Description: Winter Season in Review - (Oct 15, 2014 - May 15, 2015)
First of all we want to thank everyone who made it down to Pacific Fins to fish and stay with us this past winter. For those of you who gave it strong consideration and were not able to make it - hopefully the below stats will help encourage you to make a visit in the future!
Clients Visited From The Following Countries:
Russia, Brazil, Sweden, The Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Venezuela, Turkey, Amsterdam, UK and The USA (Lower 48 + Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico).
The majority of our clients hook up the sailfish themselves. Our crews enjoy teaching this technique to our beginners.
Best Month (Averages):
PER BOAT, PER DAY
Raises (23) - March 2015
Bites (19) - March 2015
Releases (15) - Nov 2014 (****For the 3rd straight year, November has averaged the most sailfish releases of any month.)
Most Sailfish RAISES in 1 Day (One Boat) - (Conventional/Light Tackle):
(62) - McMurphy Group - March 2015
Most Sailfish BITES in 1 Day (One Boat) - (Conventional/Light Tackle):
(59) - McMurphy Group - March 2015
Most Sailfish RELEASES in 1 Day (One Boat) - (Conventional/Light Tackle):
(41) - Byrd Miller Family - March 2015
Most Sailfish RAISES - Group
(232) - Jones Group - Feb 2015 (2 days)
Best Single Day - ON FLY
(49) sailfish raises, (25) bites and (21) TRUE releases! (***LODGE RECORD!) Dr. Lee Smith and Dan Walden - Jan 2015
Best Sailfish BITES Average PER DAY - (Conventional & Light Tackle)
(44) - Guy Brown group - May 2015
Best Sailfish RELEASES Average PER DAY - (Conventional & Light Tackle)
(30) - Guy Brown group - May 2015
Most MARLIN Raises During Trip
(10) - Jerry Katz - Dec 2014
Most Marlin Releases - Group (Conventional)
TaxSlayer Group #2 - (4) March 2015
Ribiero Group - (4) March 2015
Most Marlin Releases - Single Angler (Conventional)
(3) Jerry Katz - Dec 2014
Best Marlin Percentage
(100%) - Father/Son - Bill Buckley Sr. and Bill Buckley Jr - 2 Raises, 2 Bites, 2 Releases - March 2015
Most Roosterfish Caught
(3) - Kirk & Krista Courson - Feb 2015
Oldest Client To Release a Sailfish
90 years old - Captain Jim Toabe - Nov 2014
Youngest Client To Release a Sailfish
6 years old - Benjamin Gianopulos - April 2015
Most Prolific Trip - Fly Fishing
(172) sailfish raises, (90) bites and (66) TRUE releases ON FLY in 4 days. Average of 17 sailfish caught and released on Fly PER DAY. - Dr. Lee Smith and Dan Walden - Jan 2015
Most Prolific Trip - Conventional/Light Tackle
TaxSlayer Group #1 and #2 raised (303) sailfish, with (252) bites and (173) releases. With an added bonus of raising (13) marlin and releasing (4). - Feb/March 2015
Full Year Average (Conventional/Light Tackle):
PER BOAT, PER DAY
That's right! Over the last 7 months (Oct 15 - May 15) our clients averaged per boat, per day: 20 raises, 17 bites and 12 sailfish releases.
Full Year Average (Fly Fishing)
PER BOAT, PER DAY
True Releases: 5
Pretty awesome fly fishing numbers too!READ MORE
Still plenty of time to book that airline ticket and get in on some of this Red Hot May fishing!!
Here are a few highlights:
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!!
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.READ MORE
Fishing in Guatemala, the sailfish capital of the world
If calm waters and multiple shots at Pacific sailfish every day excite you, then Guatemala’s Pacific coast is your fishing paradise. Experienced anglers rate Guatemala sportfishing as the best in the world because it is known as the “hot spot” for large numbers of Pacific sailfish. And when it comes to sailfishing our fleet averages an incredible 15 to 20 bites a day. Marlin in the 300 to 600 pound class have been caught regularly in our waters and in recent years it is not uncommon to see our outstanding captains and crews raise multiple marlin in a single day. Yellowfin tuna and dorado (Mahi-Mahi) are also abundant. We offer All-Inclusive fishing packages for Guatemala sailfishing and marlin fishing trips. Guatemala fishing is far superior to other options in Central America. Guatemala is very easy to get to and requires no extra night in the main city upon arrival like Costa Rica or Panama. Once you arrive at the Resort you immediately discover the quality of Pacific Fins’ accommodations, charter boats and crews. They are the best in Central America!
Over the last several years more and more experienced anglers who had previously frequented Costa Rica and Panama are now making Guatemala their primary fishing destination. Our Guatemala fishing packages make it easier and more affordable than ever to make your sportfishing adventure dream a reality. Come for the adventure of a lifetime! See for yourself why well over 80% of our guests are repeat clients year in and year out. Pacific Fins has the newest, most luxurious and best maintained fleet in the area and our Guatemalan captains are hands down the best and most experienced in the business.