Guatemala Fishing report Nov 1st 2008
Fish or Ski ??
This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
Nov 1st 2008 and is prepared by
The Great Sailfishing Company
operating out of the new Pez Vela
Sometimes you almost have just too much choice. We welcomed back Augusto and his family to Guatemala this week, a little tired after a long flight from Italy, but enthusiastic all the same. This is the third time that Augusto has fished with us, and so he is an “old hand” and knows well what to expect.
The blue water early in the season can move in and out very rapidly – and so it proved, moving from 25 miles one day to over 40 miles from the dock a couple of days later. This means a LOT of water to cover as the fleet looks for signs of productive fishing.
The positive side of this is that there is a good chance of finding a variety of fish as the Bertram skims over the deep blue.
And so it proved; it was tough to find a concentrated sailfish bite for Augusto and Filippo averaging low double digit raises per day, but we did manage to find some good size bull dolphin and a couple of times schools of feeding Yellowfin Tuna.
So plenty of variety to choose from – and as the title of the report suggests, another important decision was whether to fish or (water) ski on the flat calm water of the Pacific 40 MILES FROM SHORE !!!!!!!
Of course they chose to fish, but have a look here at the detailed pictures of the water behind them as they pose for pictures –this is one of the GREAT BENEFITS of fishing this part of the Pacific coast – the vasy majority of the time during fishing season, we are BLESSED with FLAT CALM SEAS.
The boats are ready, the crews are primed – come down and enjoy
the season fishing with The Great Sailfishing Company
We are booking strongly already for some of the popular dates this season, 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
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The final anglers for the Summer Season arrived 27 Oct for three days of battle on the sails with flies. Drs. Cajacob & Fernandez were sure of themselves and Capt. Chris Sheeder on the Rum Line (40ft Gamefisherman) made a point of inspecting their tackle, pointing out potential problems and in general taking a half hour every morning and evening to discuss how the boat, the crew and the anglers are expected to react.
Every day, our intrepid anglers caught fish - all on flies. From Dorado and Tunas to Sailfish. Hot meals were made of the Dorado and this supplemented by good Guatemalan beer kept them going to the next fish.
Nothing but good words to say about the staff at Casa Vieja Lodge - from Michael (the driver) to Antonio (the Manager) to house staff and chefs. Everything went smoothly. You couldn't ask for a better trip!
Al "Legend" Schaefer
available for consultation