This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
February 4th 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing
Company operating out of the new Pez Vela
OK – so now I’m confused…but maybe the fish are as well. The
“Common Wisdom” purports that during the brightest moon
phases, the predators are more able to find a meal at night – and
so feed constantly, diminishing their appetite and usual
aggressive feeding during the day. It was during a full moon
in March 2006 that the Sailfish were practically jumping in the boat –
and Guatemala (re)set the record book with up to 124 to the boat in
a single days fishing. When fishing here was slow (by Guatemala
standards) through the new moon in January, we weren’t anticipating
much help as it rose through full at the start of the month. But just to
confound us………….the bite steadily picked up, and continues to
So much for the fish playing by the rules (see last weeks “Favorite
The blue water is still a ways out, at 35-50 miles, but Rick Quade
and party made the run (despite the full moon!) and were rewarded
with counts in the high teens to low twenties. Each of our boats also
had a Blue Marlin in the 350-450lb class over the weekend as well.
The marlin action has been constant this season so far – even reports of
“Granders”, with at least one caught. Blacks and Stripeys have
been making a showing as well.
Following on from our filming for ESPN with Cindy Garrison, we were
pleased to welcome Mike Keyes of “Keyes Outdoors” down this past
week filming a show for FOX SPORTS to be shown in 5m homes in
Mid West. Lookout for The Great Sailfishing Company coming to a TV
in your neighborhood!
Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week:
"Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn."