Guatemala Fishing at Sailfish Bay Lodge









February 2009

02/03/2009

Feb 1 - Donny & Nick McClure returned for their second trip to Sailfish Bay. Joining them this year were Judd McClure, Jonathan and Bruce Marshall.

Fishing on Sirena they raised 27 sailfish and released 12 conventional.

Fishing on Maverick they raised 25 sailfish and released 12 conventional. They also caught 3 dorado.

Feb 2 - The McClure group raised 32 sailfish on Sirena and released 12 conventional.

The McClure group raised 30 sailfish on Maverick and released 19 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado.

Feb 3 - The McClure group raised 11 sailfish on Sirena and released 6 conventional. They also caught 29 dorado with a few big boys.

The McClure group raised 25 sailfish on Maverick and released 19 conventional. They also caught 1 Blue marlin.

Norman Polderdyk, Tony Kalinowske, Nick DeGiovine, and Nick Fant arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 30 sailfish and released 15 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado.

Fishing on Mad Bavarian they raised 37 sailfish and released 17 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado and raised and hooked a Blue marlin that got away.

Feb 4 - The McClure group raised 9 sailfish on Maverick and released 1 on fly.

The Polderdyk group raised 22 sailfish on Bavarian and released 12 conventional. They also caught 4 dorado.

Feb 5 - The Polderdyk group raised 38 sailfish and released 21 conventional.

The Polderdyk group raised 42 sailfish on Bavarian and released 25 conventional.

Arriving for their 4th trip to Sailfish Bay were Frank and Ethel Feltham, Victor Rawl, Harry Jellison, Mark Feltham, Doug Darran, Helen Yochum, and Jennifer Bessman-Feltham. Fishing on Maverick they raised 40 sailfish and released 22 conventional.

Fishing on Sirena they raised 43 sailfish and released 23 conventional.

Feb 6 - The Feltham group raised 37 sailfish on Sirena and released 21 conventional.

The Feltham group raised 30 sailfish and released 9 conventional.

Dave, Hunter, William, and Michael Martin arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 24 sailfish and released 14 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado.

Feb 7 - Fishing slowed down. The Feltham group raised 3 sailfish on Sirena and released 2 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado.

The Feltham group raised 3 sailfish on Maverick and released 2 conventional. They also caught 3 dorado.

The Martin group raised 8 sailfish on Gypsy and released 4 conventional.

Feb 9 - Fly fishers Joe Turano and Joe Doggett arrived for their 3rd trip to SBL. They raised 4 sailfish on Gypsy and released 0. They also raised 1 Blue marlin.

Feb 10 - The Turano group raised 4 sailfish on Gypsy and released 0 on fly. They caught 1 dorado.

Feb 11 - The Turano group raised 4 sailfish on Gypsy and released 1 on fly. They also raised 1 marlin.

Feb 12 - Tom Chimento, Eltido, Fernando, and Sergio Medina arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 2 marlin and released 1 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado.

Norm and Catherine Tremblay, David and Jennifer Weeks arrived at SBL for their second trip. Fishing on Sirena they raised 3 sailfish and released 3 on fly. They also caught 1 dorado on fly.

Feb 13 - The Tremblay group raised 5 sailfish on Sirena and released 0 on fly. They raised 2 marlin and caught 2 dorado on fly.

Feb 14 - The Tremblay group raised 5 sailfish on Sirena and released 2 conventional. They also caught 4 dorado.

John Lambert arrived at Sailfish Bay for his second trip. Also joining him were Jennifer and Lauren Lambert, Raymond, Claire, and Stephan Clary. Fishing on Maverick they raised 7 sailfish, raised 2 marlin and released 1 300 lb blue and 1 500 Black marlin! And also caught 4 dorado. Great day.

Feb 15 - The Lambert group raised 7 sailfish on Maverick and released 5 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado.

Feb 16 - The Lambert group raised 10 sailfish on Maverick and released 8 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado.

Tom Tomfohrde arrived for his 7th trip to Sailfish Bay. Joining Tom were Merry Harlacher, John Nowacek, Paul Koepke, Scott Koepke, and Mike Ducey. Fishing on Sirena they raised 15 sailfish and released 8 conventional. They also caught 1 Blue marlin about 150 lbs and 2 dorado.

Fishing on Gypsy they raised 12 sailfish and released 5 conventional. They also caught 3 dorado.

