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Apr 27th, 28th, 29th, 2014 - Aboard 'Decisive' with Capt. Brad Philipps



 

  Wow! Another great trip. Nothing better than Guatemalan Sailfood on fly. This is my fourth visit and will be back. The staff at the Billfishing  Inn make us feel welcome. The food is extraordinary, Cindy is beautiful and accomplished. Captain Brad is the best.

Rees Poag

Colorado, USA















Great experience! My first time here but hopefully not my last! Fishing was great and food was superb! Hope to see you again!

Bill Herndon

Charlotte, NC






Terrific hospitality, outstanding food and incredible fishing! Thank you very much enjoyed everything, first class all the way.

Marc Winchester

Raleigh, NC

 
 

Apr 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2014 - Aboard 'Decisive' with Capt. Brad Philipps
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

Apr 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, 2014 - Aboard 'Decisive' with Capt. Brad Philipps!
 

"Brad & Cindy,

Thank you once again for a great trip. I keep reflecting on it, and I find it hard to completely take in. Sixty-seven sails plus the big marlin on the 20 pound tackle was an amazing trip for me. I have had so many prior fishing trips that just do not compare; they were not “in the same league”. And sharing the experience with the entire family, the sightseeing in Antigua and Lake Atitlan, your amazing new boutique hotel etc, were all “icing on the cake”. It was truly a wonderful trip. 

The Adkins"

Aaron and Vanessa

Andres - 14 years old

Diego - 7 years old

Saudi Arabia

 
 

Mar 28th, 29th, 30th, 2014 - aboard 'Decisive' with Capt. Brad Philipps
 





Cindy & Brad,

Thank you for your hospitality and a great fishing adventures. 

I greatly enjoyed the whole experience.  

You have wonderful staff and crew.  

The food was delicious.  Hope to be back next year.

Thanks,
Pete Kazmier






Cindy & Brad

The hospitality is second to none. 
More than 5 Stars.

Fishing is Fishing but making friends with you lasts a life time.

Mike Rempe
Keys, FL






To Rigby,

The luckiest dog in the world.    
Your owners Cindy and Brad are magnificent. 

They took me fishing and treated me like a King.  

Thanks for everything!
Tracy Baker
Miami, FL



 

Mar 23rd, 24th, 2014 - Aboard 'Decisive' and 'Intensity'
 


Dear Brad & Cindy,

Thank you so much for taking so good care of my family, your hospitality is on match anywhere. Your staffs are so accompany everyone makes feels like family. Darren and Linday fit right in to make us welcome. I think all of us were so impressed with the crew I know these guys had the time of their life. It was a great pleasure once again.

I don’t know when, but I know we will be back thank you and all your staff again.

John and Pamela Robberson

Houston, Texas

Dear Brad and Cindy:

Thank you again for a wonderful vacation. The food, fishing and conversation was awesome as always thank you for making our family feel so welcome we think about you often when we are back in Texas and we relive our vacation all over again. We will be back again and hopefully with our grandchildren.

We want our family to experience this vacation of a life time.

We love you,

Pamela Robberson,

Houston, Texas

Brad, Cindy, Blake, Nidia and team:

Thanks for a trip of a life time we had a wonderful trip. The food, fishing and company were awesome. Four quad sailfish hookups in 20 minutes!

Super easy and fun operation.

Thanks,

Brian and Meredyth Rudloff

Houston, Texas

Wow just wow, and thank you it is a pleasure to know you and experience of a few days of living, eating, driving, fishing and fellow ship. No need to go anywhere else to bill fish, just the best with Brad, Darren and crew. Next time we take Rigby.

Clark & Natalie

Houston, Texas    

 

Mar 19th, 20th, 21st, 2014 - Aboard 'Decisive' with Capt. Brad Philipps


 
 

Just finished a fine 3 days visit. Great fishing, good food and an attention to detail not found often. Nidia is a fine addition to the staff and I can’t say enough about my #1 man Santiago.

Saludos,

John P. (Jack) Duvall

Kemah, Texas

 

Mar 16th, 17th, 18th, 2014 - Aboard 'Decisive' with Capt. Brad Philipps
 

Robyn & Gary Gill

Garrett – 15 years old

Wyatt – 13 years old

and Lauren – 9 years old

Ps. come visit us in Austin, Texas.

Dear Cindy and Brad,

Our fishing trip with you were wonderful, would be an understatement! From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with drinks in hand! Your lodging and staff are exemplary. Every wish was catered too and we felt so comfortable and at home. We also enjoyed meeting Darren & Lyndsey and Rigby too! The fishing was certainly more than any of us expected, catching enormous (and delicious!!) Dorado and releasing almost 50 sailfish in 2 days is incomprehensible! We looked forward to tomorrow's Adventure and returning to Guatemala to visit and fish with you all again!

Thanks also to Nidia, Isabel and Concepcion.

All Our Best


 

Mar 13th, 14th, 15th, 2014 - Aboard 'Decisive' with Capt. Brad Philipps
 What a way to celebrate 10 years a TRUE 5 stars experience from every side –GREAT, GREAT, GREAT fishing –fantastic accommodations BUT, BEST OF ALL IS THE STAFF –Congratulations to Brad, Cindy for putting together an experience seemed to none! Who will be back for #1.

Sandy Greene
Millsborg, Delaware
USA

This is my 3rd time fishing with you. This time was to celebrate my father's 70th Birthday with his long time Wyoming outfitter friend Thom Toolson. What an amazing trip. The staff, the mates, the fishing and accommodation could not have been any better. My brother and I love to spend these days with Dad, it will never be forgotten. Thank you all for making these days one we will always cherish and never forget.

Jon Greene

Newark, Delaware

4th trip and first at the Billfish Inn.. 10 +. Couldn’t have had a better time! 93 fish in 3 days! Wow what a way to celebrate my dad’s 70th.

Chandler Greene,

Millsborg, Delaware

 
 

Mar 13th, 14th, 15th, 2014 - Aboard 'Decisive' with Capt. Brad Philipps
 Thom Toolson
TLazy + Outfitters
Jackson, WY
USA

First experience in Guatemala and could not be more impressed with such generous host. From fishing with one of the most Professional outfitters and staff to the eloquence of the hotel and staff. Have been in the same business for 40 plus years and have never seen such professionalism in my travels.

I give a 10 + star rating and cannot wait for return trip. Thank you Brad! Cindy! And Staff!. I´ll take this trip to the grave.

 

Feb 24th, 25th, 26th, 2014 - Aboard 'Decisive' with Capt. Brad Philipps!

Fred Lane, Chicago, Illinois

USA



Even though I have been back for 4 days I am still on  a high from my magnificent 3 days of fishing on the Decisive.

As you know I am about to become 79 years young in May and I have been fishing since my father first took me in 1939.

When I was a teenager I went on my first  sailfishing trip in the Gulfstream off of Miami. As an adult I have gone on at least one "major" fishing trip per year including billfishing trips in Australia (4), Costa Rica (4), Panama (3), Cabo San Lucas, Yucatan, the Florida Keys (where my Dad had a small fishing boat) and Venezuela. My experience on the Decisive was the finest sailfishing experience that I have ever had.

I was impressed on every level: Most sailfish caught per day each day, best sailfishing Captain and best trained mates, beautifully maintained boat and fishing gear. Two of my grammar school friends joined me. Both were inexperienced. Both had a more magnificent experience than I did.  They were a little anxious before the beginning of the trip. You and your mates guided  them, they loved it, they were successful and now they want to return next season. Your land facilities are equally well maintained, beautiful and excellent food.  Thank you.


 

 

Feb 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2014 - Aboard 'Decisive' with Capt. Brad Philipps
 

We just returned from our fourth successful trip to Guatemala in search of some willing sail fish that will eagerly eat a fly.  Aboard the "Decisive"  a 40' Gamefisher under Captain Brad Philipps and his trusty crew of Kennedy and John, we had many shots at teased up sails will over 100 pounds again and again.  Some of your readers may already be familiar with Brad as he has won the Billfish Captain of the Year for the past 12 years with over 25,000 bill fish caught and released for his clients.  Once in charge of the Fins and Feathers lodge on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, Brad and his lovely wife, Cindy, now cater to small groups of eager anglers each season who enjoy their lovely home complete with swimming pool and A/C equipped guest rooms, informal exceptional dining, and a very attentive staff.  Guests arrive at the new airport in Guatemala City and are picked up by van and transported about 90 minutes to the coast by an english speaking driver that supplies cool beverages en route.  Brad and his crew are experts at raising and teasing bill fish up to easy casting range with the fly tackle supplied on the boat.  Conventional tackle is also used although it really becomes too easy for most dedicated fly anglers.  This season they have seen an increase in striped marlin along with the occasional blue marlin and lots and lots of sails.  For fly anglers wishing to add a pacific sail fish and perhaps a marlin to their bucket list,  The Decisive team would be hard to beat.  Their website is www.guatbilladv.com.  The quaint town of Antiqua is an often requested add on to the fishing trip and is well worth a day or two sight seeing within sight of smoking volcanoes. 

Jeff Schneider

Ponchatoula, Louisiana

 
 

Feb 20th, 2014 - Aboard 'Decisive'
 

Brad,

Your operation, in every respect, is simply spectacular. I honestly do not think there is any room for improvement. You have really created something very special. More than anything I enjoyed your mastery of the boat, crew and angler when the quarry came to the dance. Best I've ever seen.

Best to you,

Temple Tutwiler

T3

 
 

Feb 17th, 18th, 19th, 2014
Ivan Carter, TV Show Host, 'Tracks Across Africa'

Pretty speechless after an incredible day with Brad Philipps, truly a legend in the billfishing world and an honor to be on the boat with him ...yesterday was my first day here and we saw 43 sailfish , caught 10 on fly , 5 on spinning tackle and one on conventional ...it was a season all in one day !  

brad,  thank - you for a great trip , exceeded my expectations in every way, the lodging the boat, the crew the fishing - more than anything i am pleased to say i have made a new friend! Greatly looking forward to lots of great times together both business and pleasure,



 

Jan 2013 - Aboard Decisive with Capt. Brad Philipps

Comments from Conway Bowman, host of Sportsman Channels TV show, "Fish the World", after his recent trip to fish and film with us at Guatemalan Billfishing Adventures..........

Brad,

Great!!! I had a great time this week! Your operation is by far the best I've every experienced!

I can't wait to return!

I'll be in touch.

Best,

Conway Bowman   


 

Apr 2013 - Aboard 'Decisive' with Capt. Brad Philipps
  Had a great time! Enjoyed the fishing and the side trip to Antigua was wonderful too. Great food and the staff was great too.

Gene Adkins, 
Brookly, Iowa
USA
 
 

Apr 26th, 2013!
  Great day in Guatemala.
Scott Armand
USA 
 
 

Jan 28, 29, 30th, 2013 - Aboard Decisive!
 

Another great trip to Guatemala and we are bringing back some great memories of historic Antigua and the beautiful Pacific Ocean aboard the Decisive.  As you know I had several guests that had never been on the sea and once again Brad showed off the best sailfishing and deep sea fishing in the world, 42 sails, 7 yellowfin tuna and 2 dorado in just two days of fishing!  Your wonderful hospitality and the luxurious accommodations allowed me to entertain our company president and business guests in a perfect atmosphere.  Again, many thanks and I look forward to seeing you and your entire family as soon as possible.

Robert Mills

Shreveport, LA. USA    


 

Jan 18th, 19th, 20th, 2012 - Aboard 'Decisive' and 21st in Antigua Guatemala
  We had such a wonderful time with you, your family and staff.  Everything was as wonderful as could be.  Antiqua was delightful and thank you so much for the champagne and strawberries.  That was such a wonderful welcome for us.  The hotel was amazing and Fausto did a wonderful job.  The dinner was fabulous, but not any better than what you served us at the Billfish Inn.  I so enjoyed seeing the children too.  I hope to be back soon.

Lynne Owens

Once again Guatemala, Capt Brad and crew,  and his wife Cindy and staff delivered with an incredible trip.  3 days of fishing 72 Sailfish.  

Tight lines, Jim Owens

Lynne & Jim Owens
Lyn & Dale Lloyd
Birmingham, AL
USA
 

Dec 13, 14, 15, 16th, 2012 - Aboard DECISIVE!
  60 SAILS RELEASED - 36 IN ONE DAY!
Nowhere else in the world can you have this kind of action & then retire to a fine meal in a fine home with a very attentive staff.
Thank you Brad and Cindy and the staff.  Lyndsey and Darren and of course Rigby.

John P (Jack) Duvall

HOUSTON, TEXAS
 

Nov 15, 16, 17, 18th, 2012 - Aboard DECISIVE - Presidential Challenge
Great time !! Thank you & your excellent staff for making our visit so special.
Gary Carter
USA
 
 
 

Nov 2, 3, 4th, 2012 - Aboard DECISIVE!

