2007/08 Guatemala Fishing Report August 5th 2007

all inclusive fishing trip


Catch and Release fishing for Sailfish


This Guatemala fishing report is for the two weeks ending August 5th 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company operating out of the new Pez Vela Marina . 

Even charter boat captains have to take a vacation at some point – and so it is even down in Guatemala . The billfish are still fairly well concentrated (which is more than can be said for the Captains) – but with fewer boats venturing out each day, it is harder to have enough scouting capacity out on the water to find them efficiently. 

This is particularly the case when the blue water only starts at about 35 miles from port. 

One of the great attributes of a 100% catch and release fishery is that there is hardly any selfishness between the boats. When the bite is found, the only limitation to getting the co-ordinates is the ability of the ear to decipher the “Guatamaltique” chatter over the radio at full pace ! 

Both the Joint Venture and the Reel Diver headed out from the dock in search of both billfish and fish for the table (Dorado and Tuna). We welcomed the Hamer party to fish with us over the weekend. 

The Captains found a strong bite at about 45 miles from port, and fished reasonably consistently – raising single digits of sails. Each boat also managed a good sized Blue Marlin in the 350-450lb class, which occupied crew and clients alike for some considerable time ! 

The weather cooperated and remained calm and warm for this time of year. 

It seems like the Marlin are hanging around much more than they have in past years – a consistent bite all the way through the normally quiet summer months. 

Hopefully a good omen for the coming season – we hope you will come and give it a try ! 

We had a great time, thank you so much......... it was absolutely amazing and exceeded our expectations………you guys did a fantastic job and your staff…………….were fantastic.”

The fish are still here, and are still biting aggressively – it’s not to late to come down and enjoy the “Low Season” in Guatemala , home of the World’s Best Sailfishing.

Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week :

"Fishermen are born honest, but they get over it”   
~ Ed Zern





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