Guatemala Sailishing - Sailfish, Marlin and More Sailfish!
The pacific coast in Guatemala forms a giant bay. Strong currents coming west to east from the Mexican coast turn back after hitting the coast of El Salvador and create an enormous, natural occurring eddy, rich in bait and pelagic fish where sailfish and many other sport fishing species are found in great numbers. Scientists who have studied the large numbers of sailfish off the coast of Guatemala have concluded this might be the largest breeding ground for Pacific Sailfish in the world. While we call our prime season November thru May, Sailfish are caught year round in Guatemala.
Selected as one of Men's Journal's "100 Greatest Adventures", Sailfish Bay is Guatemala Fishing at its finest. Guatemala's only beachfront fishing lodge located right in the middle of the world's best sailfish fishery, they operate one of the best Big Game programs on the planet. With a year round daily catch and release rate averaging 15-20 sailfish, your trip will become a fishing trip of a lifetime experience. Sailfish Bay Lodge »
At Casa Vieja Lodge, they take exceptional pride in assuring you world class vessels, run by highly respected captains with day end returns to the highest quality accommodations imaginable. In 2006 they opened the Casa Vieja Lodge - less than a mile from Marina Pez Vela. While a trip to the paradise of Casa Vieja Lodge is every bit of a 4-star luxury, the cost per release still cannot be beaten – anywhere! Casa Vieja Lodge »
Pacific Fins' fleet features the newest, fastest and most luxurious sportfishing yachts in Guatemala. Every boat is meticulously maintained for your comfort and safety. Each group of anglers gets their own fully air conditioned Villa, consisting of two double rooms with Queen beds, two bathrooms and a central living room featuring a flat screen TV with SKY Satellite Service and a very comfortable lounge area. Aside from the villas, they also offer individual private rooms. Pacific Fins Resort »
Guatemala Fishing Vacations!
Guatemala is located in Central America, right next to Mexico's southern border. By airplane it's approximately 2 hours from Miami, 3 hours from Houston, 3.5 hours from Atlanta and 4.5 hours from Los Angeles. The country slogan is: "The Land of Eternal Spring". Currently Guatemala is on Mountain Time. Year after year Guatemala has consistent numbers of rises, bites and releases, all recorded and reported, backed up with testimonials from satisfied anglers that agree we are the Sailfish Capital of the World.
Any brief search over the Internet, in fishing magazines, cable or TV fishing shows and newspaper columns will provide figures that say pretty much the same thing: catches of over 25 sailfish per day are common, double and triple hookups are common, on average between 15 and 22 sailfish are caught and released per boat, per day; fishing is good year round, etc. Local boat captains with conservative estimates affirm that between 1000 and 1400 sailfish are caught and released, per boat, per year, using conventional tackle and bait.