 
Thanks for the attention to detail from the minute we got off the plane to when we left for home.  My first experience in Guatemala.  Definitely won't be my last.  We were treated like friends in our home.  Thanks.
Rick Davis
USA

Once again you have exceeded my created expectations!
Thanks for your gracious hospitality.
The fishing was great!
See you again soon!
Bill Blakey
USA

Bill Hagan
USA
 

Feb 28, 29, Mar 1, 2nd, 2012 - Aboard DECISIVE!
 

 Brad, Cindy and Crew,

Thanks for a truly great trip that far exceeded all of our expectations.  Your hospitality is genuine and through out each and every one in your entire organization.  The fishing was of course fabulous - world class -.  The meals all exceptional and your company superb.  Come join us in Minnesota for some February ice fishing so that we can reciprocate your varios hospitality!  Thank you.

Gene Radecki - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tim Bonner - Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Roger Linder - Marco Island, Florida
Jim Hoolihan - Grand Rapids, Minnesota 

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Feb 27th, 2012 - Aboard DECISIVE!
 

 To all at The Billfish Inn,

Sails, Dorado, good friends, another great trip.

Best,
Scott Armand
Florida, USA

 


   I agree!

Scott Lund

(Dr. Dog)

Till next time.....

 
 

Feb 20, 21, 22, 23rd, 2012 - Aboard DECISIVE!
 

Dear Brad and Cindy,

Thank you for another great vacation.  The fantastic fishing and hospitality are second  to no place we have ever been.  We truly appreciate your hospitality and friendship.

Bobby & Bryan Richter - Port Aransas, TX 

James & Jake Preis - Port Aransas, TX

 

Feb 4, 5, 6th, 2012 - Aboard DECISIVE!
 

Day 1, was a show start thanks to my sinus infection.  But Day 2 & 3 were spectacular successes, with so many sails hitting that it took Johnny 2 hours to make lunch.  And Day 3: more sails and a blue marlin - say no more.  Both in land and in sea, the staff was as always excellent - helpful, attentive and going way beyond the call of duty.  Finally, what is really important:  the food.  Thank you, Cindy and the cook, for that delicious "comida chapina!!  The tamales, mole, beans - all were delicious - .

Hasta la próxima
Andy Coe, USA

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Feb 1, 2, 3rd, 2012 - Aboard Decisive
Thank you so much for the great experience!
We had the time of our lives, your staff is very accommodating.
Brad, your knowledge about Billfishing is outstanding.
Doug + Carlton Layton
NC
Layton's Boatworks
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Jan 22-25th, 2012 Aboard Decisive

Dear Scott, Brad, Cindy + Crew,

It is wonderful to have an extended family in Guatemala! It was an amazing & wonderful experience for all of us. You gave my husband his ultimate 50th Bday gift too.

Matt Richter
Texas, USA

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Dec 27, 28, 29, 2011 - Aboard DECISIVE
 

Cindy & Brad: Thanks for a very memorable experience-wonderful accommodations, unbelievable fishing with a crew and staff of great caretakers.

Dave Workman Sr & Melissa Workman
Jacksonville, Florida

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Dec 14, 15, 16, 17th, 2011 - Aboard DECISIVE

Cindy and Brad,
Thanks again for an exceptional visit and experience.
Food is gourmet, staff is great, host and hostess are charming and fishing is fabulous!

Diane and David Cordes
Colorado, USA

 

April 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2011 - Aboard DECISIVE

 

Love you guys, once again, WE HAD A BLAST! I cannot tell you what it means to be able to come down and not have to worry about a thing. You, Brad and staff took care of everything with world class personal service. I'm glad Duck and I were able to return. Plus - It was also a great pleasure to be able to share it with first timers, Bob and Charles, and watch them experience the incredible Guatemala billfishing and the Billfish Inn.

We are looking forward to our next trip!

Jim Owens
Birmingham,AL

 

Jan 5, 6, 7, 2011 - Aboard DECISIVE
Dear Cindy and Brad,

This has to be one of the most memorable angling experiences in my lengthy fishing career, Julie and I were both neophytes regarding billfish and we were totally unprepared to have such luck on a fly, not to mention our two marlin bonus!

Julie Douglass
USA
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Jan 1, 2, 3, 4, 2011!
 

The managers and staff of the lodge and the boat are friendly, professional and they all deliver excellent service. On your way to Iztapa from Guatemala city you see many interesting things: the local people, industry, agricultural facilities and crops as well as famous Guatemala volcanoes.

Blessings on your work here.
Mr. Paul Herman
Texas, USA

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Dec 30th, 31st, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!
 

Dear Brad and Cindy,
Wow what a great trip. Thank you Brad for your guidance with catching my first blue marlin and all the fish that followed. By the end od the day I was exhausted and exhilarated at the same time. And thank you cindy and staff for pampering me. You make me feel so special when I'm there. Airfare - $400.00, Time off work - varies, My First Marlin - PRICELESS. Hope to see you soon,
Diane Cothron
USA

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Dec 28th, 29th, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Dear Cindy, Brad, Darren and Lyndsey,
Fab trip! My two daughters, sond in law and wife all enjoyed their first offshore fishing experience. Our house was great and the meals over the top!
I will be back soon.
Robert Mills
Shreveport, LA
USA
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Dec 20, 21, 22nd, 2010

 Brad and Cindy,

Thanks for having me.
Trip with you if for sure fishing of a lifetime!
This is simply a dream vacation come true!
Knowledge and professionalism, comfort and guidance, warmth and hospitality beyond all expectations!
I added a lot to my adventures book.
Thanks,
Anatoli Trifonov,
USA

Dear Brad, Cindy, Darren & Lyndsey,

Thank you for a magnificant time, your hospitality and friendship is greatly appreciated.
I look forward to returning the favor and returning with the family.
Feliz Navidad!
Love,
Matt Smith
USA

 

Dec 15, 16, 17th, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!

Thank you again for you hospitality, and I could not have been happier going from never having caught a sailfish, to catching 22 in two days was incredible, as were the accommodations and all the fresh food and drinks, etc. Fishing with Brad and the mates, especially Kennedy was also a real treat, and he clearly seemed to enjoy teaching Teo and myself the ropes to the point where we barely needed his assistance at the end (Altough I think he can catch them in his sleep, and even when they are not bighting that hot). Also, landing sails on my brother's spinning gear and Capt. Brad's brand-new Alutecnos rod that perfectly matched the Stella was such a treat for Jon and myself. Please feel free to use this in your website, although I can see why you really do not need to advertise. It is not a matter of IF I will be back, but WHEN.
Bill Beacher
USA

Dear Brad and Cindy,
I thought the food was excellent. The fishing was great. I loved the service. Hope I come back soon.
Teo Beacher, 9 Years Old
From Marryland, USA

What a fantastic experience. Fishing was outstanding 30 releases the last day. Food was Gourmet, service superb and hospitality first class.  Will return again and again and again....
Jon Beacher
USA

 

 

Nov 15, 16, 17th, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!

I am a return guest to once again a perfect trip: Sailfish - Blue Marlin - Bull Dolphins.
What I can say, I have ben here with friends and 2 children to Brad and Cindy make it feel like you are a guest in their home.
Robert Schoenthal
NYC
USA

 

Nov 11, 12, 13th, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!

To Cindy, Brad, Darren, Lyndsey and the entire GBA Staff thank you for making our third trip fishing with you in Guatemala yet another tremendously enjoyable, relaxing and memorable trip! From Rich's first blue marlin; to celebrating Bill's retirement; to spending some quality bonding time with my Dad; to saving a sea turtle caught in a blue-nylon long-line; and relaxing back at the inn with appetizers, a massage, and great gourmet food every night, nothing can really top a trip to Guatemala! There are definitely days back in NY when I think about being barefoot on the Decisive fishing all day and then making the run back to dock with the afternoon sun hitting the Pacific and a cerveza in hand... Thanks to everyone for your continued hospitality!,

Mike Malin, Gene Malin, Rich Dorchak and Bill Frint
USA 

 
 

June 28th, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Cindy, Brad, Isabel, Astrid,

Thank you for an amazing trip and the best wedding gift we could ever ask for. The hospitality, the food, the fishing – everything was superb – and you guys welcomed us as family. You are wonderful hosts and friends.
Thank you! All the best, Diane Levine

Cindy & Brad,
You are wonderful friends, amazing hosts and terrific parents. Best of luck with the new BABY and thank you so much for another fantastic trip.
Be well,
Charlie Levine, MARLIN Magazine - USA
 

May 7, 8, 9th, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!
 
Brad is a first rate Captain and I am proud to have been guided by him.  My most memorable moment: when he stopped to save a sea turtle that was tangled in a plastic line, not only is he a great fisherman but also a great conservationist. I want to thank my dear friend Jim Ryaby for taking me on the best vacation imaginable - Thanks Jim for taking me to The Billfish Inn! -
With gratitude,

Dan Grande
Sea Cliff, Long Island
NY, USA 
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Apr 23, 24, 2010!

 Thanks again for a wonderful trip.
The fishing was great, the food was 5 Star and the atmosphere was warm and inviting to top everything off the massages!
What a great finish to fighting 500 pound Marlin!
We will definately be back again.

Jessica and Bryan
FLORIDA
 

Apr 20, 21st, 2010!
 
...." O.K....so I go to Guatemala monthly right...how about seeing 2 square miles of bait balls, hundreds of sails, dozens of dorados, thousands of birds and a few jeep size manta rays...well that was a summary of my last 2 days fishing with Capt. Brad...who said persistence didn't pay off...thanks for the experience not to mention sails on fly, spin, and conventional..at the same time...and 30 lb dorados on fly....see you next month! Cheers-
Scott "Dr.Dog" Lund
USA 
  Dear Cindy and Brad,
Thank you so much for the wonderful time this week. Charlie can't stop talking about what a great time he had and we loved staying at your place- the hospitality, food, drinks, room, etc, was all incredible!
Thanks again,
Bobbi and Charlie Nicholas
USA
 

Mar 27, 28, 29, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!
 
Being taught to catch these fish by the best Captain and crew will keep me coming back for more. Spending these with my Dad makes the trip more cherished. Also a big thanks for allowing me and arranging the time spent with the child we sponsor through Compassion International. I look forward to coming back again. It won't be soon enough!
"Vaya con Dios"
Chuck Ziegler
USA 
 
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Mar 14, 15, 16th, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE & Mar 15th aboard CIRCLE HOOK!
  Cindy,
It was great to visit with You, Brad, and Darren! Everybody is still talking about the wonderful time, great food, and great fishing! Maria and I were happy to spend some time catching up on the last four years. You and Brad have built a wonderful business and family, and you certainly make everyone feel like family while there visiting. Our short trip to Antigua was just that, ”too short,” we all had a great time and the hotel was wonderful. You really made our time away easy.

Thanks Again,
Scott Janda
USA
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Mar 7, 8, 9th, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Dear Brad and Cindy,

You are very special people and have created a very special place. Captain and crew are first class but your hospitality is world class. I may never come back because leaving your lodge and each of you is too hard and too sad.

Ed Burr
Austin Burr
USA

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Mar 14-16th, 2010!

Brad and Cindy,
Thank you for the wonderful fishing adventures, exquisite food, warm and charming hospitality. We will treasure the memories!
Patrick and Dawn Gothro - USA 

Thank you so much for everything: The fishing was amazing, the food was amazing and your hospitality is uncomparable to any other. We cannot wait to return and see how big Darren is and some more amazing memories!
Brian and Ashley Walters - USA   

Brad, Cindy and Decisive´s Team,
All the best to you as you grow as a family and business. I had a wonderful time and the hospitality, fishing andgolf were the best. Continued success and happiness to each of you and all of your staff. Looking forward to seeing you in the US, Africa or back in Guatemala. Thanks for littery me become part of your extended "family".
With a full and humble heart,
Tim Reed - USA ENPAC  

Thank you, great to see you again! As with our previus meeting in SA, Brad and Cindy are great host and hostess. Cannot wait to visit again. Love,
The Jandas - USA

 

Feb 24th, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!

These 3 Texans set out for fishing this morning and my husband and sister-in-law had gone deep sea fishing but I never had. I found out they are much better at this than I am. The experience was an "unforgetable" one thanks to Cindy and Brad. They make a great "Deicisive" team each blessed with grace, knowlede and the ability to make you feel "pampered".

The gourmet meals and the lodging was superb. I hope we can come back for "more of the same".

