Unfathomed Host Trip – Exceeding all expectations!

Another sold out Unfathomed hosted trip becomes one for the books!
“Our trip to Pacific Fins on the hosted Unfathomed trip with George Gozdz and Ozzy Delgado was an experience that far exceeded all expectations” – Adam Kurtin.

It’s been six long months since the last Unfathomed trip. I can tell you during those months, there was a lot anticipation for this one.

This trip was a little different from the last one. Instead of just making a stop in the town of Antigua, it was a straight shot to Pacific Fins for three days of rod bending action.
Blue marlin, striped marlin, sailfish, dorado, yellowfin tuna, and grouper were the main attraction during the three days. Got to see the excitement on everyone’s faces once they returned to Pacific Fins from a day out on the water. Lot’s of guests got thrown into the sailfish pool for earning their stripes by releasing their first billfish.

After three amazing days at Pacific Fins, it was time to move to the next step adventure in our itinerary, Casa Santo Domingo. Breakfast at PF and a short drive to the ancient city. Since, we were early to check in at the hotel, we all left our bags and hit the town. A quick stop at the Casa del Ron (House of Rum) is a must when visiting Antigua.

We all had the opportunity to taste Guatemala’s rum of choice, Zacapa Rum. After our power lunch at the Rum House, we ventured into the streets of Antigua so that everyone can witness first hand old ruins, hotels, restaurants, stores, and a collection of ancient Mayan sculptures and other artifacts.
Say cheese! The second Unfathomed group with volcano Fuego in the background.
Making memories that last forever. Host George Gozdz with his father as dad got to release his first pacific blue marlin.
If you are a fan of an old fashioned drink, Casa del Ron (House of Rum) has a smoked cocktail that will blow your taste buds.

“There is no denying that Guatemala is one of my favorite destinations in the world. I have grown to love it so much that I keep on coming back for more. Pacific Fins has become a home away from home. The incredible people; Niels Erichsen, Ozzy Delgado, Joel Lima, Captains, mates, and the entire staff. And let’s not forget the food, the location, and of course… the fishing!” – George Gozdz

We want congratulate our host George Gozdz for a job well done, and by organizing a remarkable trip with amazing people. For him to fish alongside his old man and get to witness his father release his first Pacific blue marlin (picture above) is priceless. From all of us George, CONGRATS!


George’s father was not the only one to make history, a lot of guests made their own history by releasing their first bucket list fish too.
It’s no surprise this trip booked in record time and this is why we are announcing the date for the third Unfathomed hosted trip.


This is an all-inclusive adventure with 5 nights and 3 full days of offshore/inshore during prime fishing. April 23rd – April 28th, 2022. In addition to Pacific Fins, we have added a night stay/sightseeing in the old capital city of Antigua on the day we arrive. We will be lodging at one of the best hotels in town, Casa Santo Domingo.
Price: $3799 pp (includes night in Casa Santo Domingo)
Due to limited space and demand, we highly recommend to book fast! Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on one heck of a time.
For more info, you can contact us at: 888-431-5556 / 772-284-5922 or [email protected] / [email protected]

October Fishing Frenzy

The start of our season has been nothing short of spectacular. Groups have been raising double digit numbers of sails, enough dorado for lunch and dinner, and yellowfin tuna from 60lbs to an impressive 176lb beast. Plus, we are not surprised the main attraction has been the blue marlin presence.

When a guest calls us, one of their question is… “when is the best time to fish Guatemala?”. You can ask many and get different answers. It’s hard to answer because Guatemala’s fishery is phenomenal year round.
I’ve always been a firm believer that October is the month to be in Guatemala. It kicks off the season with lots of action and variety.

