Close

Login

Logging In
Invalid username or password.
Incorrect Login. Please try again.

not a member?

Signing up could earn you gear and it helps to keep offensive content off of our site.

August 19, 2009

Guatemala report and FREE fishing guide

What Rainy Season ?

This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
August 17th 2009 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company
operating out of the new Pez Vela Marina.

Guatemala is often called the land of the eternal spring - in fact it is the unofficial National Slogan, although for a while it became the formal footnote for the country - as from 1935 and continuing for the next forty years, it was used as the text in four languages for the cancelling of all stamps and postage coming in and leaving the country. This familiarity persists today, although it can be misleading.
The term itself "Land of Eternal Spring" was first used to give the image of a country and countryside that was in perpetual bloom. The name however is a bit of a misnomer as In Guatemala there are two seasons, as is common in the climate of the northern tropics: the dry season and the rainy season. The longer season is the rainy season, which lasts from May through October. The rainiest months are usually June and September - which often means a pleasant interlude in August - with some great fishing !

The rains have raised the water levels in the rivers flowing down to the coast from the highlands, and have washed out a lot of the fallen branches and debris out to sea. This has provided excellent cover and perfect breeding cover for baitfish - which in turn has attracted predators. This is a great time of year to find lots of Dorado in Guatemala for exactly this reason - plenty of cover providing plenty of "targets" in the water to find the fish.

Most days over recent weeks, we have found almost as many Dorado as you would like within a few miles of the coast - and often these have been accompanied by good numbers of billfish.
The "Summer" fishing so far has been remarkable steady and strong - raising high single digits (so 7-10) sailfish per day, but mostly close to shore, with good blue water being spotted some days as close as 3.5 miles from the dock.

Barry Jackson and Ron Corsan fished with us this last week and had what has become a "typical" days fishing for recent weeks - raising 5 sailfish and lots of Dorado (even had a Wahoo in the mix !). They both hail from Texas and are avid redfishermen -so sails and wahoo was a high speed change for them ! They are down in Guatemala helping out on a mission to support an orphanage, but managed to find the time to spend a day with us at the coast fishing - we sent them home with a five gallon bucket of fresh fish to share at their table.

If you are considering a trip to Guatemala, but are perhaps a little unsure about what to expect - we have the answer for you !
We have compiled a 40 page eBook with our experience of fishing in Guatemala for the last eight seasons. There are 16 chapters full of tips and insights that will help you to plan and to make the trip as easy as possible - hopefully it contains all of the answers to your questions. You can get this COMPLETELY FREE by clicking here : http://www.greatsailfishing.com/Anglers_Guide_to_Guatemala_Offer.html

Now is the time to be booking for the coming season - especially if you are looking for the most popular times. . Please call us at 1-877-763-0851 or email me at kevin@GreatSailfishing.com