April/May Report 2016

Connie Turner, Clarence “Lucky” Shawver and Rick Shawver arrived for their first visit to Pacific Fins.  Fishing on Gypsy for 3 days they had 33 raises, 29 bites and 18 releases. They also raised 1 marlin.

Rachel Booker, Mike Flowers and Brian Booker arrived for a 1 day charter. Fishing on Maverick the raised 25, had 18 bites and 8 releases. They also had 1 marlin bite.

The David Barnes group returned after fishing with us in August 2015.  David, Glen Chaves, Charles Mixon and Niel McTague fished 4 days on Gypsy and Maverick raising 164 sails, had 112 bites and released 77.  Also releasing 2 marlin and catching 3 dorado!

Stacey and Johnny Mack Powers fished Chechos for 1 day raising 15 sails, had 13 bites, and released 9. They also caught 6 dorado.

We knew it was going to be good, we didn’t know it would be this good!

On Monday, we finished The 1st Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational held at Pacific Fins and we are still on Cloud 9.  The purpose of the tournament was to raise awareness for the conservation efforts by The Sailfish Commission in Guatemala. In the last 2 years we have made huge strides protecting billfish in our region.

Anglers raised 501 sailfish, had 383 bites and released 179!

With the tournament being such a huge success we already have dates for 2017!

Arrive: April 28

Fish: 29, 30, May 1 (3 days fishing, 4 nights)

Depart: May 2

Anglers are starting to confirm for next year’s tournament already and we suggest looking into this soon. DEMAND WILL BE HIGH. Call us at 888-700-3467 or email us.

In addition to the celebrities and clients who joined us, the local media was present, our tourism board – INGUAT, the head of The United Nations in Guatemala attended, along with the Vice Minister of Fisheries and other Government officials!

The kind words from everyone were humbling:

“Some trips stick with you, this one will.”Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski, Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to come down and support such a wonderful cause. I am honored to be able to work with you to make a difference in such a special place.”Rob Kramer, President, IGFA

“Rocked the tournament to 1st place, great job by all involved, looking forward to the 2nd annual!Doug Shenk, Client

“So great to be a part of this movement.”Peter Miller, Host, NBC Sports “Bass2Billfish”

“Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!”Capt Scott Walker, TV Show, “Into The Blue”

“I had a wonderful experience of food, fellowship and fishing!” Dr. Chris Stearns, Client

“What an epic trip at Pacific Fins. It gets better and better each time.”Ozzy Delgado, Guy Harvey Magazine

“A unique experience. To see the local fishery and also to understand the conservation efforts that are going on here. We expect to see a lot of sailfish here for years to come.”Mat Jackson, Grundens, Sponsor

“This is my 3rd trip to Pacific Fins. This place has truly touched my heart.”Terry French, Extreme Chef, Food Network

“The hospitality at Pacific Fins is wonderful.” Cory Lowe, Backbone Media

“The 1st Annual Billfish Invitational at Pacific Fins was fabulous. The best of everything, the host Niels, fishing, food and hands on service by the captains and staff. But the most important part of it all was that it benefits the Guatemalan Sailfish. We have already signed up for next year.” – Stacey & Johnny Mack Powers, Clients.”

The Hinman group fished 1 day on Chechos raising 19, with 16 bites and releasing 12 sails.

The Erichsen group also fished a day on Chechos raising 10 sails, with 7 bites and released 5.

For their first visit to Pacific Fins Dr. Michelle Flemmings and husband Dr. Ralph Battels fishing 3 days on Chechos raised 65 sailfish, had 45 bites and released 39.  They caught 4 dorado, raised 2 marlin, had 2 bites and released 1!

Lewis and Mariann Scherer arrived for their first visit and fished on Gypsy for 3 days. They had 81 raises, 69 bites and 42 releases. Plus 1 marlin!

Dr. Bo Whitehead, his wife Brandi Whitehead and Dr. John Boon arrived again for the 3rd year for a day charter fishing with their group of doctors and nurses – Esteban Arredondo, Linnea Bowman, Sara Halfmann, Sylvia Diaz, Don Griffith, David Boswell and Candice Daniels after finishing their mission work. They fished on Chechos and Sirena and raised 39, had 28 bites and released 5 sails. They released 1 marlin too!

Mission workers Mike Humphrey, Lauren Lepper, Stephanie Frey and Kunal Patel spent a day relaxing and fishing a half day on Maverick. They raised 8, had 6 bites and released 4 sailfish.

Dave Clendening, Charles Frees, Chad Garland and Robert Hunt arrived for their first visit to Pacific Fins.  Fishing 4 days on Maverick they raised 139 sails, had 116 bites and released 71.  Also releasing 1 marlin and catching 15 dorado!

Stacey and Johnny Mack Powers returned once again fishing on Chechos for 3 days. They raised 50, had 43 bites and released 35 sailfish.

The Zane Christopher group arrived for their 6th year. Fishing for 3 days on Gypsy, Maverick and Chechos – Zane, Graham Pereira, Raymond Knotts, Vasilica Bitere, Larry Ennis, Felix Buta, Stewart Gambrell, Tim Hattaway, Michael Melton, Jim Hughes, Michael Sweeney and Eric Yarbrough raised a total of 112, had 89 bites, and released 61 sailfish!  They also caught 18 dorado.

March 2016 – Fishing Report

The Father and Sons team of Ricardo, Eduardo and Ricard Sola arrived from Ecuador for 3 days fishing on Chechos. They raised 214 sailfish, had 175 bites and released 95 on light tackle!

The Barillas Family fishing 1 day on Aguardiente raised 22 sailfish, had 16 bites and released 12.