Fishing Report :
October 8th: Knotwork – 9 sailfish raises, 7 bites and 2 releases. 2 yellowfin tuna, and 1 dorado.
October 8th: Chechos – 20 sailfish raises, 16 bites and 12 releases.1 for 2 on blue marlin (est. 200lbs). 2 dorados, 1 wahoo.
October 9th: Knotwork – 25 sailfish raises, 20 bites and 11 releases. 1 for 1 on blue marlin, est. 250lbs and 1 dorado.
October 10th: Chechos – 43 sailfish raises, 35 bites and 28 releases. 8 dorado, and 1 yellowfin tuna.
October 10th: Knotwork – 46 sailfish raises, 39 bites and 21 releases. 4 dorados.
October 10th: Sirena – 28 sailfish raises, 26 bites, and 24 releases.
October 11th: Knotwork – 43 sailfish raises, 35 bites and 24 releases. 2 dorado.
October 12th: Knotwork – 21 sailfish raises, 17 bites and 10 releases. 4 yellowfin tuna, and 3 dorados.
October 12th: Chechos – 13 sailfish raises, 12 bites and 5 releases. 1 blue marlin, 2 dorados, and 6 yellowfin tunas.
October 12th: Gypsy – 22 sailfish raises, 19 bites and 13 releases. 3 dorados.
October 12th: Sirena – 20 sailfish raises, 17 bites, and 14 releases.
October 13th: Knotwork – 15 sailfish raises, 13 bites and 10 releases. yellowfin tuna, and 3 dorados.
October 13th: Gypsy – 14 sailfish raises, 13 bites and 9 releases. 2 dorados.
October 14th: Gypsy – 28 sailfish raises, 25 bites, 18 releases, 1 dorado.
October 14th: Chechos – 29 sailfish raises, 26 bites, 20 releases.
October 14th: Knotwork – 5 sailfish raises, 4 bites, and 4 releases. 12 yellowfin tunas (1 -176lbs!!!)
October 15th: Gypsy – 9 sailfish raises, 8 bites, 5 releases, 2 dorados and 1 blue marlin (est. 250lbs).
October 16th: Knotwork – 25 sailfish raises, 22 bites, 11 releases, 2 dorados and 1 blue marlin (est. 200lbs).
October 16th: Gypsy – 29 sailfish raises, 19 bites, 11 releases, 3 dorado.
October 16th: Chechos – 11 sailfish raises, 9 bites, 6 releases, 1 yellowfin tuna and 2 blue marlin (Est. 250lbs and 400+lbs).October 17th: Gypsy – 22 sailfish raises, 15 bites, 4 releases, 3 dorado.

A personal record! 400+lb Pacific Blue Marlin

Happy 75th birthday Mr. Braslow!
Congrats to the Johnson’s on their blue marlin
An impressive 176lb yellowfin tuna for Mr. Mackinnon!
All smiles for the Reiter group
Double the excitement for the Woods

Go Billfishing with Guy Harvey

Meet Dr. Guy Harvey:

Guy Harvey is the man behind the Guy Harvey world. A man that doesn’t need introduction, known all over the world for his amazing conservation work. Guy is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea.

“Dear Fellow Anglers:
I am excited to announce that the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation is sponsoring a series of Blue Water Fishing Expeditions at the world famous Pacific Fins Resort in Guatemala. I will be there along with one of our marine research scientists.

Each expedition is limited to 18 anglers and will encompass three days of fishing in Eastern Tropical Pacific waters. Every angler will fish with me on my boat at least one day.
As you may know, Pacific Fins Resort has access to some of the world’s most prolific offshore and inshore fishing, which is why it’s one of my favorite fishing holes in the world! We will be fishing for blue marlin, dorados, roosterfish, yellowfin tuna, cubera snapper and other species running during your visit.

After a great day of fishing we’ll all be dining together as well as having two private cocktail parties. I will be painting an original to be auctioned off on our last night together.
Please review the attached flyer and consider joining me for this incredible fishing adventure, which will double as a GHOF research mission. Our tagging of billfish, dorados and roosterfish has taught us a great deal about these magnificent fish and is helping us to protect them. Your participation in these conservation efforts will be filmed as part of a documentary we’re producing.

Please know that by investing in what I promise will be a trip of a lifetime, you will further the marine conservation efforts of the GHOF, a 501c-3 nonprofit organization.

For more details, contact Brian Rowland: [email protected] I look forward to meeting you. Fair winds and tight lines!” Expetion Link & Flyer

Attention Cigar Aficionados!

