February 12, 2011, One thing you can depend on in Guatemala this time of year is consistently fantastic fishing. I absolutely love opening my email box and getting these reports from Captain Gerry. As Gerry gets the "Tijereta" into her groove we are realizing what we already knew, that the boat does not have the speed or the size to keep up with the big boys which is why we have a great Captain to at least keep on top of the best fishing. As we get some time on the water to fine tune the spots and techniques we are planning to specifically target the inshore bottom fishing over rocks and reefs that produces amazing catches of snapper and grouper for the local hand liners. It's hard to pull away from the fantastic offshore billfishing, but sometimes you just need something completely different. So if you want to give it a try we can talk about the possibilities.
As the second week continued with the sailfish still fairly close, we got 9 releases of really nice big (100+ lb) sails on the trip with Cameron and his daughter Allison and son-in-law Steve. We saw 1 Marlin with no bite, and a couple of nice Dorado to take home for supper. Weather was very mild almost all week, but cool temps and a light breeze make the days spectacular with good clear water to watch all the action.
We hooked one Big Blue Marlin on our next trip out which inhaled a ballyhoo on 20lb conventional, and after a few minutes of mayhem behind the boat, some fantastic tail-walking, it took off to Mexico greyhound ahead of us faster than we could follow. Needless to say , our excited first timer reeled back a broken line eventually! Got 5 releases on 7 bites that day also with four really nice dorados. The fishing moved farther offshore by the end of the week with good numbers of sails on and off, and lots of dorado (got 14 one day on a Parlama trip) and bites from marlin everyday! Real nice fishing these days!!!
Capt Gerald Jordan
Guatemala Pacific coast
If you noticed in Gerry's report above that the marlin was the same one from the last report, but when excitement like that breaks out it's hard to avoid repeating yourself. Up here in Atlantic City the snow has finally melted, but by no means can you say that the weather has broken. I would still rather talk "Guatemala" than do all the busy work that proceeds the season opener here so if you have any questions on any trip south I'm ready to help out.
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