Guatemala Fishing at Sailfish Bay Lodge









January 2009

01/05/2009

Jan 1 - Larry, Jacque, and Nicole Knupp arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Maverick they raised 22 sailfish and released 9 conventional. They also caught 1 Striped marlin and 2 dorado!

Jan 2 - The Knupp family raised 25 sailfish on Maverick and released 9 conventional. They also caught 3 dorado.

Jan 3 - The Knupp family raised 22 sailfish and released 10 conventional.

Jan 4 - Fly fisher Jim Greene returned for his second trip to SBL and joining him fellow angler David Shear. Jim and David raised 8 sailfish on Gypsy and released 1 on fly.

Jan 5 - The fishing turned on BIG TIME. The Greene group raised 57 sailfish on Gypsy, had 22 bites and released 4 on fly. They also raised 1 marlin.

Ray Barker-Smith and Marlene White arrived for their second visit to Sailfish Bay. Joining them was Jonathon Ginsberg. Fishing on Sirena they raised 61 sailfish and released 11 conventional and 13 on fly! Needless to say they were in the thick of em.

Jan 6 - The Greene group raised 41 sailfish on Gypsy, had 25 bites and released 4 on fly.

The Barker-Smith group raised 30 sailfish on Sirena releasing 8 on fly and 1 conventional.

Jan 7 - The Barker-Smith group raised 27 sailfish on Sirena releasing 9 on fly and 2 conventional.

Jan 8 - The Barker-Smith group had another incredible day almost breaking Sailfish Bay records raising 57 sailfish and releasing 20 on fly!

Jan 9 - The Barker-Smith group raised 45 sailfish on Sirena releasing 15 on fly, 4 conventional AND 1 Blue marlin on fly.

Jan 10 - The Barker-Smith group completed their incredible trip by raising 28 sailfish on Sirena and releasing another 10 on fly. We look forward to seeing them again in 4 weeks for their second trip this year.

Brian and Austin Griffith arrived and raised 50 sailfish on Mad Bavarian and released 25 conventional and 1 on fly. They also caught 1 dorado.

Jan 11 - The Griffith group raised 42 sailfish on Sirena, releasing 18 conventional and 1 on fly.

Jan 12 - The Griffith group raised 25 sailfish on Sirena, releasing 6 on fly and 6 conventional.

Steve and Katie Jones arrived at SBL. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 46 sailfish and released 23 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado.

Jan 13 - The Jones Group raised 23 sailfish on Bavarian and released 16 conventional. They also caught 1 300 lb Blue marlin and 6 dorado.

Jan 14 - The Jones group raised 3 sailfish on Bavarian and released 1 conventional along with 3 dorado before turning to inshore fishing. They caught a nice rooster about 30 lbs and 3 Jacks.

Jan 15 - The Jones group raised 36 sailfish on Bavarian and released 19 conventional.

Tom Valenti, Vincent Petruccillo, Gayle Blinsmon, Hugh Kesler, and Cheryl Thomas arrived for their second trip to Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Bora Bora they raised 14 sailfish and released 8 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado.

David Ott, Michael Gallen, and Art Ghent arrived at SBL. Fishing on Mariner they 23 sailfish and released 10 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado.

Jan 16 - The Valenti group raised 25 sailfish on Sirena and released 18 conventional. They also raised 2 Blue marlin and released 1 approx 300 lbs. That was their second marlin in as many trips. They also caught 2 dorado.

The Ott group switched over to fly fishing today. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 22 sailfish with 10 bites and released 5 on fly.

Jan 17 - The Valenti group raised 34 sailfish on Sirena releasing 16 conventional and 1 on fly.

The Ott group raised 22 sailfish on Gypsy with 10 bites and releasing 2 on fly. They also raised 1 Blue marlin.

Jan 18 - Bill and Chuck Costanza, Steve Milligan and Barry Jones arrived at SBL.

Fishing on Sirena they raised 28 sailfish, had 16 bites and released 10 on fly!

Fishing on Gypsy they raised 43 sailfish, released 17 conventional. They also had 6 bites on fly but just missed em. 1 dorado caught as well.

Good day.

Jan 19 - The Costanza group raised 11 sailfish on Sirena and released 3 on fly.

The Costanza group raised 18 sailfish on Gypsy and released 5 conventional and 1 Blue marlin about 200 lbs.

Jan 20 - The Costanza group raised 14 sailfish on Gypsy and released 3 conventional.

The Costanza group raised 8 sailfish on Sirena, releasing 0 on fly and raised 1 Blue marlin.

Jan 22 - Bob Bigler and Dennis Gusman arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 15 sailfish and released 6 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado and raised 1 Blue marlin.

Matt and Robert Courey arrived at SBL. Fishing on Maverick they raised 10 sailfish and released 1 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado.

Jan 23 - The Bigler group raised 19 sailfish on Gypsy and released 9 conventional.

The Courey group raised 17 sailfish on Maverick and released 4 conventional. They caught 1 dorado as well.

Alberto Ramirez, Jose Grau, and Luis Rodriquez returned to Sailfish Bay for the 3rd year in a row. Fishing on Sirena they raised 16 sailfish and released 4 conventional. 1 dorado caught too.

Jan 24 - The Bigler group raised 15 sailfish on Gypsy and released 9 conventional. They also raised 1 Blue marlin.

The Courey group raised 15 sailfish on Maverick and released 5 conventional. They also caught 3 dorado.

The Ramirez group raised 22 sailfish on Sirena and released 13 conventional. They also caught 5 dorado.

Jan 25 - The Ramirez group raised 34 sailfish on Sirena and released 18 conventional.

Jan 26 - The Ramirez group raised 14 sailfish on Sirena and released 7 conventional.

Andy Pfirstinger and Raimund Grutrah arrived at Sailfish Bay. They raised 10 sailfish on Gypsy and released 2 on fly. They also caught 1 Blue marlin conventional!

Jan 27 - The Pfirstinger group raised 16 sailfish on Gypsy and released 3 on fly with 9 bites. They also hooked another marlin but this time the battle was a short one.

Jan 28 - The Pfirstinger group raised 26 sailfish on Gypsy and released 8 on fly with 13 bites today.

Jan 29 - The Pfirstinger group raised 25 sailfish on Gypsy and released 4 on fly with 12 bites.

Jan 30 - The Pfirstinger group raised 15 sailfish on Gypsy and released 6 on fly with 7 bites!

Larry & Bego Meeker arrived at Sailfish Bay for a few days of sailfishing. Fishing on Maverick they raised 35 sailfish and released 16 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado.

Peter Schultz & Steve Kay arrived at SBL. Fishing on Sirena they raised 36 sailfish and released 16 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado.

Jan 31 - The Pfirstinger group raised 15 sailfish on Gypsy and released 3 on fly.

The Meeker group raised 30 sailfish on Maverick and released 12 conventional.

The Schultz group raised 40 sailfish on Sirena and released 16 conventional.



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