Blue Bayou Fishing and Charters

Fly Fishing Trip and Lodge Details:

Guatemala's Pacific coast is by far the “Sail Fish Capital of the World”, and quickly becoming the ''New Blue & Black Marlin Hot Spot'' according to Marlin magazine in 2011. 

Why Guatemala? It is because of the Equatorial Counter Current. A well-defined west to east water flow that creates a type of “bill fish highway” which gathers most of the bill fish just off of Guatemala's coast. That defined current can be as far as 50 miles some days, but plan on at least a 20-mile run on average, and if you're lucky 5 mile days do occur. Blue Bayou will guarantee a bill fish catch on anyone of their 3 day charters or your next day of fishing is free!

Located in the heart of the Ancient Mayan World, the Blue Bayou Sport Fishing Lodge is nestled in Izatapa, Guatemala.

The IGFA certified Blue Bayou Charters caters to avid fly anglers for sailfish on the fly, experienced light tackle anglers for sail fish and marlin, and in shore fishing trips for roosters, jacks, and Spanish macks.

The Fishing:

Sail fish, marlins, and more!

Season information:

All year!

Fishing is outstanding all year round! 10 months of the year Blue Bayou has the best sail fish bite in the world, based on releases. While the remaining months turn into Blue and Black Marlin heaven off shore. In shore fishing in Guatemala is also top notch. When the tide is up, the red snapper and rooster fishing is second to none. The 2010 lodge record is a 52 lb. rooster, which still stands.

Marlins bite all year round as well as sails in Guatemala, but there are scheduled concentrations. Usually when the seasonal rains come in, you can expect greater Marlin numbers as the water cools to the low 82 degree range, and bait pushes in. In Guatemala the Blue and Black Marlin can range between 300 to 800 pounds, with 300 pounds being the most common. The November to December time frame offers stripe marlin on a regular basis, mixed in with the blues and blacks. All are great for the fly! Marlin can be caught year round in Guatemala but the largest concentrations seem to occur in late spring through December.

In the prime season expect to see 20 to 50 sails raised, and at least 15 to 20 sail fish released on an average day. The Pacific indo Sail Fish is known to weigh from 90 lbs. to 130 lbs. depending on time of year and sex of the fish. The pacific sailfish are very aggressive when hitting the fly (as well as teasers!).


All inclusive packages vary by the number of people in the boat and the number of fishing day and nights. For example, 2 anglers, 3 fishing days, and 4 nights lodging is $3,100 per person. Two anglers, 4 days fishing and 5 nights lodging is $3,895 per person. Three anglers and 3 days of fishing is $2,360; 4 days of fishing is $2,930. A group of four anglers can fish 3 days at $1,990 per person or 4 days at $2,450 per person. These are 2013 rates.

Services at Travel Adventures are completely free!
When you book a fly fishing vacation with Travel Adventures,
you never pay more than if you booked directly with the lodge or outfitter.

Accommodations and capacity:

The Blue Bayou Lodge is located just 5 minutes from La Marina Pez Vela.  The area is a 24/7 secure residential complex located on a series of water channels leading out to the Pacific. Total lodge capacity is about 12 guests.

All rooms have ice-cold air conditioning and private bathrooms. The accommodations include a beautiful pool, patio on the water for hour meals and cocktails in the evening, maid service, entertainment room, and lots of shade and exotic plant life surrounding the property.

All the meals are prepared by the staff with a hint of local influence, and the bar is set up just a few paces from the pool. Are bar consist of the finest dark rum, a sub freezing beer mug cooler, and many lounging areas to relax in. There is Internet connection for those wanting to keep in touch throughout the trip, as well as a Skype direct line for unlimited internet phone calls and conferences.


All ground transportation, including to and from Guatemala City airport. Guatemalan breakfast, lunch on boat while fishing, dinners at the lodge (with drinks). A basic bar is included throughout the trip. Boat, crew, captain, fishing equipment, and lodging at the private Blue Bayou Beach House.

Not included:

International air to Guatemala. fishing licenses, gratuities, telephone calls, items of a personal nature, etc.


Iztapa, Guatemala; the Pacific side of Guatemala.

How to get there:

Fly to Guatemala City (GUA).

Owner and Host:

Christopher Starrs


Travel Adventures will be happy to assist with all of your travel arrangements
to any of our destinations, including air, extended stays, sightseeing tours, special
requests, other "stops in route", shuttles, airport transfers, rental cars, etc.
We are "The Angler's Concierge".

We want to be your personal concierge service for fly-fishing adventures. We provide highly personalized service and will make all of your reservations and assist in any special requirements you may need. We are happy to assist with frequent flyer air reservations or search for discounted flight arrangements and make the necessary reservations.As your concierge, we will take care of everything. Just what a busy traveler needs. We will insure that your travel needs are covered, even if it is shipping your special selection of wine or a box of fine cigars ahead of time to your destination. We would enjoy hearing from you. Just contact us by email or use our toll free phone number 1.877.874.1400.

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