Aggeo Ribeiro, Nelson Noquiera and Italo Gaetani arrived from Brazil for the 4th time. Fishing 3 days on Maverick they raised 95 sailfish, had 80 bites and released 61.

Greg Morris and Charles Pulley arrived for 2 days fishing on Maverick. They raised 149 sailfish, had 116 bites, released 84 conventional and 2 on FLY! They also raised 2 marlin and released 1.

Kurt & Ann Forsberg arrived from Sweden. Fishing 2 days on Sirena they raised 127 sailfish, had 101 bites and released 68. They also caught 1 Blue marlin.

Pat and John Silvernail and Michael Davis arrived for the 3rd year in a row. Fishing on Chechos for 3 days they raised 204 sailfish, had 162 bites, released 102 conventional and 5 on FLY!!

Jean-Marc Frey and Marc Cuevas arrived from France for 5 days fishing on Aguardiente. They raised 197 sailfish, had 91 bites and released 36 on FLY + 1 500 lb marlin!

Brad Courvelle arrived for 4th time. This time joined by his son Adam. In 2 days fishing on Maverick they raised 131 sailfish, had 103 bites and released 79. They also caught 1 Blue marlin.

The TaxSlayer Group arrived for the 8th time and the group consisted of Richard Marshall, Tony Farrell, Tommy Brumlow, Bill Fletcher, Joseph Gazzo, Chris Overton, Paul Schaller and Jamie Slatton.  In 3 days fishing on Sirena and Chechos they raised 234 sailfish, had 176 bites, released 107 conventional and 21 on FLY! They also raised 7 marlin, had 5 bites and released 2 Blues. One was 400 lbs!

Byrd Miller and his family of Byrd IV, Eliza and Cate arrived for the 5th time. Fishing on Maverick for 3 days they raised 174 sailfish, had 159 bites and released 108. They also raised 1 marlin and caught 3 yellowfin tuna.

The Stigliano Group arrived for the 4th time consisting of Rick, Randy Dean and Dick Stigliano, Gary Garrett, Gary Hanson, Perry Schweiss, Ed Yasechko, Bill Bianco and Sandy Naples. Fishing on Chechos, Maverick and Danmark in 3 days they raised 343 sailfish, had 249 bites, released 46 on FLY and 111 conventional! They also raised 7 marlin, had 2 bites and released 1 along with 3 yellowfin tuna.

The Ruano Group fishing on Tranquility for 1 day raised 41 sailfish, had 36 bites and released 21. They also raised 3 marlin, had 3 bites and released 1.

Todd Bazemore fishing on Aguardiente for 3 days raised 138 sailfish, had 103 bites and released 69 conventional + 6 on FLY. He also raised 1 marlin and caught 1 yellowfin.

George Hnat arrived for the 5th time with his group of Ed Scott, Richard Watkins, Kevin McClean and Andy McCoy. Fishing 3 days on Sirena they raised 148 sailfish, had 130 bites and released 116!
Brad & Liz Peters in 3 days on Sirena raised 90 sailfish, had 69 bites, released 41 conventional and 7 on Fly.

The Elias Group from Puerto Rico who visited for the 2nd time in 2 months raised 232 sailfish, had 214 bites and released 145! They also raised 3 marlin, had 2 bites and released 2 Blues!

Bill & Bill Buckley, a Father/Son Team who have visited 7 times raised 209 sailfish, had 178 bites and released 142 in 3 days on Maverick!

Cary & Julie Gosselin Group on Aguardiente in 3 days fishing raised 171 sailfish, had 137 bites and released 105.

Ben White’s group of 19 anglers spent his bachelor party fishing out of Pacific Fins. Ben was joined by Brian Cooney, John Rogers, Bj Jones, Trey Allen, Robert Paine, John Lairsen, Shawn Walker, Sean Casey, Barry Haydon, Reagan Smith, Matt Warren, Don Pendergras, Scott Bain, Hunter Jones, Gordon Muir, Zach Wassmuth, Christopher Thomposon and Brian Patek.  In 2 days fishing on Chechos, Sirena, Maverick and Danmark they raised 250 sailfish, had 201 bites and released 138 conventional, 2 on fly, 6 yellowfin and 1 marlin. They also caught 4 Roosterfish inshore.

Feb 2016 – Fishing Report

Geoff Begnaud, Paige Melancon, Keith Duplantis, Michael Moore, Richard Hargett, Lee Serrati, Michael Hamilton, James Edwards, Tory Gundersen and Travis Haskins arrived for 3 days fishing on Maverick, Sirena and Mijo.  They raised 375 sailfish, had 297 bites and released 219!!  They also raised 5 marlin, had 2 bites and released 1 + 6 yellowfin tuna.

Eric Dressler, Kevin Rowley, Stephen Smith and Walter Norman arrived for 3 days fishing. On Chechos they raised 152 sailfish, had 135 bites and released 73 conventional and 5 on FLY.

We were excited to welcome a group from SMITH Optics to Pacific Fins. SMITH chose Pacific Fins to shoot footage for their upcoming magazine ads, commercials and videos!! They also spent a day filming in Antigua absorbing the local culture and touring the jade museum, local ruins and more.  The group included Shon Lassiter, Ozzy Delgado, Mike Gleason, John Hechtkopf, Bryan Holeman and Tal Roberts.  In 3 days fishing on Chechos they raised 82 sailfish, had 75 bites and released 43 + 1 on fly.

Andrew Dupps arrived for the 2nd time.  He rewarded key employees Dennis Hensley, Tom Murray and Matthew Mannion with a trip to Pacific Fins. In 3 days fishing on Sirena they raised 82 sailfish, had 70 bites and released 50.

