Father/Son team of Eric & Brett Knellinger returned for 2nd year in a row over Christmas. Also joining them this year are Heidi Roschke and Billy Bennet. Fishing 4 days on Maverick they raised 38 sailfish, had 36 bites and released 31.
Father/Son team of Kris and Kash arrived for 3 days fishing on Gypsy. They raised 20 sailfish, had 16 bites and released 11. They also raised another 2 sailfish on fly, with 2 bites and 1 release on fly. 2 dorado were also nailed on fly as well.
Fly fisher Jerry Katz arrived for the 3rd year in a row. Fishing on Aguardiente for 3 days he raised 36 sailfish, had 17 bites and released 8 on FLY! And the marlin……On the first day Jerry raised 2 marlin on fly and did not get them. Over the next 2 days he raised 8 marlin, had 4 bites and released 3 Blues (conventional)!! He also caught 3 yellowfin on fly.
Niels Erichsen and family fishing on Sirena for 1 day raised 30 sailfish, had 27 bites and released 19.
A group of our staff fished on Maverick and raised 23 sailfish, had 21 bites and released 11. It was great to get them out on the water for all their hard work. They also caught 9 yellowfin tuna.
Another group of local clients entertained some clients on Aguardiente for 1 day of fishing and they raised 10 sailfish, had 10 bites and released 6.
A group of our local clients, the Gonzalez family raised 4 sailfish on Maverick, had 3 bites and released 2. They also caught 1 Blue marlin!
Olle Karlsson visited from Sweden. Fishing 3 days on Aguardiente he raised 16 sailfish, had 13 bites and released 10. He also caught 7 dorado and 2 yellowfin tuna.
Johnny & Stacey Powers visited us for 8th time. Fishing on Maverick for parts of 3 days they raised 15 sailfish, had 14 bites and released 10. They also raised 3 Blue marlin, had 1 bite and released 1 along with 10+ dorado.
Dan Erb and his group visits Pacific Fins every year – sometimes 2x per year. Fishing on Gypsy for 3 days they raised 38 sailfish, had 27 bites and released 20. They also raised 2 Blue marlin with 2 bites and released 1!
Eddie Umana & Pat Clark visited us to check out Pacific Fins for entertaining some of their corporate clients in the future. Fishing on Aguardiente they raised 10 sailfish, had 8 bites and released 6 in 1 day fishing. They also caught 14 dorado!
Halfway through The International Light Tackle Tournament (ILTTA) in Guatemala and 4 of Pacific Fins boats in Top 7. Woohoo!
Later this week we will update the rest of November on the fishing reports, but wanted to report the following!
After Day 1 of The ILTTA tourney in Guatemala our boat Maverick is in 2nd place and our boat Gypsy is in 3rd place!
The International Light Tackle Tournament (ILTTA) – Dec 1 – 7, 2014
Anglers from across the globe arrive today to compete in The 74th International Light Tackle Tournament (ILTTA) here in Guatemala Dec 1 – 7, 2014. Good luck to all those fishing the tournament and we look forward to a great event!
Guatemala continues to be the surest destination on the planet to catch billfish on fly rods. With more raises and bites then anywhere in the world you will have the best opportunity for successin the fertile waters off The Guatemalan Coast.
Mid-April brings warmer temperatures to our area. With those warmer temps the dorado and yellowfin fishing heat up as well. May – August offers the traveling fly angler some of the most diverse fishing in the world. Sailfish, dorado, yellowfin, and marlin are abundant. Read newsletter
Banco Industrial, Guatemala’s largest private bank, celebrated its 45th Anniversary this past February with a five day event that included social, cultural, educational, tourist and sporting activities with their top executives and guest bankers from all over the world. They selected bluewater fishing as one of the sporting activities to be offered and showcased on the leisure day, and relied on Pacific Fins to organize the 12 boat adventure for a total of 56 anglers. read newsletter
We wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday week with your family and friends.
We will be spending Thanksgiving at the Resort with The Richard Parr family from Texas and The Luis Cayo group from California. Both groups are repeat clients and we look forward to spending the Thanksgiving Holiday with them for a great week of food and fishing. read newsletter
Summer is winding down. The Labor Day weekend is almost upon many of us. As you gather around the TV for the start of College Football or outside next to the grill for that cookout with family and friends – we wanted to give you something to think about. A special offer from Pacific Fins to join us for some spectacular fishing in October & November. These are 2 of the top fishing months in Guatemala and among our captains’ favorite times of the entire year. Read newsletter
We are pleased to have been selected by photographer Andrew Geiger and The Ex Officio Clothing Company for a saltwater photo shoot at Pacific Fins Resort in March 2012. Read newsletter
Kirk & Krista Courson arrived for their 8th trip with us. Joining them were Matt Sim and Caristella Weale. They still have 2 more days of fishing, but through the first few days on Fortuna they have raised 35 sailfish, had 32 bites and released 19. Yesterday they caught something very rare in Guatemala. A Wahoo. Everyone was so excited by the size they actually drove back to the Lodge mid-morning to weigh it. 75 lbs. Read newsletter
“The convenience of having the boats docked right at the Lodge this year was wonderful. Our captain and crew were real pros and we will be back again” -D. Martin, AL Read newsletter
Like the rest of the world, the below-the-border scene is changing rapidly, attracting the attention of the PCS staff. Looking forward, the theme seems to be bigger and better. Hotels are becoming grander, new marinas built over the past few years are maturing, and others in the process of being built are pushing to open. We have a variety of picks worth keeping an eye on in 2012 – operations firmly anchored in sportfishing that offer all kinds of other amenities for the traveling angler.