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Fishing Report & 7th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational

It’s been non-stop since the start of the 2022 season, hence why I need to apologize for the delay in newsletters. Back to back hunting/sportfishing trade shows in Dallas, Vegas, and then the Miami Boat Show.
There is no denying that people are out in full force traveling. We all can agree that we want to get back to normalcy. Our staff has been hard at work with lots of visitors and we don’t see slowing down any time soon. Hint-Hint… this is why you should be securing your travel dates soon.
The fishing: Sails in March had better days than others. There were days of amazing numbers and others days where they were hard to find. Still with 1212 sailfish raises during the month, anglers went home with smiles on their faces. March was a great month for big dorados. So was for yellowfin tuna… just see below the Maverick crew with a 245.9lb monster!
There were 15 blue marlin raises, a little slower than normal. I’m optimistic those numbers will get better shortly. April started on the right foot and we will have those numbers for you very soon.
March Fishing Report :
March 1st – 31st: Knotwork – 268 sailfish raises, 226 bites and 154 releases. Sailfish on Fly: 35 sailfish raises, 7 bites and 3 releases. Blue Marlin: 3 raises, 2 bites, 1 release. Striped Marlin: 1 for 1. Dorados: 16. Wahoo: 1. Yellowfin tuna: 1. (21 days of fishing).
March 2nd – 31st: Chechos – 416 sailfish raises, 325 bites and 211 releases. Sailfish on Fly: 3 sailfish raises, 3 bites, 1 release. Blue Marlin: 5 raises, 2 bites, 1 release. Dorado: 19. (24 days of fishing).
March 1st – 31st: Maverick – 274 sailfish raises, 243 bites and 160 releases. Blue Marlin: 1 for 1. Dorado: 14. Yellowfin tuna: 1 (245.9lbs). (20 days of fishing).
March 1st – 31st: Gypsy – 224 sailfish raises, 163 bites and 119 releases. Blue Marlin: 5 raises, 2 bites, 2 releases. Dorado: 13. Yellowfin tuna 2. (17 days of fishing).
March 11th – 29th : Sirena – 30 sailfish raises, 24 bites and 15 releases. Sailfish on Fly: 10 raises, 4 bites, 1 release. Blue Marlin: 1 for 1. Dorado: 4. (Based on 4 days of fishing).

What an impressive catch by Larry Olsen and his grandson. This is a trip they will never forget. Congrats to the crew of Maverick. 245.9lbs!!!

IT’S BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER! – 7TH ANNUAL GUATEMALA BILLFISH INVITATIONAL

The 2021 Guatemala Billfish Invitational was the biggest yet, we had three lodging locations at capacity. It was no surprise with such high anticipation that always builds throughout the year. So, if you think last year’s event was one for the record books… just wait till this year.
We started to receive reservations and we highly recommend for those that want to participate in this year’s event, to contact us and secure your spot. Due to limited capacity, you don’t want to be left out of this amazing fun, but competitive tournament. If you want to see part of the excitement that takes place during this time, check out the Uncharted Waters teaser video below which will air this weekend.
Tune in Saturday (April 16th, 7:30Am) for episode 1 of 2, on Discovery Channel. Peter travels to Pacific Fins for the 6th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational. Peter and his team try to stay focused on day 1, in hopes in bringing home the first-place trophy.

Attention Cigar Aficionados!

On our last newsletter, we started to announce all of the special guests and sponsors that will take part in this year’s event. First, we announced Serial Griller, Matt Moore. And now… for all of you “Cigar Aficionados”, we are happy to welcome Rodriguez Cigars to the 6th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational.
“This year for the 2021 Guatemala Billfish Invitational, the Rodriguez Cigar Company, will be providing the anglers with an exclusive rum and cigar tasting experience! We will be pairing exquisite rum with vintage cigars from the Rodriguez family collection. Also, during the event, Rodriguez Cigar will be making an exclusive product release”. – Danny Difabio, Owner Rodriguez Cigar.
In 1947, the Rodriguez family began the masterful art of cultivating tobacco on their private plantation in the town of Siguaney. The tobacco plantation was called, La Finca De Carmencita. Located in the villas province of Cuba. La Finca De Carmencita specialized in growing, aging, and curing filler tobacco leaves for numerous manufacturers throughout Cuba.
By 1952, La Finca De Carmencita employed over 20 workers and grew over 120,000 pounds of tobacco annually.
Eight years later, the Cuban government nationalized the private plantation and the Rodriguez family was forced to immigrate to the Unites States.
In 1971, the Rodriguez family found a new beginning on the beautiful island of Key West and established the Rodriguez Cigar Factory.

Guatemala Billfish Invitational: A must attend event!

The Billfish Invitational is Back! And with such high anticipation of many anglers, it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. Pacific Fins Ambassadors joining us are; Uncharted Waters – Peter Miller, Unfathomed – George Gozdz, and Into the Blue’s – Scott Walker. We will also name several celebs that will be joining us as in the coming weeks.
The 6th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational will take place December 9th – 13th, 2021, at our beautiful Pacific Fins Resort. Well-known anglers from across the globe will compete in this exciting three-day fishing event while raising money to support the Billfish Conservation Project.

This tournament provides a fun twist for participating teams. A daily Calcutta will be on the table for those that want to make things interesting. Teams will have the chance to win daily prizes and battle it out for the ultimate prize (Kingsailfish Mount Trophy). It’s also a unique opportunity to fish the most prolific billfish destination on the planet during prime time, while you network with fellow anglers, celebrity guests, and potentially earn bragging rights for the next 12 months!

The tournament will kick off on December 9th at the resort with the professional chefs creating a full-on feast for the check-in and opening party. Fishing dates are December 10th, 11th and 12th, with an award’s ceremony taking place the night of the 12th. Guests will depart on December 13th.

The tournament package includes three days of fishing, four nights of lodging, double occupancy, daily laundry service, a la carte meals, beverages, transportation to and form the airport and three days of fishing.
When fishing with Pacific Fins you can expect all of the tackle and gear to be top-notch and the crews to be on their game. Each day of fishing also includes snacks, fruit, lunch and beverages.

Pacific Fins Ambassador and Unfathomed host, Captain George Gozdz, filmed the 5th annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational in 2020. If you want to see part of the excitement that takes place during this time, check out the YouTube video below.