This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
July 10, 2008 2008 and is prepared by
[b][url=http://www.GreatSailfishing.com] The Great Sailfishing Company[/url][/b]
operating out of the new Pez Vela
As many of you who have fished in Guatemala will know,
we keep a "weather eye" on two key indicators first thing in
the morning on the dock.
The first is whether the volcano "Pacaya" is swathed in mist
and high cloud - a sure sign of moisture at high altitude and
often a cold front coming through.
The second is a quick glance at the steam rising from the
condensing towers in nearby Puerto Quetzal - an obvious
indicator of current wind strength and direction.
The integration of these two data points generally forms the
"Dock weather forecast" for the day and the successive couple
of days - albeit with diminished accuracy.
This "Dock forecast" is generally very good from October until
June - when the Pacific Coast of Guatemala is blessed with
light winds, calm seas and mostly sunny days for weeks and months
at a time?..a remarkable correlation to the weather forecast.
This time of year however proves to be more of a challenge to
the sages of the dock, for as fast as they can cast an eye over
distant Pacaya and so voice their opinion of the weather to
come???. it will have changed. The onset of the rainy season
means that the winds can come up and change direction quickly -
causing the bait and the billfish to scatter and much less concentrated.
Largely because of this, we have been raising only 5-10 billfish
per day for the last few weeks, and the Blue Marlin have been
noticeable only by their absence.
On the positive side, the rains in the mountains have caused
their regular flooding of the rivers and tributaries - pushing debris
out to the ocean. Trees and crates are to be found floating at
10-15 miles from the dock - and provide perfect ecosystems for
juvenile fish to flourish. These in turn attract one of the most
prolific and efficient predators of the ocean, Coryphaena hippurus
Once the Dorado start to feed, there is little that will stop them ! They
will consume almost anything as juveniles - achieving remarkable
growth rates of as much as 3 inches/week and doubling their weight
every six months. This makes them not only prized fare for the table, but
also a great sport fish particularly on light tackle.
This can be a great time of the year to come down and take advantage
of the plethora of fishing that is available - from billfish to dorado to
roosterfish????and also to take advantage of our Summer Special :
Fish 3 or more days and receive one day FREE
We are booking strongly already for some of the popular dates next
year, 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:
"Some go to church and think about fishing, others
go fishing and think about God"
~ Tony Blake
Les, Carlos, Kevin and Jim
The GreatSailfishing Company
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