2009/10 Guatemala Fishing Report November 22nd 2008

big pacific sailfish

Winter is coming (or has it arrived ?)


This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending Nov 22nd 2008 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company operating out of the new Pez Vela Marina.

Some of our best clients (and best anglers !) come from Canada; Guatemala has been featured quite widely and has deservedly gained a reputation for great fishing as soon as the ground hardens up North. Perhaps therefore it shouldn't come as a surprise then that we welcomed two groups from Canada concurrently - Dr. Tim Blight and (welcome back !) Kim Graham.

Unfortunately the first group arrived at the tail end of a cold front, and although managing to catch decent numbers (high single digits per day), we found it hard to find good concentrations of bait - having to travel as far as 45 miles from the dock before putting lines in.

The fishing was relatively difficult as we were also faced with unseasonably strong currents combined with wind from the end of the front - combining to whip up the seas. It is a tribute to the skill and concentration of the Blights that they managed a very good hookup ratio under such conditions. The seas did calm down towards the end of their trip - but not before the "Fishing Gods" had wreaked some havoc on our boats - one taking some damage to the trim tabs that caused a "Boat Dollar" and a day to fix (editor note : current exchange rate is 1 Boat_Dollar equals approximately 1000 usd).

As the sun came out and the seas laid down - we were happy to welcome Kim back to Guatemala fishing aboard the "Joint Venture" and "Reel Diver". They found some good consistent action as well as pleasant seas and a warming breeze - with lines in at 22 miles. Clearly the billfish were happy to find concentrations of bait as well, for once discovered, they stayed around until they had decimated the school - and we hung around as well ! Our boats most days over the week raised low twenties in sailfish and Kim and his fishing teams brought high teens to the transom - some decent dorado and yellowfin tuna for the table made for a satisfying trip for all !!

The boats are ready, the crews are primed - come down and enjoy the season fishing with / We are booking strongly already for some of the popular dates this season, so don't wait, give us a call at 1 877 763 0851or 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 :

"Anglers...exaggerate grossly and make gentle and inoffensive creatures sound like wounded buffalo and man-eating tigers"
~ Roderick Haig-Brown

For more information or questions contact us
1-336 655 0541

Office: 00(502) 7934-62-20
Cell: 5966-4528 or 4065-1179

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