Friday, November 24, 2017

Guatemala Sailfishing Better And More Affordable than in USA | Mad Marlin Sport Fishing

I always loved sail fishing in Florida.  It was a passion as I was growing up as a kid.  But after reading sailfish fishing reports and articles about the inexpensive and spectacular marlin and sail fish fishing in Guatemala, I had to take a trip to see what all the hype was about.  After a single day fishing in Guatemala waters I was in awe of this remarkable billfish fishery.   My first day of fishing I raised 40 sail fish, and had 36 bites.  We released 30.    We also release a 450 pound blue marlin and caught 4 dorado in the 30-40 pound range. 

One think that was immediately apparent was that the Pacific sailfish we caught were huge in comparison to the sailfish caught in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic waters off Florida and in the Keys.   They ranged from 100-120 pounds, huge in comparison.

Rick,
madmarlinlodge.com
256-962-1335

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sport Fishing (deep sea fishing) Charters in Guatemala | Mad Marlin Lodge

Mad Marlin Sport Fishing in Guatemala offers top of the line sport fishing and services at prices you can afford.

  • Affordable packages from fishing only day charters to all-inclusive fishing vacation packages.
  • Fast, reliable, comfortable transportation to and from airport as well as free local transfers.
  • We are ProStaff for Simrad, so we have the best state-of-the-art electronics and fishing gear available anywhere in the world.  This give us the edge on the sport fishing in Guatemala.  There is no comparison to boats fishing with only a small GPS and a compass!
  • gourmet meals
  • drinks
  • Renowned Bertram 31 fishing boats that are proven producers and performers.
  • Custom fish and fun fishing vacation packages.
    Fish on the best sportfishing boat, The Mad Marlin | Guatemala
    Mad Marlin | Guatemala's Best Fishing Charters | All-Inclusive

    Mad Marlin offers budget and vip exclusive private fishing charters in Guatemala
    Guatemala sail fishing | Air Conditioned | Lots of Fishing Room


How to get the best affordable Guatemala fishing charter in Guatemala | Mad Marlin Lodge

What you need to know to find the best value for your Guatemala Deep Sea Fishing Trip and all-inclusive vacation.

The rates for fishing in Guatemala vary greatly.  Potential charter fishing trip clients have a lot to consider when choosing a deep sea fishing trip.  Clients can choose to have a 4 star all-inclusive VIP fishing and lodging trip in a range of $2000-$5000 per day for a group of four (not per person).  Daily Charter rates range roughly from $1300-$2500 or more per day for a group of 1-4 persons.  Except for the bargain basement prices offered by a couple of operations, the fishing part of a charter is pretty much the same, with good-to-fair boats and experienced crews.  Those offering cut-rate prices tend to offer lesser quality boats and gear and, due to the high cost of fuel, will often not run far off shore if that is where the bite is occurring because they have no margin and will lose money on the charter.  In short, for the most part, it is true that you get what you pay for.

You should always evaluate:
Photos of the boat
Is the boat up to date and not a relic of the past
How much fishing room (many big expensive boats have little fishing room)
Photos of any accommodations (if choosing all-inclusive)
Ask if the boat had single engine or twin diesels
Are engines inboard or outboard
What electronics the boat has on board to aid your search for fish
Is the boat air conditioned
Are there add-on charges for various things such as liquor at the lodge, villa, hotel, or resort
Is there a full toilet and shower on the boat (not just a tiny marine head or bucket.
What food and drink is provided on the boat? (hot or cold lunch)
The size of the boat has nothing to do with the number of fish caught or released.  Crews communicate with each other and those with radar can see where a group of boats congregate.  So, most boats end up fishing in the same or nearby places during a fishing day.

As you can see from these questions, the answers to them, and your choices reflect in the price of the charter.  What may seem a great discount price may not seem like such a bargain if you catch fewer fish or no fish at all, are uncomfortable the entire trip, or the food is terrible.