Bill Milligan, John Camp, Don Carpenter and Trace Devanny arrived for 3 days fishing on Maverick. They raised 82 sailfish, had 70 bites and released 52 + 3 dorado.

Don Phillips and Mary Sue Sanborn arrived for 3 days fishing on Sirena. They raised 100 sailfish, had 86 bites and released 97.

Steve Weaver and Brian Holtzinger returned for the 2nd time. Fishing on Maverick they raised 124 sailfish, had 106 bites, released 63 conventional and 8 on FLY!

Roland MacKenzie and Jim Forsythe returned for the 5th time. Fishing on Chechos for 3 days they raised 153 sailfish, had 132 bites and released 97! They also released 2 marlin, 1 Black that was 400 lbs.

Dr. Alberto Ramirez (Dad), Dr. Alberto Ramirez (Son), Edgar Stokes, Hector Reyes, Luis Gonzales, Manolo Chavez, Rafael Perez (Dad), Rafael Perez (Son) and Jorge Perez arrived for the 8th time.

The Ramirez Group 1 on Chechos in 3 days fishing raised 136 sailfish, had 119 bites and released 65.

The Ramirez Group 2 on Maverick in 3 days fishing raised 134 sailfish, had 117 bites and released 95.

The Perez Group on Canaso 2 in 3 days fishing raised 113 sailfish, had 100 bites and released 76.

The Portillo Group on Sirena in 3 days fishing raised 102 sailfish, had 80 bites and released 49 and 1 on FLY.

Tom Tomfohdre arrived for the 13th time. Joining Tom were Rick and Lynn Tomfohdre, Merry Harlacher, Richard Sauers, Larry Bentley and Judy McLaughlin. In 4 days fishing on Chechos and Maverick they raised 104 sailfish, had 82 bites and released 57. They also raised 6 marlin, had 2 bites and released 2 and caught 8 yellowfin.

The Font Group on Aguardiente in 1 day fishing raised 31 sailfish, had 17 bites, released 6 on light tackle and 1 on FLY.

The Paramo Group on Knotwork in 2 days fishing raised 44 sailfish, had 38 bites and released 27 conventional and caught 2 dorado.

John and Stacey Powers arrived for the 9th time. Fishing on Sirena for 3 days they raised 28 sailfish, had 24 bites and released 15. They also raised 3 marlin, had 3 bites and released 1 and caught 2 yellowfin tuna.

A Cold Front moved in and slowed the sailfishing down for about 7 days.

Patrice Garziglia, Maxime Garziglia and Fabbri Jardens arrived from France for 4 days fishing. On Aguardiente they raised 22 sailfish, had 19 bites and released 11. They also raised 22 roosterfish, hooked 14 and released 2.  And for additional variety they caught 4 Jacks, 2 dorado and 6 yellowfin tuna.

The Massarelli Brothers arrived. Joe, John and Mike. Joining them were Margie Massarelli and sons Mikey, Joseph and Jack.  Fishing 4 days – Chechos raised 22 sailfish, had 19 bites and released 14. Also raised 2 marlin and had 1 bite. And finally 1 dorado and 4 yellowfin. Canaso 2 raised 7 sailfish, had 6 bites and released 5.  Also raised 3 marlin, had 2 bites, released 1 Striped and 1 Blue. And finally 4 yellowfin.  Danmark raised 15 sailfish, had 14 bites and released 10 along with 6 yellowfin tuna.

The Elias Group from Puerto Rico on Maverick in 3 days fishing raised 8 sails, had 5 bites and released 3. They also raised 3 marlin, had 2 bites and released 2.

David Schofield arrived for the 2nd time in the last 3 years.  Joining David were Stacey Schofield, Michael Packwood and Patty Sholar. Fishing on Aguardiente for 2 days they raised 8 sailfish, had 7 bites and released 6.

John and Claudia Faris arrived for 3 days fishing on Maverick. They raised 19 sailfish, had 14 bites and released 12. They also raised 1 marlin and caught 1 dorado.

The Oscar group on Sirena raised 4 sails, had 4 bites and released 2 in 1 day fishing.

Chris Jones entertaining key clients arrived for the 4th year in row. Joining Chris were Jakob Anthony, Anders Jensen, Georgios Vourlidis, Jacob Christensen, Gregg Plunkett, Manny Zavlas, Court Smith, Daniel Mulligan, Mike Fogarty and Benjie Halsell. Fishing on Sirena, Chechos and Maverick for 2 days they raised 135 sailfish, had 112 bites, released 55 conventional and 8 on FLY. They also raised 4 marlin, had 3 bites, released 1 along with 2 dorado and 2 yellowfin tuna.

Stan Shoemaker on Maverick closed out his 2 days with 54 raises, 34 bites and 23 released on FLY!

Ansgar Hehenkamp in 3 days fishing on Aguardiente raised 111 sailfish, had 55 bites and released 24 on light tackle and 5 on FLY.

Jan 2016 – Fishing Report

This is nuts. Frankie Dupre returned for the 2nd time in 3 months. Joining him on this trip were Brandie Metts and Brittany Butler.  In 2.5 days on Sirena they raised 209 sailfish, had 195 bites and released 135!!

Stan Shoemaker fishing Day 1 on Maverick raised 27 sailfish, had 15 bites and released 9 on FLY!

The Padillo group on Mijo in 1 day raised 60 sailfish, had 52 bites and released 31.

Jeff Koeppel, Josh Goodmanson, Gary Frost, Ottmar Schmidt, Shawn Kimberly and Derek Gilvray arrived for 2 days fishing on Canaso and Danmark.  They raised 242 sailfish, had 205 bites, released 131 conventional and 1 on fly.

Ansgar Hehenkamp raised 35 sailfish, had 20 bites and released 10 on light tackle.

