This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
February 3rd 2008 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company
operating out of the new Pez Vela
So far so good – this has been a great season to date,
with a strong and steady bite since early November.
It’s always great to welcome back old friends to
Guatemala, and to be able to reward their loyalty and
perseverance with outstanding fishing.
The rich Pacific waters off the coast of Guatemala are
regularly mentioned in fishing magazines and TV shows
as consistently some of the most productive billfishing
in the world - witness the February 2008 issue of Sportfishing
magazine (right) that discusses the strength of the
fishery (and The Great Sailfishing Company in particular !).
They also talk about Bluefin off the Outer Banks….we
can only manage Yellowfin in good numbers as well as
Sailfishing and Marlin……….but the weather is a lot
The boats have been putting lines in at only 22 miles
or so – or as soon as they crew spot billfish either
breaching or lounging on the surface. There is plenty
of bait in the water, so it is really a question of sighting
the fish to set lines in the most productive areas.
We have been averaging >20 raises of billfish almost
every day, with regular catches of Blue/Black Marlin
included in the mix as well as good sized dolphin.
There seems to have been little regard or effect from
different moon phases this season – perhaps an
indicator of the sheer volume of billfish that are hanging
on the boat all along the blue water line.
A strong Marlin
bite, 20+ raises per day being the norm at the moment – and even
food for the table……….things are fishing well in the
rich fishing grounds off the Pacific Coast of Guatemala.
The boats are ready, the crews are primed – come down and enjoy
the buildup to what we hope is going to be a great season
fishing with The Great Sailfishing Company
We still have availability for some of the popular dates, so don’t
wait, give us a call at 1-877-763-0851 or send us an email (below)
to check on dates – we would look forward to welcoming you to
some of the finest fishing anywhere.
Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week:
“ Some go to church and think about fishing, others
go fishing and think about God”
~ Tony Blake
Les, Carlos, Kevin and Jim
The GreatSailfishing Company