I’ve always been a firm believer that October is the month to be in Guatemala. It kicks off the season with lots of action and variety. One thing is for certain, the meat fish was not in short supply. The dorado were so thick that at times they wouldn’t let the sails get to the bait. There were yellowfin tuna and dorado to go around for guests to take home fresh filets.Fall is known as a good blue marlin month and the numbers proved once again, that this is the time of year to keep in your fishing plans for 2024.
This past month the Gale Force Twins hosted their second all-ladies fishing trip and now they are getting ready for their first all-ladies fishing tournament on May 3rd, 2024. Ladies, contact us for more info.We want to give congratulations to the crew of Gypsy for putting guests Lynn Adkins and his twin brother on their first-ever blue marlin.
October Fishing Report :
October 7th – 21st: Knotwork – 42 sailfish raises, 38 bites and 28 releases. Blue Marlin: 3 raises, 1 bites, 0 releases. Dorados: 86 and 2 yellowfin tuna. (7 days of fishing). October 2nd – 23rd: Gypsy – 119 sailfish raises, 104 bites and 65 releases. Blue Marlin: 5 raises, 3 bites, 2 releases. Dorado: 185. (12 days of fishing). October 7th – 24th: Maverick – 53 sailfish raises, 50 bites and 39 releases. Dorado: 90. (7 days fishing) October 1st – 21st: Chechos – 37 sailfish raises, 30 bites and 18 releases. Sailfish on Fly: 4 raises, 1 bite, 1 release. Blue Marlin: 2 raises, 1 bite, 1 release. Dorado: 55. (6 days of fishing). October 1st – 21st: Tranquility – 59 sailfish raises, 51 bites and 37 releases. Blue Marlin: 2 raises, 2 bites, 2 releases. Dorado: 35. (3 days of fishing).
The start of our season has been nothing short of spectacular. Groups have been raising double digit numbers of sails, enough dorado for lunch and dinner, and yellowfin tuna from 60lbs to an impressive 176lb beast. Plus, we are not surprised the main attraction has been the blue marlin presence.
When a guest calls us, one of their question is… “when is the best time to fish Guatemala?”. You can ask many and get different answers. It’s hard to answer because Guatemala’s fishery is phenomenal year round. I’ve always been a firm believer that October is the month to be in Guatemala. It kicks off the season with lots of action and variety.
Fishing Report :
October 8th: Knotwork – 9 sailfish raises, 7 bites and 2 releases. 2 yellowfin tuna, and 1 dorado. October 8th: Chechos – 20 sailfish raises, 16 bites and 12 releases.1 for 2 on blue marlin (est. 200lbs). 2 dorados, 1 wahoo. October 9th: Knotwork – 25 sailfish raises, 20 bites and 11 releases. 1 for 1 on blue marlin, est. 250lbs and 1 dorado. October 10th: Chechos – 43 sailfish raises, 35 bites and 28 releases. 8 dorado, and 1 yellowfin tuna. October 10th: Knotwork – 46 sailfish raises, 39 bites and 21 releases. 4 dorados. October 10th: Sirena – 28 sailfish raises, 26 bites, and 24 releases. October 11th: Knotwork – 43 sailfish raises, 35 bites and 24 releases. 2 dorado. October 12th: Knotwork – 21 sailfish raises, 17 bites and 10 releases. 4 yellowfin tuna, and 3 dorados. October 12th: Chechos – 13 sailfish raises, 12 bites and 5 releases. 1 blue marlin, 2 dorados, and 6 yellowfin tunas. October 12th: Gypsy – 22 sailfish raises, 19 bites and 13 releases. 3 dorados. October 12th: Sirena – 20 sailfish raises, 17 bites, and 14 releases. October 13th: Knotwork – 15 sailfish raises, 13 bites and 10 releases. yellowfin tuna, and 3 dorados. October 13th: Gypsy – 14 sailfish raises, 13 bites and 9 releases. 2 dorados. October 14th: Gypsy – 28 sailfish raises, 25 bites, 18 releases, 1 dorado. October 14th: Chechos – 29 sailfish raises, 26 bites, 20 releases. October 14th: Knotwork – 5 sailfish raises, 4 bites, and 4 releases. 12 yellowfin tunas (1 -176lbs!!!) October 15th: Gypsy – 9 sailfish raises, 8 bites, 5 releases, 2 dorados and 1 blue marlin (est. 250lbs). October 16th: Knotwork – 25 sailfish raises, 22 bites, 11 releases, 2 dorados and 1 blue marlin (est. 200lbs). October 16th: Gypsy – 29 sailfish raises, 19 bites, 11 releases, 3 dorado. October 16th: Chechos – 11 sailfish raises, 9 bites, 6 releases, 1 yellowfin tuna and 2 blue marlin (Est. 250lbs and 400+lbs).October 17th: Gypsy – 22 sailfish raises, 15 bites, 4 releases, 3 dorado.
