Sailfish Bay Lodge featured in Fortune Small Business (FSB) April 2005. Also, selected as one of Men's Journal's "100 Greatest Adventures in the World - May 2005.
Guatemala has gained an international reputation as having one of the highest concentrations of billfish, in particular Pacific Sailfish - year round.
Guatemala holds both the conventional and fly fishing records with most sailfish caught in one day. Sailfish Bay Lodge has an unbelievable 134 sailfish released on conventional (2 anglers) over a 3 day period in January 2004 and our fly fishing record for one day is 22 releases (2 anglers) on February 14, 2004.
Guatemala's Pacific Coast is Literally Sailfish Heaven!
The coast here in Guatemala forms a giant bay. Strong currents coming west to east from the Mexican coast turn back after hitting the coast of El Salvador and create an enormous, natural occurring eddy, rich in bait and pelagic fish where billfish and many other sport fishing species are found in great numbers. Your trip will provide memories for a lifetime!
In addition to the always abundant sailfish population, you may also have the opportunity to hook dorado, tuna, blue and striped marlin. At certain times, our inshore fishing offers shots at rooster fish and jack crevalle.
Fishing pressure? What fishing pressure? The sport fishing fleet here is small and it's a rarity to see another boat while fishing offshore. You usually have Guatemala's calm ocean to your self.
Scientists who have studied the large numbers of sailfish off the coast of Guatemala have concluded this might be the largest breeding ground for Pacific Sailfish in the world. While we call our prime season November thru May, sailfish are caught year round in Guatemala. Since we've been in business, not one of our clients has failed to release a sailfish! We have an amazing fishery. We protect it by practicing catch and release and using circle hooks.
Catching Sailfish Is Virtually Guaranteed!