Puerto San Jose, Guatemala – (Casa Vieja Lodge) Some of the finest Sailfishing in the World is going on right now in Guatemala . During the Presidential Challenge Central America, twelve (12) Boats released 845 Sailfish and 4 Blue Marlin over 3-Days. That is an eye-popping seventy-one (71) billfish average per boat for the Tournament or a twenty-four (24) daily average. The Top Team was Picaflor fishing with Capt. Brad Philipps on the Decisive, who released 98 Sailfish and 2 Blue Marlin for the Tournament.
By comparison, the top released Tournament of all time was the first leg of the Los Suenos Signature Series in Jaco, Costa Rica earlier this year (2014). That Tournament produced 2,170 Billfish (2,159 Sailfish) which was a seventeen (17) fish per boat average. It will still stand as the most billfish ever released in a Tournament, but the Presidential Challenge of 2014 will go down as some of the best sail fishing the world has ever seen with their 24 fish daily average.
This is just the beginning of the season, so we can only hope this bite continues.