The BITE continues… And it’s only the beginning.

I see on some social media outlets, people are gearing up for their hunting trips. Well, I think it’s time to put away that hunting gear in exchange for some rod bending fun. Heck… why not do both!

Here is this week’s fishing report:

Tejada Group: Fishing one days; aboard Maverick – went 5 for 5 on Sails, and caught 5 Dorados. 

Andrade Group: Fishing one day; aboard Maverick, 4 for 5 on Sails, raised 4 blue marlin (none wanted to bite), but made up with a striped marlin release (picture below). Also, 7 dorados.

Aramburu Group: Fishing one day; aboard Chechos, 10 for 16 on Sails, 5 dorados – 1 of them being 50lbs.

Amunategui Group: Fishing 2 days; aboard Chechos – raised 16 Sailfish, had 13 bites and released 9. Went 1 for 1 on blue marlin (350lbs) and 3 yellowfin tunas. 

Hamilton Group: Fishing two days; aboard Sirena, raised 12 Sails, had 10 bites and released 6. 1 for 2 on blue marlin (est. 250 lbs). 11 dorados and 1 yellowfin tuna.

Powers Group: Fishing three days, inshore & offshore; aboard Maverick, raised 30 Sails, had 24 bites and released 11. Also, 12 dorados. Inshore fishing: raised 69 Roosters, had 55 bites and released 33.

If you got to notice the cover photo of a big yellowfin tuna, it’s a 184 beast that was caught by Grandslam. Just when you think the tuna bite starts to taper off, you never know…

We look forward to your visit! Give us a call at 888-431-5556 or email us at ozzy@pacificfinsresort.com

Fall Fishing Has Begun

Per our last newsletter, we expressed Fall fishing should be on your radar. Well folks, the season is here! The fish are biting and the guests are happy. 

Autumn is the lost season for countless anglers who trade their time on the water for hunting, football and indoor activities from September through December.

Too bad! They are missing out on what could be their most cherished season — if only they would give it a chance!

Here are some numbers of this week’s action:

Beer Group: Fishing four days; aboard Chechos – raised 46 Sailfish, had 43 bites, and released 35. 

Another highlight for the group was the blue marlin wanted to play. They released 3 out of 4 bites with the man in the blue suit.

And for lunch and dinner; 5 Dorado. 

Menedez Group: Fishing 1 day; aboard Chechos – raised 5 Sailfish and had 4 bites. Went 1 for 1 on blue marlin and 6 Dorado.  

Evans Group: Fishing half day; aboard Maverick, 2 for 3 on Sails, 1 for 1 on blue marlin (est. 300 lbs) and 1 Dorado.

If you are planning to join us this Fall or 2020 season, I would highly recommend to contact us soon. Our phones are ringing and our calendar is filling up. 

We look forward to your visit! Give us a call at 888-431-5556 or email us at ozzy@pacificfinsresort.com

Take Home Memories

Whether you save money for a destination dream hunt or a bucket list fish you are after, perhaps there’s no better way to recount those memories than through taxidermy.

(Photo – Blue & Black Marlin)

A nice mount serves as a meaningful home décor and a conversation piece with guests – what better way to brag about your accomplishment than through an actual replica.

At Pacific Fins, we proudly offer our guest a company that has the reputation of making the best fish replicas around. This is why we have Kingsailfish Mounts as the official taxidermist of Pacific Fins Resort. 

The artists at KSM will make your mount explode to life with vibrant colors, animated action and extra details you don’t often come by.

King Sailfish Mounts has grown to be a World-Class producer of Fish Mounts and a solid leader in Marine Conservation.  KSM continues to produce mounts in the traditional manner, by hand…One-At-A-Time…with extreme accuracy in keeping with the same principals that led to KSM’s initial success in the field of fiberglass fish reproductions. 