God Bless you and thanks - muchas gracias
With love,
Olen, Barbara and Diane Cothron - USA 

 

Feb 20th, 21st, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!
WELL, I HAD ANOTHER AWESOME TRIP WITH CAPT.BRAD ON THE DECISIVE...NO TOURNAMENTS THIS TIME JUST SAILFISH ON FLY,SPIN, AND CONVENTIONAL TACKLE...THATS A "BILLFISHING SLAM"...THEN OFF TO THE POOL..THEN ANTIGUA...AND GOLF AT LA REUNION....I BROUGHT MY WIFE TO THE GOLF COURSE AND SHE HAD A GREAT TIME GOLFING WITH CINDY AND THE ASSISTANT GOLF PRO....EVEN MY AIRPORT TIME WAS WELL SPENT HAVING FUN WITH THE CHICAGO STEAK HOUSE CREW....YOU REALLY GOT ME HOOKED...THANKS AGAIN---SCOTT"DR DOG" LUND AND KRISTY"DR.DOGS WIFE
Feb 12th, 13th, 14th, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Brad, Cindy and Darren,
Many thanks again for a wonderful experience. I am thrilled that i could share it with Jay, Ben and John.
Fabulous service, way too much good food and as always, excellent fishing.
Jim Owens
Birmingham, AL
P.S. Happy Valentines Day!
Brad and Cindy,
Thank you for the best fishing and the best food I have ever had. I hope I can come back soon. I will send you a copy of my upcoming album when it comes out. Thank you for your interest in my music. I wish Darren the best in his search for "booty".
Happy Fishing!
Ben Owens
Brad and Cindy,
Thank you so much for an exceptional trip. We enjoyed great food, fantastic service and excellent fishing.
I cannot imagine a better way to have spent my Birthday.
Jay Owens
Brad and Cindy,
Enjoyed the trip. Before this trip I had caught 3 Billfish total in 70 years. Now I have caught 13 - unbeatable number so i will have to come back soon to add to that -
Hope you visit Alabama one day to let us show your some of our beautiful state - cannot match the Billfish but can match the beauty of Guatemala -
John Owens
Alabama
Feb 1st - 9th, 2010
Casper Walker
Lizette Walker
SOUTH AFRICA
Jan 29, 30, 31st, 2010 - "NO SANCOCHO TOURNAMENT" - Aboard "DECISIVE"!
To Captain Brad, Cindy, Darren and Staff,
Well - That's two tournaments in 2 weeks that we won!
First the "Jake Jordan Fly Challenge" then the "No Sancocho Tournament" and that´s 3 First Places in a Row -
SO ROCKON BRAD!
This place is Awesome!
See ya -
Scott " The Dog " Lund


To: Captain Brad, Cindy the Beautiful, and all Staff of the "Guatemalan Billfishing Adventures",

Back to Back No Sancocho
Tournament Wins - How awesome is that. I cannot express enough how honoured I feel to know you Guys, and to have had the opportunities to go to Tournament Battle with you Brad. Team Decisive made up of Steve Cothron, Scott Lund, me and you at the Helm are as competitive as it gets. - I been blessed man -
Peace be with you -
Your fRight Rigger - Last fish of the day Quy.
Harvey Steinhaggen
USA
Cindy and Brad,
Another perfect visit! The No Sancocho Champs will return again!
The rest I attained was wonderful.

See you soon,
The Cothrons.
USA
Jan 26, 27, 28th, 2010 - Aboard "DECISIVE"!
Brad, Cindy, Darren and Staff,

What a joy it has been to spend time with and get acquanted with each of you.
The fishing experience was first class - what a thrill to see the sailfish dancing on the water!
It was amazing to watch the porpoises as they entertained us on Monday. Thanks, Brad, for putting up with a "weak" angler. I really had a wonderful time on the water.
Cindy - mi life is richer for having met you. You are a marvelous hostess with amazing tlents. I have enjoyed getting to know about Guatemala and viewing the pictures of your travels. The food has been wonderful beyond description! From the afternoon snacks to starters to entrees and desserts (breakfasts, too) -
You have expanded my horizons with delicious foods. Thanks, also, for sharin Darren - he is a blessind and a joy!
Congratulations on having such outstanding staff on land and on sea. They compliment your amazing hospitality well.

Until we meet again!
Denise Hatton
USA
Captain Brad and Cindy,
Thank you for providing us one of the most memorable grande experiences of our lifetime as a couple who celebrated our 17th marriage Anniversary with you.
The five star lodging facility with your equally matched the three days of fishing of releasing 111 Sailfish and 3 nice dolphins.
Cindy is a first lady of inmense ability as a gracious hostess at the Sailfish Inn.
Roger Hatton
USA
Capt. Brad and Cindy
Has been a great, unforgetable experience.
Thanks so much.
John Hundley
Patsy Hundley
USA
Jan 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2010 - Aboard "DECISIVE"!
Brad, Cindy and crew,

We had an excellent ime with a great sailfish bite! We caught a "cinco" - 5 - at the same time and a sailfish on 3 baits! Everything was muy "delicioso" - including Johnny!
Thanks again,
Rae and Bryan
Port Aransas, Texas
USA
Dear Cindy, Brad, Darren & Staff,

Another fine adventure, beautiful weather, excellent food and action packed fishing!
Everything runs so smoothly.
We truly enjoyed your accommodations and your friendship.
Brad - you and Cindy and Staff had no "solid noises" at the Inn. Each year your hospitality is Fabulous "over and over again".

Bobby "Backlash Shea" Richter
USA
Jan 15th, 2010 - Aboard "CIRCLE HOOK"
Fue una gran experiencia para el grupo de personas que nunca había tenido la oportunidad de pescar.

No hubo mucha actividad, pero al menos todos en mi barco tuvimos una liberación para un total de 4.

Vimos una mancha enorme de delfines, fue fantástico!

En fin, esas son las cosas que hacen que los pescadores de todas partes del mundo quieran regresar a Guatemala!!

Saludos,

Wilson Ávalos
GUATEMALA
Jan 10 - 14th, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE - FLY FISHING CHALLENGE!
This is my 14th trip to the Billfish Inn and all continues to be great. Despite all the visits Brad and Cindy continue to come up with new ways to have fun. This time, fishing with the neighbor, Dr. Dog, was too much fun to explain. We fished the Jake Jordan Fly Challenge, won big and lost pounds laughing every day. Brad led the way with a great strategy, Kennedy was awesome on the teasing, as usual, and Johnny was exceptional in helping with the fly releases.

If you want to come to Guatemala and fish with the best, enjoy incredible food and hospitality you need to be booking the Billfish Inn and The Decisive Team..

Joseph W. O'Brien
USA
"Thanks to Capt. Brad, team mate - Joe O'Brien, mate-Kennedy and mate-Johnny we cruised to a great win in the Jake Jordan Fly Challenge...we took the lead and never looked back ...winning high point champion was great... almost as good as the food, drinks and massages at The Billfish Inn during the tournament!
Cheers-Scott Lund"
Dec 31st, Jan 1st, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Hello Cindy and Brad,
I just wanted to thank you both for such a nice trip. After 20 years of sea sickness I was ready to give up on deep sea fishing but, thanks to Brads superb ability with the boat, a short boat ride to the fish and non stop action catching fish (5 on at the same time is hard to beat) we have reestablished my spirit for fishing, I forgot how much fun it could be.
Thanks to Cindy for taking such good care of me on shore. I love that you cater to every persons dietary needs everything was 5 star quality. See you soon,
Love,
Diane Cothron
USA
Dec 31st, Jan 1st, 2010 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Brad and Cindy,

Thanks for making our 1st trip to Guatemala such an unbelievebly wonderful experience. A life like no other!

Best fishing I have ever seen.
Wonderful meals and drinks.
Pros make it look so easy!

God bless both of you!!!
Call if you ever are headed to Texas.
Love,
Dave and Stephanie Malin
USA
Dec 27, 28, 29, 30, Jan 2, 3, 4, 2010 - Aboard Decisive!
SAILFISHING: Best in the world.
ACCOMMODATION & HOSPITALITY: Best in the world.
CAPTAIN, CREW & ALL STAFF: Best in the world.

Thank you all for our 3rd wonderful trip, all the way from South Africa.

See you all again soon,

John and Heather Harvery
Richards Bay, SOUTH AFRICA
Dec 19, 20, 21, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Manuel Tavares
Raúl Tavares
Eduardo Read
Horacio Read
Dec 18, 19, 20, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE and CIRCLE HOOK!
Cindy and Brad,
Como siempre, la pase super cont odas las atenciones de siempre, espero estar con ustedes en Febrero 2010 con el grupo de Santo Domingo.

Un abrazo,
Miguel J. Ricart
REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
Dec 14, 15, 16, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
To Capt. Brad, Cindy + Darren,

Another fun trip!
few more on fly,
few more Dorado,
few more Rum drinks,
few more HOLES of Golf
WHAT A YEAR!

Feliz Navidad,
Scott "The Dog" Lund
USA
Dec 3, 4, 5, 6, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
"This is my thirteenth trip with fourteen, fifteen and sixteen booked for the second half of the 2009/2010 season. As always you learn on the boat, there is something new to eat and the entire experience remains superb. Can not wait for January."

Joseph W. O'Brien
USA
Dec 6, 7, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
It was great fishing with Jon and Joe on my last trip with Capt.Brad...not only did I get to catch a few more on fly but I got to share "battle stories" of fishing around the world with the" Brit"...and of course finished the trip with a round of golf...ask Capt.Brad about his best round ever !
Cheers to the group!
Dr. Scott "the dog" Lund
Photos Courtesy of Bill Boyce!
Dec 2, 3, 4, 5, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Jon Sharp
England
To all the Gang,
Back here again, long trip from England. Had a super time, 27 sails, learned to fish on the Fly, got shouted at by Brad, ate and drank too much but that doesn´t make you a bad person.

Have fun, love you all, back soon,
Jon Sharp
England
Nov 28, 29, 30, Dec 1st, 2009 - aboard DECISIVE!
Cindy and Brad + Staff,

What a wonderful way to celebrate my 50th Birthday. Chris and I had a great time. I even caught my first Sail on the fly on my Birthday.
The Mariachi band and cake were so nice. All of your staff were wonderful. Will definetely try to send others your way and hope to come back again in the future!

Thanks go out to Kennedy, Johnny, Hugo, Anibal, Astrid, Noemi and Isabel.

The food as magnificient!
Teresa McClendon
Chris Keese
TX, USA
Presidential Challenge - Decisive´s Team!
Brad and Cindy,
Thank you so much for the great time. Excellent food and great fishing. Hope to be back again.
Had a great time.
DAD
USA
Brad and Cindy,
2nd time here as great as the first. Good fishing, great food and hospitality, my favorite stop on the tournament trail by far.
See you 2,010
Mike Viveiros
USA
Brad and Cindy,
Great time and awesome fishing.
See you next year with 1st. Place.
Charlie Johnson
USA
Nov 16th, 17th, 09 - aboard DECISIVE!
Brad and Cindy,

We had a great time! The fishing was great! This was a first ror. both of us, catching our 1st Pacific Sails. The crew was great and everything very organized and the lunches ere delicious. Bryan and I will definately be trying to re-create Johnny's recipes.

The house was beautiful and the staff was friendly. Had drinks ready after a hard day of fishing was refreshing.

You guys have a great thing going and we will definately see you in the future!

Jessica and Bryan
USA
Nov 4th, 5th, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Capt. Brad + Cindy + Staff,

Well, we started another season!
And 2 trips down - I have playes 3 rounds of Golf at La Reunion, Antigua Golf Resort, caught 11 Sails on Fly, a bunch on Spin and of course my favorite, more Big Dorado -

Thanks and see you in 3 weeks!
For more extreme Golf and Fishing!
Thanks, Dr. Dog "Scott Lund"
USA
Oct 30th, Nov 1st, 2009 aboard DECISIVE!
Thank you Cindy and Brad.
I really enjoyed fishing and a great stay in Guatemala.
Congratulations, you have a great place, excelent service.

Thanks,
Roberto Cisternas
Chile
May 22, 23, 24, 25, 09 - Aboard DECISIVE!
We came here to relax and leave the stress of the economy behind. We were treated to the most exciting Blue Marlin fishing, Brad raised 12 in 4 days and filled the time between with Sailfish and al the Dorado one could catch. From your staff at the Inn to the greatsest mates Kennedy and Danilo in the world THANK YOU, may you be treated on your summer vacation as good as you all treat others.
Catching the biggest fish of the season to end the season was Fantastic!
Darren Terzi
USA
Brad & Cindy,
Every trip gets better, and brings additional excitement. Having caught hundreds of sailfish on the DECISIVE, I asked Kennedy and Brad when the best Blue Marlin fishing was. Both of them responded with "MAY". My last trip supported their responses. John Wendkos, Darren Terzi and myself enjoyed 4 great days of Blue Marlin fishing over Memorial Day. We raised between 2 and 6 Blue Marlin per day. Many of them did not eat, but we caught several spectacular fish. Darren topped off our trip with a 600 lb. fish on 30 lb. test line. We also enjoyed catching 20 to 25 Sailfish as our by-catch. Ha Ha.
Coming home from a great day of fishing with the DECISIVE team gets even better when arriving at the Billfish Inn. We are always greeted with a refreshing drink, but now we get to share time with Mr. Darren Philipps. What a treat.
I hope your family has a great summer in Africa. Lori and I will see you in December.
Best regards,
Brad Watkins
Brad and Cindy,
No matter how good the fishing (it always is), the friendship and hospitality are the best.
Thanks,
John Wendkos
Tampa, FL
USA
May 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 09!
Cindy and Brad,

Thanks so much for a great time! You guys have a unique first-class operation here in Guatemala. It is a beautiful place. It was a great experience, so happy we caught a tune the last day! We enjoyed it. Thanks again and best wishes to you all.

