2007/08 Guatemala Fishing Report September 24th 2007

Pacific sailfish


Sailfish raises in Guatemala


This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending September 24th 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company operating out of the new Pez Vela Marina .

This is the time of year when there is a real buzz down in Guatemala . You can sense that the season is about to start with vigor. Most of the heavy preparation has been completed – boats that have languished for some time on stands while their innards were refurbished are now floating again.

The docks are busy with crews doing maintenance and cosmetic work : triple spreaders lay on the dockside like hurdles, clouds of dust hang in the air from power tools preparing for paint.

The weather is falling back to its more predictable pattern of light winds, calm seas and blue skies. ….however not yet everyday.

We welcomed the Crosby party to fish with us this week onboard the Joint Venture – and their first day out faced one of the exceptions; a strong Southeast breeze was whipping up 2-3 feet seas with some white tops. The Joint Venture at 23000lbs dry is a sturdy fishing and cruising platform in such conditions, but the buffeting does make the positioning of the boat with finesse more difficult, particularly for fly-fishing.

Perseverance paid off however, and the group raised 7 good sized Sailfish, bringing 4 to the boat for obligatory pictures. They started their second day just where they had left off : lines in at 40 miles …. but much calmer seas. During the course of the day they managed some specimen fish. As well as the anticipated Sailfish, they raised and hooked up to 3 Blue Marlin, one estimated at 600lbs. We will be posting pictures on GreatMarlinFishing . Also in the mix were Bull Dolphin up to 35lbs and Wahoo.

We kept our eyes open for schools of Spinning Dolphin that would indicate the presence of Tuna to try and add to the species caught, but none were seen in the grounds being fished that day.

There's always tomorrow !

Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week :

"Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary”   
~ Patrick F. McManus  





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