Mad Marlin Sport Fishing



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+1-256-962-1335

Monday, November 20, 2017

Guatemala Sport Fishing | Great Christmas Trip or Gift |Mad Marlin Lodge

The sail fish and marlin are here!  What a better Christmas Trip than to experience the spectacular Guatemala Sport Fishing.   Book now for Christmas or Spring break while we have openings for reservations.
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cruise to Guatemal? | Do not miss the Sport Fishing Charters | Mad Marlin

If your cruise ship stops in Guatemala, be sure to do a charter sport fishing trip with Mad Marlin sport fishing.  Guatemala is the World's best destination to catch large numbers of Pacific Sail Fish.

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Employee reward vacations & trips fishing in Guatemala | Corporate Trips

Reward employees for a job well done.  Give them the fishing trip of a lifetime where they catch sail fish, dorado, marlin, & tuna.  You can also give the boss a great trip as a thank you!

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Guatemala things to do for fun | Sport Fishing | Deep Sea | Best Guatemala Charter Trips

If you are in Guatemala, be sure to not miss out on the worlds best Sail Fishing.  Mad Marlin targets sail fish, blue, black & striped marlin, dorado and tuna on it's off shore full day charter trips.  Very affordable packages.  We offer full service deep sea fishing as well asl all-inclusive fishing vacation packages.  We have the best equipped Bertram 31 Charter boat in Guatemala and Central America.  Our luxury accommodations will leave you feeling spoiled.

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SAIL FISH & MARLIN ON THE FLY | FREE FISHING SCHOOL | GUATEMALA CHARTERS

Mad Marlin Sport Fishing charters in Guatemala offers budget and all-inclusive bill fishing packages that includes free fishing school instruction.  On the fly or conventional tackle....the choice is yours!  Fish in Guatemala and you will forget Costa Rica.

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Best guatemala deep sea fishing charters | Guatemala Sport Fishing Trips

Fish our top of the line Bertram 31 and target sail fish, marlin, dorado, and tuna.  Full tower with state of the art electronics to give our clients the edge.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Guatemala Fishing trips | IGFA World Record | Best Sail Fishing | Top Charter Boats

In March of 2006 and 4 Texas anglers  released 124 sailfish in a single day less than 15 miles off Guatemala. The legendary Ron Hamlin, a former skipper in San Jose Guatemala still holds the record

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Sail Fish Guatemala | Best Sport Fishing Charters | Better Than Costa Rica

Another Sail Fish Release | Guatemala | Mad Marlin Lodge Sport Fishing Charter

Luxury Accommodations and Relaxing Pool

Why do all the major Fishing Magazines note that Guatemala is the Sail fishing Capitol of the world.

Why do all the major fishing magazines say that Guatemala is the sail fishing capitol of the world?  Simple...spectacular sail fish releases day after day.  Marlin and sailfish are released year off the shores of Guatemala's Pacific coast.
Sail Fish | Marlin | Dorado |Yellowfin Tuna | Rooster Fish | Fly Fishing for Sail Fish.

Book with Mad Marlin Sport Fishing for the fishing adventure of a lifetime in Guatemala.   Other great alternatives for great fishing trips are Casa Vieja and Pacific fins.   Any of these fishing companies will give anglers the best in services and quality boats and crews.

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256-962-1335
Best Guatemala Sail Fishing Charter Boats | Casa Vieja | Mad Marlin Sport Fishing | Pacific Fins

Guatemala Bill Fish Adventures | Fly fishing for Sail fish | Deep Sea | Marlin

Mad Marlin Sport Fishing in Guatemala offers everything from All-inclusive to budget sport fishing trips. Choose VIP private villas, resort accommodations or budget DIY dock to dock fishing vacation packages.  No matter what choice anglers make regarding accommodations, the fishing portion of their deep sea sport fishing trip is always the same.  Fishing trips to Guatemala are spectacular and beat those in Costa Rica and Panama.

Book a trip today.   
www.madmarlinlodge.com
Rick@madmarlinlodge.com

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fishing Rates in Guatema | Best Value for spectacular sport fishing | Deep Sea Fishing

The rates for fishing in Guatemala vary greatly.  Potential charter fishing trip clients have a lot to consider when choosing a deep sea fishing trip.  Clients can choose to have a 4 star all-inclusive vip fishing and lodging trip in a range of $2000-$5000 per day for a group of four (not per person).  Daily Charter rates range roughly from $1300-$2500 or more per day for a group of 1-4 persons.  Except for the bargain basement prices offered by a handful of operations, the fishing part of a charter is pretty much the same, with good boats and experienced crews.  Those offering cut-rate prices tend to offer lesser quality boats and, due to the high cost of fuel, will often not run far off shore if that is where the bite is occurring because they have no margin and will lose money on the charter.  In short, for the most part, it is true that you get what you pay for. 