The Holcomb group on Chechos in 1 day raised 55 sailfish, had 48 bites and released 34.

Bill Wiatt, Corbin Johnson, Graham Johnson, Mark Weber, Mark Moore and Joe Romagnoli arrived for 2 days on Chechos and Sirena. In ONLY 2 days they raised 323 sailfish, had 284 bites and released 207!

The Flores group raised 58 sailfish, had 51 bites and released 34 on Chechos in 1 day.

Rick Ragsdale, Kyle Ragsdale, Allen Pack and Nathan Brown arrived for 3 days fishing on Aguardiente. They raised 152 sailfish, had 144 bites and released 118!!

The Manolo group fished a few hours on Aguardiente. They raised 6 sailfish, had 5 bites and released 5. They also caught 2 yellowfin.

David Martin arrived for the 8th year in row with his sons Hunter and Michael. Fishing 2 days on Sirena they raised 88 sailfish, had 80 bites and released 58. They also caught 1 Striped marlin.

Dick and Todd Nelson arrived for 3 days fishing.  On Danmark they raised 137 sailfish, had 120 bites and released 76!

Kay Lay returned for the 2nd time and brought her son Walker.  In 2 days fishing on Chechos they raised 72 sailfish, had 53 bites, released 33 conventional and 2 on Fly.

Richard Walden arrived for the 2nd year in a row. Johan Calitz and Cobie Myburgh joined. In 2 days fishing on Sirena they raised 128 sailfish, had 124 bites and released 97!

Josh Hermes arrived for the 2nd year in a row. This time entertaining 16 key clients.  In 1.5 days on Chechos, Sirena, Danmark and Maverick they raised 201 sailfish, had 163 bites and released 129. They broke off the 2nd day early to watch the NFL Playoffs.  They also raised 2 marlin and released 1!.

Kevin Bodine returned for the 2nd time. He was also joined Jamin Carnahan and Bruce Dalton.  On Day #2 they released a GRAND SLAM. 2 Blue marlin, 1 striped marlin and a Pacific sailfish!  In 3 days fishing on Sirena they raised 119 sailfish, had 103 bites, released 88 and caught 2 dorado.

Jim White returned for his 6th visit. Joining him on this trip was friend Gary Voigt. Check out these numbers!! In 3 days fishing on Maverick  they raised 136 sailfish, had 102 bites, released 57 on light tackle and 8 on FLY.

The Perdomo group on Aguardiente raised 28 sailfish, had 26 bites and released 20 in 1 day fishing.

Brian North and David North returned for the 3rd time. This time joining them was friend John Tinucci. In 2.5 days on Maverick they raised 79 sailfish, had 73 bites and released 47. They also raised 1 marlin.

The Marrucci group on Danmark raised 20 sailfish, had 18 bites and released 12 in 1 day fishing .

Jeff and Thomas Erdmann arrived for 3 days fly fishing on Sirena. They raised 81 sails, had 48 bites and released 18 on fly.

John Davis, Jim Starkweather, Roy Van Wyk, Al Penson and Zach Dunlap arrived for their 6th visit.  Fishing 3 days on Chechos they raised 103 sailfish, had 84 bites and released 61!

Claudio and Christopher Martinez arrived for 2 days fishing on Aguardiente.  They raised 32 sailfish, had 30 bites and released 18. They also raised 3 marlin and released 1.

It was a pleasure having April Vokey of FlyGal Ventures – Fly fishing guide, instructor, writer, speaker and TV show host of Shorelines – join us last week fly fishing for sailfish. She’s a world-class angler and such a pleasure to be around. Her husband Charles joined her. In 5 days on Maverick they raised 52 sailfish, had 26 bites and released 15 on FLY.

Dec 2015 – Report

It was a pleasure having April Vokey of FlyGal Ventures – Fly fishing guide, instructor, writer, speaker and TV show host of Shorelines – join us last week fly fishing for sailfish. She’s a world-class angler and such a pleasure to be around.  Her husband Charles joined her. On Day 1 on Maverick they raised 14, had 8 bites and released 3 on FLY.

The Erichsen Group fishing 1 day on Maverick raised 45 sailfish, had 37 bites and released 33.

Randulf Hansen, Vibeke Golden, Per-Chrishan Lillebo and Julie Kroepelian arrived for 3 days fishing on Aguardiente. In 3 days they raised 107 sailfish, had 94 bites and released 73.

Bob Nicholas returned to Pacific Fins and this time it was with his Grandsons Cole and Connor. In 3 days on Maverick they raised 52 sailfish, had 47 bites and released 31.

The Rodriguez group raised 4 sails, had 4 bites and released 3 on Maverick in 1 day. They also raised and released 1 Blue marlin and caught 3 yellowfin tuna.

Joe Noble, Cory Tibbs, Brian Bick, and Chris Nichols arrived for 3 days fishing on Danmark. They raised 46 sailfish, had 43 bites and released 32. They also raised 3 marlin.

Lecha Atiev, Sergey Devyatov, Liubov Zhukova arrived for 3 days fishing on Maverick. They raised 18 sailfish, had 15 bites and released 12.  They also raised 2 marlin, had 2 bites and released 1 Blue, caught 5 yellowfin tuna and 1 dorado.

Bob Clancy, Don Barber and Amos Renner arrived for 3 days fishing on Aguardiente.  They raised 139 sailfish, had 107 bites and released 78! They also raised 3 marlin with 1 bite.

Dan Erb and Barbara Wolfe arrived again for 3 days fishing on Maverick. In 3 days they raised 91 sailfish, had 78 bites and released 61. They also raised 2 marlin with 1 bite.

Stacey and Johnny Powers arrived again to fish on Sirena for 2 days. They raised 69 sailfish, had 50 bites and released 40. They also raised 2 marlin, had 2 bites and released 1.

