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 9 - 1 AM on Tuesday.

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:
  1. Sailfish - 44.12% Catch Rate

  2. Blue Marlin - 25.29% Catch Rate
    Blue Marlin

  3. Mahi-mahi - 10% Catch Rate

  4. Striped Marlin - 7.06% Catch Rate
    Striped Marlin

  5. Yellowfin Tuna - 2.94% Catch Rate
    Yellowfin Tuna

  6. Roosterfish - 2.94% Catch Rate

  7. Recommedations above based on 110 local reports and 16 species of fish for January in Iztapa.

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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

Mad Marlin Lodge
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Blue Bayou Sport Fishing
Efficient and fully equiped fleet and crew, we have the knowledge and professional background to provide you with world class sport fishing in Guatemala: the Sailfish Capital of the World!

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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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