Guatemala Fishing at Sailfish Bay Lodge









Dec 2010 - Guatemala Fishing Report

12/12/2010

Dec 1 - Mike Fitgerald, Joe Codd and Brian Grossenbacher arrived at SBL. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 6 sailfish and released 3 on fly. They also raised 2 marlin and released 1 300 lb conventional.

Dec 2 - Bill and Sheila Hassan arrived for their 4th fly fishing trip to SBL. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 5 sailfish with 2 strikes and releasing 1 on fly. They also raised 2 marlin but were not able to land them on the fly.

Dec 3 - The Hassan group raised 3 sailfish on Gypsy with 2 strikes and had 0 releases on fly.

Dec 4 - The Hassan group raised 7 sailfish on Gypsy with 2 strikes and released 1 on fly.

Dec 6 - The Kummerfeldt group arrived and raised 8 sailfish on Gypsy and released 3 conventional.

Dec 7 - Josh Yellin and Alex Goss arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 8 sailfish and released 3 conventional. They also raised and hooked 1 marlin, but lost it after a short battle.

Dec 8 - The Yellin group raised 9 sailfish on Gypsy and released 6 conventional. They also raised another marlin.

Hunter and Winfrey Norton arrived for 2 days of sailfishing. Fishing on Dropit they raised 10 sailfish and released 6 conventional. They also raised and released 1 300 lb Blue marlin.

Dec 9 - The Norton group raised 25 sailfish on Dropit and released 12 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado.

Jim Gardner arrived for his 4th trip to SBL. Joining him was Antonio Rios. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 20 sailfish and released 13 conventional with 6 doubles. They also raised 2 marlin and released 1 250 lb. Blue marlin. They also caught 5 dorado with 1 over 30 lbs.

Dec 10 - The Gardner group raised 12 sailfish on Gypsy and released 7 conventional. They also nailed a 400 lb Blue marlin and have some superb photos! They also caught another 30+ lb dorado.

Dec 11 - The Gardner group had an amazing day on fly from a percentage standpoint. They raised 8 sailfish, hooked 7 and released 7 on fly. This was Antonio's first sail on fly and he nailed 3 of the 7. Jim was perfect on the other 4. Then something pretty cool and unusual happened. Per Jim: "I boated, what Capt Pia claims, is the only "single client" fly rod double accomplished on Gypsy. Hooked one, got it to the boat. As Sergio was trying to get the fly out, a second came to check out his cousin. Enio grabbed a another rod and cast about 15' off the left stern, and turned the fish. I had just enough time to get the fly from Sergio, set it on the transom, peel off about 10' of line, get the fly in the water, and pow! Happened fast fast. Pia was all all grins, never seen that. Bottom line, incredible trip with and great friend! Antonio will be buzzing for weeks."

Jim McConnell returned for his 2nd trip to Sailfish Bay. Joining him were Todd Atwell, Greg McAfee, Brian Johnston, Joe Crain, Dean Riede, Bob Gargosh, JP Uren, Todd Saxton, Walt Gutierraz, Phil Aaron, and Rick Jones. Fishing on Maverick they raised 4 sailfish and released 3 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado.

Fishing on Sirena they raised 8 sailfish and released 3 conventional. They raised and released 1 Blue Marlin and caught 8 dorado.

Fishing on Bavarian they raised and released 2 sailfish. They also raised and released 1 Blue marlin! They caught 3 dorado.

Dec 12 - The Atwell group raised 17 sailfish on Gypsy and released 14 conventional.

The Atwell group raised 13 sailfish on Maverick and released 7 conventional.

The Atwell group raised 14 sailfish on Bavarian and released 11 conventional.

Dec 18 - We welcomed Jo and Ole Kallerud from Norway to SBL. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 8 sailfish and released 5 conventional.

Dec 19 - The Kallerud group raised 10 sailfish on Gypsy and released 3 conventional.

Dec 26 - Alberto Llaguno and Jaime Pompa arrived at SBL. Fishing on Maverick they raised 5 sailfish and released 2 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado.

Weather began to turn and it got very windy the last week of 2010.

Dec 27 - The Llaguno group went inshore and released 2 Roosterfish and 1 Mackerell.

Jim Kean, Michael Kean, and Tod Kean arrived in Guatemala. Fishing on Sirena they raised 5 sailfish and released 3 conventional. They also caught 1 dorado.

Bo and Kerri Searcy arrived to SBL. Fishing on Dropit they raised 2 sailfish and released 0.

Dec 28 - Still very tough weather to deal with. The Kean group raised and released 1 sailfish on Sirena. They also caught 6 dorado.

The Searcy group raised 3 sailfish on Dropit and released 1 conventional.

Randy Olson arrived for 1 day of fly fishing. Fishing on Cayuco he raised 2 sailfish and released 0 on fly.

Wyeth Lynch, Christopher Lynch, Hayden Lynch, and Joan Lynch arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Bavarian they raised 5 sailfish and released 3 conventional. They also released 1 Blue marlin abut 250 lbs and 2 dorado.

Dec 29 - The Llaguno raised 2 sailfish on Maverick and released 1 conventional. They also caught 1 350 lb Blue marlin and 4 dorado.

The Lynch group raised 4 sailfish on Bavarian and released 2 conventional. They also caught 3 dorado.

Dec 30 - Katura Maki returned to Sailfish Bay for his 2nd trip from Japan. Fishing on Maverick and fly fishing he raised 5 sailfish with 3 strikes and released 1 on fly. He also raised 2 marlin, hooked 1 300 lb Blue on fly but it was a very short battle.

Dec 31 - Mr. Maki raised 26 sailfish with 12 strikes and released 3 on fly. He also raised 2 more Marlin, but could not get them to take the fly.



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