2007/08 Guatemala Fishing Report January 7th 2007

guatemala sailfish


Steady (slow...) fishing in Guatemala


This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending January 7th 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company operating out of the new Pez Vela Marina .

This fishing report is slow in arriving, as the fish have been slow in biting so far. Maybe they enjoyed the New Year festivities too much, maybe they are just starting the year out slowly………..maybe it was the moon shining full in the sky – but whatever it was, the fishing has been slow at least by Guatemalan standards. The Nowery party had 3 raises on their first day fishing with us – one of the sails caught was enormous – about
the largest that Cap’n Marven has seen in 15 years fishing the waters, estimated at > 135lbs.

Michael Stough fishing with us also on the 35ft Strike was having a slow day flyfishing………..right up to the point that a Blue Marlin surfaced on the naked ballyhoo trailing on the flat line. He had an opportunity for a couple of casts with his favorite fly, but the Blue had the smell of bait already – so he pitched the pre-rigged belly bait on the 50lb tackle. This immediately caught the attention of the fish and the fight was on. For the next 2 ½ hours Michael, the Marlin and the boat each tried to outmaneuver each other through guile and stamina. Eventually the boat and Michael succeeded in bringing the marlin to the side of the boat and touch the leader. The mates swung into action and held on to the 350lb Blue for as long as possible to revive her at the side of the boat forcing water through her gills until she flicked her massive tail and swam away….tired but ready for another day.

Fishing seems to be picking up this week as the moon wanes, with
reports of double digit raises and more Marlin showing.

If you have yet to fish with us, you have the opportunity to see just how good the fishing is by watching Cindy Garrison on ESPN2 at 9.30am this weekend (January 14th). This is the second of the episodes That she filmed with us just after Thanksgiving last year. There are Some great shots where she jumps into the water with the sailfish at the boat – only to realize that it was one of a pod of about 6 others that had trailed it to the boat. She came down with her sister – and it didn’t take long for her sister to catch her first ever sailfish……aother great memory of Guatemala fishing !


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