Feb 17 - The Tomfohdre group raised 3 sailfish on Sirena and released 2 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado.

The Tomfohdre group raised 6 sailfish on Gypsy and released 2 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado.

Feb 18 - The Tomfohdre group raised 2 marlin on Sirena and released 1 400 lb Blue marlin.

The Tomfohdre group raised 5 sailfish on Gypsy and released 2 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado.

Feb 19 - The Tomfohdre group raised 4 sailfish on Sirena and released 2 conventional. They caught 3 dorado too.

The Tomfohdre group raised 2 sailfish on Gypsy and released 1 conventional. They also raised 1 marlin.

Feb 20 - John, Gus, Regas, and Pegge Halandras arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Sirena they raised 2 sailfish and released 2 conventional. They raised 1 Blue marlin and caught 1 dorado and 6 small tuna.

James and Jessica Yates, Jay and Carol Preslar arrived at SBL. Fly Fishing on Gypsy they raised 3 sailfish and released 1 on fly with 2 bites.

Jim Amstadt and Jean Esser arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Maverick they raised 4 sailfish and released 3 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado.

Feb 21 - The Halandras group raised 1 sailfish on Sirena and released 0. They caught 2 dorado and 1 90# Wahoo.

The Yates group raised 4 sailfish on Gypsy and released 1 on fly with 3 bites. They caught 1 dorado.

The Amstadt group raised and released 0 sailfish on Maverick. They caught 1 dorado.

Feb 22 - The Halandras group raised 2 sailfish and released 0 on Sirena. They caught 10 yellowfin tuna.

The Yates group raised 1 sailfish on Gypsy and released 0. They caught 1 dorado.

The Amstadt group raised and released 1 sailfish on Maverick.

Feb 23 - The Amstadt raised and released 2 sailfish conventional on Maverick.

Feb 24 - Ray and Marlene Barker-Smith arrived at Sailfish Bay for the 2nd time this year! Having just fished with us in January they booked another trip for February. Joining them were Liza Barker-Smith and Jonathon Zealey. Fishing on Sirena they raised and released 1 300 lb Blue.

Harry Mason and Bob Davis arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Maverick they raised 5 sailfish and released 3 conventional.

Marty Cawley, Chuck Snyder, Jack Lawless, Kevin Nokels, Tom Warren, Todd Spring, Michael Svagdis, Gerard Gunthert, and John Fountain arrived on the coast. Fishing on Mariner the group raised and released 6 sailfish conventional.

Fishing on Bavarian the group raised 7 sailfish and released 5 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado.

Fishing on Gypsy the Cawley group raised 7 sailfish and released 3 conventional.

Feb 25 - The Barker Smith group raised 4 sailfish on Sirena and released 2 conventional and 1 on fly. They also caught 1 big Blue Marlin.

The Mason group raised 3 sailfish on Maverick and released 2 conventional.

The Cawley group raised 1 Blue marlin on Tranquility with 0 releases.

The Cawley group raised 8 sailfish on Mariner and released 1 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado.

The Cawley group raised 5 sailfish on Bavarian and released 2 conventional. They caught 10 small dorado and hooked a Blue marlin they battled and lost a few feet from the boat.

Feb 26 - The Mason group raised 6 sailfish on Maverick and released 2 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado.

The Cawley group raised 11 sailfish on Sirena and released 6 conventional. They also raised 2 Blue marlin.

The Cawley group raised 1 sailfish on Bavarian and released 1 conventional. They also released 1 Blue marlin.

The Cawley group raised and released 3 sailfish on Mariner. They also caught 3 dorado.

Feb 27 - The Barker Smith Group raised 12 sailfish on Sirena releasing 3 conventional and 2 on fly rods. They also raised 1 Blue marlin.

Mike Woods, John Fleckenstein, and James Taylor arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 22 sailfish and released 10 conventional. They also raised 1 Blue marlin.

The Woods group left a little a later in the day when fishing on Maverick, but raised and released 1 Blue marlin about 150 lbs.

Feb 28 - The Barker Smith group raised 17 sailfish on Sirena and released 5 on fly. They also hooked 1 Blue marlin.

The Woods group raised 28 sailfish on Gypsy and released 5 conventional and 1 on fly.

The Woods group raised 17 sailfish on Maverick and released 8 conventional. They also caught 1 200 lb Blue marlin.



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