Iztapa Fishing

Iztapa Fishing

Iztapa, Guatemala is the Sailfish Capital of the World, and I doubt anyone would be willing to argue differently. Since the 1980’s Guatemalan fishing boats average 15 to 20 Sailfish per day. There are also several records, including Capt. Ron Hamlin’s 124 Sailfish released in a single day on the Captain Hook boat. Also, 57 Sailfish were caught fly fishing in one day on Capt. Chris Scheeder’s boat. It’s these kind of numbers that attract anglers from around the globe to Iztapa.

Offshore fishing Iztapa frequently delivers 20 – 50 Sailfish bites a day during the prime season of December through April. While the average weight is 80 to 90 pounds, many large ones are caught that weigh well over 100 pounds. There are also many Blue Marlin, Dorado (Dolphinfish), Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna caught as well.

Closer to shore you can expect to catch Cero Mackeral, Rosterfish, and Snook. Bottom fishing will produce many different Grouper and Snapper species, as well as Jack Crevalle.

Iztapa Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 4 - 8 AM on Saturday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Iztapa, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:

Recommedations above based on 8 local reports and 6 species of fish for June in Iztapa.

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Latest Iztapa Fishing Reports

Cure Your Summertime Blues!
6/18/2017 12:41:24 PM - Catch us at ICAST For the first time  CVL will be putting up its booth at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) July 10-13 2017 at the Orange Cou


May 25th 2017 Marlin Report Guatemala
6/2/2017 1:56:00 AM - HOLA ANGLERS! The last two groups of May turned out to be great. Last week a group of high school grads had a peak day of 25 sails in the spread while releasing 1 for 2 blue


May the Marlin be with You
5/22/2017 12:51:20 PM - Success Occurs when Strangers become Friends Casa Vieja Lodge hosted the prestigious Marlin University of Marlin Magazine from May 4-7th. Marlin University gives anglers hand


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Top Iztapa Fishing Charters & Guides

Casa Vieja Lodge
ailfish are abundant year round, since 1994, the fleet has averaged raising more than 20 billfish per day per boat – YEAR ROUND! Our rainy season of mid-July through September coincide with the slower travel period of our typical client, with October

Buena Vista Sportfishing Lodge
Buena Vista Sportfishing Lodge located on the water in Iztapa, Guatemala offers excellent boats and crews, first-class accommodations and a relaxed family-friendly environment. Our clients during high season average over a dozen sailfish releases per

Sailfish Bay Lodge
Selected as one of Men's Journal's "100 Greatest Adventures" in the world, Sailfish Bay is Guatemala Fishing at its finest. As Guatemala's only beachfront fishing lodge we are located right in the middle of the world's best

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Top Iztapa Bait & Tackle Stores

Pacific Fins Guatemala
Pacific Fins Resort & Marina offers avid anglers the only five star accommodations in Guatemala and the newest, most luxurious & fastest fleet of yachts for a great fishing experience. Guatemala is known as the top destination for Sailfish.

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Top Iztapa Marinas

Pacific Fins Guatemala
Pacific Fins Resort & Marina offers avid anglers the only five star accommodations in Guatemala and the newest, most luxurious & fastest fleet of yachts for a great fishing experience. Guatemala is known as the top destination for Sailfish.

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Latest Fishing Spots

Iztapa Escuintla GT GPS Fishing Spots (30+)
12/24/2016 1:22:17 AM - Download over 30+ fishing spots in Iztapa, Escuintla, GT. We have the best Iztapa fishing spots. Tired of fishing the same spots? Our files contain artificial and natu


Iztapa el Abismo de Monte
1/27/2016 2:42:16 PM - Iztapa Canyon


El Conacaste Colina
1/27/2016 2:28:22 PM - Nice deep water hump.


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