You should always evaluate:

  • photos of the boat
  • is the boat up to date and not a relic of the past
  • how much fishing room (many big expensive boats have little fishing room)
  • photos of any accommodations (if choosing all-inclusive)
  • ask if the boat had single engine or twin diesels
  • are engines inboard or outboard
  • what electronics the boat has on board to aid your search for fish
  • is the boat air conditioned
  • are there add-on charges for various things such as liquor at the lodge, vill, hotel, or resort
  • is there a full toilet and shower on the boat (not just a tiny marine head or bucket.
  • What food and drink is provided on the boat? (hot or cold lunch)
  • The size of the boat has nothing to do with the number of fish caught or released.  Crews communicate with each other and those with radar can see where a group of boats congregate.  So, most boats end up fishing in the same or nearby places during a fishing day.
As you can see from these questions, the answers to them and your choices reflect in the price of the charter.  What may seem a great discount price may not seem like such a bargain if you catch fewer fish, are uncomfortable the entire trip, or the food is terrible.

madmarlinlodge.com
+1256-962-1335

Sail fishing|Guatemala | BETTER THAN Costa Rica & Panama | Best Trips

Sail fishing in Guatemala is better than in Costa Rica & Panama | Best Trips

Most have heard about the famed fishing in Costa Rica & Panama, but Guatemala is now the best place for sail fishing in the world. Mad Marlin Sport fishing offers the best in conventional and fly fishing for sail fish, Marlin, dorado, and tuna.  We even have a bill fishing school to teach you everything you need to know to improved your fishing skills, or learn them for the first time.  Our Bertram 31 is the perfect boat for bill fishing.  With lots of fishing room and maneuverability our raise to release ration is excellent.    Come enjoy the bait and switch technique on multiple shots at sail fish and marlin. 

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+1-256-962-1335

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Get best priced Guatemala Fishing Trip | Sail Fish | Marlin | MAD MARLIN

Mad Marlin Sport Fishing offers the same spectacular sail fish and marlin fishing at a great value.  Check out deep sea fishing rates and book a trip today.

RATES


Bertram 31 | Perfect boat for Guatemala Sailfish & Marlin | MAD MARLIN SPORTFISHING

The Bertram 31 convertible is the perfect boat for fishing for sail fish in Guatemala.  With lots of room for fighting bill fish, the best electronics, air conditioning, the MAD MARLIN is decked out to perform it's fishing purpose.  It is much more maneuverable than much larger yachts, yet has more fishing room than they do!   A seasoned crew loves showing out anglers fishing trips that they will remember for a lifetime.  A retractable sun shade is invaluable in the hot Pacific sun.  We get to the famed Guatemala fishing grounds fast due to our twin cunnins diesel engines. 
Bertram 31 | Perfect boat for Guatemala Sailfish & Marlin | MAD MARLIN SPORTFISHING

Guatemala Deep Sea Fishing | Bertram 31

31 Bertram | Guatemala Sport fishing | Bait and Switch

Guatemala's best CORPORATE FISHING TRIPS | Mad Marlin

Many corporations use a company fishing trip to relax and unwind, close important deals, or to reward top employees for their hard work.  Mad Marlin Sport Fishing in Guatemala offers the perfect packages for both corporate and private needs.  Check out our deep sea fishing charter site.

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Best Service |Spectacular Guatemala Sport Fishing | Deep Sea Fishing Guatemala

When you compare Guatemala charter services be sure you check the quality of the charter boat, electronics, air conditioning, and how far offshore a boat is willing to go. Some charters that seem too cheap to be true ARE to good to be true.  Mad Marlin goes where the fish are for success, so if a captain will not go the distance necessary in order to save fuel, then the anglers are simply wasting their time and money.   Mad Marlin has no distance limit on our charter services yet have have very affordable prices.

