When it comes to dream fishing vacation destinations, every angler has his or her own best fishing zone. Without putting them in any particular order, here are some of the best international fishing vacation destinations that offer amazing opportunities that warrant consideration among the world’s best fishing destination.
Key West, Florida
Key West is one of the most popular fishing destinations with good records and for a good reason. It is home to most of the experienced and innovative charter captains you can get anywhere. The water surroundings are loaded with several fish species and the weather is conducive for fishing throughout the year.
From billfish to sailfish, you can tangle with all the regional favorite fish, including blue marlin, blackfin, dolphin, Wahoo, and yellow fin tuna. On the wrecks and reefs, you can find muttons, mangrove snapper, and yellow tail. For inshore fishing, tarpon, bonefish, barracuda, and sharks top the list.
When it comes to fishing for pacific sailfish, no destination in the world matches Iztapa, Guatemala, where over two decades games boats have been capturing and releasing 20 to 30 sailfish daily during the peak season. Sailfish are not the only fish available. In fact, there are lots of black marlin from the months of December through March.
Islamorada has for a long time been on the radar of most anglers. It has produced some of the world-record catches since 1950’s and up to date it is one of the most preferred fishing vacation destination that offers a great prospect of reef, offshore, and shallow-water species of fish. Red-fish, bone-fish, permit, and snook are some of the popular inshore target. Yellow tail, mutton and mangrove snappers, amberjacks, gag, and black groupers can be found in plenty around wrecks and reefs.
This is perhaps the single most destinations known for producing the most red-fish ranging from 3 to 4 pounds to bulls that weigh over 30 pounds. Speckle trout are just but a few type of fish that can be found off the shore. For inshore fishing, you can encounter yellow fin tuna and dolphins.
Hatteras, North Carolina
Hatteras is one of the fishiest stretches in the East Coast of U.S, and has plenty of fish species to offer for both inshore and offshore anglers. The waters around host a healthy population of red-fish, striped bass, bluefish, and flounder. For offshore fishing, the white marlin and sailfish can be found in plenty during summer and early fall.
Pinas Bay, Panama
This location has yielded several world-record catches since the early 60s. Apart from October and November, all other months are perfect for blue water and reef fishing. The black and pacific blue marlins are found in plenty during the months of January and February and again from July to December. Sailfish are common and dolphins are in good supply from May through the New Year.
Long Island, New York
Large concentration of bait-fish in this region attracts most anglers. From spring through fall, groups of hungry striped bass and bluefish hang around this region to feast on the plenty supply of forage making it a perfect destination for fishing vacation.