The avid angler is always craving their next fishing fix. Sometimes fishing your local waters and favorite fishing spots isn’t enough. When that feeling starts to surface, it’s time to seek out new adventures.
Here are 5 incredible places in the world to saltwater fish.
CASA VIEJA LODGE – GUATEMALA
On the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, an easy ride from Guatemala City, there is a paradise that caters just to offshore fisherman. Casa Vieja Lodge is a luxury resort that offers a fishing experience like no other of it’s kind. The accommodations are every bit of a 5-star feel with friendly staff, gourmet meals, beautiful rooms and a resort style pool and bar. But while the accommodations are enough to draw a person in, that’s not the only reason to go to the Casa Vieja. Their 9-boat fleet will take you to some of the most productive fishing grounds in the world. They are known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World” and that ain’t no lie. With an average of 15 billfish raises per day, boredom is never on the table.
NEW CALEDONIA WITH SAMI GHANDOUR & SALTYWATER TACKLE
One of the finest fishing adventurers of our generation is a man by the name of Sami Ghandour of Saltywater Tackle. For several years we’ve been reading his posts on the Bloodydecks forums of his charters and epic fishing trips he takes around the world. One of the fishing destinations we are the most impressed with is to New Caledonia, which is a French territory/Island near the Coral Sea. If you are looking to catch a mixed bag of monster sized fish and crazy exotics, this is the place to be. It’s not the easiest trip to put together, which is why it is best to hire a guide like Sami to help plan your trip. Check out his last fish report on our forums HERE.
CROCODILE BAY RESORT – COSTA RICA
This is a fishing destination that has it all! If you are looking for a family friendly resort where there is something to do for everyone on your vacation, then look no further. Crocodile Bay Resort has over 30 land and water eco-adventures, a pool with a swim-up bar, Rainforest spa, and 4-star accommodations. The fishing is really the highlight of this place. There are multiple types of trips you can go on, including inshore, offshore, fly, kayak, and surf casting. The resort is located on the Golfo Dulce home of the roosterfish, cubera snapper, bluefin trevally, grouper, Pacific sailfish, striped & blue marlin, dorado, tuna, wahoo, and more. Both the fishing and the animal/plant life will amaze all visitors. Read the latest BD Outdoors write-up HERE.
VENICE, LOUISIANA – JOURNEY SOUTH OUTFITTERS
Right here in our own backyard is a fishery that is thriving in both abundance, and variety. The unique blend of natural and man made elements have given anglers from all over the world a unique and accessible place to chase everything from blue marlin, tuna and wahoo to redfish and seatrout. The offshore fishing scene is epic due to the combination of the fertile waters of the Gulf of Mexico flowing over and around the many natural and man-made structures that attract bait and fish. Fishing guides Mo & Eric Newman of Journey South Outfitters have their operation dialed in for that hardcore offshore angler. Their fish camp offers wonderful accommodations and the chances of them cooking you a traditional Louisiana gumbo is pretty high. Check out the Race To Louisiana video that took place with Journey South Outfitters.
VAN WORMER RESORTS – EAST CAPE MEXICO
Baja Mexico is arguably one of the best vacation spots in the world. The local Mexico charm, mixed with the warm weather and gorgeous beaches makes for a relaxing vacation. If you are looking to squeeze in some fishing during your Mexico vacation, then the East Cape is where you want to go. Hotel Palmas de Cortez is the perfect mix of vacation and fishing destination. It has the largest fishing fleet in the area with everything from a super panga to a luxury yacht. Their captains are knowledgeable, and will get you on fish! Check out the latest BD write up on this cool destination HERE.
NINILCHICK, ALASKA – CAPT. STEVE’S FISHING LODGE
My little brother James from the Partyboat California Dawn five years ago I can't wait for his trip this year, it would be even better if my brother Chris owner of Captain Hook Sportfishing could come up also! #cousinstackle #accuratefishing #bayareafishing #bayareafishingreport #biggtails #captstevesfishinglodge #captsteves #lingcod #lingcodjigs #lingcodfishing #alaska #alaskafishing #fishon #fishalaska #allinclusivefishinglodge
There are hundreds of places that you can fish and stay in Alaska. One thing we always look for in Alaska is a solid fishing operation with that warm Alaska lodge feel. Captain Steve’s Fishing Lodge is a family run business with a more intimate and personal feel. Ninilchick, Alaska has a rich history in fishing and is home of some of the most experienced guides. The Cook inlet overlooks four volcanoes which gives you a breathtaking view while fishing. Halibut, salmon, and lingcod, are just some of the fish you can bring home after a stay at Captain Steve’s Fishing Lodge.