Set your DVR! Unfathomed with Capt. George Gozdz has begun.

It’s here! The inaugural season of Unfathomed with Capt. George Gozdz. 

Join long-time fishing guide and Unfathomed host, Captain George Gozdz, as he explores the outdoor lifestyle and illustrates it through cinematic storytelling focused on appealing destinations, intriguing personalities, and quality fisheries. 

Make sure to tune in this week starting: Friday 10:30am, Saturday 1pm, and Sunday 6am on Sportsmans Channel. You don’t want to miss this two part episode as George explores the wonders of Guatemala and witness for himself what fishery we have.

We want to THANK George and the guys at Colorblind Media for an awesome job.

Here’s is a little teaser from this week’s episode:

Hall of Famer, Warren Sapp to Fish the 4th Annual Guatemala Invitational

Sack artist and a nightmare to opposing Quarterback’s in the NFL, Warren Sapp, is back for the second year!

Sapp played college football for the University of Miami, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American and won multiple awards. Sapp played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1995 to 2007 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, making the Pro Bowl seven times. Following Sapp’s NFL career, he was an analyst on NFL Network until 2015. 

Sapp was drafted by the Buccaneers in the 1995 NFL Draft as the 12th overall pick. In his nine seasons with the Buccaneers, he earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and earned the ultimate goal, a Super Bowl ring in 2002.  

Whether on the football field or on a boat, Warren is a true competitor.  

Video of Warren’s career highlights:

Join us May 2 – May 6 for a fun filled event. Register today at 888-431-5556 or email me at ozzy@pacificfinsresort.com.

Angler West TV, Films at Pacific Fins

Since 2003, Angler West TV has brought relevant, interesting and informative fishing related programing to West Coast and national viewers.  With the highest ratings of any fishing show airing on the west coast, AWTV continues to deliver the type of programing that inspires viewers to get out there and go fishing themselves.

Sportfishing Guatemala

YO-ZURI’s latest full version video of their recent trip to PF is out – see below.

Chris Bishop, SR National Account Manager of Yo-Zuri America says: “Yo-Zuri is very excited to announce a new partnership with Pacific Fins Resort in Guatemala.  The billfish release numbers that the captains for Pacific Fins post each year are staggering and you can’t do that without the top tackle on the market and Yo-Zuri line and fluorocarbon leader are exactly that.  Pacific Fins is a top notch resort that provides their guests with an exceptional experience and we’re honored to be aligned with them.  Simply put, Guatemala is the best sailfish fishery in the world and Yo-Zuri makes the highest quality products on the market, it’s a natural fit!”
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Pacific Fins Scores with YO-ZURI

Pacific Fins is delighted to announce partnership with YO-ZURI, manufacturer of quality fishing lures, fishing lines, and leaders in Japan for over 50 years – a company known to many fishermen around the world.

Our fleet demands the best and when you are fishing for billfish who can put any products to the test…we want to make sure what we have in our arsenal, can withstand the rigorous torture a bill can inflict on leader material. This is why from now on, all our Accurate reels will carry YO-ZURI mainline, braid, and leader.

Chris Bishop, SR National Account Manager of Yo-Zuri America says: “Yo-Zuri is very excited to announce a new partnership with Pacific Fins Resort in Guatemala.  The billfish release numbers that the captains for Pacific Fins post each year are staggering and you can’t do that without the top tackle on the market and Yo-Zuri line and fluorocarbon leader are exactly that.  Pacific Fins is a top notch resort that provides their guests with an exceptional experience and we’re honored to be aligned with them.  Simply put, Guatemala is the best sailfish fishery in the world and Yo-Zuri makes the highest quality products on the market, it’s a natural fit!”

Last week, the guys from YO-ZURI traveled to Guatemala to do some testing on their products. This also gave them the opportunity to film the experience and see first hand what Pacific Fins offers and the fishery we have. Below is a teaser clip, full version will be coming out soon!

The Bite Continues to be Strong!

We left off last week with the fishing being RED HOT. The February bite continues to be steady and our guests are having a great time. 

Last week’s fishing report, the fishing grounds where between 20 to 30 miles offshore. This week… the fishing has been as close as 6 miles! Yes, close enough to take those Volcano backdrop shots.

Mercer Group: Fly fishing three days; aboard Chechos with Captain Carlos, raised 25 Sailfish, had 10 bites, and released 6. 

Birk Group: (Split Group) Fishing three days; aboard Gypsy with Captain Marcial, raised 66 Sailfish, had 56 bites, and released 39. Also, a Dorado for the grill. 

Birk Group: (Split Group) Fishing three days; aboard Maverick with Captain Jimmy, raised 44 Sailfish, had 37 bites, and released 30. Also, 2 Dorado for the grill.  

Fisk Group: (Split Group) Fishing two days; aboard Knotwork with Captain Caluco, raised 35 Sailfish, had 30 bites, and released 20. Also, 1 Dorado for the grill. 

Fisk Group: (Split Group) Fishing two days; aboard Gypsy with Captain Marcial, raised 63 Sailfish, had 55 bites, and released 44. Also, 3 Dorado for the grill. 

Erichsen Group: Fishing two days in a local tournament; aboard Maverick, raised 31 Sailfish, had 27 bites, and released 15. Also, 1 Striped Marlin release.

Hulin Group: (Split Group) Fishing three days; aboard Sirena with Captain Rosendo, raised 59 Sailfish, had 46 bites, and released 27. 

