It’s got friendly folks, perfect weather and so many sailfish you can even land ’em on a fly rod
There are a lot of incredible fish, and they’re close to shore, too
Sailfish, marlin, dorado and yellowfin tuna are all commonly caught species in Guatemala. But most anglers come for the sailfish. Why? Because on average you can experience 15 to 20 bites a day. And during the peak season, from October through June, a tally of 40 or more bites a day is not uncommon. In addition, the Pacific coast of Guatemala features some of the world’s most consistently calm billfishing waters, so dizzying swells are a relative rarity. The fish are targeted in a an area known as the “Pocket,” a deep underwater canyon only about an hour from port, where the structure and currents concentrate baitfish. And that, of course, brings the predators—big ones. Fishing is good all year long, with the biggest numbers of sailfish present from October to June.