2007/08 Guatemala Fishing Report November 18th 2007

sailfish double in Guatemala


Presidential Challenge in Guatemala


This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending November 18th 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company operating out of the new Pez Vela Marina .

I’m the first to recognize that “Local Knowledge” is one of the most important factors in a successful fishing trip. The complex interaction of tides/moons/currents/temperatures/depth etc etc. become almost overwhelming, but years of experience in a particular locale decipher them into almost a “3rd sense” for where the fish are.

This seems to have been taken to a whole new level in Guatemala however, where the local fishermen now seem to be able to PREDICT the fishing months ahead.

The “Presidential Challenge” took place this past weekend, and after weeks of relatively inconsistent fishing at seemingly random spots, all of a sudden the fish have become more concentrated starting at only 15-18 miles from the dock.

Most boats were raising 15-25 sails per day and at the end of the tournament 30+ sails caught over the 3 days was sufficient to be in the hunt. There also several “Grand Slams” on Blue Marlin, Black Marlin and Sailfish brought to the boat over the course of the tournament. Seas were very calm with hardly and surface movement at all until about midday.

The “Joint Venture” also fished Sunday and found not only good numbers of sails at the same mark (15 caught), but also large schools of voracious Albacore that were readily attacking small skirts trolled quickly on light tackle – providing great sport as well as good steaks for the table.

A strong Marlin bite, good numbers of Sailfish raise and caught – and even food for the table……….things are definitely looking up 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 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 :

"Good things come to those who bait."
~ Unknown   




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