Peter Geraci
Lauren Geraci
CJ
Tampa, Fl
USA
May 12, 13, 09 - DECISIVE!
Brad and Cindy,

Thanks so much for EVERYTHING. You guys run a first class operation. The boat crew and everybody was awesome. I got to fullfill one of my dreams with a monster Marlin. Again thans for all,

Jeff Case
USA
May 7th, 8th, 9th, 09 - Aboard DECISIVE and CIRCLE HOOK!
Brad,
You have something of mine that I will never get back! Thank you so much for such an awesome time. Could not have been better!
War "Damn" Eagle,
Morgan Phillips

This was a trip to remember!
Great food, awesome fishing and lots of Brahva Bears.
Thanks for the great time.
WAR EAGLE!
Mike and Matt Osteen

What a wonderful time. Sails, marlin, food that cannot be beat. World Class Hospitality.
We will always cherish our trip to GBA - Soon to repeat -
Thank you so much,
Bill and Theresa Dahl

Other anglers,
Baylen Dahl
Peter Scott
Chris Phillips
USA
May 3rd and 4th, 2009 - aboard DECISIVE!
Just when I thought I could not enjoy the Billfish Inn or fishing with Brad any more I get a marlin on the fly after ten years of trying. Then, to do it again the next day ( with a 400 lb. conventional fish as well) is like a fantasy. Unbelievable two days - best fishing trip of my life"!!!!!!!

Joe O´Brien
USA
Apr 29th, 30th, May 1st, 2nd, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
My first time here. We all got to fish together as a family and it was so delightful! Food, frolic, fun and fishing! Darren is precious! What a wonderful time.
Love,
Carol and Bobby Richter
Bryan and Matt Richter
Lindsey Akewis
Port Aransas, TX
USA
Apr 24th, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
we had a great time and my customer told me he had the time of his life on this trip. Also please send my thanks to Brad and his crew we hope to see you guys soon, I have many more customers that would like to take this trip.

Jim Fiore
USA
Apr 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 2009 - aboard DECISIVE!
We came, we fished and fished. We ate some of the best gourmet food ever served. Rick Belmare from Australia (ooze, oz or aws!?), Denis Oullette from Outerspace (and sometimes upstate NY), joined me for their first time ever catching a billfish on a fly. We were all successful, laughed whole heartedly, tasted the grope and througby enjoyed the world class hospitality of Cindy and ussually Brad!, along with the great Decisive crew and its Billfish Inn staff.
Thank you all again and we will be back to catch!

Be well, laugh a lot,
Best Regards,
Rick Lawrence
Sterlin NY
USA



I am not a 1st timer anymore. What a thrill catching a sailfish on a fly rod!! People are wonderfull! The Pacific is large. It is a nest to return to the Billfish Inn.
Dennis Oullette
USA


The Billfish Inn offers the best in accommodation, food, service. The staff are fantastic and Cindy is an extremely gracious hostess. Fishing was fun and exciting and certainly a challenge as we insited on catching on the fly and not using bait.
Great photos and memories, a fantistic time was had by all.

Many thanks,
I will be back!!
Rick Belmare
AUSTRALIA-CANADA
Apr 14th, 15th, 2009 - aboard CIRCLE HOOK!
Brad and Cindy,

Great time. I had a blast.
The readneckfrom Alabama
ramma jamma
Give ´em hell
All Alabama
"Roll tide"

Billy Odom
USA



Had a great time.
Treated us grea
Better than I could.
Thank of thanks for a great time!

Roll tide!
Ronald Bailey
USA
Apr 8th, 9th, 10th, 2009 EASTER WEEK - Aboard DECISIVE!
" Besides the great fishing theres an Easter celebration that makes the Popes procession look a Shriners parade ...you have to check out the resturants, bars, and festivities after fishing your butts off on the Decisive ! "

Dr. Scott Lund
USA




Words cannot describe Easter weekend in Guatemala. It is hard too imagine an entire country shutting down for three days to celebrate religion, life and happiness. It is hard to imagine that in just three days you can experience world class fishing, world class golfing and country club amenities and experience the culture and flavor of Guatemala in the historic town of Antigua. So after a day at sea, come indulge in the quaint restaurants of Antigua and experience the processions and flower carpets that you will not forget.

Dr. Kristy Lund
USA
Apr 5th, 6th, 7th, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Brad and Cindy,

I had a wonderful time fishing here in Guatemala. I learned to fish sailfish, I am glad I caught my first Marlin. I fished 29 sailfish, 3 Dorados and my first Marlin. My dad reserved to come here 2 years ago and here we are having a good time. I went fishing on the Decisive and I like a lot where we stayed. I went fishing with my dad and a friend of my dad and the crew of the Decisive. My dad sayed we could come next year so I was thrilled to come back. The food was excellent and hope that when I come back next year, the food will be as good as this time.

Ignacio Lefranc
11 Years Old
San Juan, PUERTO RICO


Cindy and Brad,
This is by far the best fishing experience anyone could ask for.... For the past two years I´ve been coming here with my oldest son André, and he absolutely loves fishing, thanks to you both and the crew of the Decisive.
This year I had the opportunity to spend three marvelouse days with my youngest son, Ignacio. Nedless to say he´s hooked-up! Theese are experiences they will NEVER forget.
I can never thank you enough for helping me getting my kids involved in the sport/passion I enjoy so much and I know they will enjoy with me for as long as I live...
We´ll be back!

Ricardo Lefranc
San Juan, PUERTO RICO



Brad and Cindy,
Thanks for everything. My expectations where fullfilled far beyond expectations.
Fishing was great, acommodations and food were awesome.
Hope to be back soon with the same and new friends.
Regards,
Luis Córdova
PUERTO RICO
Apr 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2009 - Aboard CIRCLE HOOK!
Cindy and Brad,

Thanks so much for your warm hospitality and attention to detail throughout our visit to Guatemala and the Billfish Inn!
You and your team made this a one-of-a-kind experience for the four of us and provided a perfect back drop for our second USA vs. RSA International Billfish Test.
While the U.S. team was obviously disappointed by our 20-18 loss to the South Africans, the fact that we caught 38 sailfish in three days as a group makes Guatemala hard to match for tournament excitement.
It was amazing how our numbers increased daily from five the first day, to 12 the second to 21 on the final day. The fact that our very last bite brought up four fish at once with two coming to the leader will always stick in my mind as the ultimate finale.
I can’t say enough about the quality of the service, food and friendship that you showed our group. While we were obviously disappointed that Brad and The Decisive were already booked during our visit, Captain Eddie and his crew aboard The Circle Hook proved themselves world class and showed us a great time on the water.
We can’t wait to come back and see you again! This is definitely the spot to bring the boys and teach them the art of dropping back!

Cheers,
Nehl Horton
Milwaukee, WI USA
First of all I would like to thank you and Brad for the superb time we had with you guys.
This is a trip that I will cherish for a very long time, you guys were just fantastic.
I will be back.

Paul Verheul
SOUTH AFRICA



We had the greatest of times, the best of food, and even without Brad, the very best of fishing!
I think we're all just recovering from your hospitality and Easter, so we'll get onto the pictures and comments ASAP.
Peter is seriously jealous but sends his and Lydia's fondest regards, and is more determined than ever to visit you guys!

Lots of love,
Mark Steinhobel
SOUTH AFRICA



I am not sure what was better, the fishing or the hospitality. If you go to Guatemala for the world-class billfish, I can tell you that it lives up to its reputation and then some. What was most surprising was the world-class hospitality from Cindy, Brad and their staff. They are incredibly warm, inviting and gracious hosts. It was a great experience and I am sure we will be back soon.

Pete Marino
Chicago, Illinois
USA
Mar 31st, Apr 1, 2, 3, 4th, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Dear Cindy and Brad,

I want to thank you for letting me stay at your beautiful new home in Antigua. It was a pleasure. The processions in Antigua are amazing.
I also want to thank you for a great fishing trip. The fishing was fantastic and the accommodations at the Billfish Inn were exceptional as always.
Attached are a couple of pictures. I am looking forward to next year.

Best Regards
John Carbone
USA
Mar 28th, 29th, 30th, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Brad and Cindy,

I cannot remember what I wrote last year, but I know it was good and it was even better this year. Even more fish, great food and hospitality and another Philipps. Thank you for your hospitality and good luck and health until next year,

Eric Bailey
USA
Cindy and Brad,
The experience here is extraordinary! The fishing is tremendous and your hospitality could not be better. It suphasses any other fishing opportunity.
Your baby boy is to be treasured by you both. Enjoy him and appreciate every time you can spend with him. We look forward to our trip here again Next Year!

Rick Bailey
USA

Cindy,
I want to thank you and Brad again for a wonderful trip. The great fishing was a bonus to the fabulous food and accommodations. Your entire staff took great care of us as always. We enjoyed spending more time with you both and Darren. It’s amazing how much he has grown. Thank you again and we look forward to coming back in the future.

Take Care,
John Bailey
USA
Mar 26, 27, 2009 - aboard DECISIVE and on Mar 27 aboard CIRCLE HOOK!
Estimados Cindy y Brad,

Me alegro que conocieran a mi sobrina Vanessa.

La pasamos muy bien en Guate, y sobre todo en la pesca.

Ojala pronto tenga la oportunidad de volver.

Adjunto les remito una foto que me pareció bonita.

Gracias y saludos cordiales,

James Brown
ECUADOR
Brad and Cindy,

Wonderful fishing in Guatemala!!
From ECUADOR - James Brown, Ricardo Yarad & Roberto Suber

From GUATEMALA - Philip Klose, Manuel Torres & Peter Klose

For Roberto ORDINARIO Suber, his first Sailfish and dorado in his life!
Mar 22 - aboard CIRCLE HOOK, Mar 23, 24, 25, 09 - aboard DECISIVE!
Brad and Cindy,
Thanks a million for a most memorable trip. Meals and housing, crewsall employing have been enjoyable and helpful, of course, catching my 1s sail on fly is addictive!
Thanks,
S. E. Ellender
USA

Brad, Cindy and crew,
Just another day in paradise. The hospitality and boat crew could not have been better. Looking forward to the next trip.
Vic Tedesco
USA


Has a fantastic time!! Brad, Cindy and crew were just greatEven got to catch my first sail on the fly rod.
Duke Gallagher
USA


Fantastic fishing and truly fantastic lodging, meals and people, thanks sooooo much for such a gret time. Looking forward to future trips,
Tad Blevins
USA
March 20th, 21st, 22nd, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
I am addicted. I love this place, fishing with the Decisive Team and Cindy´s food.
Another excellent trip.

See you in May!
Joe O´Brien
Boston, USA
March 18th, 19th, 2009 - aboard DECISIVE!
Guatemala fishing adventures remains my favorite spot to try out my new tackle ....fly or spin....and still find time to play some golf and enjoy the pool....yes all in one day.....rock on capt brad and the decisive-- cheers,

Dr. Scott Lund
Florida, USA
Mar 14th, 15th, 16th, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Cindy and Brad,
These past few days have been super! Thanks for the great hospitality. Cindy, the food was great. Brad, the fishing was unbelievable. Thanks for so hard to find that 500lb Blue Marlin. That memory will last a long time.

Taylor Glover
ATLANTA


Cindy and Brad,
You two really have something special here, but I am sure that you can see that for yourself! I hope your fishing continueso to be beautiful. I will NOT soon forget catching that 500lb Blue Marlin.
Thanks again,

Christopher Glover
ATLANTA
Many thanks for a wonderful weekend.
Best wishes,
Frank Glover
ATLANTA
Mar 10th, 11th, 12th, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Cindy and Brad,

A great trip, well organized, professional in all aspects thanks for a super time.
Best Regards,
Chris Phillips
COLOMBIA
Cindy, Brad, Darren,

Thanks for everything and hope to see you soon in Panamá. Cheers,
Ian
CHILE


Cindy and Brad,

Thanks for an excellent trip. Great fishing, great crew.
Cheers,
Garry O´neill
ZAMBIA
Team Decisive and Cindy and staff,

Another fantastic trip with great food and some awesome fishing. As per normal, everything top class and professional. Will be back.
Best Regards,
Rob Geldenhuys
ZAMBIA
Aboard Circle Hook!
Eddie,

Thanks you so much for the fishing report, we enjoyed and have shared with all our friends.

We would like to express our gratitude and apreciation to you and your crew for providing us with a very memorable fishing experience during our first trip to Guatemala. Our three day trip aboard /Circle Hook/ was without a doubt the most enjoyable sport-fishing we have had to date. You and mates Jose and Armando could not have worked any harder or have been any more professional than all the crews we’ve had the pleasure fishing with. Your vast knowledge of the area and fishing skills were apparent as was your great personality. The snacks and local fare lunches Armando prepared daily were outstanding and show
your team’s commitment to providing an outstanding fishing experience.

With a (3) day total of (14) Sails, (5) Blue Marlin, (1) Dorado, and memories to share forever; what more could one ask for. Fishing with you aboard /Circle Hook/ should be on everyone’s itinerary when
visiting Guatemala; I know it will be for us!