On our last newsletter, we started to announce all of the special guests and sponsors that will take part in this year’s event. First, we announced Serial Griller, Matt Moore. And now… for all of you “Cigar Aficionados”, we are happy to welcome Rodriguez Cigars to the 6th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational.
“This year for the 2021 Guatemala Billfish Invitational, the Rodriguez Cigar Company, will be providing the anglers with an exclusive rum and cigar tasting experience! We will be pairing exquisite rum with vintage cigars from the Rodriguez family collection. Also, during the event, Rodriguez Cigar will be making an exclusive product release”. – Danny Difabio, Owner Rodriguez Cigar.
In 1947, the Rodriguez family began the masterful art of cultivating tobacco on their private plantation in the town of Siguaney. The tobacco plantation was called, La Finca De Carmencita. Located in the villas province of Cuba. La Finca De Carmencita specialized in growing, aging, and curing filler tobacco leaves for numerous manufacturers throughout Cuba.
By 1952, La Finca De Carmencita employed over 20 workers and grew over 120,000 pounds of tobacco annually.
Eight years later, the Cuban government nationalized the private plantation and the Rodriguez family was forced to immigrate to the Unites States.
In 1971, the Rodriguez family found a new beginning on the beautiful island of Key West and established the Rodriguez Cigar Factory.

Pacific Fins Welcomes Serial Griller: Matt Moore

Let the countdown begin! In the coming weeks/months leading up to the 6th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational, we will be announcing special guests and sponsors that will take part in this years event.
The Billfish Invitational is excited to welcome Serial Griller, Matt Moore.
Author. Entrepreneur. Cook. Musician. Host. Pilot. Adventurer. Southern Gentleman. 
These are just some of the words used to describe Nashville, TN based Matt Moore. Moore’s work has garnered critical acclaim as far reaching as the BBC and CBC to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Tribune, People, Southern Living, Redbook, Esquire, Men’s Journal, TODAY, CBS, VH1, FOX, Hallmark, The Art of Manliness, and countless others. As a chef, Moore specializes in updated Southern cuisine with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. He’s also a cast-iron and wild game enthusiast with extensive experience working over live fires.
His first book, Have Her Over for Dinner, a Gentleman’s Guide to Classic, Simple Meals was named one of the years’ best cookbooks by The New York Times. His follow-up, A Southern Gentleman’s Kitchen (TIME INC Books) was released to wide praise and acclaim in the spring of 2015. His best-selling, The South’s Best Butts (TIME INC BOOKS) was named the #1 cookbook of the year by The National BBQ and Grilling Association in 2018. Moore’s latest work, Serial Griller (HMH 2020), has also enjoyed best selling status with a focus on live-fire grilling throughout America. Moore is currently slated to release his next work in 2023.
When he is not cooking, traveling, or writing, Moore is busy running EastWest Bottlers, a boutique fragrance and apothecary company he founded in 2011. To date, Moore maintains a distribution of over 200 retail specialty stores where his fragrances and books are sold. He has negotiated distribution and license agreement in over 30 countries, including big-box stores such as Belk, Dillards, and Bloomingdales – securing license products for Fortune 500 brands, as well as luxury European brands.

For those that love to grill, which I think the majority of us do, Matt will be handing out to all participating anglers a copy of his book, Serial Griller.

Who say’s fishing is not great in the offseason?

Sailfish, marlin, dorado and yellowfin tuna are the most common offshore species in Guatemala. But make no mistake, 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, from October through May, 40 or more bites a day is not uncommon.
So, what about June and July? June is the start of what we call the offseason. That is the transitional period from dry to wet season. But is it really a wet one as some say? I say it’s just like Summer here in the states. Pockets of rain and sunshine. Plus, a great advantage of fishing during June and July that is less crowded and… you can save money with our summer specials – hint, hint.
For several years now, we have been seeing some incredible fishing during these months. Is it a fluke? Let the numbers below be the judge of that.