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Marlin, Fly fishing, Cam Sigler flies | Discount Broker | Mad Marlin Guatemala

Most sport fishing anglers now choose Guatemala as the premier sail fish destination.  Mad Marlin sport fishing offers both budget and premium deep sea fishing packages and fishing school.  madmarlinlodge.com
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Best Value Guatemala Fishing Charters | Sail Fish | Rates | Mad Marlin

Mad Marlin Sportfishing in Iztapa Guatemala offers a range of great rates depending on the level of ancillary services desired.   All plans have the same great fishing services though.  Anglers can go deep sea fishing on most any budget and catch sail fish, marlin, tuna, and dorado (mahi mahi) year round in Iztapa Guatemala.   See our rates here!
Doubles and Triple billfish releases are common in Guatemala | Guatemala Sport Fishing
Another father and son sail fish double release while Sailfishing in Guatemala on the Mad Marlin
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Sport Fishing Magazine recommends Guatemala for best SAIL FISHING charters

Guatemala is the top sail fishing spot in the world.  There are many good charter companies there such as Casa Vieja, Blue Bayou, and Mad Marlin sport fishing.  They all offer great service on and off the water and most have a variety of packages to choose from.  Mad Marlin offers a budget plan as well as standard and premium charter services.  madmarlinlodge.com
Great Deep Sea Fishing | Guatemala | Mad Marlin Sport Fishing

Best Guatemala Fishing Boats | Save Big | Marlin | Sail Fish | IGFA light tackle

Guatemala and South West Mexico is the best location to catch big numbers of sail fish.  Mad Marlin sport Fishing offers great charter services at affordable prices and even includes bait and switch training and tournament practice opportunities.  Big game fishing does not get any better than this and all for a price less expensive than a family vacation to a USA beach front.  www.madmarlinlodge.com
Kid's First Sail Fish | Guatemala Bill Fishing | Madmarlinlodge.com

Guatemala Sail Fish School | Fly Fishing for Sail Fish | Blue Marlin | Charters

learn to catch sail fish and marlin on the fly or conventional with Mad Marlin Sport F
ishing.  Let us teach you bait and switch technique. 

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+1-256-962-1335
Mad Marlin fishing school | Fly fishing & Conventional | madmarlinlodge.com

Budget Fishing Guatemala | Best Charter Boats | Fly Fishing

Mad Marlin Sport Fishing's 31 Bertram has great Guatemala charter fishing rates, a fantastic crew, and top notch accommodations.  The blue marlin bite is on now.  www.madmarlinlodge.com +1-256-962-1335

Beautiful Pacific Sail Fish | Iztapa, Guatemala |Mad Marlin Sport Fishing

Sail fishing and lodging | fly fishing for sailfish| Mad Marlin Sport Fishing

Sail fish and Marlin fishing in Guatemala is now 35-50 miles offshore at the moment.  Lots of nice dorado and tuna are being caught and many large blue marlin are on the bite.  www.madmarlinlodge.com
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Bertram 31 | Best Electronics Available | Fast & Roomy

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

11 Reasons Fishing Can Make You Happier and Healthier

Check out this article by Jon at Outdoor Empire to see how fishing can improve you life and health.  

Tight Lines,
Rick
madmarlinlodge.com

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Best Charter Prices in Guatemala | Fly Fishing | Guatemala

Whether you want to catch sail fish and Marlin on the FLY ROD or with conventional bill fish tackle, Mad Marlin Sport fishing can proved a great fishing trip for much lower prices.   Packages range from basic to premium depending on the options you choose. RATES




Friday, January 13, 2017

Best Guatemala Sail Fishing | Deep Sea Trips | All-Inclusive | Guarantee

Mad Marlin offers spectacular sport fishing experiences.  We also offer a price match guarantee for comparable services.  So with us, you know that you are getting the best value on you deep sea fishing trip to Guatemala.  We also the only free bill fishing school in Guatemala.
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Affordable Sail Fishing in Guatemala | Best Boats and Crews | Fly & Conventional

