Maverick Wins Again!

It’s no surprise, we take pride in our fishing fleet. Every new guest that visits us, fall head over heels on their experience. That is why returning guests request the team they first fished with.

Our boat Maverick with Captain Jimmy Fajardo and crew, win the XVI Annual Club Nautico International Tournament, held in Guatemala.

Teams from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, South Africa and the United States, battled for the coveted first place trophy.

The team stats on for the 3 day tourney: 112 sailfish raises, 98 bites and released 71. We are so excited to have such a great crew represent Pacific Fins. 

At this very moment, we have our boat Chechos, with Captain Carlos, on the way to the El Salvador International Tournament. Good luck to our team!

October: Great Start to the Season

The month of October, which is the start of our peak season, was just epic for all species; Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Stripe Marlin, Yellowfin tuna, Dorado and Roosterfish.

The hot Dorado bite we saw all Summer doesn’t seem to slow down. They just got bigger in size!

Mr. Mackinnon showing off his big Dorado

The Sailfish has been consistent through this period and the numbers of raises are ranging anywhere from 18 to 35 – and sometimes more. Doubles and triples are starting to be common.

Offshore, if you run into the Yellowfin tuna, the bite has been productive. Our average size tunas are in the 40-60-pound range. But, recently we got to witness a 184lb beast hit the dock.

The man in the blue suit, the blue marlin has reign supreme this month. Watching a blue marlin come into the spread and crash the party is a site like no other. Everyone’s heart rate goes into overdrive witnessing how it can swallow a 5-pound bonito like nothing. If that doesn’t get your attention, once hooked, you will see a spectacular jumping ability and power it possesses. All our groups have been raising anywhere from 2-3 fish per trip.

The Blue Marlin, something about them that will make everyone SMILE

Mixed in with the Sailfish, our clients have had their share of releasing striped marlin, which have produced Billfish Grandslams – a bucket list accomplishment many anglers want to achieve.

Rooster fishing… has been nothing short of amazing. When the waters near shore are clear, look out… these aggressive feeders are not just beautiful, they also pack a good fight.

Johnny Mac with 2 of 33 Roosters released during his 30th trip to Pacific Fins. I’d say that’s one heck of a day!

If October was a sign of things to come, we suggest booking early. You don’t want to miss what this season has in stored.

Give us a call at 888-431-5556 or email us at ozzy@pacificfinsresort.com

The Powers make history on their 30th trip!

It’s no secret, people love Pacific Fins. Since its inception in 2006, we have strive for excellence. Yes, the fishing has a lot to do with it, but it’s much more. One of those assets is the people who work for us. Not all resorts/lodges are equal. PF is unique in dedicating the amenities and options for our guests away from their home. 

Our repeat clientele is very high, Why? Our staff are the friendliest and warmest around. You become part of the family and that sets us apart from everyone else. It’s a bold statement, but don’t let us tell you, this can be echoed by those clients and the reviews on many online platforms. 

Here is a great example by Mr. And Mrs. Powers:

“Who knew on our thirtieth trip we would break the resorts record on Rooster Fish 33 in one day. Then to follow up the next three days 24 Dorado up to 60 lbs , and 15 Sailfish. Pacific Fins Resort, has excellent food, order off a menu, the staff and service are five star. The resort has become our home away from home. The fantastic fishing, conventional or fly is always outstanding, after all Guatemala is the Sailfish Capital of the World. You never know what you are going to catch, Blue, Black or Striped Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, and the world famous Sailfish. Pacific Fins Resort will have its fourth annual fun fishing tournament in April 23rd through the 27th, 2020. Come and join us or anytime. Who knows we might be there!” – Johnny Mack AKA Mr. Maraca and Stacey Powers

The Powers at the 2nd Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational with Uncharted Waters host, Peter Miller. 

Johnny Mac with his famous maracas – his lucky charm.

The Powers have done it all here, from winning the Guatemala Billfish Invitational (picture above) to having their names on a plaque on their favorite Suite. We want to THANK them for their loyalty and friendship through the years. Johnny/Stacey be careful, there are other clients behind you trying to take away that prize.

Two-for-One Special

Husbands bring your wife. Dads bring your son. Moms bring your daughter. Friends bring your closest friend, or even bring the grandparents. Whatever combo you desire. Heck, you can even bring one of your in-laws…

One Pay and One go for FREE! That’s right. One angler pays the 2 per boat “Performance Package” rate and the fishing partner goes for free of charge from December 15 – December 24, 2019. 

Package: 3 days fishing, 4 nights.

Target species: Sailfish, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, and Marlin.

What is included? 

ALL-INCLUSIVE 

Fishing:

Captain & 2 mates

All fishing tackle and natural bait, either for conventional and/or fly fishing

Beer, rum/vodka, sodas, Gatorade, and bottled water

Fresh fruit and snacks

Hot lunch prepared fresh on board by our mates

Lodging & transportation:

Transportation in a Luxury Van with an English-speaking driver to and from the airport

Full a-la-carte breakfasts

Gourmet dinners with an international a-la-carte menu for your culinary delight (Recommended globally by TOP chefs)

Beer, wine, and spirits included while at the Resort 

Included in the package:

Laundry service daily

Wi-Fi Internet service throughout the Resort

International calls to the US via Vonage Phone Service

Sky TV Satellite Service with English Programming

Flat Screen TV’s in each Villa

For availability or questions, call us at 888-431-5556 or email us at ozzy@pacificfinsresort.com

HUK Performance Fishing Partners With Pacific Fins Resort

We are excited to announce our new clothing partnership with HUK Performance Fishing. There are many fishing apparel companies out there, but choosing the correct one is key.

HUK Performance Fishing:

World class fishing and luxury accommodations make Pacific Fins Resort and Marina in Guatemala the perfect partner for Huk Performance Fishing, makers of performance fishing apparel and footwear for all weather conditions. Whether you’re relaxing at the resort after a day on the water or using your double haul to fire a fly at a hot Pacific billfish, Huk has the perfect clothing options to allow you to fish or relax in comfort, even in the Equatorial sunshine.

No one works harder, fishes tougher and makes a better candidate to test our products than the Captains and mates at Pacific Fins Resort and Marina. By outfitting their pros with our ICON X performance shirts and hoodies, Rogue Boots and shorts, we’ll get real time feedback on their comfort, sun protection and durability against the toughest elements in nature.

At Huk, we’re constantly utilizing fishing pros from around the world to test our products and provide feedback to help us improve the fit and quality of all our products. We look at our clothing as tools that make life easier for the angler so they can concentrate on fishing at all times. We view the Captains, mates and anglers at Pacific Fins Resort and Marina as great opportunities to utilize our products and put them through action-packed days on the water.

“Their proximity to the Equator and exceptional and varied fishing options makes Pacific Fins Resort and Marina the optimal proving grounds for our sun protective clothing and rainwear. We manufacture our products to provide comfort and style in all fishing conditions, whether cranking on your 10th sail in the heat or riding out a storm on the way in,” said Al Perkinson, VP Marketing, Huk.

Look for HUK clothing at our gift shop this season.

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.