Charlie Holderness, Matt Moore and Colin Newberry arrived for 1 day fishing on Aguardiente. They raised 8 sailfish, had 5 bites and released 5.  They also caught 2 nice Yellowfin tuna.

Ber Pieper Group cont’d – on Days 2 & 3 they raised 39 sailfish, had 24 bites and released 13 on FLY.  And on Day 1 (Nov 30) they raised 20, had 19 bites and released 15 conventional. They also raised 2 marlin, with 1 bite and released 1.

Oct/Nov 2015 Report

Ber Pieper arrived again to fish with us. He was joined by Nick and Jim Newman. On Knotwork Day 1 they raised 20 sailfish, had 19 bites and released 15. They also raised and released 1 marlin!

Father son team of Gene and Aaron Litvak arrived for 2 days fishing on Aguardiente. They raised 55 sailfish, had 48 bites and released 34. They also raised 1 marlin.

A group of local clients in 1 day fishing raised 28 sailfish, had 23 bites and released 14. They also raised 4 marlin with 1 bite.

The Erichsen group fishing on Maverick for 1 day in the tournament raised 19 sailfish, had 17 bites and released 12.

James Uihlein (Dad), James Uihlein (Son) and James Morrow arrived for 3 days fly fishing on Sirena. They raised 36 sailfish, had 24 bites and released 8 on FLY.

Jamie Cleveland arrived for the 2nd time this year. This time he brought his father and brother, Bud and Scott. Fishing 2 days on Canaso Too they raised 54 sailfish, had 4 bites and released 28. They also caught 1 Striped marlin.

Semir and Adriene Belage arrived for the 2nd time joined by Allen Cheng, Roger Kemp and David Milmine. In 5 days fishing on Gypsy they raised 70 sailfish, had 64 bites and released 54. They also caught 4 Roosterfish, 2 Jacks and 6 Yellowfin tuna.

John Wilson, Frankie Dupre’, David Smith, Chuck Fagan and Grant Smith arrived for 3 days fishing on Sirena. They raised 78 sailfish, had 73 bites and released 48. They also raised 5 marlin, had 3 bites and released 2!

The Barillas group raised 22 sailfish, had 21 bites and released 16 conventional in 1 day on Aguardiente.

David McCracken and Paddy Tomkins arrived for 5 days fishing on Gypsy. They raised 58 sailfish, had 56 bites and released 37 conventional. They raised 19, had 15 bites and released 5 on fly. They raised 10 Marlin, had 9 bites and released 3!

Howard Zodicoff, Joel Landstein and James Goodman arrived for 2 days fishing. On Aguardiente they raised 60 sailfish, had 54 bites and released 33. They also raised 2 marlin and caught a few dorado.

Ozzy Delgado from Guy Harvey Magazine, Capt Scott Walker from the TV Show “Into The Blue,” Jamie Herrmann and Matt McDonald from GoPro, Zuleika Luna, Neal Stark from Coastal Angler and James Bandy from West Marine arrived for 2 days fishing. Fishing on Aguardiente and Gypsy they raised 82 sailfish, had 72 bites and released 48. They had 7 doubles and 2 triples! They also raised 4 marlin, had 2 bites and released 1 Blue. Several dorado were caught and Ozzy was able to release his first sailfish on FLY!

A local group raised 16 sailfish, had 15 bites and released 8 on Sirena in 1 day fishing. They also raised 1 marlin and had 1 bite.

Charlie Eldon and Charles Gabb arrived for 2 days fishing. On Aguardiente they raised 56 sailfish, had 51 bites and released 35. They also raised 1 marlin and had 1 bite.

Joaquin Cuadra, Carlos Quadra, Juan Harmsen and Ramiro Lacayo arrived for 2 days fishing. On Gypsy they raised 55 sailfish, had 50 bites and released 33.

The Santiago Group on Gypsy in 1 day fishing raised 10 sailfish, had 10 bites and released 8. They also raised 3 marlin and had 1 bite.

The Renzo Group on Danmark in 1 day fishing raised 10 sailfish, had 9 bites and released 9 sailfish.

Jim Skiver, Joey Josey, John Rees, Dan Matthews and Mike Ramsey returned for the 2nd time. Fishing on Gypsy in 3 days fishing they raised 32 sailfish, had 25 bites and released 17. They also raised 4 marlin, had 3 bites and released 1 Blue.

April / May – 2015

Guy Brown visited us for the 3rd year in a row. This was a very special trip because he brought his father Sam and a friend Mike McDaniel. Look at their 3 days fishing. Guy is also returning in The Fall to take advantage of our “Guaranteed Marlin Promo.”

May 2nd: 59 sailfish raises, 53 bites and 32 releases. Raised 1 Blue marlin.

May 3rd: 56 sailfish raises, 52 bites, 35 releases on light tackle and 3 on FLY!!
(Guy’s Dad Sam also landed his 1st sailfish on fly).

May 4th: 30 sailfish raises, 27 bites and 22 releases.

Totals: 145 sailfish raised, 132 bites and 89 releases + 3 on Fly.

James Patmore and Sean Cooper also visited Pacific Fins, May 1 – 3. In 3 days fishing they raised 107 sailfish, had 87 bites and released 56! They also landed 3 sailfish on FLY and 1 Blue marlin.

John and Jen Gianopulos arrived for 3 days fishing with their 6 year-old fishing son Benjamin. On Gypsy they raised 66 sailfish, had 47 bites and released 31.

Greg Wagner returned for the 3rd time. Joining him on this trip was his top-notch fishing guide from Canada, Jeff Traversy. Fishing 3 days on Maverick they raised 40 sailfish, had 30 bites and released 24. They also caught 4 dorado.

