Guatemala Fishing report
the early onset of the rainy season ' as we saw clouds
forming late in the afternoons, and rain in the evenings.
This coincided with the fish spreading out wide and far,
and made it difficult for the fleet to find a concentrated bite.
We would consistently send out boats to prospect as far as
60 miles from the dock, but everyone came back with the same
story and similar results. The bait was widely dispersed, the
billfish were few and far between and the fishing was generally
tough. Typical results were low single digits and a bad sunburn
from staring across miles of blue water for hours at a time.
The weather improved towards the end of the week, and Saturdays
results provided some hope. We sent out the Mitchell party on
Sunday aboard the Reel Diver and Joint Venture ' and finally
they found large pods of hungry Sailfish. They had consistent action
all day long ' arriving back at the dock with just over 100 billfish
raised between them.
The Captains' opinion now is that we may expect to continue
to see this pattern as we move more into the rainy season ' less
consistent fishing, but still some days where the fleet is able to
find more typical 'Guatemala results'.
There is still plenty of bait in the water, and as well as the
predominant sailfish, we are catching plenty of dorado, yellowfin
and the occasional Blue Marlin. The blue water is moving in
and out by up to 10 miles per day, but most days we can start
fishing at about 25 miles, with more consistent action usually
between 30-45 miles from the marina.
We will be making a TV show this week for ESPN, so watch out for
those familiar faces and think about coming down to enjoy the
spectacular fishing. We are already booking strongly into the popular
weeks for next season 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:
' If people concentrated on the really important things
in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.'
~ Doug Larson
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About The Author: Kevin Styles
Company: The Great Sailfishing Company
Area Reporting: Guatemala
Bio: tSaltwater fly-fishing at its best : Guatemala Fishing has earned a worldwide reputation as THE destination for your billfish fishing trip because anglers regularly have shots at 20+ Sailfish per day. For all of the bluewater anglers, there are opportunities for Blue marlin and Black marlin as well as Tuna and Dorado.
The coastline and ecosystem support vast quantities of bait year round and warm eddies hold large pods of sailfish between 2 and 50 miles from port. Guatemala holds many official (and unofficial !) records for Pacific Sailfish including most in a day on conventional (124) and on the fly (57)...as well as most in a season..................so there is clearly no shortage of action !
The Great Sailfishing Company has been providing economical all inclusive conventional fishing and flyfishing in Guatemala for many years. Whether you prefer the luxury and privacy of a Villa staffed with personal chef, maid and waitress, the larger resort atmosphere of the Villas Del Pacifico – or the smaller complex of Costa Verde, we will be happy to work with you to ensure that you enjoy the fishing trip of a lifetime.