There is a lot going on off the coast of Ghana in West Africa. It is all the buzz among world-class big game fisherman, especially those who are avid marlin fishermen. Word is out that, after a short lull, the saltwater fishing in that area is hot again. However, before you pack your bags and hit the road, you will need to know the best time to go marlin fishing in Ghana.
There was a time when the extent of saltwater fishing in Ghana was for yellow fin tuna, snapper and a few others. However, over the years it was discovered that those waters flourished with Blue Marlin. Anglers got excited and angling in that area has not been the same since that time. People go there from all corners of the world with high hopes of reeling in a 700-pounder.
The best time to go marlin fishing in Ghana is when the marlin are migrating into the coastal waters and when they are making their way back out. Fortunately, this leaves a wide time frame of several months in which to plan a trip.
They start heading into the coastal waters in October and stay until around February. The billfish then start their exodus in March, and it goes on until June. In essence, there are only about three months of downtime. Even the most addicted fisherman can hang on that long to possible catch a trophy-sized marlin.
If you just want to take a trip to Ghana and fishing is not important to you, there are things you can do year-round that make for a fun tour. There is a lot of history and culture there. Nevertheless, if your heart is set on a guided fishing tour, the best time to go marlin fishing in Ghana is usually October to June.