Hulin Group: (Split Group) Fishing three days; aboard Chechos, raised 89 Sailfish, had 76 bites, and released 57. Also, 3 Dorados, 1 Yellowfin Tuna, and 1 Black Marlin! estimated at 500lbs.

Pacific Fins Contributes to Scientific Work with University of Miami


During 20-24 April 2018, Pacific Fins organized the 3rd Annual Celebrity PRO-AM Fishing Tournament. As part of the tournament, Pacific Fins instituted an annual satellite tagging event to support the billfish research efforts of University of Miami researchers Dr. Nelson Ehrhardt, and Doctoral Candidates Bruce Pohlot and Julie Brown.

The research aims at understanding behavior of billfish subjected to catch-and-release with the purpose of improving recreational fish handling and revival before release. This research is critically important due to the very shallow depth of the minimum Dissolved Oxygen (DO2) layer compressing the billfish habitat off Guatemala. Billfish cannot maintain sufficient oxygen for survival below the minimum DO2 layer. Oceanographic data collected by the investigators during the time of the tournament shows that minimum DO2 for survivorship of billfish was less than 7 meters (21 ft) from the surface; therefore, it is intuitive that if released fish is not properly handled it may enter the low DO2 region before it can regain normal behavior and become available to recreational fishing.

In addition, the results of the research will measure the percent retention of the tagged fish by local coastal longliners that operate in the same area shared with the recreational fishing industry. Satellite tagged fish that escape handling mortality and longlining will explain the origin and destination of the billfish that are caught in this important tournament. Results of the April 2018 tagging event generated a large database that is still being analyzed and results will be presented at the next Celebrity PRO-AM Tournament in May 2019. Pacific Fins gratefully acknowledges the funding contributions to obtain the satellite tags, mostly provided by Tournament participants and Celebrities.

  Thanks to our guests for taking part of such an important study.


Baseball Hall of Famer, Wade Boggs to fish 4th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational

Little did people know… Hall of Famer, Wade Boggs is an avid angler. A 12-time All-Star third baseman, Boggs was with the Boston Red Sox from 1982 – 1992. Later in his career, he went on to win a Championship with the New York Yankees. – Yes folks… two teams that can’t see eye to eye.

We are so pumped and look forward seeing him take part of such a great event. Don’t be left out, call us today as reservations are limited.

 

George Gozdz, Host of Unfathomed Films at Pacific Fins

When Capt. George Gozdz, host of Unfathomed was looking for an appealing destination and a place with non-stop Billfish action, he looked no further than Guatemala.

“I just returned from a trip to Pacific Fins Resort in Guatemala and can honestly say it was one of the best experiences of my life. The resort is outstanding with the friendliest staff, great accommodations, and delicious food and amazing drinks. Fishing is world class out of the resort. Hungry Pacific sailfish traveling in wolf packs allow for an incredible number of shots in a single day. In addition to the sails we also had multiple marlin opportunities as well. Almost a side note but a true treat for me was the yellowfin tuna and mahi that made there way into the spread each day. Once caught, the tuna and mahi are quickly prepared on the boat by the mates and lunch was a spread of mahi carpaccio and tuna sushi- no fresher fish could have been served.

Although I was there filming a fishing show, Guatemala honestly has so much more to offer than the fishery. We traveled to the foot of the volcano Fuego and witnessed first hand the devastation created when in erupted several months prior. Humbling to stand where so many had lost there lives. We also climbed to the summit of Pacaya and watched glowing red lava pour out of the peak as the sun set over the land. We toured coffee fields, visited ancient ruins in Antigua, walked the streets of small fishing villages, and even took in some night time entertainment at one of the local watering holes. The people of Guatemala were always kind and welcoming and at no time during my stay was my safety ever a concern.
I completed a bucket list item by catching my first Pacific sailfish on fly, but the blue marlin still eludes me. I was not too disappointed missing my blue marlin because I knew this gave me the excuse to return to Pacific Fins Resort sometime soon”. – Capt. George Gozdz.

Pacific Fins welcomes Ozzy Delgado to the team as our VP Sales & Marketing

Dear Pacific Fins Guest:

We take this opportunity to thank you for your unwavering patronage over the years without which Pacific Fins Resort would not have been as successful as it is now. We are pleased to announce that Ozzy Delgado is Pacific Fins new VP Sales & Marketing.

Ozzy’s credibility and years in the industry will be beneficial for our company. He is no stranger to our resort and staff. He has been a great help in past events held at the resort and conservation initiatives. Mr. Delgado assumes the role of VP Sales & Marketing after previously working as Senior Marketing & Community Manager at Grundens USA. At Grundens, Ozzy was responsible for partnerships and presence at events, such as offshore fishing tournaments, consumer tradeshows, boat shows and head of the Ambassador team.

In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Delgado also worked for Mako Marine as Sales Manager and Guy Harvey Magazine as VP of Sales & Marketing.
We are all confident that Mr. Delgado will take on his new responsibilities with the same enthusiasm and professionalism he has shown through the years.

Ozzy Delgado will be based out of Miami, Florida, and oversee all sales and marketing with our company, domestic and international.
Feel free to reach out to Ozzy via email at ozzy@pacificfinsresort.com or call him directly at 888-431-5556. He will be happy to answer any questions you might have or talk fishing.

Best regards,
Niels Erichsen, Managing Partner