A brief report from captains, anglers, and other
The Presidential Fly Challenge of Guatemala (Nov
12-13)found very slow sailfishing for Guatemalan
standards but the showing of marlin during the days
has kept the adrenalin pumping. Fishing aboard the
"Intensity" with Capt. Mike Sheeder Team "Casa Vieja"
consisting of Mr. Jim Turner, and fly fishing guru
Mr. Jake Jordan, raised 2 blue marlins and hooking one
estimated at 400# destroying the 20# fly gear, but
released 7 out of 9 bites over the two days on sails
clinching the challenge and bringing home the victory
for "Casa Vieja".
Hoping to follow up with a sweep, the Presidential
Challenge of Central America(Nov.16-18) Finds team
Canaso, I mean "Casa Vieja" consisting of Mr. Jim
Turner, Capt. Chris Sheeder of the "Release", and Capt.
Erik Lorentzen (myself) of the "Pelagian" Fishing aboard the
"Makara" with Capt. Nikolas "Niko" Mendez. Over the
three days the team went 17-19 on sails and 2 Blue
marlins released on 20#. Even with this average the
team finished in a distant fourth place overall, with
a three way tie separating the winning boats each with
a total of 2900 points each. The tie was broken by the
time at which each boat had released its last
fish, which in this case was minutes.
Once again the PCCA was an all out success and tips
there hats to the always infallible Joan Vernon for
another great tournament.