Nine volcanic islands comprise the Azores, one of two autonomous regions of Portugal (another big-marlin spot, Madeira, being the other). The scenic islands rise to more than 7,700 feet (Mount Pico). “During a short three-month season (July-September) and with relatively few boats, the small, picturesque and remote island Port of Horta in the Azores, provides some of the world’s finest blue marlin fishing,” says Capt. Les Gallagher with Oceanic Fishing, who has been fishing the Azores since 1987.
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