IGFA Captains and Guides
Central America and the Caribbean Region

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Derek Biel
[email protected]
Caribbean Sportfishing Charters
PO Box 1259
St Johns,
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
(268) 462-3174
www.charternet.com/charters/obsession
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
(268) 462-3174
www.charternet.com/charters/obsession
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
[email protected]
Costa Rica Sport Fishing
Bella Vista 2 Fila 4203
Golfito, Puntarenas 60701
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.
 
 
Skeet Warren
[email protected]
"Bushwacker Sportfishing
Flamingo
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

FRENCH WEST INDIES

GUADELOUPE

Julien Audonnet
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Julien Guide de Peche
163 Impasse Marcimain
St Felix


Le Gosier, 97190
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

Edwar "Eddie" Bairez
[email protected]
Captain Hook Fishing
Marina Pez Vela
Puerto Quetzal,
GUATEMALA
(251) 767-7400
www.capthookfishing.com
Captain Eddie Bairez started out with legendary Capt. Ron Hamlin as a deckhand on the Capt.. Hook, later becoming a full-time captain. He's been in sport fishing for over 25 years, exploring many places, such as the Indian Ocean, Malaysia and many others. He's now taken what he's learned and teaches it to new generations to continue this legacy. So, if you want to catch a marlin, he can teach you how. The Captain Hook is a 43ft Willis with over 37,000 Billfish released, with amazing record of Billfish released as the 124 Sailfish in a day and 300 in 3 days. We target billfish mostly sailfish, marlin, also mahi mahi and yellowfin tuna. They fish out of Marina Pez Vela in Puerto Quetzal where all boats are based in the Pacific coast.
 
 
Jake Jordan
[email protected]
The Sailfish School
Casa Vieja,
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
[email protected]
Pure Magic Fishing
East Cape Baja
Los Barilles, Baja Sur California
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
[email protected]
Captain JACC Charters
Reparto Montserrat, Casa #2
Chinanadega
25000
NICARAGUA
(786) 331-8418
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
[email protected]
Mr Popper Panama Outfitters
Costa Del Este, #84
Panama City
PANAMA
+507 6676-3400
www.mrpopperpanama.com @chichoclarefishing
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
[email protected]
Hard Play Fishing Charters
13 Evergreens, Old Grange
Mt Irvine, Tobago
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
(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.