Brad Philipps

Hometown: Guatemala
Locations: Guatemala, Cape Verde, South Africa, Nova Scotia
Vessel: Decisive - 40' Gamefisherman

Captain Brad Philipps is one of the sportfishing world’s most decorated captains. Combining laser like focus and meticulous preparation, Philipps has nearly circumnavigated the globe on his way to releasing more than 30,000 billfish.  While his sailfish numbers in Guatemala (his home port for the last decade and a half) are the stuff of Zane Grey or Ernest Hemingway, he has also released grander Pacific Blue marlin, Black marlin, and Bluefin tuna. Brad has been named The Billfish Foundation’s Top Release Captain for more than 12 years running and holds a number of release records for Sailfish caught in a day and in a year.  In 2004, Philipps released an astounding 2,759 billfish.  His daily release numbers as captain are equally 

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