2007/08 Guatemala Fishing Report January 14th 2008

dorado fishing Guatemala


Dorado and Sailfish in Guatemala


This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending January 14th 2008 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company operating out of the new Pez Vela Marina .

The New Year has continued at the same pace as we left the old one behind. Plenty of billfish being raised and caught consistently from 12-35 miles from the dock.

I am writing this report from Boston as we prepare for the fly-fishing show this week – and it is hard to imagine the completely different world of sunny skies, calm seas and aggressive billfish from here. We have just enjoyed our first Nor’easter of the year (but not the first of the season),
and as I was digging my way out this morning, my mind easily wandered to the Pez Vela Marina in Guatemala .

It is quite a contrast from the snow boots and shovel to the amble down the dock to the waiting boat. The sun waking from long shadows on the deck, the crew preparing the baits – the gentle rumble of the exhaust as the boat kicks into gear.

About the only thing we have in common this morning is our concern about ice……..albeit for slightly different reasons.

We have welcomed several groups down over the New Year period, and they have all enjoyed a strong and consistent bite. Mark Weekes and family came to visit all the way from Tokyo , and fished for eight days straight. You have to admire the stamina.

They had a great variety of fishing, from big bull Dorado, to light tackle and flyfishing for schools of splashing Bonita. The highlight however was hooking up to his first marlin on the fly. The Blue took the fly close to the end of day, but it was a good size fish even on a 15wt., and Mark settled in for a long fight. The cap’n was unsure exactly how large the marlin was, and so played the fish, the boat and Mark quite gently until he got a good eye on it. He estimated the Blue at 250lbs., and started working the boat towards the fish which had sounded hard. The sun was setting, and there was still little purchase – all Mark could do was to keep good pressure on the fish and try to raise its head. Eventually almost 3 hours later, the fish was at the boat and revived to swim away.

The Joint Venture returned to the dock in the dark, only a few stragglersremained to see the marlin release flag flying – but we had the pictures and the memory locked away.

A strong Marlin bite, 20+ raises per day being the norm at the moment – and even food for the table……….things are fishing well in the rich fishing grounds off the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. The boats are ready, the crews are primed – come down and enjoy the buildup to what we hope is going to be a great season fishing with The Great Sailfishing Company

We still have availability for some of the popular dates, so don’t
wait, give us a call at 1-877-763-0851   1-877-763-0851      or send us an email (below)
to check on dates – we would look forward to welcoming you to
some of the finest fishing anywhere

Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week :

"Next to prayer, fishing is the most personal relationship of man"
~ Herbert Hoover





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