Those who love to fish and also enjoy the beauty of Central America might already know the pleasures of Guatemala sportfishing. The geography alone is enough to stir excitement. The country is bordered by Belize, Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador as well as the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. In the waters, you’ll find tuna, sailfish, black marlin, billfish and much more.
Tackling something like a marlin can be the favorite fantasy of many fishermen. They’re huge, weighing many hundreds of pounds and they’re fighters. Many use rigged dead bait and cause it to swim or skip across the water. There are others who use live bait because it can be very attractive to smaller marlin. However, with live bait, it’s a good idea to make sure you don’t end up with a shark on the line.
Tuna is another fish that anglers love to catch because they can also grow to be very large. Picture fighting a tuna that weighs 400 pounds. It’s thrashing and flipping on the line and dead set against being caught. Now imagine that your determination is even stronger. It can happen and you’ll end up with stories to beat anything you’ve read in fiction.
Boat And Lodging Packages
In Guatemala, you’ll be able to find packages for boats and Guatemala sport fishing lodges that are completely centered around sportfishing. Everything from the boat to all necessary equipment will be supplied and all you’ll need to do is show up and fish. Your fishing trip can be private or you can join a group of like-minded fishermen and make a party of it.
If you’re curious about the finer details of visiting this country, you’ll be able to find the information in brochures, magazines and online. You’ll need a valid passport and it will be necessary to take a flight of two or more hours, depending on your starting point. Once you clear customs, the rest is easy. Someone from the lodge where you’ve made your reservations will most likely be waiting to bring you to their establishment. The person who greets you will also be able to speak English.
Fishing Is Serious
Guatemala produces some serious fishermen and they know exactly what it is you’re looking for during your trip. Although it’s true you’re in a foreign country, you’ll find that there are no reports of anglers running into trouble. There are plenty of policemen in the country and the lodgings and boats are secure.
Other Fish To Catch
It’s the coastline and ecosystem in this area that creates the abundance of marlin, sailfish, billfish, mahi mahi and more. Check all the sources to find the season of the fish you prefer. You’ll discover that there are more out there than you can catch.