Guatemala Fishing Report December 5th 2011

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We are still waiting for the weather and water to settle down into a comfortable and predictable pattern. We have migrated from some wet and wild weather in October and early November through some pleasant and warm weather that we thought was a precursor for a sunny fishing season in Guatemala – but back into some pretty tough fishing conditions recently. Click on the graphic below for a fullsize view of the current fishing condition is Guatemala

The good news is that throughout November we saw a steady improvement and progression in the concentration of billfish and so consistency in numbers brought to the boat.


By the time the end of November came along, we were consistently bringing double figures of sailfish to the boat every day – with good numbers of striped marlin “thrown in” for good measure. This has continued into December – albeit in worse fishing conditions. The bait has been concentrating in good blue water between about 30 and 40 miles from the dock – and it is eagerly surrounded by hungry predators.

The International Light Tackle Tournament was held this past 4 days in Guatemala, with 31 boats competing. Despite the challenging conditions, the fleet managed to maintain the catch rate of recent weeks – managing to AVERAGE over 9 fish caught per boat per day for a total of 1169 billfish over the four days of the tournament.

Hopefully the fishing will only continue to improve as we move into the main part of the Guatemala Fishing Season. If you are considering a fishing trip to the warm Pacific waters this year, please visit our website or call as we do still have some dates available for the peak of the season in Guatemala.