Bob Marcantel returned again to fish with us and joined by Marvin Lyons and Joel Fontenot.  Fishing 3 days on Gypsy they raised 57 sailfish, had 41 bites and released 28.

Francis Pandolphi, Davis Parr, Michael Adair and Robert Marshall arrived for 4 days fishing on Aguardiente.  They raised 65 sailfish, had 52 bites and released 28 conventional and 5 on fly.  They also caught 3 yellowfin tuna.

The guys from Alliance One fished 1 day on Allure and raised 45 sailfish, had 30 bites and released 18.  They also caught 2 dorado.

Two Father/Son teams arrived for 3 days fishing on Maverick.  Tim Williams/Tim Jr and Philip Canale/Philip Jr.  They raised 48 sailfish, had 44 bites and released 31.  They also caught 7 dorado and 3 yellowfin tuna.

A group of local clients fished on Mijo for 1 day and raised 30 sailfish, had 25 bites and released 14.  They also caught 2 dorado.

Richard Stuart, RP Stuart, Leon Thompson and Bryan Deweese arrived for 3 days fishing on Sirena.  They raised 35 sailfish, had 30 bites and released 22.  They also caught 6 dorado and raised 1 marlin.

 

March 2015 – Guatemala Fishing Report

Bo Whitehead’s group returned for the 4th time.  This time he was joined by his friend John Boon’s group.  Fishing on Maverick and Gypsy for 1 day they raised 39 sailfish, had 35 bites and released 26.  They also caught 2 dorado.

Joe Murphy arrived again to fish with us.  Joining Joe were Shaun Murphy, Ron Smith and Wendell Weakley.  Fishing on Maverick for 3 days they raised 104 sailfish, had 97 bites and released 76!  They also raised and released 1 Blue marlin.

Henry BuDai arrived for 3 days fly fishing on Aguardiente.  He raised 33 sailfish, had 14 bites and released 5 on fly.

The guys from Alliance One (Roland Kooper, Hilton Morgan, Dan King, Braxton Rascoe, Terry Lowery and Robert Rehberg) arrived for the 7th time.  On Allure fishing 1 day they raised 33 sailfish, had 23 bites, released 12 conventional and 1 on fly.  It was the first time for one of the clients and he caught his first sail conventional and then the one on fly!

Jamie Hollingsworth, Jason De Felice, Darrell Owensby and Brian Wilson arrived.  Fishing for 3 days on Sirena they raised 70 sailfish, had 52 bites and released 33.

David McMurphy, Kevin Moore, Zachary Sikorsi and Julien Cloutier arrived for 2 days fishing on Aguardiente.  They raised 79 sailfish, had 73 bites and released 53.

The Byrd Miller Family (Byrd III, Byrd IV, Eliza and Cate) arrived for the 5th time.  Fishing on Maverick for 3 days they raised 112 sailfish, had 101 bites and released 80!  They also raised 3 marlin, with 1 bite and released 1.  A few dorado to mix in as well.

The father/son team of Bill and Bill Buckley arrived for the 4th year in a row.  Fishing on Maverick for 3 days they raised 63 sailfish, had 52 bites and released 38.  They also raised 2 marlin, had 2 bites and released 2!

Doug McCuen and Mark Shaw arrived for the 3rd time to fish with us.  Fishing on Gypsy for 3 days they raised 56 sailfish, had 43 bites and released 31.  They also raised 3 marlin, had 1 bite and released 1 400 lbs!

The father/son duo of Jere Freeman III and Jere Freeman IV arrived for 3 days fishing on Aguardiente.  They raised 62 sailfish, had 47 bites, released 24 conventional and 2 on fly.

Stanislav Gorbounov, Ivanyutin Sergey and Vladimir Kuzmin arrived from Russia.  Fly Fishing for 4 days they raised 47 sailfish, had 22 bites and released 8 on fly.  They also raised 2 marlin, with 1 bite and released 1 on conventional gear.

Aggeo Ribiero, Nelson Noquiera and Andre Von Behtzen arrived from Brazil for the 3rd time.  This report is a different one for sure!  In 3 days fishing on Aguardiente they raised 10 sailfish, had 7 bites and released 4.  They also raised 5 marlin, had 4 bites and released 4 marlin!  3 Blues and 1 Black!  Also, some yellowfin tuna.

The Erichsen group fished 1 day on Maverick and raised 16 sailfish, had 15 bites and released 12.

The local clients fishing on Danmark for 1 day raised 12 sailfish, had 8 bites, and released 5.  They also raised 2 marlin, with 1 bite and released 1 Blue.

The guys from Georgia Pacific arrived for the 2nd year in a row.  Last year the group was 4 and in 2015 it grew to 11 anglers.  Tim Becker, Dwight Cook, Mike Tompkins, Kirk Stallsmith, Tim Covington, Tim Money, Mike Tuchalski, Wes Jones, Billy Greene, and Ray Abernathy.  Fishing on Gypsy, Maverick and Canaso 2 for 2 days they raised 70 sailfish, had 63 bites and 36 releases.  Several dorado. They also raised 5 marlin, had 2 bites and released 1 400 lbs!

TaxSlayer Continued…..

One client, Richard Marshall stayed an additional 2 days to fly fish on Gypsy. He raised 44 sailfish, had 22 bites and released 10 on FLY! He also raised 5 marlin, but could not get them to take the fly.

TaxSlayer Group #2 arrived a day later.  This group consisted of Charles Farrell, Aubrey Rhodes Jr, Aubrey Rhodes III, Daniel Rhodes, Chris Overton Bill Fletcher, Tommy Brumlow, and Jamie Slatton.   Fishing  2 days on Maverick, Gypsy and Mijo – they raised 141 sailfish, had 122 bites and released 91. They also raised 8 marlin, had 7 bites and released 4 Blues!!

