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.



Top Iztapa Fishing Spots

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.


El Pumpo Agujero
1/27/2016 2:35:16 PM - El Pumpo Agujero



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Latest Iztapa Fishing Reports

Who say’s fishing is not great in the offseason?
7/16/2021 12:00:01 PM - Sailfish marlin dorado and yellowfin tuna are the most common offshore species in Guatemala. But make no mistake this is the best sailfishing spot in the world! On average you


Guatemala Billfish Invitational: A must attend event!
7/8/2021 11:29:53 AM - The Billfish Invitational is Back! And with such high anticipation of many anglers it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. Pacific Fins Ambassadors joining us are; Uncharted W


Blue Marlin in the Spread
7/7/2021 2:00:00 PM - Blues in Guatemala & Costa Rica The blue marlin season is amongst us at Casa Vieja Lodge. Take your pick of what destination you want to catch them in! In Guatemala you’ll av


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Iztapa Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 10 - 2 PM on Friday.

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 - 54.17% Catch Rate
    Sailfish

  2. Blue Marlin - 25% Catch Rate
    Blue Marlin

  3. Mahi-mahi - 16.67% Catch Rate
    Mahi-mahi

  4. Dogtooth Tuna - 4.17% Catch Rate
    Dogtooth Tuna

  5. Recommedations above based on 28 local reports and 4 species of fish for July 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
Guatemala's Mad Marlin Lodge offers all-inclusive sportfishing packages and day charters targeting sailfish, marlin, dorado, yellowfin tuna on the fly as well as conventional and spinning tackle. We also help our non-fishing clients arrange to to

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 Bait & Tackle Stores

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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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