“Fish Like You Mean It,
Catch ‘Cuz You Can”

Danny and Karen

Huntington Beach, CA
March 7th, 8th, 9th, 2009 - Aboard Decisive!
Cindy, Brad and Darren,

Great time, great job taking care of all details.

Will be back with the sons,
Thanks,

Frankie Mirandes
San Juan, PUERTO RICO
Brad and Cindy,

Awesome time, I will be back.

Mike Cromwell
USA
Mar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 2009 - Aboard "Decisive"
"Cindy & Brad, It is hard to believe, but our second trip to the Billfish Inn was even better then the first. The fishing and lodging were great as usual. Lori was so excited to hook her own billfish. The crew of the DESIVE were patient, and showed her the correct way to drop back. After she had caught several alone, we enjoyed catching a double off the teasers together. Spending the last evening in Antigua was a true delight. We are certainly looking forward to our return in May. Give our best to your staff and crew members. This was not a fishing trip. Instead it was a real vacation, with wonderful fishing thrown in".

Best regards,
Brad Watkins & Lori Hazel
USA
Feb 26th, 27th, 28th, 09 - Aboard Decisive!
Hi Cindy,
Thanks again for a great trip to Guatemala. We enjoyed the visit to Antigua AND the lunch with you & Brad at the new country club. Next year we'll try to schedule a round of golf also.
Even though the infamous "Green Water" gave us a slow start to the fishing, we finished with a bang and 21 sails on the last day. We really enjoyed seeing the large pod(?) of spinner dolphins the first two days. It must have covered several acres of ocean and was just alive with spinners jumping all over. Plus Carol caught that nice yellowfin tuna from that pod of spinners.
Nice to see the "little man" Darren with the great smile, and the rest of the crew. Also good to see La Mas Fria is holding up well!!!

Best Wishes,
Jerry & Carol Peterson
Idaho, USA
Feb 23rd, 24th, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Brad and Cindy: THANK YOU and the Lunds for the great day we had today with Jose! He wouldn´t stop telling me how tired his arm was of pulling his Dorado. We both had a great bonding day, and he said when leaving: We have an incredible relationship, mother -son, I love you. So I have a big smile in my face!

Be Good.
Silvia Roesch
GUATEMALA
Feb 13th, 14th, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Thank you for the wonderful memories.
The crew on the boat and at the house is great. Always the best. I cannot wait until October to return with my wife.

Alex Marshall
USA
Feb 6th, 7th, 2009!
All our thanks to Cindy and Brad for great comfort, great food, great hospitality. If only the weather had cooperated!

Mike Coe
George Coe
USA
Feb 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2009 - Aboard DECISIVE!
Brad, Cindy, Darren and Staff,

What a wonderful experience!
The food, fishing and hospitality ran by a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.

We'll certainly return.
Fondly,
John and Patsy Hundley
N. Palm Beach, FL
USA
Cindy and Brad,

Good new friends,
Old friends,
Wonderful fishing,
Good hospitality,

.... Does not get any better.

Punch and Penny Martyn
Jupiter, Fl
USA
Jan 30th, 31st, Feb 1st, 2009 - CELEBRATING TEAM DECISIVE'S VICTORY!
NO SANCOCHO TOURNAMENT - GUATEMALA 2009!

I want to say what a pleasure it was to fish with all of you. Brad you as a Team Leader you bring to the table TEAM REWARDS!! By shifting rewards away from individual performance to team achievement, the team can create a culture of accountability. This occurs because a team is unlikely to stand by quietly and fail because a peer is not pulling his weight. I appreciate your input and incite to or fishing abilities. I would say that the foundation of a team is trust Scott, Harvey I feel we have built that foundation. Until the next time we meet I wish you all fair winds and following seas.



Yours truly,

Steve L. Cothron
DECISIVE
Boat Owner
Since I fish the Decisive everytime I go to Guatemala I have reached a sixth sense of the feel of the hunt of those great pacific fish...the dorado....hahaha...but this time it was a sailfish tournament....so for 3 days I was amazed by the acrobatics and speed of the sailfish...CaptBrads willingness to help us focus and find the "honey hole " is rarely seen in these days of sportsfishing...we had an awesome 3 days as a team(captBrad,Steve C. and Harvey S.,Kennedy and Danilo)...with the energy put into the tournament of that magnitude you can't fail...yes...we won...in more ways the one....so heres to Guatemalan Billfishing Adventures....and many more days on the Decisive!!!

Cheers,
Dr Scott Lund
USA
TEAM DECISIVE WINS - 2009 Guatemalan “No Sancocho Billfish Tournament”

Speaking for myself and the stellar tournament team of Steve Cothron, Scott Lund, and Most Certainly our driving force on the Flybridge Brad Philips, Captain of the Decisive. …We soared to the absolute volcanic top with the Win of the prestigious Guatemalan Billfish Tournament. What a great way to start off the 2009 sport fishing season with a W. ….From a tournament perspective, the 40’ foot blue/black Gamefisherman hull marked DECISIVE must look like a threatening weapon to all on surface; but from down under, the Decisive is a fish raising nimble swan with Brad Philips at helm. Our wire guys, Kennedy and Danilo were at their absolute best during chaos moments when a marauding Billfish screams across the stern of the boat and their focused on a clean release. They understand the game, and play to win for their angler as well.

Bottom line – weather its tournament fishing or just recreational taking your family out for a day, its my feeling that the knowledge gained and conveyed from Captain Brad Philipps aboard the DECISIVE is absolutely the best at sea. …..Team Decisive was blessed and damn sure played to win. I venture to say that this team on this boat with this captain would be competitive in any sea of the world if you could get a bucket under us and pour us in.

If you want to learn how to catch billfish in extraordinary waters, call Captain Brad Philipps on the DECISIVE.

Tight Lines,

Harvey Steinhagen
Beaumont, Texas
Jan 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 2009 - Aboard CAPT. HOOK!
Brad, Cindy + Darren,

One day left - everything great including the fishes!
Thanks for everything.

Dave Ribler
Marving Jacobs
New York, USA
Jan 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 2009 - aboard DECISIVE!
All staff,

This is fhe first visit this year of what now my fifth season fishing with GBAdventures.

I don't know how you do it but each visit is better than the previous ones. See you in three weeks for 2009 Visit # 2!!

Joe O'Brien
USA
Guys,

You have the definitive Billfish Destination!

Don Butler
USA
Jan 24th, 2009! BUILDING TEAM FROM CEMEX ABOARD CAPT. HOOK!
Cindy,

Muchas gracias por estar tan pendientes de nuestro viaje. La pasamos super bien!! para los que íbamos por primera vez en una experiencia como está nos divertimos a lo grande; para dos personas que ya habían ido a pescar en otras latitudes la disfrutaron también porque nos tocó un día de mucha acción y adrenalina....(las fotos lo expresan mejor)...
La atención del Capitán Eddie Bairéz y de su tripulación fue sencillamente EXCELENTE... tuvieron toda la paciencia del mundo con nosotros los novatos y el manejo del yate fue excelente ya que nos ayudó muchísimo a que el evento fuera tan exitoso.
Las bebidas y las comidas muy muy buenas y muy bien servidas en todo momento. Realmente lo disfrutamos y quedamos convidados a repetir el evento muy pronto.

Adjunto las fotos que a mi parecer son las más gráficas y de nuevo muchas gracias.

Saludos,

Lic. Humberto del Valle
Gerente Comercial - COMERCIAL -
GUATEMALA


Photo,
Carlos Alberto Arencibia Díaz, Eliud Gallegos Gutiérrez, Enrique Alberto García Morelos, José Manuel Cornejo Navarro, Sergio Barba González, Humberto del Valle with Capt. Eddie Bairez!
Jan 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2009!
Brad and Cindy,

Magnífico. You are so genuine and it always feels like home.

Bob, Chester and I had a great time at the Billfish Inn. 33/47 is a phenomenal day by any standard. When you throw in a dozen Dorados that averaged 30+, it's mind boggling. Keep me posted on the fishing reports, hopefully I can duck down there one more time this season.

Best, Denny Doyle
USA
Other anglers on the same trip,
Chester Stokes
Bob White
Jan 22nd, 2009
Cindy,

Gracias la experiencia fué fantástica y las atenciones estupendas.

Aviú Polanco
Jardines Mil Flores
GUATEMALA
Brad,

We had a wonderful day on your boat today. And based on the results of your sister boat "Intensity" I would say it was outstanding. I want to thank you and Kennedy for your expertise and hospitality.

Best of Luck with your business and I will definitely recommend your services.


Thank you,

Henry Olson
USA
Jan 16th, 17th, 18th, 2009!
Capt. Brad and Mrs. Cindy,

I got to choose to go any where in the Wordland and I chose here. I am so happy I chose here; the hospitality is the best in the world.

Capt. Brad helped us catch 107 sailfish in only 3 days. The food is very good and everyone is so nice. I am only 11 years old but, I don't think I will find any place better than here at the Billfish Inn in Guatemala and the boat Decisive.

The crew is very good with Kennedy and Danilo, they are very patient.

Holt Crews Jr.
Jackson, MS USA
Brad and Cindy,

Thanks for such a great time. This was a very special trip for my son and me.

You anmd your staff made it perfect. He chose this trip over 2 years ago and we have been looking forward to it. It couldn't have been better. The hospitality and service was great and the fishing was unbelievable (107 sailfish and 15 big dorado in 3 days).

Kennedy and Danilo are fantastic. Thanks for such a great time. We will always remember it and we hope to be back.

Holt Crews
Jackson, MS
USA
Jan 11th, 12th, 13th, 2009!
Hello guys!!



Well another fantastic trip to Guatemala and fishing at its finest on the Decisive! INCREDIBLE!!! Over 100 sailfish raised, 70+ caught, my first on fly! I didn’t want to come home. As usual, the service was spectacular, the food was incredible, and service fit for a king. Can’t wait for my next trip. See you soon.



Scott Armand

USA
January 10th, 2009!
Esta es la foto final de la ida a pescar ...
83 piques
53 liberados
3 dorados que ya nos los comimos en sushi...

Slds,


Rafa Medina
Miguel Medina
Arturo Gándara

GUATEMALA
Dec 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 2009!
“ A friend and myself were fortunate enough to make the long trip from South Africa to fish for 6 days with our good friends Brad and Cindy once again and what a super trip it turned out to be. We left the dock the first morning with high hopes for sailfish in good numbers, but the day started on a much higher note. We barely had baits in the water when there was the call “marlin, marlin” from the bridge. I managed to get the mackerel bait on the 50 pound rod in the water and as soon as it was in position a big dorsal broke the surface, the bait was swallowed and the circle hook performed perfectly when I tightened the line.
A beautiful blue marlin of about 550 pounds showed itself with some spectacular jumps and after a fight that lasted an hour, we released the feisty fish in perfect condition. That really set the tone for the rest of the trip as we ended off the day with 32 sailfish releases as well. We saw a few more marlin during the rest of the trip ending up with 2 marlin releases and 173 sailfish, not to mention the numerous dorado inbetween. All of this was cause for lots of celebration in the evenings, while Cindy’s meals have got even better since our last visit. After our trip I need a holiday to rest and will have to make a serious effort to get rid of the added pounds. Cindy your baked ice-cream desert was to die for. Thankyou Brad and Cindy for a wonderful 6 days that will stand out in my memory for a long time.”


Michael Viljoen
Kevin Hodgson
SOUTH AFRICA
Dec 17th, 18th, 19th, 2009!
Nigel Kreft and father Jake
NEW ZEALAND

Chris White
NEW ZEALAND

Jim Stevens
USA
Dec 15th, 16th, 2008!
"ANOTHER TRIP TO GUATEMALA ON THE DECISIVE GOT ME A GREAT DORADO ON FLY AND A DOZEN SAILS ON FLY AS WELL...... NOT COUNTING THE BUNCH ON SPINNING TACKLE..... THAT'S MY WAY OF RELAXING...MY ONLY PROBLEM WAS BEING SO FULL ONE NIGHT I COULD BARELY SLEEP ... THAT'S CINDY AND GIRLS GREAT COOKING FOR YOU!! SEE YOU AGAIN IN 24 DAYS ...WHOS COUNTING ?

THANKS AGAIN !
DR. SCOTT LUND"
USA
Dec 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 2008!
Brad, Cindy & Darren,

It has been such an incredible photo / fishing / drinking / eating / experience this week!!

Always a pleasure spending quality time with you fine folks and look forward to the next time our "linea can cross" offshore!!

Luck & love to you all!!
Best Wishes,

Bill Boyce
USA
Dec 12th, 13th, 14th, 2008!
Brad & Cindy,

Ha sido una experiencia bellísima el haberlos conocido y habernos brindado tan maravillosa estadía en "Billfish Inn".

La pesca, la comida, las atenciones, la estadía en sus facilidades han sido excelentes.

Sarah Villanueva de Read
Dios les bendiga a su niño Darren.
REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
Brad & Cindy,

This has been a wonderfull weekend with all the attentions of all of you and the great fishing of Guatemala, hope we can have you in Dominican Republic next year!!

