Fishing in Guatemala.
“SAILFISH CAPITAL OF THE WORLD”
If calm waters and multiple shots at Pacific sailfish and marlin every day excite you, then fishing Guatemala's Pacific coast is your paradise. Experienced anglers rate Guatemala sportfishing as some of the best in the world because it is known for being a hot spot for large Pacific sailfish. And when it comes to sailfishing, our fleet averages an incredible 15 to 20 bites a day.
Guatemala fishing is far superior to other choices in Central America. It is easy to get to and the quality of the Pacific Fins charter boats, crews and accommodations, are the best in Central America. That is why in recent years, experienced anglers that previously frequented Costa Rica and Panama are now making Guatemala their primary fishing destination. And, our Guatemala packages make it easier and more affordable than ever to make your dream sportfishing adventure a reality.
Come for the adventure of a lifetime. See why 70% of our customers are repeat customers. Come to enjoy Guatemala fishing and you will be amazed. Pacific Fins has the newest, most luxurious and fastest fleet in the area and our English speaking captains are hands down the best and most experienced in the business. Our Captains and mates come from generations of local fisherman and they know these waters like the back of their hand.
Pacific Fins' fleet features the newest, fastest and most luxurious sportfishing yachts in Guatemala. Every boat is meticulously maintained for your comfort and safety. All of our boats are equipped with top of the line tackle. Our crews are the best in the world. Each boat features an experienced Captain and two excellent mates. You can see pictures of our boats and read about our captains on the Sportfishing fleet page.
The Pacific coast of Guatemala features some of the world's most consistently calm billfishing waters. Fishing in Guatemala normally takes place in an area called the "Pocket", a deep underwater canyon that is 15 miles wide. On many days fishing will start between only 12 to 15 miles offshore. On other days we may run as far as 40 miles if that is what it takes to put you on fish. During the day your crew will treat you to a hot lunch. You will also be served snacks and fresh fruit, and we will also prepare fresh Ceviche or Sashimi right in the galley. Of course, free beer and sodas will also be available. Combine this great fishery with the comfort and hospitality of the Pacific Fins Resort and you have a recipe for an incredible fishing experience.
Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado (Dolphin), and Yellowfin Tuna are the most common species in the Guatemala. But make no mistake about it, this is the best sailfishing spot in the world. On average, you can experience 15 to 20 bites a day and during the peak season of November through May, 40 or more bites is not uncommon. The top boats release over 2,000 sailfish a year. On March 11, 2006, the daily release record was achieved with an unbelievable 124 sailfish releases. These Pacific Sailfish average 80 to 90 pounds, but fish over 125 pounds are common.
Marlin fishing in Guatemala in recent times has been exceptional and is clearly some of the best in the world. Blues, stripes and blacks are all caught in our waters, with blue marlin in the 300 to 600 pound range being the most common. In recent years it has not been uncommon for the best captains to raise 4 or more marlin in a day. Marlin can be caught year round in Guatemala but the largest concentrations seem to occur in September through December.
Both bait fishing and fly fishing is available. When targeting billfish we use artificial
teasers and naked rigged natural baits such as ballyhoo, mackerel and tuna. High
quality Shimano 20 to 50 pound class stand-
Guatemala is a world leader in conservation. All baits are rigged with circle hooks and of course, all billfishing is catch and release, insuring that this fishing hot spot will remain the angler's choice for many years to come.
If you prefer to fly fish, you could not come to a better area. The multiple opportunities will provide incredible action for novice and expert alike. If you are a novice you will truly enjoy the easy style in which the Captains and mates will instruct you. There is no better place in the world to improve your skills.
Capt Gene Kelly’S
PO Box 2104, Montauk, NY, 11954
631 668 2019