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February 01, 2009

Guatemala Fishing report January 27th 2009

The blue water is racing in and bringing bait with it !

This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
January 27thth 2009 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company
operating out of the new Pez Vela Marina.

If you call us before Christmas and ask "what are the seas going to be like as you get into high season ?" We would answer truthfully and without exception that there is a 90%+ probability that they are going to be flat calm ,and we will get the water skis out to prove it at 50 miles from the dock????

Well it seems like everything is changing these days - US Presidents, Treasury Secretary's that can't drive TurboTax, pleas by OJ?????even the weather in Guatemala ! The seas offshore are mostly protected by the huge "bay" that is formed from the Baja down to Panama - and then the ridge of volcanoes that sit to the east - all of which combine by the grace of nature to generally provide shelter from the Pacific breeze. We have been - or rather our clients : Huebner, Northcott, McCarthy - experiencing about a day a week for the last couple of weeks when the waves have risen and shown their white caps. By midday we have seen peaks to troughs of 8 feet or more. This is when you are glad that you splurged for the heavy hull of the mighty Bertram, as it cuts through the seas with minimum roll and importantly keeps the baits trailing straight and true.
You are also glad that the blue water has come in to about 20 miles from the dock making for a short run to lines in, and a comfortable hike back to the dock.

The fish don't seem to mind in the slightest - we have had some EXCEPTIONAL FISHING - with some boats raising up to 80 billfish in a day; a slow day has had us raising in the teens - but with plenty of good size fighting Blue Marlin mixed in along with lots of big bull Dorado and even some black tuna.

Peter Huebner found the fishing to be so great on his first visit with us last year, that he couldn't wait to bring down his son Eric and friend Roger Eger and his son Riley. Their first day out saw 36 sailfish raised with 21 released - a fine introduction to bluewater sportfishing for the boys???..where can you possibly take them now he asked ??

Mike Northcott came all the way from Blighty (better known as the UK) with his son and party, determined to fish the ocean dry and do the same to our bar in the villa. They about succeeded on their second objective.

It's great !! It's awesome?????it's warm down in Guatemala !!!!


The fishing continues to improve and each day becomes more consistent - and with more of the fleet going out each day, locating the pods of sailfish is also becoming quicker and more predictable. If you want to catch a billfish - or even a Blue Marlin - on the fly, now is a GREAT time to come down and give it a go.

The boats are ready, the crews are primed - come down and enjoy
the season fishing with http://www.greatsailfishing.com/
We are booking strongly already for some of the popular dates this season, so don't wait, give us a call
at 1 877 763 0851or 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:

"Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut."
~ Unknown

Join in our discussion and blog on a complete ban on killing billfish - and read about joining the campaign to get Marlin off the menu. READ WHAT YOU CAN DO

Les, Carlos, Kevin and Jim
The GreatSailfishing Company

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