Guatemala with unequalled catch and release

2008-04-16 20:25:14
Guatemala Pacific, - Saltwater Fishing Report
Gautemala Pacific Coast

Written by Capt "KIWI" Chris on the "ALLURE"

April 7th-9th.

Bill Nelson and Richard Weaver were back this year from Houston Tx to pick up from where they left off last year. They didn't miss a beat either, hooking all their own fish they caught 26 sailfish and a nice 30lb Dorado for the trip. We strayed from a pretty good sailfish bite on the second day looking for blue marlin and went 1 from 3 over the last 2 days of fishing on blues as well as adding a few sails to the total. A bit of bad luck saw a 500lb blue breaking off and a 300lb fish pulling the hook, though on the plus side Richard caught a nice 275lb blue, his first ever. Congratulations and good fishing!

April 3rd-4th.

Martin Harrison and Bill Black returned with memories of an outstanding trip from last year. The fishing this year was unfortunately slow for them....still we had 14 sailfish bites and missed a blue of around 400lbs that mouthed the mackerel bait though didn't eat, too much bait in the area saw an un-aggressive bite.

March 31st-April 2nd. New comers to Guatemala Richard and Bess Wilson from Houston came specifically to catch a blue marlin. We left the sailfish bite on their second day in search of one and Richard was rewarded with a nice 200lb blue, we also raised a big blue that got hold of the teaser and would not switch to the pitched mackerel. Throw in 8 caught sailfish from 14 bites and 3 Dorado in their quest for marlin in 2 and half days of fishing and it was a great trip with Richard re-booking in July for the summer-time blue marlin bite....

March 30th.

Andrew and Sophie Paterson with their young children Will and Jacko from Australia had a memorable day of fishing in the waters off Guatemala. Here for business they took a day out with Guatemalans Miguel and Maria Gonzalez and had a blast releasing 13 sailfish from 25 bites, pulling in lines at 2.30pm for an early return to the dock. "You don't see too many days like that in Aussie mate!!".....nice going and we hope to see them back on Allure in the near future.

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Fish Species: Sailfish:Dorado, Tuna, Blue, Black and striped Marlin
Bait Used: We use ballyhoo bait for sailfish, mackeral or bonito for marlin.
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About The Author: Captain Chris van Leeuwen

Company: Rods and Reels Sport Fishing

Area Reporting: Guatemala Pacific Coast

Bio: I have been fishing the Pacific coast of Guatemala for the past 5 years initially with the Fins n Feathers Fleet and latterly on "ALLURE". Prior to fishing in Guatemala he was fishing the prolific waters of the Galapagos Islands chasing big striped marlin and blues. Kiwi has had success in local tournaments since he has been in Guatemala and is known to be an extremely professional and easy going captain who places an emphasis on client satisfaction with a focus on enabling anglers to hook their own fish.

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