February 9, 2011, Up here cabin fever is hitting its peak, as of now we are only three weeks from the start of Striper season, at least on the rule books. It will be almost two months until the bite really turns on and I'm out chasing every day. Until then I spend too much time thinking about the tropics and it gets hard to even wait for the reports to come in from Guatemala. We are finally getting the boat out more frequently and it looks like Gerry did get a morning off so he sent me a few lines already and hopefully has more report and some pictures on the way.
I hope you are getting my reports , the last one with pictures I sent, and I just had two wonderful days out and with send that report as soon as I download the photos this morning. The fishing really is good, but just not the fantastic it can be and sometimes is(50+ releases is rare these days!). Yesterday I saw a dozen sails but we only released 5 , but four nice dorado and a monster(400+) blue marlin that inhaled the ballyhoo on the 20lb conventional setup for sailfish. Needless to say after spectacular leaps and fury he/she sped off towards Mexico at twice the speed Tijereta could muster and we last saw the greyhounding fish disappear in the distance as we retrieved broken line! Also, the first wahoo got hooked by one of the boats yesterday, so the time of year is starting to give us some interesting fishing.
So while I am waiting for more reports I'll keep plugging away here in the cold stocking shelves and getting everything ready for a spring to come, but remember it's always spring in Guatemala and you could be fishing tomorrow. Give me a call and we'll talk about the possibilities.
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