The newsletter you’ve been waiting for! The 8th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational Tournament.
The 7th annual tournament generated a record 2023 sailfish raises, 1725 bites and 1078 Sailfish releases. 11 blue marlin raises, 1 striped marlin, countless dorado and yellowfin tuna. Making the tournament the largest in the history of Guatemala!
The objective for this tournament is to create awareness for the benefit of conservation of sailfish, being a resource of great importance for the country. In this event, like the previous ones, we had different celebrities of international stature and personalities that contribute to sport fishing in the region. There was 35 brands and entities supporting sport fishing in the country, as well endorsed by the National Fisheries Association in Guatemala. The tournament will consist of three days of fishing and will have anglers from the US, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Guatemala. This tournament gives the opportunity for amateurs and professional anglers to compete to be the team that releases the most sailfish, marlin, dorado and yellowfin tuna.Awards: Top Professional Team (1st, 2nd & 3rd), Top Amateur Team, Top Captain, Top Pro Lady Angler, Top Amateur Lady Angler, Top Marlin, Dorado and Yellowfin Tuna.Plus, a crowd favorite, a calcutta for those brave enough to bet on their skills and luck.
The 2022 Guatemala Billfish Invitational was the biggest yet. We had 8 lodging locations at capacity. It’s no surprise with such high anticipation that always builds throughout the year. So, if you think last year’s event was one for the record books… just wait till this December.We started to receive reservations and we highly recommend for those that want to participate in this year’s event, to contact us and secure your spot. Due to limited capacity, you don’t want to be left out of this amazing fun, but competitive tournament.
Tournament dates: December 7th – 11th, 2023. For more information, please contact us at 1-888-431-5556 or [email protected]
The month of April and May produced stellar fishing. Anglers that traveled to Pacific Fins sure had one heck of a time and got to “Live the Pacific Fins Experience”.
Some days we raised 20+ fish and some days close to 60. You know when that happens seasoned anglers and weekend warriors become a little more inspired to try out a sail on fly. With that many shots, why not – bring out the Nautilus reel/Biscayne rod combo!
Marlin activity started to become a norm and it will continue through the summer months (Marlin Season). The supporting cast: dorado and yellowfin tuna have been plentiful. Don’t expect for yellowfin tuna and BIG dorado to disappear anytime soon. They will be here waiting for you!
With summer around the corner and the subject of where to travel during summer break, traveling to Guatemala is more affordable than many other spots around the world. Guests have expressed after you factor in fuel, hotel, meals, and local charters… traveling to Pacific Fins is a much more affordable vacation.
So, whether it’s for summer or the upcoming season, we highly suggest you book soon. Many have started to reserve into the months ahead and you don’t want to miss out on an experience of a lifetime.
April Fishing Report:
April 1st – 30th: Chechos – 441 sailfish raises, 362 bites and 210 releases. Blue Marlin: 15 raises, 4 bites, 3 release. Dorados: 71 and 14 yellowfin tuna. (26 days of fishing). April 5th – 30th: Knotwork – 272 sailfish raises, 228 bites and 156 releases. April 1st – 3rd Sailfish on Fly: 22 raises, 10 bites, 7 release. Blue Marlin: 17 raises, 11 bites, 7 release. Dorado: 34 and 8 yellowfin tuna. (25 days of fishing). April 1st – 30th: Gypsy – 267 sailfish raises, 199 bites and 112 releases. Sailfish on Fly: 87 Sailfish raises, 27 bites, 5 releases. Blue Marlin on Fly: 4 raises.Dorado: 25, and 7 yellowfin tuna. (21 days of fishing) April 1st and 3rd: Uno Mas – 27 sailfish raises, 22 bites and 12 releases. Dorado: 1 and 2 yellowfin tuna. (2 days of fishing). April 1st – 28th: Sirena – 87 sailfish raises, 73 bites and 51 releases. Blue Marlin: 3 raises, 3 bites, 2 releases. Dorado: 6. (8 days of fishing). April 10th – 29th: Mojo – 156 sailfish raises, 121 bites, 76 releases. Blue Marlin: 2 raises, 2 bites. 12 dorado. 4 yellowfin tuna (9 days of fishing). April 21st: Fresh Catch – 9 sailfish raises, 9 bites and 7 releases. Dorado: 4. (1 day of fishing). April 25th: Danmark – 19 sailfish raises, 15 bites and 19 releases. 2 dorado. (1 day of fishing). April 29th: Tranquility – 5 sailfish raises, 4 bites and 2 releases. Blue Marlin 2 raises, 1 bite, 1 release and 6 yellowfin tuna (1 day of fishing).May Fishing Report : May 1st – 28th: Chechos – 231 sailfish raises, 196 bites and 117 releases conventional plus 34 sailfish raises, 16 bites and 7 released on fly. Blue Marlin: 9 raises, 5 bites, 5 release (INCLUDING A DOUBLE!!!). Dorados: 45 and 1 yellowfin tuna. (20 days of fishing). May 1st – 31st: Knotwork – 186 sailfish raises, 152 bites and 98 releases. Blue Marlin: 1 raises, 1 bites, 0 release. Dorado: 28 and 4 yellowfin tuna. (13 days of fishing). May 1st – 31st: Gypsy – 176 sailfish raises, 149 bites and 105 releases. Blue Marlin: 5 raises, 2 bites and 2 releases.Dorado: 48. (16 days of fishing) May 5th: Sirena – 26 sailfish raises, 23 bites and 14 releases. Dorado: 3. (1 day of fishing). May 10th-13th: Mojo – 33 sailfish raises, 15 bites and 10 releases. Blue Marlin: 1 raise. Dorado: 1. (4 days of fishing).
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About Pacific Fins
Pacific Fins Resort & Marina is Guatemala Fishing at its best. Our boutique hotel with private villas and suites is located in the world’s most productive billfishing destination. We offer all-inclusive fishing packages with a la carte dining, open bar, and custom, personalized service. Our setting on the water and attention to detail is unmatched in Guatemala.