Waterman's Journal

Mar 08, 2009

Marlin Magazine Names Brad Philipps Captain of the Year


Location: Iztapa, Guatemala

PELAGIC Pro Team Captain Brad Philipps was named MARLIN Magazine "Captain of the Year" for 2008. The prestigous appointment was certainly an honor for the humble Philipps to receive. "This award is shared with my entire team, which includes my great crew and of course my awesome clients" Philipps stated. Over the years, Brad has received just about every award and trophy possible in the sport of big game offshore fishing.

For Philipps, who was named as PELAGIC Pro Team's CAPTAIN OF THE YEAR in 2003, the numbers are simply mind boggling, with several world records and over two-thousand billfish released annually for his clients over the past few years. With his top of the line charterboat DECISIVE , combined with the first class hospitality and accomodations at Philipps own creation "The Billfish Inn" guests are assured not only a world-class fishing trip, but also a memorable experience that lasts a lifetime...

Lets take a photo journey down to Guatemala to get a glimpse into the offshore world as seen through the eyes of Captain Brad Philipps...

Below: Guatemala's Pacific Coast has rapidly become one of the hottest billfish destinations in the world.

Below: A nice blue marlin puts on a show behind Brad Philipps' DECISIVE .

In recent years, Brad Philipps has proven that Guatamala is much more than just a sailfish location.

Below: Brad Philipps is well known as a "circle hook pioneer" and a huge proponent of TAG & RELEASE style fishing.

In 2008, Philipps caught numerous blue and black marlin, as well as huge numbers of sailfish and other pelagics, keeping his clients very busy, and very happy...

Check back often at PelagicJournal.com for more epic photos and reports from Captain Brad Philipps...

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