Mad Marlin Lodge in Guatemala offers the best affordable deep sea fishing trips and sail fishing schools.  We have a plan for any budget and provide the best fishing experience at a price that does not bust you budget.   madmarlinlodge.com


Learn how to catch sail fish & Marlin on the fly | Mad Marlin Lodge | Guatemala

Let our professional crews teach you how to catch Marlin & Sail Fish on the fly using the bait and switch technique.
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Book a Sail Fishing Trip to Guatemala | Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Guatemala has some of the best deep sea sportfishing charter operations in the World.  The exciting bait and switch technique has become an art in Guatemala and the experienced captains and crews now how to put you on the bite.   If you want a bill fish on the fly, Guatemala is the place to be.  madmarlinlodge.com.


Sail Fishing in Guatemala | Better than Costa Rica & Panama

Costa Rica and Panama have been well known for their sport fishing but Guatemala is clearly now the sail fish capitol of the world.  Anglers in the know now head to Guatemala for sportfishing trips and deep sea fishing vacations of a lifetime.  madmarlinlodge.com


Guatemala Sail Fishing Report | Fishing News

The sail fish bite really heated up this past week with boats raising 80-120 sail per day and many boats releasing 80 or more fish per day.  The bite was so spectacular some boats ran out of ballyhoo for bait and switch and came in a bit early!!!  The marlin bite did taper off a little bit but still many blue marlin were raised and some had releases on the fly as well as conventional tackle.
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Best Sail Fishing Boat Rates in Guatemala | Guarantee | Air Conditioned

Check out the best sail fishing rates and boats in Guatemala.   Price match guarantees, day charters, all-inclusive family fishing vacations, air conditioned boats.  Bill fish GUARANTEE.
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+502-3355-0466
captainrick@madmarlinlodge.com
Huge Pacific Sail Fish | Guatemala | Bill Fish Guarantee | Price Match Guarantee

Find the best charter boat rates and best sport fishing boats in Guatemala

Top notch crew, air conditioned boat, state of the art marine electronics and the best prices head-to-head.   Guatemala offers sport fishing trips in the #1 sail fishing destination in the world.  Top that off with dorado, marlin, and tuna and you are set for the deep sea fishing adventure of a lifetime.   Check for our promotional trip packages and affiliate programs.

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Air conditioned | Affordable | Guatemala deep sea fishing

Mad Marlin offers affordable day charters and all-inclusive deep sea fishing charters in Guatemala.  With air conditioning, state of the art fishing electronics, and professional gear and crew Mad Marlin gives anglers spectacular big game fishing vacations.

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+502-3355-0466

Guatemala Sport Fishing | Best Sail Fishing In The World | Mad Marlin

Clients Jerry & Tim had a gang buster day fishing in Guatemala with the Mad Marlin crew.  They bested the entire Guatemala fleet with 18 sail fish releases with the next nearest competitor releasing 12.  Most releases 6 or less.  They topped their day off with a big dorado that made for a great on the spot lunch as well as dinner that night.  Congrats guys!  It was a real pleasure having you with us.

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+502-3355-0466


Monday, September 26, 2016

Top Sail Fish Destinations | Guatemala #1 | Costa Rica #2 | January 2017

Guatemala has clearly become the sailfish capitol of the world besting both Costa Rica and Panama.
Mad Marlin Lodge offers spectacular day charters and all inclusive fishing packages that are second to none.  www.madmarlinlodge.com  .  Get our fishing reports.

Guatemala Sailfish Capitol | Fishing In Guatemala | Best Deep Sea Fishing

Guatemala is better than Costa Rica for Pacific sailfishing but the marlin, dorado and tuna fishing is spectacular as well.  Mad Marlin Lodge offers day charters and all inclusive sport fishing packages to suit most any budget.  www.madmarlinlodge.com


Fishing Trip Of A Lifetime | Sailfish & Marlin | Mad Marlin Lodge

Have the fishing trip of your dreams catching sailfish and marlin in beautiful Guatemala.  Book a deep sea fishing trip with Mad Marlin Lodge.   The best sport fishing in the world.
www.madmarlinlodge.com
256-962-1335
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Sunday, September 25, 2016