2006/07 Guatemala Fishing Report June 18th 2006

Blue Marlin


Lots of Blue Marlin in Guatemala


This fishing report is for the week ending 06-18-06 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company which operates out of the new Pez Vela Marina, Guatemala. The fishing grounds for this past week have ranged
from 20 miles to as far as 40 miles. Seas this week have varied from mild ranging between 1 to 2ft to moderate 2 to 3ft seas. This week skies ranged from sunny to overcast days, with some days bringing light
rains; however there as been some nights with light to moderate downpours. Most days started with no to light wind in the mornings to light / moderate winds in the afternoons, same as the past two weeks.

This week saw fair to good results with boats reporting releases in the low single digits to low double digits. This week we were happy to host the Jay Halpenny party from Canada. Their first day (Tuesday) saw only fair results with releasing 3 sails out of 7 bites and 6 Dorado. On Wednesday they had a good days fishing releasing 11 sails out of 20 bites and also boating 20 Dorado. On Thursday they also had another good days fishing with releasing 9 sails out of 14 bites. All on conventional tackle.

On Friday we welcomed the arrival of Sam Swisher and his son out of Boston. Their first day fishing was on Saturday and they had great day releasing 5 sails and TWO Blue Marlin,the first marlin (estimated at
300lbs.) first appeared off of the left teaser. With the marlin rig in hand (Penn International 11 50 wide with 50lb line mated to a tournament graphite rod) the fight was on.Thirty minutes later the fight was over
and the mates released the marlin to fight another day. About one hour later another marlin appeared off of the left teaser, estimated at about 200lb. Sam’s son chose light tackle and the fight began, about 1 ½
hours of a great fight the marlin was boat-side and released. Both of the Swishers had big smiles and explained that they were their 1st marlins and on the same day. Today (Sunday) saw another good day with 3 sails being released and another Blue Marlin in the 200lb. Class. That’s right, 3 marlin in two days with another day to go.

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Best regards and tight lines,

Jim, Kevin, Carlos and Les

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