See you here in 2009!
Eduardo Read
REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
Brad y Cindy,

Gracias de nuevo por todas sus atenciones, a tí Cindy, grandiosa mujer a medida te conozco más lo compruebo. Dios bendiga tu familia, tu casa y tu negocio, excelente equipo y organización.

Felicidades y espero vernos pronto.
Cariños,
María Gisela de Ricart
REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
Nov 29, 30, Dec 1, 2, 08! - ENGINE LEASE FINANCE CORPORATION
Brad, Cindy & the Team,

Great hospitality and crewing, thoughtful, friendly touches everywhere made it a very personal experience. Way too much food! Brad knew where to find the Sailfish and Cindy the tastebust. Great set up, lovely people.

Jon Sharp - England, UK
Darryl Caldwell - Oklahoma, USA
Joe O'Brien - Plymouth, Massachusetts USA
Joe Hussar - Plymouth, Massachusetts USA
Nov 26th, 27th, 28th, 2008!
Brad and Cindy,

Veta and I can't thank you enough for a great experience. Although we have fished at other locations, none have come close to providing your level of hospitality and fishing. It simply could not have been better. A lot of work byyou, as well as Kennedy and Danilo, makes this happen, we both are already looking forward to our next trip.

John & Veta Skogland
San Antonio, Port Aransas TX
USA
Nov 25th, 2008!
“The great part of Guatemalan Billfishing Adventures is that they understand that sometimes not all come to fish. Of course the fishing is outstanding and the boat is fantastic, but for those fisherman that bring their nonfishing partners, Cindy and her staff knows how to take care of them as well. From the moment you walk thru the door where cold drinks welcome you after a long day of traveling, the staff attends to your every need. There are romantic evening dinners in the outdoor rancho with exquisite food and morning breakfasts with mimosas. Even on the boat you are pampered with fresh fruit snacks and a hot cooked meal, sometimes with the tuna or dolphin you just caught! And don’t miss an evening in the historic town of Antigua where you really get to experience the culture of Guatemala and can spend times in flavorfull local bars.

Guatemalan Billfishing Adventures definitely delivers the entire vacation package, for both the avid fisherman and those that come just to relax.”
Dr. Kristy Lund with husband Dr. Scott Lund

USA
Nov 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2008 - The Presidential Challenge of Guatemala
Cindy & Brad,

Over the years you have been great friends. I have had some of the best imes of my life here with you too.

Cindy your graciousness and hospitality is out of this world.

Brad you are the best Capitán on the planet. You have tought me a lot over the years. Thanks for your friendship.

See you both next year.

Bill Easum
Padre Island, Texas
USA
I have fished all over Central America. There is no better boat, crew, accommodations or service anywhere.

I will surely be back soon!!

Michael Viveiros
Manto, NC
USA
Truly one of the most memorable fishing experiences.
The food, the hospitality are beyond compare.
I could recomment to anyone, needless to say fishing on the Decisive is a great experience.

Jimmy Taylor
USA
Nov 16th, 2008!
El día de pesca fué maravilloso, a pesar de que ese día amaneció con bastante viento, no nos mareamos mucho. De las veces que he salido a pescar nunca había visto un grupo de spining dolphings en plena casería, calculo que habian más de 10,000 delfines en lo que era mas de 2 millas de pesces saltando y creo que es algo que pocas veces se ha de ver, parecía documental del discovery. Aquí fué donde tuvimos mas diversión sacando una inimaginable cantidad de atunes, por supuesto los velas que tuvimos chance de sacar, los sacamos, pero creo que tanto mi persona como mis hermanos pasamos un día increible. La atención que tuvimos departe de Brad y de Kennedy fué excelente, creo que fue una maravillosa experiencia para los tíos de Alejandra que era su primera vez y me llamaron en la semana para agradecerme la invitación y decirme que profesional es Brad... están impresionados.....

Gustavo Alarcón
Leonel Alarcón
Blass Alarcón
Fernando Castañeda
Raúl Castañeda

GUATEMALA
Nov 13th, 14th, 15th, 2008!
Cindy, Brad and Darren!

WOW! As the 'rookie' on this trip I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Well, I can honestly tell yo that this far exceeded anything I could have ever imagined!! Your hospitality is top notch and the fishing was like nothing I had ever experienced - this is a 'first in class' operation run by first class people! Your staff both at the Inn and on the boat made us always feel at home. There is no question that the food, service and fishing are the reasons peope come far and wide and will continue to do so for years to come!

On behalf of my 'mates' - Gene, Mike and Dave - we can't thank you enough!

Until next time...

Keith Hofbeck - NJ
Mike Malin - NY
Dave Maddaluna - NC
Gene Malinowski - NJ
USA
Nov 9th, 10th, 11th, 2008!
Captain Brad, Cindy & Staff,

Thanks for a memorable three days in Guatemala. We all had such a great time. Your hospitality was greatly appreciated & wish all of you well in your future endeavors. Hope to see you very soon,

Jeff & Mike Quinlan
Washington / California

Jim & Bill Filip
Illinois / Connecticut
November 8th, 2008!
Brad, I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic trip we took last Saturday. My son will never forget his first catch; the problem is that now his expectative for future trips is way high.

Regards,

Arnoldo Carranza and his son Tito
DHL Global Forwarding
Country Manager
Guatemala
Alfredo Medina
GUATEMALA
Nov 4th, 5th, 6th, 2008!
WHAT AN EXTRAORDINARY THREE DAYS! My husband surprised me with this wonderful romantic getaway. He even was generous enough to allow me to catch all the billfish that Kennedy or Danilo (mates) hooked. With Brad, the 100 +lb sailfish were easier to reel in than the 10 lb dorado or bonito that we used as bait for marlin. The most experience fisherman will enjoy the professional efficiency of team Decisive and the most inexperience can find joy and SUCCESS!! I am so greatful for the wonderful service at the Inn and the gourmet meals! My heart felt.

Thanks to everyone specially Brad and Cindy!

Boy did my husband earn a bunch of brownie points for this trip!

Sarah Marshall
Charleston South Carolina

Alex Marshall
USA
Oct 16th, 17th, 18th, 2008!
Rob and I had a wonderful trip and really enjoyed our stay at the Billfish Inn. The food was great and although the fishing was slow, Brad, Kennedy, and Danilo worked extremely hard as always to raise fish. We had a great time. Thank you for everything.

John and Rob Bailey
USA
Oct 13th, 14th, 15th, 2008!
Capt. Brad & Cindy & staff,
Were off to another season of sailfish, dorado and tuna - 16 sails, 10 + big dorado and over a dozen thumb burning tuna - . Gracias Amigos!
See you in 3 weeks.

Dr. Scott "The Dog" Lund
Palm Beach, Fl.
Oct 10th, 11th, 12th, 2008! - Averaging 14 billfish a day......
Dear Cindy and Brad,

It was great spending time with you, especially meeting the newest crew member of the team, Darren, your lovely son. The Guatemalan fishery and the skill in the way you, Kennedy and Danilo fish, keeps blowing me away. I have fished 12 days with you guys over a span of 5 years and averaged 14 billfish each day! Last year we had Blues in the mix. This year, 27 Dorado and 38 Yellowfin, to go along with our 22 Sails. Again, the service could not be better and it was a welcomed break, to have every detail from when we arrived in Guatemala City to when we departed taken care of flawlessly. Trip 4 is behind us, and all our fishing buddies are jealous! We are planning the next one and can not wait.

Tight lines and best regards,

Jim Owens
Pato Fishing Team
Birmingham, AL
May 14th and 16th, 2008 - THE TEAM BUILDING FROM SANDVIK!!
Dear Cindy and Brad,
It has been my first experience in fishing and let me tell you that It has been amazing.
Every thing has been great but the most has been the kindly service and support to us from you.
Thanks,
Hans Neumann
PERU

Cindy & Brad,
A few more days of memories, that will last a lifetime.... the best fishing, excellent food and wonderful staff..... until next time,
John Martin
SOUTH AFRICA

Dear Cindy and Brad,
I have been a dreamer my whole life. Now I am 45 years old and I realise that life is to short for dreaming. You have to live your dreams and you have helped me to acc`omplish some of my dreams. What more can I say?
I will be back!
Thanks so much!
Nils-Peter Mols
SWEDEN

Cindy and Brad,
Gracias por los excelentes días!! Como siempre la pesca y la atención ha sido excelente y por supuesto, me llevo recuerdos imborrables de esta experienc|ia, la que espero repetir en un futuro no muy lejano.
Pablo Rossetti
ARGENTINA

Brad and Cindy,
A place close to Heaven, thanks for your great fishing and kind hospitality.
Great experience,
Aquiles Vergara
CHILE

Brad and Cindy,
I really had marvelous days here, which will come with me forever.
Nice people, nice food and a great "espíritu latino". Complements on everything.
Be sure that I will come back soon.
From your new Brazilian friend!!!!
Glauco Teixeira
BRAZIL

Dear Cindy and Brad,
I have been fishing before but I never been in paradise ,,,, Now I know how it's look like and specially thanks to your warm and very professional hospitality!
Great! Thanks a lot and see you again ......
Igor Korolev
RUSSIA

Hi Brad and Cindy,
Had a fantastic time and found the whole experience very memorable, thanks to your and Brad´s efforts. You guys provided a great setting and environment for us to enjoy as individuals and even more importantly, for us as a team. See you soon.
Cheers
John Wells
AUSTRALIA


Cindy and Brad,

EVERYONE had a great time and thanks to you and Brad for all you did to make the days special..........as always, great hosts. I now count you guys among my dear friends , not just as my hosts when I am in Guatemala.
All said what lovely people you are ( which I of course told them before we came!!)
Thanks to you both and to the fantastic team you have.
Here is a photo to remember us by!!
Gary Hughes
ENGLAND
First row,
Igor Korolev RUSSIA, Glauco Teixeira BRAZIL, Nils-Peter Mols SWEDEN, Gary Hughes ENGLAND, Pablo Rossetti ARGENTINA, Hans Neumann PERU, John Wells AUSTRALIA

Second row,
Capt. Brad Philipps SOUTH AFRICA, Aquiles Vergara CHILE, John Martin SOUTH AFRICA
April 29th, 2008!
Dear Cindy and Brad,

My business partner and I were traveling to Guatemala for a quick business trip to visit some of our export customers. At the very last minute we
decided to take a day and go bill fishing. I really wasn't sure what to expect. What a great decision it turned out to be. The fishing was unbelievable, the food and hospitality was excellent, the Bill Fish Inn was perfect, and the entire experience exceeding all expectations. Thanks again for everything and we will definately be back.

Until next time,

Robert Echols
Nashville, TN
USA


Mike Jennings
USA

Nery Macz
Mario Rosales
GUATEMALA
Apr 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 2008!
Brad and Cindy,

I want to thank you for such a good time. We had an absolute blast. Everything you could control was perfect (food, drink, service, accommodations, etc.), and we were very pleased that fish decided to cooperated on the 4th day to produce one of the best days anyone could imagine on the water.
Thanks again. We will return!

Kendrick Mattox
USA

Thank you for an absolute Blast! By the way, dramamine (Hecho en Mexico) is the best. I will be back, once again,
MEDIO HOMBRE aks Patrick Holder
USA
Brad, Cindy and Ries,

Thanks for the hospitality and the fishing. We will be back.
Callum Parrott
USA

We had a blast! Can't wait to return for a jog in my white socks and to put some dents in your transome.
El Carne aka Kendrick
USA

Thanks for the hospitality. I will definetly return. You guys have every details covered!
George Macon aka Lluve Negro
USA

Good friends, good time and a hot bite. You guys realy know how to "make it feel at home and relax" - alo Billfish Inn - Thanks for everything, cannot wait to return,
Cooper Fowler
USA
March 25th, 26th, 27th, 2008!
Mar 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2008!
"Another day in paradise" was the comment i made to the captain and crew when leaving the port for another day fishing on the Decisive....little did I know about sixty seconds after placing the teasers in the water we would catch our first sail on fly for the day,followed by a second and third....then a short time later a marlin crashes the teaser...I throw the fly...he bites..hard...and takes off...just 40 minutes later after
a grueling 30 minutes chasing him in reverse I get my first Blue Marlin on fly...a 275lb awesome battler...then 20 minutes later another Blue on a pitch bait....caught...and another few on spin...and a few dorado....all in 3 hours......this place DOES rock....enough said.!!!!

Thanks Capt. Brad.....Dr.Scott Lund
USA
Mar 4th, 5th, 6th, 2008!
Brad and Cindy,
Thank you for your hospitality. Our trip here was perfect. Great people, food and more important fishing. I look forward to coming back,

Eric Bailey
USA
Cindy and Brad,
Our trip was great. Your accommodations and hospitality were even better than John described. The fishing, Brad, the Boat, kennedy and Yefri gave us 3 great days of fishing. Thank you and we look forward to our next trip here with you,

Rick Bailey
USA
Feb 29th, Mar 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 08!
Dear Brad and Cindy,

Thanks for a great time at the Billfish Inn. The staff were wonderful and the food was outstanding. Anibal was always on time and the fishing was fantastic. Aboard "Decisive" Rafi, Manolo and Ernesto released 87 sailfish in 4 days.
Aboard "Makara" me, Miguel and Chiqui released 77 in 4 days. Fish were caught on all kinds of tackle from 8 to 20 pound line and the group aboard "Decisive" each caught one on fly.