Here are more examples of  their amazing work:

 Rooster Fish

Striped Marlin

Sailfish

Yellowfin Tuna

Cubera Snapper

Your rooms will have KSM brochures and aboard our fleet. The crew will supply you with the necessary information to order your mount. Or simply visit their website and let them know you caught and released your fish while at PF. 

www.kingsailfishmounts.com  

Fall Fishing in Guatemala, Should Be On Your Radar

Fall is quickly approaching and October starts our peak season.  I may sound like a broken record, but Guatemala’s calm Pacific Coast is hands down one of the greatest billfishing destination in the world. Our waters hold some of the highest concentration of billfish year round.  Guatemala has both the conventional and fly fishing records for most sailfish released in one day.  In addition to sailfish and marlin, yellowfin tuna, and dorado are omnipresent. And if we have another banner season of yellowfin tuna like we are having in 2019, it’s going to be one not to miss.

Your trip will become a lifetime remembering experience, coupled with volcano, mangroves and natural reserves in the background. You are in for a sportfishing experience of a lifetime.

A sight that never gets old…the acrobatic displays of billfish.

Coming in HOT! Nothing gets the blood pumping than a lit up Sail on your bait.

There is no surprise in the fishing industry and internationally, Guatemala is the GO-TO destination – “Anyone looking for high numbers of Pacific sails need look no further than Iztapa and neighboring Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala, where sport-fishing fleets tally two dozen or more releases most days this time of year.” – Saltwater Sportsman Magazine.

September and October are still part of our “Marlin Guarantee” promo.Book our most popular package, 3 days fishing, 4 nights for Sept or Oct and we guarantee your boat will get at least 3 Marlin Bites on conventional tackle over the length of the trip! That’s right… 3 bites by the man in the Blue, Black or Striped suit over 3 days fishing! For more info, contact us. 

I could keep on writing about our fishery, but I would rather not spoil the surprise.

Check out our website at https://pacificfinsresort.com for more information.  Feel free to contact us at 888-431-5556 or ozzy@pacificfinsresort.com with any questions. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Experience Fly Fishing For Sailfish

Thinking of changing it up a little on your next visit to Pacific Fins? How about taking a crack at a Sail on Fly? Sounds intimidating right? Well…it’s not.

Guatemala is the knock-down, drag-out world champion when it comes to fly fishing for sailfish! With more raises and releases than anywhere in the world you will have the best opportunity for success in the bluewater off Guatemala’s Pacific Coast.

The anticipation of landing that first sail on fly is a great feeling. As you cruise these fertile waters and suddenly hear our mates scream “vela, vela, vela” your bluewater fly fishing baptism has begun.

Fly fishing for sailfish is not difficult. It is certainly easier then fly fishing the flats for bones, permit and tarpon which require much longer casting. Just like anything else – it requires a little discipline. Anglers must be patient, listen to our mates, cast at the appropriate time, and position the rod at the correct angle to set the hook.

Let’s face it. You won’t be perfect every time – there are several moving parts involved. So you need a fishery that is prolific. And Guatemala is that destination where you can have upwards of 15 – 20 shots per day at sailfish averaging 80 – 110 lbs.

Our waters are teeming with billfish.

The captains and mates at Pacific Fins are among the finest in the world. They’re experts when it comes to locating, teasing and fly fishing for billfish. They have had a lot of practice with so many sailfish over the years. 

Tools of the trade: Nautilus Monster reel with tube fly.

Bucket list – Hiking on an active volcano and roasting marshmallows

Guatemala has so much to see and offer.  One thing that you must experience while in Guatemala is hiking on an active volcano.  Volcán Pacaya is one of the highest rates of volcanic activity in the world, but don’t expect to see a massive eruption.  The strombolian eruptions and ash eruptions are mild.  Pacaya is a popular hiking destination because the hike isn’t too strenuous and you’re rewarded with great views at the top. On the way you have various rest stops and fruit stands, stop off at gas vents to toast some marshmallows. Have you ever skied?  Volcano Skiing is a whole new experience.  On the way down you slide through lava rubble and ashes.  The lava rock has healing properties.  It grounds you and help you release emotional attachments because of its raw energy.