All in all the owners of TaxSlayer got to witness as their key clients raised 303 sailfish, with 252 bites and 173 releases. With an added bonus of raising 13 marlin and releasing 4! Numerous dorado and yellowfin tuna were also caught during the week.

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Feb 2015 – Guatemala Fishing Report

The TaxSlayer group returned for the 7th time. This time they rented the entire Lodge for a week (Feb 26 – March 4) to entertain key clients and executives.

16 clients for the first part of the week. 8 new clients for the 2nd part.

TaxSlayer Group #1 consisted of Carl Rhodes, Jimmy Rhodes, Zane Christopher, Jermey Duncan, Brian Wilson, Jay Murray, Mark Thomas, Steve Palmer, Raymond Knotts, Graham Prererira, Dan Robinson, Greg Whisenhunt, Whitaker Dawson, Andrew Whisenhunt and Richard Marshall.  They fished 2 days on Gypsy, Maverick, Canaso 2 and Mijo. They raised 162 sailfish, had 130 bites and released 82.

 

Lin and Jeannie Poor arrived for the second year in a row.  Joining them this year was Richard Walden.  Fishing 3 days on Sirena they raised 76 sailfish, had 60 bites and released 42.  They raised 2 marlin with 2 bites and also caught a few dorado.

Clients from Brazil arrived for 3 days fishing on Aguardiente.  They raised 74 sailfish, had 52 bites and released 48.

Sirena – today (Feb 26) – WOW! – With some of our local clients.  65 sailfish raises, 55 bites and released 41!!

Pat and Vaughn Silvernail arrived for the 2nd year in a row.  Fishing on Maverick for 3 days they raised 57 sailfish, had 53 bites and released 40.

Serhiy Larin and Nataliya Larina arrived from The Ukraine.  They fished with Rapalas!  In 3 days on Gypsy they raised 50 sailfish, had 29 bites and released 16 on Rapalas.

Here come the Marlin!

Sheldon Lasky, Dan Doerr, Kim Harter and Jim Wilson arrived. Fishing for 2 days on Sirena and 3 days on Knotwork they raised 89 sailfish, had 77 bites and released 51. Kim Harter also released 1 300 lb. Blue marlin and the group caught several dorado and yellowfin tuna!

Bill Evans and Paul Steigerwald arrived for 3 days fishing.  On Knotwork they raised 30 sailfish, had 26 bites and released 17.  They also raised 2 marlin, had 1 bite and released a Blue!

Tom Tomfohdre arrived for his 13th trip. Joining Tom were Lynn, Rick and Peter Tomfohdre. Fishing 3 days on Gypsy they raised 38 sailfish, had 30 bites and released 18. They also caught 1 Black marlin, several tuna and dorado!

Howard Kisner arrived for the 3rd time. Joining Howard on this trip was his cousin Charles Graning. Fishing on Gypsy for 3 days they raised 51 sailfish, had 39 bites and released 29. Howard who is 75 years old also caught 1 400 lb Blue marlin! It was a great experience for the 2 cousins to share in Guatemala.

Ray Barker Smith and Marlene White arrived for 7th time.  They were fly fishing.  On Gypsy, in 5 days they raised 49 sailfish, had 31 bites and released 18 on Fly.

We experienced 3 to 4 day cold front that moved.  Several clients went inshore.

Brian Mayer and Doug Mercer arrived for 4 days fly fishing on Sirena.  They raised 31 sailfish, had 19 bites and released 6 on Fly.

Tony & Patricia Vicari arrived for 3 days fishing on Canaso 2.  They raised 25 sailfish, had 20 bites and released 12.  They also caught 2 yellowfin tuna.

Reece Milton and Jim McConnell returned for the 3rd time.  Also joining them were Bob Phillips and Wade Lopez.  Fishing 2 days on Canaso 2 they raised 25 sailfish, had 19 bites and released 11.  They also caught 6 yellowfin and a very large Dorado!

Jack McGeough arrived for 2 days fishing.  Joining Jack were Mark, Sarah, Jackson and Ava McGeough.  Fishing on Canaso 2 they raised 23 sailfish, had 20 bites and released 11.  They also caught mackerel inshore.

Dwight and Peter Jefferson, Richard Kendall and Dick Richards arrived for 3 days fishing on Sirena.  They raised 8 sailfish, had 8 bites and released 6.

Dr. Gene Brierre arrived to Pacific Fins again.  Joining him were Joseph and William Brierre, Kathy Hebert and Kati Napole.  They fished 3 days on Danmark and raised 40 sailfish, had 35 bites and released 18.  They also got some Amberjack and Mackerel inshore.

Kirk & Krista Courson arrived for the 10th time.  Fishing on Knotwork for 4 days they raised 62 sailfish, had 57 bites and released 39.  They also caught 3 Roosterfish and 2 dorado.

Crystal and Ryan Erickson arrived to Pacific Fins for the first time.  Fishing on Gypsy for 3 days they raised 72 sailfish, had 62 bites and released 41.  They also raised 1 marlin and caught a few dorado.

The Chris Jones group had 4 anglers in Feb 2014. This year in Feb 2015 he was entertaining 10 clients. Joining Chris were Gregg Plunkett, Manny Zavalos, Jaime Cleveland, Ed Harris, Jakob Anthony, Christian Hauge, Thomas Thorson, Cliff Stanch, Greg Smith and KC Caldwell.

In 2 days fishing on Danmark, Piragua and Mijo they raised 232 sailfish, had 183 bites and released 125 conventional and 5 on fly!!

