in pursuit of abundant populations of billfish and in-shore species.


The Solmar Suites hotel enjoys the distinction of being the most southerly facility in the Baja. Located on a pristine white sand beach, with rock cliffs towering behind, the hotel overlooks the ocean, providing inviting and modern accommodations away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Cabo San Lucas. Each room has an ocean view, with balcony’s for all second floor units and a tiled, individual patio for those on ground level.