December 2014

Father/Son team of Eric & Brett Knellinger returned for 2nd year in a row over Christmas.  Also joining them this year are Heidi Roschke and Billy Bennet.  Fishing 4 days on Maverick they raised 38 sailfish, had 36 bites and released 31.

Father/Son team of Kris and Kash arrived for 3 days fishing on Gypsy.  They raised 20 sailfish, had 16 bites and released 11.  They also raised another 2 sailfish on fly, with 2 bites and 1 release on fly.  2 dorado were also nailed on fly as well.

Fly fisher Jerry Katz arrived for the 3rd year in a row.  Fishing on Aguardiente for 3 days he raised 36 sailfish, had 17 bites and released 8 on FLY!  And the marlin……On the first day Jerry raised 2 marlin on fly and did not get them.  Over the next 2 days he raised 8 marlin, had 4 bites and released 3 Blues (conventional)!!  He also caught 3 yellowfin on fly.

Niels Erichsen and family fishing on Sirena for 1 day raised 30 sailfish, had 27 bites and released 19.

A group of our staff fished on Maverick and raised 23 sailfish, had 21 bites and released 11.  It was great to get them out on the water for all their hard work.  They also caught 9 yellowfin tuna.

Another group of local clients entertained some clients on Aguardiente for 1 day of fishing and they raised 10 sailfish, had 10 bites and released 6.

A group of our local clients, the Gonzalez family raised 4 sailfish on Maverick, had 3 bites and released 2.  They also caught 1 Blue marlin!

Olle Karlsson visited from Sweden.  Fishing 3 days on Aguardiente he raised 16 sailfish, had 13 bites and released 10.  He also caught 7 dorado and 2 yellowfin tuna.

Johnny & Stacey Powers visited us for 8th time.  Fishing on Maverick for parts of 3 days they raised 15 sailfish, had 14 bites and released 10.  They also raised 3 Blue marlin, had 1 bite and released 1 along with 10+ dorado.

Dan Erb and his group visits Pacific Fins every year – sometimes 2x per year.  Fishing on Gypsy for 3 days they raised 38 sailfish, had 27 bites and released 20.   They also raised 2 Blue marlin with 2 bites and released 1!

Eddie Umana & Pat Clark visited us to check out Pacific Fins for entertaining some of their corporate clients in the future.  Fishing on Aguardiente they raised 10 sailfish, had 8 bites and released 6 in 1 day fishing.  They also caught 14 dorado!

Halfway through The International Light Tackle Tournament (ILTTA) in Guatemala and 4 of Pacific Fins boats in Top 7. Woohoo!

Later this week we will update the rest of November on the fishing reports, but wanted to report the following!

BREAKING NEWS:

After Day 1 of The ILTTA tourney in Guatemala our boat Maverick is in 2nd place and our boat Gypsy is in 3rd place!

The International Light Tackle Tournament (ILTTA) – Dec 1 – 7, 2014

Anglers from across the globe arrive today to compete in The 74th International Light Tackle Tournament (ILTTA) here in Guatemala Dec 1 – 7, 2014. Good luck to all those fishing the tournament and we look forward to a great event!

Guatemala Fly Fish

flyfishGuatemala continues to be the surest destination on the planet to catch billfish on fly rods. With more raises and bites then anywhere in the world you will have the best opportunity for successin the fertile waters off The Guatemalan Coast.
Mid-April brings warmer temperatures to our area. With those warmer temps the dorado and yellowfin fishing heat up as well. May – August offers the traveling fly angler some of the most diverse fishing in the world. Sailfish, dorado, yellowfin, and marlin are abundant. Read newsletter

Corporate Fishing Event

bancoBanco Industrial, Guatemala’s largest private bank, celebrated its 45th Anniversary this past February with a five day event that included social, cultural, educational, tourist and sporting activities with their top executives and guest bankers from all over the world. They selected bluewater fishing as one of the sporting activities to be offered and showcased on the leisure day, and relied on Pacific Fins to organize the 12 boat adventure for a total of 56 anglers.  read newsletter

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