This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
August 11th 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company
operating out of the new Pez Vela
It is a truism that you have to fish where the fish are – and
it is also true that you have to tailor your technique and
tactics to the bite of the day.
While the primary focus of the fleet remains the everpresent
abundant sailfish population – within 2 miles of the blue water
this week,the boats had aggressive Blue Marlin in the spread.
They were interested in the ballyhoo, but there didn’t seem
to be enough meat for them to target – and so the bigger baits
and the large bubble heads came out to create pandemonium
in the wake.
This certainly did it ! A slightly higher trolling speed was enough
to switch on a marlin bite that even for the bait rich waters of
Guatemala is unusual.
The boats returned to dock, with both boats having raised 8
Blue Marlin for the day – one brought 3 to the boat, the other
managed an impressive 5.
Total then was 8 Blues caught (and released) for 16 bites; a Greatmarlinfishing day !
There has been a consistent marlin bite even through the
normally quiet summer season – which we hope bodes well
for great sportfishing as we build up to the full coming season.
If you are planning on making a trip in 2007/8, we suggest that
you contact us soon, as there is a limited supply of boats and
experienced crews – and the popular dates are filling in fast !
Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week:
“There he stands, draped in more equipment than
a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism
with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and
getting licked in the process.”