Guatemala is King of The Hill - 2005 Billfish Letter
According to the 2005 Billfish Letter, Guatemala is the world champion when it comes to billfish releases per angler - blowing away top tier destinations like Costa Rica and Panama.
The numbers do not lie. According to this report released earlier this year, Guatemala was tops in 2005 when comparing CPUE (Catch Per Unit of Effort). Guatemala had nearly 6 (5.83) billfish released per day per angler compared to 2.57 for Costa Rica and 2.25 for Panama. The numbers for Costa Rica and Panama dropped considerably from levels in 2003 when they were 5.9 and 4.9, respectively.
This report is issued annually by the Southwest Fisheries Scienc Center in California. To view the entire report click here: 2005 Billfish Letter