  • June 6th: Chechos – 11 sailfish raises, 10 bites and 7 releases. 8 dorado and 1 marlin raise.
  • June 8th: Maverick – 10 rooster raises raises, 7 bites and 5 releases.1 red snapper and 5 mackerel.
  • June 9th: Chechos – 8 sailfish raises, 7 bites and 5 releases. 3 dorados.
  • June 11th: Chechos – 9 sailfish raises, 8 bites and 5 releases. 5 dorado.
  • June 11th: Maverick – 9 sailfish raises, 8 bites and 7 releases. 4 dorados.
  • June 11th: Knotwork – 3 sailfish raises, 3 bites and 2 releases. 11 dorado.
  • June 14th: Gypsy – 22 sailfish raises, 17 bites and 15 releases. 1 dorado.
  • June 19th: Knotwork – 12 sailfish raises, 9 bites and 8 releases.
  • June 24th: Knotwork – 22 sailfish raises, 22 bites and 13 releases. 3 dorados. 1 blue marlin raise.
  • June 25th: Knotwork – 30 sailfish raises, 30 bites and 15 releases.
  • June 27th: Knotwork – 22 rooster raises, 22 bites and 17 releases.1 marlin release, est. 400lbs.
  • July 4th: Maverick – 34 sailfish raises, 27 bites and 17 releases (conventional). 2 for 3 on Fly and 1 dorado.
  • July 6th: Maverick – 13 sailfish raises, 9 bites and 7 releases. 2 dorados.
  • July 6th (Half day Charter): Knotwork – 4 sailfish raises, 4 bites and 3 releases. 2 dorados.
  • July 7th: Maverick – 22 sailfish raises, 12 bites and 4 releases. 1 blue marlin release, est. 200lbs.
  • July 8th: Maverick – 9 sailfish raises, 6 bites and 1 releases. 15 yellowfin tunas (conventional) and 1 yellowfin on Fly.
  • July 8th: Chechos – 9 sailfish raises, 7 bites and 5 releases. 1 striped marlin release, est. 150lbs.
  • July 9th: Chechos – 7 sailfish raises, 7 bites and 4 releases. 1 ble marlin release, est. 350lbs. 7 yellowfin tunas.
  • July 10th: Chechos – 5 sailfish raises, 4 bites and 4 releases. 3 yellowfin tuna and 1 blue marlin raise.
  • July 11th: Gypsy – 9 sailfish raises, 8 bites and 4 releases. 7 dorados.
  • July 12th: Maverick – 10 sailfish raises, 7 bites and 6 releases. 2 for 3 on blue marlin, est. 250lbs.
  • July 12th: Gypsy – 12 sailfish raises, 9 bites and 6 releases. 1 dorado.
  • July 13th: Gypsy – 12 sailfish raises, 10 bites and 9 releases. 1 dorado and 1 roosterfish.

Guatemala Billfish Invitational: A must attend event!

The Billfish Invitational is Back! And with such high anticipation of many anglers, it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. Pacific Fins Ambassadors joining us are; Uncharted Waters – Peter Miller, Unfathomed – George Gozdz, and Into the Blue’s – Scott Walker. We will also name several celebs that will be joining us as in the coming weeks.
The 6th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational will take place December 9th – 13th, 2021, at our beautiful Pacific Fins Resort. Well-known anglers from across the globe will compete in this exciting three-day fishing event while raising money to support the Billfish Conservation Project.

This tournament provides a fun twist for participating teams. A daily Calcutta will be on the table for those that want to make things interesting. Teams will have the chance to win daily prizes and battle it out for the ultimate prize (Kingsailfish Mount Trophy). It’s also a unique opportunity to fish the most prolific billfish destination on the planet during prime time, while you network with fellow anglers, celebrity guests, and potentially earn bragging rights for the next 12 months!

The tournament will kick off on December 9th at the resort with the professional chefs creating a full-on feast for the check-in and opening party. Fishing dates are December 10th, 11th and 12th, with an award’s ceremony taking place the night of the 12th. Guests will depart on December 13th.

The tournament package includes three days of fishing, four nights of lodging, double occupancy, daily laundry service, a la carte meals, beverages, transportation to and form the airport and three days of fishing.
When fishing with Pacific Fins you can expect all of the tackle and gear to be top-notch and the crews to be on their game. Each day of fishing also includes snacks, fruit, lunch and beverages.

Pacific Fins Ambassador and Unfathomed host, Captain George Gozdz, filmed the 5th annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational in 2020. If you want to see part of the excitement that takes place during this time, check out the YouTube video below.

May Recipe: Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Dorado, Tuna, Roosterfish, & Cubera

The month of May produced some great fishing. One of the many highlights was to witness our friend and Pacific Fins Ambassador, Captain George Gozdz releasing his first blue marlin – after 48 years. How about Maverick having a banner day; 65 sailfish raises, 55 bites, 32 releases and 4 dorados! How about Gypsy with an inshore day; 32 Rooster fish raises, 23 bites and 12 releases.
Marlin activity started to become a norm and it will continue through the summer months. 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! This folks is why people travel to Guatemala.
With Summer around the corner and the subject of COVID becoming smaller in the rear view mirror, many started to plan their family vacation.
So, whether is for summer or the upcoming season, we highly suggest you book soon. More and more people have started to reserve into the months ahead and you don’t want to miss out on an experience of a lifetime. Live the Pacific Fins Experience!

