This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
May 6th 2008 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company
operating out of the new Pez Vela
We highlighted in last weeks report the strong Blue Marlin
bite that we have had for the last several weeks in the rich
blue water of the Pacific Coast of Guatemala.
Two groups in particular had an extremely memorable experience;
John Bottone fishing in saltwater for the first time successfully
released his first saltwater fish and billfish (a good Sail of about
100lbs !) on his inaugural day – but on his second day hooked into
a monster Blue Marlin ! Fishing with him was Steve Robinson, an
experienced (ex) charter captain from the Florida Keys – he recounts
the battle here.
Fishing at the same time on board the Reel Diver was the
Styles party – with another member Bryn Jones also attempting
to release his first billfish. The first day was slow, with only 3
Sailfish releases – but things heated up dramatically from then on !
After crossing the barrier of his first release, quickly followed by
a half dozen more, Bryn was first to the 50lb outfit as the a decent
sized Blue Marlin appeared in the spread. Johnny the mate on
the Reel Diver in a flash heaved the rigged Dorado belly into
the teaser stream perfectly to the side and slightly behind the fish –
and the Blue inhaled it without hesitation. The fight lasted a
relatively short, but memorable, 15 minutes – and Bryn successfully
released his first ever Blue Marlin as well……see the picture right…
he looks like a Happy Camper !
The next two groups fishing with us – the Mueller and Kano
parties saw consistent Sailfish action on both conventional
and fly – raising 15-20 Sailfish per day and having very good
hookup rates as the fish were extremely aggressive.
The blue water was swirling around a lot – ranging from a
relatively close in 25 miles to as far as 50 miles from the dock –
But we were able to find good action every day. The season is
still strongly underway !!
We are booking strongly already for some of the popular dates next
year, so don’t wait, give us a call at 1-877-763-0851 or 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:
“Some go to church and think about fishing, others
go fishing and think about God”
~ Tony Blake
Les, Carlos, Kevin and Jim
The GreatSailfishing Company