Dr. Ramirez (Dad), Dr. Ramirez (son), Edgar Stokes and Hector Reyes returned for 7th time. Fishing on Gypsy for 3 days they raised 95 sailfish, had 82 bites and released 60.

Rafael Perez, Rafael Perez Jr and Jorge Perez returned for the 6th time. Fishing on Canaso 2 for 3 days they raised 112 sailfish, had 97 bites and released 62!

Brian and David North returned for the 2nd time. They were also joined by Dean Phillips and Phil Hinz. In 3 days fishing on Gypsy they raised 74 sailfish, had 64 bites and released 45!

Haskins Group (continued). On day 3 they raised 9 sailfish, had 6 bites and released 4 on Fly. So for the 3 days total: 38 sailfish raises, 18 bites and released 10 on Fly.

Russell and Thomas Lavery arrived the 2nd time. Fishing on Danmark for 3 days they raised 53 sailfish, had 44 bites and released 30.

William, Bill and Tyler Lahnen arrived. In 3 days fishing on Canaso 2 they raised 54 sailfish, had 48 bites and released 30. They also raised 2 marlin, with 2 bites and released 1 400 lb Blue!

January 2015 – Guatemala Fishing Report

George Haskins arrived for the 3rd time.  Joining George were Al Seavey, Ray and Paul Gagnon. Fly fishing for sails for 3 days on Gypsy.  On day 1 and day 2 they raised 29 sailfish, had 12 bites and released 6 on fly.

Edwin Nuscher, Steve Davis, Thomas McBride, Schley Gordy Sr., Schley Gordy Jr., and Daniel Rupert arrived.  Fishing on Gypsy and Tranquility for 2 days they raised 31 sailfish, had 23 bites and released 12.  They also caught 3 dorado and 8 yellowfin tuna.

Bruno, Walter and Gustavo Orensztajn arrived for the 2nd time.  Fishing on Maverick for 3 days they raised 26 sailfish, had 24 bites and released 20.  They also caught 5 yellowfin tuna.

Johnny and Stacey Powers arrived for the 12th time.  Fishing on Gypsy for 3 days they raised 24 sailfish, had 23 bites and released 16.

Randy Lott returned for the 2nd year in a row and was joined by Michael Castle, Charles Dowling, and Tim Rose. Fishing on Allure for 2 days they raised 32 sailfish had 24 bites and released 20.

David Martin returned for the 8th time and was joined by Ron Woodruff. Fishing on Gypsy for 2 days they raised 33 sailfish, had 27 bites and released 19.

Josh Yellin and Molly Rosenblatt returned for the 2nd time. Fishing on Aguardiente for 2 days they raised 16 sailfish, had 12 bites and released 11. They also caught 2 dorado and 2 yellowin tuna.

Husband/Wife team of Bob and Terry Landis fished 2 days on Maverick and raised 13 sailfish, had 10 bites and released 10. They also caught 4 yellowfin tuna.

Niels Erichsen fishing 2 days in our Local Tournament raised 25 sailfish, had 18 bites and released 10 on Aguardiente.

Murat Iyriboz and his crew arrived from Turkey for the 4th straight year.  Joining Murat was Turgut Konukoglu, Gokhan Carmikli, Murat Arslan, Necmi Tufekci, Erkut Soyak, Can Ozer, Mehmet Cirpici and Semih Dinler.  They slammed the sails.  Fishing on Gypsy, Sirena, and Canaso 2 they raised 287 sailfish, had 242 bites and released 160.  They also raised 2 marlin, had 2 bites and released 1 Black at 300 lbs!  They lost count on all the dorado they caught as well.

Jim White returned for 5th year in a row with Brad Williams.  Fishing on Maverick for 3 days they raised 66 sailfish, had 56 bites and released 49.

Donna, Anthony and Mia Flaim joined us along with Jenny Zheng and Heather Privett. Fishing on Gypsy for 3 days they raised 56 sailfish, had 50 bites and released 44. They also raised 1 marlin, caught 5 dorado and 2 yellowfin tuna.

Outdoor writer Gary Kramer joined us again this year with Carl Rey.  While filming and shooting he raised 68 sailfish, had 31 bites and released 10 conventional and 4 on fly.

Congratulations are in order! Dr. Lee Smith and Dan Walden broke our Fly Fishing Record! On Saturday, Jan 3 they raised 49 sailfish, had 25 bites and released 21 on Fly aboard Maverick!!That eclipsed the previous mark set on Feb 7, 2004. All fish were cast to, fought, landed and released.

On Friday they released 12 on fly, Sunday 16 on fly and Monday 17! Good job guys. Wow!

Lee sums it up best:

“After my 7th straight year in Costa Rica fly fishing for sailfish I decided to give Guatemala a try. I booked for Jan 2013. In 6 days fly fishing at your Lodge I caught MORE sailfish on that ONE tripthen in Costa Rica for 7 years! I released 27 on fly.

I rebooked again for Jan 2014. I was thinking no way it could be better then the last trip. I was wrong. On this trip I released 15 sails on fly and a had a GRAND SLAM on Fly of a Blue marlin, Striped Marlin and sailfish on the same day.

I rebooked for Jan 2015. I thought once again – there is no chance it could possibly be better. Dead wrong again. My fishing partner Dan & I broke the Resort Record on Day #2 for most sailfish released on FLY in one day: 21! And the other 3 days were off the charts: Day 1: 12 on fly. Day 3: 16 on fly. Day 4: 17 on fly. All in all we raised 172 sailfish, had 90 bites and released 66 on fly! We also had 6 doubles where we landed 2 sails on fly at the same time.

I rebooked for Jan 2016 before I left the Resort. No way it can be better. Right?”