Guatemala Fishing



Guatemala is full of gorgeous natural features, a thriving vibrant culture, and incredible fishing opportunities.

The country has an international reputation as “the Billfish Capital of the World” because it’s home to more Pacific Sailfish than anywhere else. There are plenty of other fish you catch as well like marlin, dorado, mahi-mahi, and tuna. Fishing in Guatemala happens year-round making it the ultimate fishermen’s paradise.

When you’re not fishing in Guatemala you can travel to ancient temples, mountainous volcanoes, black sand beaches, historical cities, or relax poolside with a drink at your Guatemalan villa.

Take a trip to the mighty Mayan ruins in Tikal to be transported back in time while surrounded by natural wildlife. Play at the beach in Guatemala’s unique black volcanic sand found at beaches like Puerto San Jose, Monterrico, or Iztapa. Visit Guatemala City for a great place to take in the country’s beautiful history, culture, and architecture. There are even 30 volcanoes you can explore all across Guatemala, though only three of them are active.

There is something for everyone in Guatemala, if you have any questions about traveling, lodging, or fishing contact us.


Imagine the appearance of a bill slicing through the water determined to eat whatever is making such a commotion on the surface of the dark blue ocean. The mate teases it closer until he yells, “listo? (ready?), now!” You cast the pink popper  as the mate makes a final pull of the teaser out of the water. On the second or third “pop”, 100 pounds of a hungry predator smashes the fly and after a momentary pause cartwheels towards the horizon!

This happens on a daily basis for those wanting a taste of Guatemala big game fly fishing with Big Buoy Fishing. Experienced and novice fly fishing anglers alike can enjoy many opportunities at 70-120 pound Sailfish and the occasional Dorado. The fishing crews of Big Buoy are expert riggers and have thousands of releases under their belts.

All of the Guatemala fishing charter boats have the appropriate rods an reels so there is on need to worry about having your own gear for this specialized type of Guatemala fly fishing. The first fly is included in the cost and others are available for purchase if you are fortunate enough to wear one out!  The crew is always eager to help those new to the sport and can give valuable tips to those who have prior experience in other areas of the world.  It is also one time that conventional anglers and fly anglers can share the same boat!

Be sure to inform the Captain when you book the Guatemala fishing trip if you plan on fly fishing so he can inform the crew for the appropriate set up when you arrive on the boat.



Guatemala Deep Sea Fishing at it’s Best!
Offering a high-quality and professional charter fishing service from the moment you come aboard. Our local fishing ground knowledge ensures the best catch of the day in Guatemala!

Super Exciting Gamefish, average big game catch around 90-110 pounds, found in quantity from November-May, but caught frequently year round. You need a picture of yourself with one of these for your desk or home! Always released, but still can be made into mounts just using the picture. Guatemala is the best place in the world to hook one!

Monster billfish. Similar to a sailfish, but a whole lot meaner!!! Caught Year Round. Average catch 250 pounds, but up to 1600. Expect to spend a minimum of an hour reeling. Species include blue, striped, and black.

Fun to catch, great to eat! Average catch 25-35 pounds, found in high quantity from May-December, but pretty common year round. Bulls in the 45-55 pound range not uncommon in October through march Guatemala is the best place in the world to hook up with one.

Powerful Inshore Gamefish, average catch 25 pounds, but up to 85 pounds from November-May, but caught year round on almost every inshore fishing trip.

Fun schooling fish, average catch 40 pounds, but up to 200. Caught year-round. Great eating fish, and can be eaten raw on the boat!