A big body of cooler green water moved into Guatemala and it has been hard
work though through it all there has still been some reasonable fishing with
plenty of marlin in the mix. Mahi's have been thick and the sails have been
finiky though they are still around and as this is written the warmer blue
water is moving in and things look as though are on the change.
On the 14th and 15th we had Dr Rihl Buckley and his son John along with
friends and another father and son team Ken and Andrew Ruddy all from
Houston Texas. There was a pretty good marlin bite the day before to the
east so we concentrated our efforts there. It was hard work with the best
water being a clean green and under 81'. Plenty of big mahi-mahi kept the
action going through the day with 11 being landed to over 30lb's. We also
raised 4 sails getting 3 to bite and releasing 2. One blue charged the short
teaser though faded before the bait could be pitched and came back on the
rigger bait pushing water though didn't eat. A few blues were caught today
and plenty were seen. The following day proved better for the guys fishing
on the 31' Jupiter, they released a nice blue of around 300lb's, 2 sailfish
and a couple of mahi's to boot.
15th and 16th we welcomed back on ALLURE Jon Theaukauf, he has been fishing with us here for the past 5 years in Guatemala and this time with friends from Switzerland Christian Machalf and sons Dominic and Yanic. Jon was on form hooking all the fish for his friends and even hooking a triple and
passing the rods on which was pretty work. We ended day one with 14 sails
raised and releasing 8 from 9 bites, the last fish of the day breaking the
line. Plenty of mahi's today as well with 10 to around the 27lb mark. Nice
work by Dominic and and Yanic who are 12 and 9 respectively and fished
extremely well. 12NM to the east of us today there was reasonable marlin
bite going on with Bill O'Keefe and grandsons Matthew and Jay on Fishy
Business releasing a small stripey and a nice 350lb black marlin though
missed out on the slam by a sail. Unlucky though congrats in a helluva day.
The next day started off with a blue marlin hot on the short teaser that we
got to bite though unfortunately missed. We had an early day back at the
dock though Jon kept up good form on the sails going 3 from 3 bites and
plenty of big mahi's.
17th and 18th, all the way from Utah we welcomed back Andy and Mitch
Johnson, Dean and Mary Hope Mortenson and Chris. A long run off-shore
looking for good water paid off as it was tough fishing for the majority of
the fleet. We got everyone into some fish with 5 from 7 bites on the sails
and 4 big mahi-mahi. The next day a long way to the west things were slow,
though some whale watching with 4 humpbacks broke up the day. Fishing wise we did OK with mahi's to 25lb's and 2 from 4 bites on the sailfish. Hard
work though we had a great time with this very enthusiastic group. Looking
forward to seeing you guys back!
20th and 21st Craig and Kathy Johnson were joined by Mike and Julie O'Brien.
With the best water being just off-shore, about a 4 mile wide stretch of
blue water just a fewmiles off the beach we worked it hard for a couple of
bites. The next day on the 31'Jupiter we went off-shore getting into Mikes
first sailfish and nice 30lb+ mahi-mahi.
Mike and Alex with Mike's first sailfish. As mentioned, things are on the up
out there with still plenty of marlin bites and the sailfish are moving back
in with the warmer, bluer water. More reports next week.