IGFA Captains and Guides
Central America and the Caribbean Region

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Derek Biel
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Caribbean Sportfishing Charters PO Box 1259 St Johns, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
+1 268-462-3174
www.charternet.com
Captain Derek Biel runs fishing charters throughout the Caribbean, but is based primarily out of Antigua. Captain Biel specializes in offshore fishing for billfish, dolphinfish, tuna and wahoo and offers trips on either the 45-foot Obsession, or the 55-foot Double Header.
 
 
Derek Biel
[email protected]
Obsession Sportfishing PO Box 1259 St Johns, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
+1 268-462-3174
www.charternet.com
Captain Derek Biel runs fishing charters throughout the Caribbean, but is based primarily out of Antigua. Captain Biel specializes in offshore fishing for billfish, dolphinfish, tuna and wahoo and offers trips on either the 45-foot Obsession, or the 55-foot Double Header.
 
 

COSTA RICA

Bobby McGuinness
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Costa Rica Sport Fishing Bella Vista 2 Fila 4203 Golfito, Puntarenas 60701 COSTA RICA
COSTA RICA
+506 2775 0664
www.4costaricafishing.com
Captain Bobby McGuinness owns and operates Cazador Marlin Adventures and runs fishing charters aboard the Cazador, based primarily out of Golfito, Costa Rica. Captain McGuinness specializes in offshore fishing for billfish, dolphinfish and tuna, but also offers inshore trips for grouper, roosterfish, snapper and more.
 
 
Oscar Villalobos Gardela
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Las Islas Lodge Puerto Jimenez Puntarenas COSTA RICA
COSTA RICA
+506 8817 2850
www.lasislaslodge.com
Captain Oscar Villalobos is a native Costa Rican and operator of the Maestro. Captain Villaloboas has more than 15 years of experience fishing the Osa Península, Central Pacific and Panama, and specializes in both inshore fishing for roosterfish and snapper, as well as offshore fishing for sailfish, marlin and other pelagic species.
 
 
Skeet Warren
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"Bushwacker Sportfishing" Flamingo Flamingo COSTA RICA
COSTA RICA
(706) 993-3959
www.bushwackercr.com
Captain Skeet Warren owns and operates the vessel Bushwacker, which is based out of Flamingo, Costa Rica and fishes anywhere in the southern part of Central America. He specializes in conventional, light-tackle as well as fly fishing inshore and offshore for marlin, sailfish, roosterfish and dolphinfish. He will customize any trip to a client's needs.
 
 

CUBA

Pedro Enrique Calvo Santos
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Calle 240 numero 362 Entre tercera C y Quinta Ave Jaimanitas Playa, Havana, CUBA
CUBA
+53 5 2686277
www.hemingwayyachtclub.org
Captain Pedro Enrique Clavo Santos offers charter trips fishing the northern shore of Cuba and can organize any type of fishing you like when visiting his beautiful country.
 
 

GUADELOUPE

Julien Audonnet
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Julien Guide de Peche rue de la balance Lieu dit Borel Le Lamentin, 97129 GUADELOUPE
GUADELOUPE
06-90593900
www.julienguidedepeche.com
Captain Julien Audonnet runs inshore fishing charters based out of Guadeloupe and specializes in targeting bonefish, jacks, permit, snook, snapper and tarpon on both fly and light-tackle.
 
 

GUATEMALA

Christopher Starrs
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Blue Bayou Lodge of Guatemala Calle Principal 804-25471 Colonia Likin 1 Casa 119 Iztapa, 05010 GUATEMALA
GUATEMALA
810-516-0578 USA
www.bluebayouguatemala.com
Owner and head Captain of The Blue Bayou Lodge of Iztapa, Guatemala. He has over 12 years living and fishing the sailfish capital, with a very hands on approach to those on bait and his specialty, FLY. Captain Starrs fishes over 200 days a year and sees thousands of billfish behind this 35' Bertram ''Sails Call''. His outfit has a very good price point and takes pride in fishing IGFA rules. Find more information at: www.thesailfishcapital.com <http://www.thesailfishcapital.com>
 
 
Jake Jordan
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The Sailfish School Casa Vieja, GUATEMALA
GUATEMALA
(305) 872-6060
www.jakejordan.com
Captain Jake Jordan fishes the Cape Lookout region of North Carolina concentrating on fly fishing for false albacore, large red drum during the months of September through November. From May through June he only fly fishes for tarpon in the Florida Keys. From December through March Jordan hosts fly fishing schools for billfish in Guatemala and from late June through August he hosts fly fishing for billfish off Costa Rica.
 
 

MEXICO

Dean Ettinger
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Pure Magic Fishing East Cape Baja Los Barilles, Baja Sur California MEXICO
MEXICO
(520) 378-3703
www.marlinmagicfishing.com
Come fish Baja Mexico's East Cape on the Pure Magic 48-foot sport fisher with Captain Dean Ettinger. You will target blue and black marlin, dorado, tuna, and wahoo. The current wahoo IGFA World Record on 30-pound class line was caught aboard the Pure Magic with Captain Ettinger.
 
 

NICARAGUA

Julio A. Castañeda
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Captain JACC Charters Reparto Montserrat, Casa #2 Chinanadega 25000 NICARAGUA
NICARAGUA
+505 8882 1514
www.nicaraguawestcoast.com
Captain Julio Castañeda fishes the west coast of Nicaragua for billfish and pelagic species including mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, roosterfish, mackerel, snapper, and more.
 
 

PANAMA

Horacio A. Clare, III
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Mr Popper Panama Outfitters Costa Del Este, #84 Panama City PANAMA
PANAMA
+507 6676-3400
www.mrpopperpanama.com
Captain Horacio Clare fishes the Republic of Panama offering offshore and inshore saltwater fishing excursions whether trolling, jigging or popper fishing is your preference. Additionally he offers specialized freshwater fishing trips for peacock bass at Lago Gatun, located next to the Panama Canal which is the second biggest man-made lake in the world.
 
 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Gerard "Frothy" De Silva
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Hard Play Fishing Charters 13 Evergreens, Old Grange Mt Irvine, Tobago TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
+1 868-639-7108
www.hardplay.net
www.madeiragrandermarlin.com
Captain Gerard "Frothy" De Silva operates offshore charters out of Tobago on the Hard Play, Grenada on the Hard Play II and Madeira on the Pesca Grossa. Captain Frothy specializes in targeting big game pelagic species, including billfish, dolphinfish, tunas and wahoo.