Guatemala: A tropical fishing paradise
It’s got friendly folks, perfect weather and so many sailfish you can even land ’em on a fly rod
I’ve recently returned from one of the most exciting and dramatic fishing adventures of my life: Pacific sailfish off the coast of Guatemala. I’ve never experienced anything like the visceral thrill of seeing the aerial acrobatics and raw power of these enormous fish. And there’s no question that today, Guatemala is the best place in the word to catch a sailfish, with boats consistently hitting 10 to 15 fish per day.
When travelling over the years, I’ve learned to manage expectations, but this trip, to Pacfic Fins Resort and Marina, exceeded anything I imagined. The full story will appear in December, in Outdoor Canada’s Ice Fishing issue. But for now, here’s why I found Guatemala to be such a great destination.