Visit from Peter Miller

It’s always a pleasure to have Peter Miller at Pacific Fins. We want to THANK him for returning to one of his favorite places and film a show.
This time Peter was accompanied with his girlfriend, Alessia Andrade. They got to experience great fishing and one of the highlights was having Alessia catch her first Pacific Sailfish. I’m not going to ruin the surprise, you’ll have to tune in to Discovery Channel this weekend and see for yourself all the action.
Discovery Channel: Saturday, June 12th, 7:30AM and Saturday, June 19th, 7:30AM

The inaugural Unfathomed hosted trip with George Gozdz was a homerun!

“This was a lifetime trip for me!!! Was able to check two fish off my bucket list. Thank you Ozzy Delgado and George Gozdz. It was truly amazing from the resort to the staff and food to the awesome captains and mates. Will definitely be back for another trip. Thank you!” – Tom Kanatzar.


I can say, everyone echoed what Tommy said. The first Unfathomed hosted trip with George Gozdz was a homerun in many ways.
First on the agenda after we landed in Guatemala, a quick tour of Antigua. A stop at the Casa de Ron (House of Rum) is a must when visiting the town. We all had the opportunity to taste Guatemala’s rum of choice, Zacapa Rum. After our power lunch at the Rum House, we ventured into the streets of Antigua so that everyone can witness first hand old ruins, hotels, restaurants, stores, and a collection of ancient Mayan sculptures and other artifacts.
After our Antigua fix, on our drive to Pacific Fins, we would see more diversity in the landscape. Vivid colors, lush vegetation, volcanoes rising into the sky, and a mix of Mayan and colonial influences in the architecture that gave everyone the sense of the cultural and ecological richness of Guatemala. Once we arrived at Pacific Fins, it was all about making memories.

The goodie bags that were given to all the guests

Built in the 17th century, Santa Catalina Arch is one of the distinguishable landmarks in Antigua Guatemala.

A must…. a stop at Casa del Ron (House of Rum) in Antigua. Nothing gets you started than with an old fashioned drink with Zacapa Rum.

“There is no denying that Guatemala is one of my favorite destinations in the world. I have grown to love it so much that I keep on coming back for more. Pacific Fins has become a home away from home. The incredible people; Niels Erichsen, Ozzy Delgado, Joel Lima, Captains, mates, and the entire staff. And let’s not forget the food, the location, and of course… the fishing!” – George Gozdz
We want congratulate George Gozdz for a job well done, and by organizing a remarkable trip with amazing people. For him to finally release his first blue marlin. A fish that eluded him for 48 years, came to fruition at the place he loves so much (picture above) is priceless. From all of us George, CONGRATS!


George was not the only one to make history, a lot of guests made their own history by releasing their first bucket list fish too. A trip all won’t forget.
This last trip booked in record time and with a high demand for more. We want to announce the date for the second Unfathomed hosted trip.


This is an all-inclusive adventure with 5 nights and 3 full days of offshore/inshore fishing. November 6th – November 11th, 2021. In addition to Pacific Fins, we have added a night stay/sightseeing in the old capital city of Antigua on the day we arrive. We will be lodging at one of the best hotels in town, Casa Santo Domingo.

Price: $3499 pp (includes night in Casa Santo Domingo)


Due to limited space and demand, we highly recommend to book fast! Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on one heck of a time.
For more info, you can contact us at: 888-431-5556 / 772-284-5922 or [email protected] / [email protected]

A Trip to Remember

“Hello Ozzy,
The experience at Pacific Fin’s was beyond my expectations. You really have something amazing there. The fishing , your staff and the crew on Knot Work were the best. An unforgettable trip. The fishing was amazing, 70 sails day one, WOW”. – Thanks for an amazing trip, Harry Aguero.


A highly anticipated trip, which began planning in March 2019, five Cuban-Americans set a fishing trip for August 2019. Unfortunately, that trip was postponed last minute due to a hurricane heading towards Miami and then again in April 2020 due to Covid travel restrictions.


Talk about bad luck… but as they say… third time is the charm and it was worth the wait!
We have to THANK Ralph, Harry, Robert, Joel, and Mandy for doing a very nice thing for Pacific Fins. They got together and created a website about their trip to Guatemala. Check out their website which highlights all of their experience from day one – plus… they have some great videos.

Website: Pacific Fins Guatemala Trip