I have fished all over Central America and the Caribbean and I must say you guys run one hell of an operation. Once again, thanks to everyone...

Tight lines,

Capt. Juan Carlos Torruella
Editor - El Pescador magazine
PUERTO RICO
Brad, Cindy & Crew,

This was an AMAZING trip!! We can say that everything was excellent. We will definitely come back!! Always keep the attention to detail and always fish better and better!!

Tight lines

Ernesto Vásquez
"Merengón"
PUERTO RICO


Dear Brad and Cindy,
Thank you for wonderful hospitality and great fishing.
For sure this is one of the 1000 places you need to visit in life, specially if you like fishing.

Definetily will come back.

Dr. Rodriguez -Santana
"Rafi"
PUERTO RICO


Dear Brad and Crew!

Another excellent fishing trip in Guatemala. I had a great time at the Inn and fishing. Keep up the 5 star accommodations, it was truly exceptional.

Thanks and see you next year.

Manolo Matienzo
PUERTO RICO
Feb 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 2008!
Cindy & Brad,
Having stayed at the Billfish Inn (7) previous visits, I need to comment on my past trip. Lori Hazel joined me for 4 days of fishing followed with 3 days touring Antigua. The fishing on the DECISIVE with Kennedy & Yefry was great as usual. The crew treated Lori like a true veteran. She had the pleasure of releasing 11 Sailfish plus several 25 plus pound Mahi Mahi. The fishing was followed by 3 days in Antigua.
Our trip was fabulous. Starting with our stay at the Billfish Inn, Lori enjoyed every minute. Meeting Kennedy and Yefri was special. Fishing with Brad is always a great experience, and the Billfish Inn staff made her feel so welcome. I will have a hard time coming to Guatemala in the future without her.
Antigua was wonderful. From arriving at the "Casa Santo Domingo Hotel", flowers, champagne, horse and carriage, dinner, and tour, you could not have arranged a more special 3 days for us. Lori and I fell in love with the country and the Guatemalan people. Everyone treated us so nice. It was a Valentine's Day I will never be able to duplicate.
The hotel room was unbelievable to both of us.
Cindy did a fabulous job arranging the trip. Antigua is a must for any visiting angler. The city is full of history, charm and romance. Thank you again for making our trip so special.
See you in April.
Brad Watkins
USA
Well, as usual Brad was faster at getting an email out to you than me but I want to tell you myself how wonderful my first trip to Guatemala was. It was so much more than I ever expected. I have told my family and my best friend that they need to get their passports and book a trip. Last week was absolutely perfect in every sense of the word. I prayed for a safe trip and great weather and God certainly answered those prayers. It was such a pleasure to meet you and Brad and the whole staff at the Billfish Inn. Brad asked me to tell him what my favorite part of the trip was and I honestly could not tell him one specific thing because everything was perfect. Your facility, the fishing and feeling so welcome was beyond my expectations as I said earlier. The trip you helped Brad plan to Antigua for Valentines Day was something every girl dreams of. He really made me feel like a princess. The city and hotel were breath taking. Each of our guides were so pleasant and helpful. I will never be able to thank you enough. Once again, thank you for all that you did. I was so excited and it was better than I ever imagined. Oh yeah, it was great to catch my first Sail Fish also.

Fondly,
Lori Hazel
USA
Feb 5th, 6th, 7th, 2008!
Flyfishing for sails is my only addiction, and these three days were just as wonderful as in previous years.

Thanks to Brad & Cindy, for a perfect trip.
Mickel Coe
USA
Thank you Brad and Cindy, for another great three days. This is my thriteenth year and it just gests better and better.

George Coe
USA
Jan 30th, 31st, Feb 1st, 2008!
Dear Brad, Cindy & Ries,

What an unbelievable trip. Great fishing and 5 star service all around. I am not sure we have ever had a better vacation. 10 Sailfish, 3 Blue Marlin and a Dorado.

Hope to see you soon!

Thanks so much,

Laura & Larry Nash
USA
Jan 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 2008!
Cindy,
Just wanted to let you know that my sons had a great time there. Thou the fishing was a little slow for Guatemala standards it was still better than home. Ries and the crew did an excellent job taking care of us and Brad, Kennedy & Jeffery are always fun to fish with. I will be making reservations shortly for my next trip with you. My oldest son said it was like being at a 5 star resort. I am looking forward to my next trip.

Craig Ziegler
USA
Brad & Cindy,
Thanks for the incredible accommodations - everything was first class - I cannot wait to come back!

Chuck Ziegler


Brad & Cindy,
Thanks for everything, excellent service and accommodations. Despite slow fishing it was great. Hope to see you again,

Mike Ziegler
Jan 20th, 21st, 22nd, 2008!
Cindy, Brad, Ries & Staff,

Thanks for a Great time - Fishing was fabulos - Food & Hospitality also Fab!

Got many sails on Fly & a Blue Marlin on Conventional - Thanks & look forward to our next trip.

Larry Deddy
Coral Gables
USA

Jim Stanger


ps. Great Wines!
Jan 12th, 13th, 2008!
This was our second trip to Guatemala, staying at The Billfish Inn. The fishing was outstanding, the staff at the Inn was superb, the food + gracious hospitality was fantastic. We will be back.

Bill and Vikki Childs
Friendship, Maryland
USA


This has been an amazing couple of days. The fishing has been absolutely extraordinary.. and incredibly well oiled team made for an extremely successful fishing experience with a very calm professional, enjoyable . The hospitality at the Inn was equally amazing. Ries and the girls anticipated every , and the food was exceptional. We will be back.

Kate and Bill Chambers
Baltimore, MD
USA
Jan 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 2008
Each Year the food, service and crew get better and better. This year the trip was even more perfect with the catch of a 650 lb + Black Marlin.

Best of luck!
Don Butler
USA
4th visit and they keep getting better. Everything great!! See you in February 2008.

Joe O'Brien
USA
Caught 6 Blue Marlin in 1 day, Dec 12th, 2007
I've been lucky enough to fish all over the world-and I've never seen a marlin bite like that!! Myself and the crew released SIX BLUE MARLIN in TWO HOURS....that just about sums it up.....these were 175 to 500 pound fish going ballistic!! My wife watched from the bridge and couldn't believe her eyes... thats world class gone WILD!!!! I'll always remember that day....did I mention the DORADOS....and the THREE SAILS on fly that day a well....enough said....ROCK ON Capt. Brad, Kennedy and Jeffrey"......Dr. Scott Lund
Nov 19th, 20th, 21st, 07 - Fathers and Sons,
Dear Brad and Cindy,

La pesca aquí es muy divertida con el Capitán Brad. La pesca el año pasado estuvo mejor pero este año, la pasamos bien también. Me gustó mucho venir con mi amigo Francisco.

Donde nos hospedaron es un sitio muy cómodo, hay buen servicio y la comida no hay quién le gane.

André Lefranc
12 years old
PUERTO RICO

Brad, Cindy, Ries,
Gracias un millón. Para mí vale un millón de dólares las experiencias que hemos tenido aquí Adré & Yo.
Gracias,
Ricky Lefranc
PUERTO RICO
Dear Brad and Cindy,

- 5 palabras que describan mis vacaiones son: lindas, cómodas, sabrosas, largas y cansadas.
- La comida que más me gustó fue la carne que hizo Brad.
- A la gente que más extrañé fueron a mis amigos (as).
- Un viaje con papá e hijo a pescar, me gustó mucho y pienso hacerlo con mis hijos.
- Y NO Me Quiero Ir !!!!!

Francisco Junco
12 años de edad
PUERTO RICO


Gracias por todo lo que hicieron por nosotros.
Tremenda experiencia para mí y los niños.
Gozamos un montón.
Volveremos pronto.
Tx,
Jorge Junco
April 28th, 29th, 30th, 2007!
Cindy

Thanks very much for everything. The Billfish-INN is great, your cooking SPECTACULAR! I can wait to go back and have your black bean soup.

We had a great time, even when the fishing is considered slow for Guatemalan standards, it is better than any day of fishing in many other parts of the world.

I am attaching a few photos of the Tremco Boys for the memories.

Brad,

I will practice, practice, and practice with the 50! I will listen and get the hook up! Practice makes perfection. My hook up ratio will go up! I promise. Thank you for putting us on the fish. In my book a chance of hooking a 500lb Black Marlin, and 600 lb Blue Marlin the same day do not come by every day. Thanks for the many sails released. I actually lost count, when that happens you know that is a great day of fishing.
Say hello to the staff and Matdingo. They are a great part of the team. I can’t wait to see the DVD of the action.

Keep up the good work. ‘Til next time, Keep’em tight!

Frankie Mirandes

TORMENTA

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Apr 18th, 19th, 20th, 2007
Cindy,

Thanks for the pictures! I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas looking forward to pictures and the DVD to augment my memories. Sara and I had a wonderful time. You are gracious, charming and beautiful, while managing a staff that was friendly and attentive. The Billfish Inn was comfortable and relaxing with everything we could want readily available. Your gourmet cooking was fantastic. The mariachi band and fellow guests were fun. I went to Guatemala to catch some sailfish on fly and got to do that but also so much more--- Five blue marlin in 3 days--- extraordinary. Extraordinary in every way! I'm looking at the dates for next year and will decide in the next day or so.

Thanks again!

Rees Poag
Boca Grande, FL
USA
Apr 13th,1 4th, 15th, 2007
Cindy,

Thanks for the best total experience one could offer in Big Game Fishing. Every detail from when Anibal met us at the airport until our return was taken care of. You and Brad, coupled with your staff are excellent host. Having fished with Brad two previous trips and catching an amazing number of sails each trip made me think Brad might be one of the world's best big game captains. Getting to fish with Brad, when the "fishing was off," convinced me, he's the best. 10 Sails and 2 Blues, that works nicely anytime.

We are already working on the next trip. Until then, best wishes.

Jim Owens
Birmingham
USA
Repetitive Clients Bob and Corrie Verde! - Jan and Mar 07
I have personally logged in over 3 dozen billfishing trips in my lifetime. I have to say that Captain Brad and his crew Kennedy and Jeffrey are hands down, the best of the best. Their expertise makes billfishing on the fly "look easy". Cindy is an absolute delight. She does a wonderful job of making the Billfish Inn a home away from home. She does everything in her power to make the most memorable experience for her guests. Leaving at the end of a trip with Cindy and Brad and their crew is always difficult.

Bob and Corrie Verde
Their son Mike Verde
New York, USA


Dear Cindy,

Thank you for a great vacation, we had the time of our lives. As it was my first time at your new resort I found everything to be perfect. I wrote Eros from Alutecnos an e-mail, thank you for getting me in touch with him. Please tell Brad thank you also the fishing was absolutely phenomenal. I am looking forward to seeing you both again next year.
Sincerely,
Michael Verde
From South Africa, John and Heather Harvey - March 07
Dear Cindy and Brad,

We eventually made it home at 1700hrs on Sunday after quite a stressful trip. OK until Joberg where we met my daughter and grandson who should have been back in UK by then but for reasons I won't bother you with had missed the plane on Friday. It was a bonus to see them even for only a couple of hours.
We stayed over and were dropped at the airport at 9am this morning only to find out that the Delta guy in Atlanta had torn out the voucher on my ticket to Richards Bay so I had no ticket home. We had to buy tickets to Durban where we were going to rent a car but fortunately we met a friend who gave us a lift to the house.
Not the way we would wish to finish what we both agree was the best holiday we have ever had. Thank you both so much and thank you Brad for the hooks and leader. I will have something to play with.
Look forward to maybe seeing you both soon,
John and Heather
South Africa
25th Wedding Anniversary! Feb 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 2007
Cindy & Brad:

What a fantastic trip! The hospitality was wonderful, the set-up you all have is fantastic and the fishing was great. Everyone had a wonderful time and we had a fun time in Antigua. We did take your recommendation and eat at the Fondue Real and Panza Verde, both were terrific.
The architecture in Antigua was incredible;
it was truly a remarkable place. We hired a tour guide on Thursday and then spent Friday on our own exploring several other areas. The "Casa Santo Domingo Hotel" was beautiful, we all really enjoyed ourselves and we got to see two weddings.

Last night we had some friends over and watched the DVD, tell Matt that was worth every penny. When you get to watch yourself fishing you realize what a blast you had. We also cracked up laughing at our Anniversary Party and the band, boy I will never forget that evening. Matt did a great job in filming me crying the whole time. There are no words to express how wonderful that evening was and what a great memory you made for both David and myself.
On the flight back to the US we met two guys who had fished and booked through Cabala’s. They had a terrible time, bad accommodations, a hotel room at Villas Del Pacifico, they were told it would be a condo but it was a hotel room. They said the food was ok and they released 3 fish during their 3 days of fishing! We told them, and showed them photos of what a great trip we had and I gave them a brochure. I told them they needed to give it another chance and stay with you all.
Now it is back to reality and work. As it stands now, we are all planning on coming back next year. We really did enjoy ourselves and thank you both for all of your help in planning the trip and hospitality.



