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Pacific Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi- what more could you ask for?!
We won't hold it against you if you answered luxurious accommodations, fast yet comfortable sportfishing yachts, quality Shimano tackle, endless opportunities to catch billfish on the fly, professional captains and crews, and hot lunch, Ceviche, Sashimi, snacks, fresh fruit, and beer while out on the water. Good thing these are all available.
Book a trip to experience the best Sailfishing in the world. 15-20 eats/day is par for the course, while 40 daily bites is common most of the year from October through June . These Pacific Sailfish average 90 to 100 pounds, but sailfish over 125 pounds are common.
Billfishing in Guatemala takes place only 12-40 miles offshore in the "Pocket", a deep underwater canyon just off the Guatemalan Pacific coast.
Marlin fishing out of Puerto Quetzal is especially renowned. Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin and Black Marlin are all caught with relative consistency, with 300-600 pound Blue Marlin proving most common. Marlin fishing is hottest from September through December.
This area is a world leader in conservation. As such, all bait is rigged with circle hooks and all billfishing is catch and release. These practices ensure this pristine and vibrant fishery remains so for your return trips year after year after year!