“Hello Ozzy, The experience at Pacific Fin’s was beyond my expectations. You really have something amazing there. The fishing , your staff and the crew on Knot Work were the best. An unforgettable trip. The fishing was amazing, 70 sails day one, WOW”. – Thanks for an amazing trip, Harry Aguero.
A highly anticipated trip, which began planning in March 2019, five Cuban-Americans set a fishing trip for August 2019. Unfortunately, that trip was postponed last minute due to a hurricane heading towards Miami and then again in April 2020 due to Covid travel restrictions.
Talk about bad luck… but as they say… third time is the charm and it was worth the wait! We have to THANK Ralph, Harry, Robert, Joel, and Mandy for doing a very nice thing for Pacific Fins. They got together and created a website about their trip to Guatemala. Check out their website which highlights all of their experience from day one – plus… they have some great videos.
You can’t say “Spring Break” without thinking of a fishing trip. We are aware you are tired of the cold and miserable Winter. So, now it’s time to start planning a fishing trip to Pacific Fins, where you will get thawed out. Our peak season is October through May, but… now comes the time of year many love. I call it “The Smorgasbord Season”. This is when not only you get intense sailfish action, its when blue marlin start to be more abundant. Yellowfin tuna will be active around spinner dolphin, and dorado will be in the larger class. Plus, you can’t never rule out a striped marlin in the spread and wahoo. March through May is a great time to be here. It’s also the time that books fast. We have limited space available, want to be part of an epic season? Grab your passports, call your fishing partners, pack your bags, and head to Guatemala!
Uncharacteristic for this region, due to a mix of strong cold fronts and green water making it’s way into the fishing grounds, it has been a slow February. As you can see the fishing reports, there has been better days than others. The good news, blue water started to make its way into the grounds which has resulted in better action. The blue marlin bite has picked up and reports of yellowfin tuna has sushi lovers very happy!
February 6th: Chechos (Captain Nestor) – 4 sailfish raises, 3 bites and 2 releases. 1 for 2 on blue marlin and 2 dorados.
SOLD OUT! We knew this was going to happen. The first Unfathomed hosted trip with Captain George Gozdz booked in record time. This is an all-inclusive adventure with 4 nights/5 days accommodations and 3 full days of offshore fishing on May 13th – May 17th, 2021. In addition to the fishing we have added an afternoon of sightseeing in the old capital city of Antigua on the day we arrive. Due to limited space and demand, we will be adding a second Unfathomed hosted trip soon. Stay tune to social media and our weekly news letters for the next date. You don’t want to miss out on one heck of a time.
“This is an incredible opportunity to discover the world class fishery Guatemala has to offer. I’ve visited Pacific Fins Resort on 5 separate occasions and each trip has been amazing. After repeated trips to Pacific Fins, most recently in December, I know exactly what to expect and will help ease the burden of uncertainty of travel during these challenging times. May is an incredible time to fish Guatemala with targeted species including sailfish, marlin, tuna, and dorado.” – George Gozdz, Unfathomed. This is an all-inclusive adventure with 4 nights/5 days accommodations and 3 full days of offshore fishing. In addition to the fishing we have added an afternoon of sightseeing in the old capital city of Antigua on the day we arrive. Grab a couple friends or make new ones and don’t miss this chance as space is limited.
Dates: May 13th-17th, 20214 night/ 5 days3 full days offshore fishing- 4 person/boatAll inclusive including transportation to Pacific Fins from Guatemala City- tips extraReturn Covid test provided Price $3295 per person – flights to and from Guatemala City (GUA) not included. Depending where you are traveling from, round trip airfares have been as low as $189!
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About Pacific Fins
Pacific Fins Resort & Marina is Guatemala Fishing at its best. Our boutique hotel with private villas and suites is located in the world’s most productive billfishing destination. We offer all-inclusive fishing packages with a la carte dining, open bar, and custom, personalized service. Our setting on the water and attention to detail is unmatched in Guatemala.