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August 06, 2007

Guatemala Great Sailfishing - August 5th2007

Marlin still here

This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
August 5th 2007 and is prepared by
The Great Sailfishing Company
operating out of the new Pez Vela

Even charter boat captains have to take a vacation at some
point - and so it is even down in Guatemala. The billfish
are still fairly well concentrated (which is more than can be
said for the Captains) - but with fewer boats venturing
out each day, it is harder to have enough scouting capacity
out on the water to find them efficiently.
This is particularly the case when the blue water only starts
at about 35 miles from port.

One of the great attributes of a 100% catch and release
fishery is that there is hardly any selfishness between the
boats. When the bite is found, the only limitation to getting
the co-ordinates is the ability of the ear to decipher the
"Guatamaltique" chatter over the radio at full pace !

Both the Joint Venture and the Reel Diver headed out
from the dock in search of both billfish and fish for the
table (Dorado and Tuna). We welcomed the Hamer party
to fish with us over the weekend.
The Captains found a strong bite at about 45 miles from
port, and fished reasonably consistently - raising single
digits of sails. Each boat also managed a good sized
Blue Marlin in the 350-450lb class, which occupied crew
and clients alike for some considerable time !

The weather cooperated and remained calm and warm for
this time of year.
It seems like the Marlin are hanging around much more
than they have in past years - a consistent bite all the
way through the normally quiet summer months.
Hopefully a good omen for the coming season - we hope
you will come and give it a try !

Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week:

"Fishermen are born honest, but they get
over it"

~ Ed Zern

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