January 27, 2011 Getting reports out of Captain Gerry can be like pulling teeth, actually it has been a little slow especially on the customer end. For the most part the sailfish bite has been farther offshore, but Gerry assures me that the weather and the water are coming into the regular "Verano" attitude which means that they are calmer and the blue water will continually work it's way closer to the beach. This should set up a fantastic fishery for the next few months. He has had some good activity on the Caribbean side however where he runs trips out of the Rio Dulce and heads for the southern end of the Keys of Belize where there is a variety of fishing. Here's a picture of a typical Grouper. Keep an eye on this site for complete information. I do have a good collection of pictures to post and will have a separate page soon. For now see all the basics at www.parlama.con Now here is what Capt. Gerry had to say for himself:
Just a short message about the fishing this month! The sailfish have been steady and fairly offshore for the fleet, with some days getting up into the 20+ release area, and a few dorado to boot. The fishing has moved in a little here at the end of the month, with a good cut line about 25 miles offshore.
On the other front, in the Guatemalan Caribbean, the latest trips have shown good catches of large grouper and a whale shark sighting while out on the reef edge. This time the whale shark was surrounded not by his usual escort of big eye tuna, but a larger bait fish(@ 12-15 inches) which looked like a mullet with a blue back but not exactly. Not sure what it was , but the grouper had smaller ones in the gut. Hope your cold winter isn't damping down your spirits up there! Weather continues to be mild and beautiful down here! If just a bit slow on the visitors front!
Tight lines ....
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