The Steady Bite Continues

Looking for a summer time of action packed reel screaming fun? If you do… you better hurry, summer will end soon for many. 

We are happy to say that this summer, the fishing has stayed steady. The man in the blue suit, aka blue marlin are around and can make an appearance in the spread any given time. The yellowfin tuna are in the 30-40 mile range in scattered schools of spinner dolphin – ranging from 20-50lbs. But, this summer has already produced some nice ones as well – a few over 100lbs and 150 pounder.

The Dorado, which I am not going to call them Mahi-Mahi (that’s in Hawaii) are almost guaranteed every trip – nothing beats fresh Dorado for lunch on the boat. You can always look forward to Sashimi or an amazing Sandwich, it’s Guatelicious. 

Weather? The sun has been shinning on us most of the days. You might get a shower here of there at night.

The reason why so many come here, Sailfish. The Sailfish action has been good this summer. Double digit raises has been the norm and we are not in the peak season. It’s great to see these many raises, you might think they will be lower numbers, but hey… this is Guatemala, The Sailfish Capital of the World!

If you are interested in doing some inshore, I have to say that the Rooster fishing has been out of this world. We recently had one trip of 52 raises, which had 35 bites. Yes folks, 52!

Here are some highlights of the trips.

A HOT Summer at Pacific Fins – Fishing That Is!

“In Guatemala, the bite is slower than during peak season, but most days experienced crews still find a half-dozen fish or more.” – That is what some people may say about the fishery this time of year, but in reality… The Summer fishing continues to be strong. 

I don’t know about other places, but our Captains have been on fire as of late. We have averaged about 20+ Sailfish raises a day. 

Mixed in with the Sails are the Dorados, aka Mahi-Mahi, which have been here all year round.

One popular species this year has been the Yellowfin tuna. We have to admit that our tuna fishery has been off the charts. Not to mention the size… we do have those 40-50 lb fish, but have those days of 100+ lb fish hit the deck.

The Marlin bite continues to reign supreme as many anglers have had their bucket list fish checked off or improve on their tally.  

There is still sometime left in Summer if you want to take advantage of this HOT bite. Also, Fall/Winter bookings have started to fill fast, so reserve as earliest as possible. We can be contacted via: 888-431-5556 or ozzy@pacificfinsresort.com

Travel in Style

Taking Our Private Plane Is More Affordable Than You Think

For those who value their time, what if you can be at Pacific Fins in just 12 minutes? Yes… you read correctly. 

Our guests mean everything to us, this is why we went ahead and added to our fleet a Twip Prop Piper Cheyenne plane. It has a cruising speed of 250 Knots – 1200HP, Pressurized and with A/C and comfortable enough for 6 passengers.

Why should you use our private charter? The flight is short, but a flight with amazing views. You will love the experience as well as the extra time to relax once in paradise. 

For more information, give us a call at 888-431-5556 or email us at; ozzy@pacificfinsresort.com

You Are Missing Out!

Three weeks ago, I sent out a newsletter expressing how good Summer is in Guatemala. Well…I should have been a betting man.

While many know that our waters hold loads of sailfish, particularly during the peak season from November through June, many don’t realize this region hosts good numbers of blue marlin and plenty of dorado, aka mahi-mahi during the rainy season (summer and early fall). Not to mention how good the yellowfin tuna bite has been this year and the bigger fish being caught. 

The crew of Maverick and angler Mr. Schmid with an impressive 155 lb trophy.

Besides this awesome tuna, Mr. Schmid had 18 Sailfish bites and released 15. 13 dorados, 6 yellowfin between 40-50 lb range and a 100 lb yellowfin tuna to start day one. Lets not forget the hot marlin bite going on this time of year. Schmid also released a 350 lb blue. And of course going home with a bang…the trophy fish pictured above. We can surely say that Mr. Schmid went home all smiles!

 Mr. Schmid and his blue.

So, when someone asks me if Guatemala has an off season? It doesn’t. With that, bring on the rain, bring on the sunshine, there is fish to be caught!