Thanks you both

Cynthia and Dave Barber
Jim Boles's Blue Marlin - released on March 07!
From the same group as above, Feb 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 08!
Cindy,

Your place is so wonderful and full of life. I felt very much at home. The food was more than outstanding as well as the service you and the girls provided. As you know between the two boats we
released 78 sailfish.
It was the most exciting fishing trip ever. I could not believe how accommodating the mates were, not to mention the hot cooked Cheese Burgers, Chicken Sandwiches and the fresh Dorado if you catch one. The lunch itself was to die for. Also the Santo Domingo Hotel was no doubt the most unique hotel I have ever stayed in. Tell
Brad he was right! I could have stayed in Antigua Guatemala several more days.
Thanks again for everything and stay in touch.

Rick and Denise Sykes
Feb 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2007
DEAR CINDY AND BRAD: THANK YOU FOR A GREAT TIME. MIKE AND I BOTH AGREE IT IS THE BEST MOST RELAXING TRIP WE HAVE EVER HAD DOWN THERE. THE FISHING WAS JUST GREAT AND THE LODGING AND FOOD THE BEST EVER. WHEN BRAD GETS TIRED OF FISHING CINDY CAN OPEN A GOURMET COOKING SCHOOL. THANK YOU BOTH AGAIN AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU

NEXT YEAR IF NOT BEFORE.
GEORGE COE
All the way from South Africa!
February 9th, 2006

Hi Brad and Cindy,

We would like to thank you both for the wonderful accomodation,
preparation,
organisation,
fishing and
brilliant hospitality.

We all appreciated the time we spent with you and the the crew at Billfish Inn, I hope that we showed
our appreciation and satisaction during our stay.

Brad, we all learnt so much and I appreciate the opportunity you and the crew gave me ( especially) and the others, to learn from you.

I hope you have a good time in Miami.
Tight lines and good fishing when you all get back to work.
Looking forward to seeing you in May.

Regards,

Gary Hughes
South Africa
From Scotland!
Feb 7th, 8th, 9th, 2007

I would highly recommend a trip to the Billfish Inn for an event like a birthday or a celebration.

Cindy and her staff really took care of us in style.
On my brothers 40th birthday we caught 28 sailfish on the Decisive then had an lovely meal and drinks, a birthday cake and Mariachi band for an amazing unforgettable day.

Thank you Cindy and Brad for a wonderful experience.

Neil and John Cunningham
Gary Caputi, SaltWater Sportsman
I had a thoroughly enjoyable time fishing aboard the Pelagian with you, Carlos and Kennedy and learned a lot. Offshore fishing, particularly when billfish are the target, is a team sport. The proficiency of the team is far more important that the skill of any one part of the team, including the angler. You three work like a well-oiled machine and make it possible for an angler new to your cockpit to fall right into the rhythm. You make the angler look good and do it with such grace that he hardly knows its happening. That is a real talent.
Thank you for the addition information and for all the help you provided me to make the article interesting and informative. You were an excellent ambassador for Fins & Feathers and I which you lots of success with your new venture.

I hope to be able to return again soon to catch some more of those "small" (anything but small I tell you) Guatemalan sailfish. Thanks again for everything.

Gary Caputi
Field Editor
SaltWater Sportsman
A Fishing Trip as a Christmas present to Vikki!
Jan 11th, 12th, 13th, 2007

Hi Cindy & Brad -
We had an OUTSTANDING time! You run a first class operation and exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet you and your staff, and, although the fishing was a bit "off" - did not diminish our great vacation at all. The Billfish Inn was delightful and charming, the meals were 5-Star quality, the extra touches show you care about customer service. Many thanks, again, for graciously allowing us to "host a dinner" for Bill's customers, who happened to be in the same area fishing at the same time - I know it will be an evening they will all remember with great fondness, too.
Antiqua was absolutely charming! We loved it. The suite at the Casa Santa Domingo was spectacular - we were enchanted by the entire place. We walked most of the day on Saturday and decided to pay a guide to give us the history. He gave us directions to the Meson Ponze Verde, so we could walk to dinner from the hotel, which we did. We also decided to walk back afterwards it was such a delightful evening and we did not feel uncomfortable doing that. Everyone was friendly and there were lots of people walking about, so it was a great way to "walk off" a really scrumptious meal. Great suggestion on the restaurant! One thing I wanted to tell you, we were a little late being able to check in (nearly 4:00 PM instead of 3:00 PM) - it seems that Mel Gibson was late checking out of "our room"!
Again, thank you very much for a memorable vacation and your gracious hospitality - we look forward to coming back - maybe next time we could add a few extra days to allow more time in Antiqua - there was so much more we wanted to see and do.

Look forward to seeing you, again!

Vikki & Bill Childs
Friendship, Maryland USA
From the Sailfish School - January 6th thru 9th, 2006
Jake, Brad & Cindy... (& Kennedy, Jeffery, Isabelle, & Ruthie!)
Compliments of air travel and constant Oregon rain, I have benn transported to another place indeed. I had a wonderful time from beginning to end. What wonderful place, and fishing venue!
Great experience to meet you all and do what you do. I would like to come back and hope it will be soon.
Best Regards . It was an honor to meet you all.
Rick Dye
Portland, Oregon
Captain Jake Jordan's Comments
This letter is to recommend Captain Brad Philipps and Cindy Philipps as a couple which I believe to be of high character an honesty. I have fished for Billfish all over the world with many first class captains and crews however over the last 5 or 6 years of fishing with Brad aboard Pelagian, I have grown to believe that Brad is one of the top Billfish Captains that I have ever fished with.
As a Big Game angler for over 40 years and a Big Game fly fisherman with more than 500 Billfish releases, I have really grown to respect Brads boat handling skills, dynamic personality, and the ease with
which he shares his vast knowledge with his anglers.
I have operated my Sailfish School, a school in which we teach new fly anglers to catch Billfish on fly, out of Fins N. Feathers in Guatemala for the last 10 years. Brad has been my captain of choice for the last 5 years, and I plan to continue to use his services for as long as he continues in Guatemala.
I have known Cindy since she and Brad met and have done business with her for several years. She is smart, pleasant, and honest, and I look forward to having her as our host in Guatemala for my Sailfish Schools. Cindy and Brad, I wish you the best of luck in your new venture. Feel free to use my name and contact information as a reference to what a great job that you both do.
Warmest Regards,
Jake

Captain Jake Jordan
Jake Jordan's Fishing Adventures
Marathon FL. 33050
From Australia and New Zealand!
Hey Brad,

I have just got back home from my first road trip of the year and just wanted to thank you again for such awesome memories both on and off the water. Your whole operation is a credit to both you and Cindy and as all the ingredients to become the best fishing lodge in world. (If it isn’t already). I look forward to spending many more great times with you and our families for many years to come

All the best

Matt Smith
Dec 17th thru 19th, 2006
Dear Brad and Cindy,

I want to thank you for the most memorable fishing trip to Guatemala. You have put together a very unique combination of world class fishing with world class hospitality.

This was my third trip to Guatemala and although I had great fishing the first two times, this far surpassed any expectations. The father vs. son teams were great fun.

The "old timers" fished aboard the Decisive with Brad and in three days of fishing we released 150 sailfish!
The "kids" fished aboard the Cañaso with Randolph and they had a respectable 71 releases. Not bad for a bunch of 14 year olds! That was a total of 221 releases for two boats in three days of fishing. Fantastic!

On the first day we had "only" 31 releases (the kids had 16). Day two challenged us with 95 bites and 65 releases (the kids released 35). That included 8 triplets and 14 doubles! Day three was "slower" with 79 bites and 54 releases. That day we had an unheard of 3 quadruplets! I can't wait to see the DVD and relive those hectic moments.

After the hard fishing we were greeted by Cindy with a cold drink at the door of the Billfish Inn. A nice swim in the pool to cool off and then a gourmet meal! The Billfish Inn was a welcomed surprise. The rooms were immaculate, the attention to detail was impressive and the service was seamless.

Congratulations on this unique combination and we will see you again in a couple of months.

Best regards,

Manuel Tavares
Dominican Republic
Learning from Brad!
I fished there with 4 buddies on 3/4, 3/5, and 3/6 on the Pelagian and it was the experience of a lifetime for me.
I was the rookie on the team, uncertain of my saltwater angling ability, but Captain Brad did an excellent job of coaching all of us. Even the blue water veterans learned something. Brad's clearly a pro, passionate about fishing, and an asset to your organization.The boat, the captain, the crew, and the onshore facility were all better than I expected. Of course, the fish were hitting pretty good also. We went 61 of 109 on sailfish. On days 2 and 3 We hooked our own fish, which hurt our average a bit.
Clearly none of us were as skilled at getting the fish on the hook as the mates were; but Brad was very cool about it, told us what we needed to do to improve, and tolerated our negative impact to his catch numbers very graciously.
We also caught a few dorado - pic attached.
I've been home the better part of a month and I'm still fired up about this trip, and am looking forward to doing it again. It was a perfect reprieve from the frozen tundra of Wisconsin.
Best Regards -
Joe Flynn
Black Earth, Wisconsin
Dec 3rd thru 6th, 2006
"Having fished for over (25) years though out the world, I have truly experienced the best all around light tackle fishing venue of my life. Brad and Cindy Philipps owners of Guatemalan Billfishing Adventures provide quality lodging, food and world class fishing. In (8) fishing days our group released 264 sailfish including 30 on fly rod. The calm seas are any anglers delight. The Billfish Inn offers the best in accommodations. This program is a must for any angler seeking record numbers of billfish on conventional or fly tackle."
Brad Watkins
North Palm Beach, FL
Anglers come from all over.....
I have crossed the pond from my home in London to fish with Brad and experience the hospitality of his lovely wife Cindy on a few occasions now.
Having known Brad and his commitment to anything he puts his mind to for the best part of 25 years now I know that this operation is going to be a resounding
success. If the good times he has shown my wife and Iin the past are any indication of how much fun this venture is going to be then I know that all of his clients will be booking their return trips before the last circle 7/0 hook has been removed from their final catch. Looking forward to seeing you soon and getting stuck into a few of those monster sails that grace your waters.
Rob Anderson
West Hampstead, London
UK
6th October 2006 - First Blue marlin release for Cindy Philipps
On March 2nd thru 4th 2006
We had a wonderful time with you and Brad both fishing and relaxing. You two have put together an exciting and engaging fishing adventure. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

Thanks for a great vacation. Food superb, lodging and service *****! Five Star!
"Fishing very good"
Personnel ALL friendly and helpful
And I want "la más fría", beer !!
Take care and enjoy great fishing and pleasant relaxation.

Regards to Anibal, Ruthie, Isabelle, Kennedy, and Jeffrey, and most of all to the two of you.

Jerry and Carol Peterson
USA
Charlie Levine - Managing Editor "Marlin Magazine" - Feb 2006
To Brad, Cindy and the entire Decisive Crew,

Thanks so much for one of the best fishing days of my life. In my travels I have visited some of the best fishing spots in the US, Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, but none of them compare to the action I had in Guatemala. The new boat is perfect, and Brad and boys really do it right, and have fun while doing it. I caught 10 sails on fly my first time doing it, a true testament to a great crew. Thanks so much, and I’ll be back soon.

Charlie Levine
Marlin Magazine Managing Editor
Our First Guest aboard "Decisive" and "Billfish Inn" on January 5th, 2006
Dear Brad:

As your inaugurating customer, allow me to compliment you, Cindy and your staff for developing the “comprehensive” trip. It has been my pleasure to travel to many destinations chasing Billfish and your offering is at the top of the list. This is obviously evident in that I have rebooked for 2007. The Decisive is perfect for the waters there, both bait and fly fishing. Your mates, Kennedy and Jeffrey, are pleasant and very professional. The planning of the Billfish Inn was impressive with wireless internet access, satellite television and internet telephone. Additionally, my dining experience was super. Your diving assistant, Anibal, had the vehicle immaculate and was on time and ready to go.

Hopefully my schedule will lighten up over the next couple of months and you will have available dates so that I might be able to return.

Sincerely,

HARRIS, CROUCH, LONG, SCOTT & MILLER, INC.
Nat T. Harris
NTH/dfa
31906
New York Post - 19th December 2005
"I have fished throughout the world over the past three decades and only a small handfull of those trips have compared to the one Captain Brad Philipps gave me aboard his new boat "Decisive", sail fishing off the Pacific coast of Guatemala. There were 27 hookups, 20 of them were brought to the boat and all over 80 pounds, it doesn't get any better!!!"

Ken Moran
Outdoors Columnist
New York Post
Nov 8th, 9th, 10th, 2007!
Airline tickets $$$
Charter Boat $$$
Being with Brad and Cindy - Priceless

Denny Doyle
USA