January Fishing Report

The Startsev Group from Russia fished on Chechos. In 3 days they raised 154 sailfish, had 120 bites and released 66. They also caught 4 dorado. The Ginn Group fished 2 days on Maverick. They raised 66 sailfish, had 24 bites, released 12 conventional and 4 on FLY. The Balensiefen group arrived for 2 days fishing. On Gypsy they raised 88 sailfish, had 75 bites and released 50. They also caught 5 dorado. The Koeppel group returned for the 2nd time. Fishing on Chechos for 2 days they raised 47 sailfish, had 31 bites and released 11 + 3 dorado.
Clark Group returned for the 2nd year in a row.
Fishing on Gypsy for 3 days they raised 67 sailfish, had 45 bites and released 25. They also caught 5 dorado and raised 2 marlin. Fishing on Maverick for 3 days they raised 75 sailfish, had 64 bites and released 49. They also caught 8 dorado. Fishing on Sirena for 3 days they raised 66 sailfish, had 51 bites and released 33. They also caught 3 dorado. Fishing on Danmark for 3 days they raised 68 sailfish, had 45 bites, released 28 conventional and 1 on FLY. And 2 dorado.
Fishing on Strike Zone for 2 days they raised 33 sailfish, had 21 bites and released 10. And 4 dorado. The Kost Group of 16. Fishing on Gypsy in 4 days they raised 96 sailfish, had 77 bites and released 44. They caught 3 yellowfin, 6 dorado and raised 3 marlin. Fishing on Chechos for 2 days they raised 62 sailfish, had 45 bites and released 28. Also raised 1 marlin, had 1 bite and released a Blue. Fishing on Sirena for 3 days they raised 66 sailfish, had 53 bites and released 35. Also raised 1 marlin, had 1 bite and released 1 Striped.

Fishing on Danmark for 3 days they raised 60 sailfish, had 43 bites and released 23. Also caught 4 yellow fin tuna and 3 dorado. Fishing on Maverick for 4 days they raised 71 sailfish, had 25 bites and released 7 conventional and 3 on FLY.

The McCuen Group fishing 3 days on Chechos raised 30 sailfish, had 24 bites and released 18. They raised 2 marlin, had 1 bite and released 1 Blue. They also caught 3 dorado. The Smith Group fishing 3 days on Maverick raised 43 sailfish, had 10 bites and released 8 on FLY. The Tinnesand Group fishing 5 days on Sirena raised 63 sailfish, had 41 bites and released 24.

The Bickerstaff Group in 2 days fishing on Chechos raised 47 sailfish, had 28 bites and released 17. They also caught 3 dorado. The Gibbs Group fishing 3 days on Gypsy and Maverick raised 66 sailfish, had 30 bites and released 11. Also 3 dorado. The Renger Group in 3 days fishing on Maverick raised 54 sailfish, had 44 bites and released 23. They also caught 9 dorado. The Martinez Group in 3 days fishing on Chechos raised 38 sailfish, had 30 bites and released 20 conventional and 1 on FLY. They also caught 5 Roosterfish, 5 dorado and 7 yellow fin tuna. The Plihal Group on Maverick raised 20 sailfish, had 18 bites and released 10. The Arriaga Group raised 3 sailfish, had 2 bites and released 2. They also caught 4 dorado. The Mohandie Group in 3 days fishing on Gypsy raised 19 sailfish, had 17 bites and released 8. Also caught 2 dorado.

Salt Water Sportsman

With Salt Water Sportsman’s help, you can figure out where your favorite fish are during January, the peak of winter. They pick two locations per fish species. You can’t go wrong abiding by this guide if you’re looking for a great trip and even better catch.

Guatemala ranked #1 for:

Pacific sailfish

First choice: Guatemala

Second choice: Costa Rica

It is not too late to make your travel plans. January has been the 2nd best performing month in 2015 and 2016 in regards to releases of sails per day/per boat.

Call us! 1-800-638-7405.

Incentive Trip

Incentive Trip for Fastest Growing Guatemalan Pharmacy Chain

As part of a motivational program, the fastest-growing Guatemalan pharmacy chain – Farmacias Cruz Verde – organized a “Day out Fishing” with their Managerial Team.

24 top employees got the chance to experience Guatemala’s prolific fishery on board several Pacific Fins vessels.  For all, it was the first time out at sea…and the enjoyment was felt within each team and boat.

Fresh Dorado Ceviche was served on board every boat, truly demonstrating what the “catch of the day” means!  Certainly the highlight of the trip for many.

Finishing up the day, Pacific Fins’ Restaurant Area was set up for a motivational conference titled “Re-engineering your Mind.”  What a great way to finish a business trip…

Why you should consider Pacific Fins for your next corporate getaway or executive retreat:

-We have a prolific fishery and first-timers to novice anglers will stay engaged

-A beautiful resort on the water

-A la carte dining experience with top-tier menu

-Outstanding client-focused service 100% of the time

-Superb ambience and plenty of room to handle your meetings

Call us at 800-638-7405 to impress your client or staff.

Conservation In Mind

Conservation is Top of Mind

Representatives of the Guatemalan Sailfish Commission – Niels and Manoel – coordinated a very productive meeting between Dr. Nelson Ehrhardt – Scientific Director from the University of Miami’s School of Marine Sciences and the Guatemalan Pacific Naval Command.

The main objective discussed at this meeting is truly innovative within the realm of Conservation:

Pursue an educational alliance between University of Miami and the Guatemalan Naval Academy that will render:

-An educational platform for the Guatemalan Naval Academy to use and thus become the instructors for all Artisan Fishermen on topics relating to their work and their relationship with the environment and sustainable fishing

–  The latest and most updated curricula for the Naval Academy’s cadets

By participating directly on the educational and training programs, the message of Conservation and Sustainable fishing will be embedded in everyone’s mind for the foreseeable future.

Marlin of Late

Marlin fishing has been fantastic in the last few weeks.

The Gonzalez group released a Blue marlin on Fly.

The Ambassador to Colombia released a Blue.

Our boat Gypsy in the local tournament released a Black.

Our boat Maverick in the local tournament released a Blue.

The Fedora Group released a Blue yesterday.

The Saravia Group released a Stripey.

The Heffernan Group released several Blues and a Striped.

Katka Group released 2 Blues.

December is prime time in Guatemala. In addition to the great marlin fishing we average double digit sailfish releases per day, per boat.

To inquire about availability please call 800-638-7405.

Fly Fishing Champ

5x Women’s Fly Fishing Champion Visits Pacific Fins

Katka Švagrová, a professional fly fisher, writer and filmmaker visited us this past week for 4 days. Katka is a 5x time Women’s Fly Fishing Champion of the Czech Republic.

Her group raised 39 sailfish, had 18 bites, released 7 on FLY and 4 conventional. They also raised 8 marlin, had 4 bites and released 2. One of the marlin was 500 lbs. Add in several dorado and tuna into the mix. We can’t wait to see the footage from her trip and will share it when it is finished.  We enjoyed having Katka, Vebjorn and Anders at Pacific Fins.