Guatemala Fishing at Sailfish Bay Lodge









Winter Season Recap - With Fishing Stats

05/14/2015

Winter Season in Review - (Oct 15, 2014 - May 15, 2015)

First of all we want to thank everyone who made it down to fish and stay with us this past winter. For those of you who gave it strong consideration and were not able to make it - hopefully the below stats will help encourage you to make a visit in the future!

Clients Visited From The Following Countries:
Russia, Brazil, Sweden, The Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Venezuela, Turkey, Amsterdam, UK and The USA (Lower 48 + Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico).

The majority of our clients hook up the sailfish themselves. Our crews enjoy teaching this technique to our beginners.

Best Month (Averages):
PER BOAT, PER DAY
Raises (23) - March 2015
Bites (19) - March 2015
Releases (15) - Nov 2014 (****For the 3rd straight year, November has averaged the most sailfish releases of any month.)

Most Sailfish RAISES in 1 Day (One Boat) - (Conventional/Light Tackle):
(62) - McMurphy Group - March 2015

Most Sailfish BITES in 1 Day (One Boat) - (Conventional/Light Tackle):
(59) - McMurphy Group - March 2015

Most Sailfish RELEASES in 1 Day (One Boat) - (Conventional/Light Tackle):
(41) - Byrd Miller Family - March 2015

Most Sailfish RAISES - Group
(232) - Jones Group - Feb 2015 (2 days)

Best Single Day - ON FLY
(49) sailfish raises, (25) bites and (21) TRUE releases! (***LODGE RECORD!) Dr. Lee Smith and Dan Walden - Jan 2015

Best Sailfish BITES Average PER DAY - (Conventional & Light Tackle)
(44) - Guy Brown group - May 2015

Best Sailfish RELEASES Average PER DAY - (Conventional & Light Tackle)
(30) - Guy Brown group - May 2015

Most MARLIN Raises During Trip
(10) - Jerry Katz - Dec 2014

Most Marlin Releases - Group (Conventional)
**TIE**
TaxSlayer Group #2 - (4) March 2015
Ribiero Group - (4) March 2015

Most Marlin Releases - Single Angler (Conventional)
(3) Jerry Katz - Dec 2014

Best Marlin Percentage
(100%) - Father/Son - Bill Buckley Sr. and Bill Buckley Jr - 2 Raises, 2 Bites, 2 Releases - March 2015

Most Roosterfish Caught
(3) - Kirk & Krista Courson - Feb 2015

Oldest Client To Release a Sailfish
90 years old - Captain Jim Toabe - Nov 2014

Youngest Client To Release a Sailfish
6 years old - Benjamin Gianopulos - April 2015

Most Prolific Trip - Fly Fishing
(172) sailfish raises, (90) bites and (66) TRUE releases ON FLY in 4 days. Average of 17 sailfish caught and released on Fly PER DAY. - Dr. Lee Smith and Dan Walden - Jan 2015

Most Prolific Trip - Conventional/Light Tackle
TaxSlayer Group #1 and #2 raised (303) sailfish, with (252) bites and (173) releases. With an added bonus of raising (13) marlin and releasing (4). - Feb/March 2015

Full Year Average (Conventional/Light Tackle):
PER BOAT, PER DAY
Raises: 20
Bites: 17
Releases: 12

That's right! Over the last 7 months (Oct 15 - May 15) our clients averaged per boat, per day: 20 raises, 17 bites and 12 sailfish releases.

Full Year Average (Fly Fishing)
PER BOAT, PER DAY
Raises: 16
Bites: 9
True Releases: 5

Pretty awesome fly fishing numbers too!



Sailfish Bay Lodge
955 Pavilion St. | Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tel: 513-984-8611 or 800-638-7405 | Fax: 513-984-0831
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