Guatemala Fishing at Sailfish Bay Lodge









February 2007

02/01/2007

Feb 1 - Ed & Janet Bucknell relesed 15 sailfish on Maverick.

The Courtney group released 21 sailfish on Allure and had a quadruple hook-up AND release!

The Ron Ayers group arrived at SBL that also included Doug Snipes, Bruce White, and John Vernon. Fishing aboard Ballena the anglers released 13 sailfish, 2 dorado and raised a 200 lb. Blue Marlin.

Feb 2 - Ed & Janet finished up with 12 sailfish releases on Maverick.

The Ayers group released 14 sailfish on Ballena.

The Courtney group nailed a mix bag on their last day. 4 sailfish conventional, 3 sailfish on fly and they went 3 out of 5 on the Roosterfish.

Also, arrive and fishing at Sailfish Bay were repeat clients Skip Patty and Wes Smith, joined by Scott Smith and Chad Young. They had a good day and released 9 sailfish conventional and 2 on fly.

Feb 3 - The Ron Ayers group released 25 sailfish conventional, had 3 doubles and 1 triple release.

The Patty group released 22 sailfish conventional, with several doubles and 1 triple. They also battled a 500 lb Blue marlin for 1.5 hours and had it right next to the boat before it broke off.

Feb 4 - The Patty Group released 10 sailfish, 5 on fly and 5 conventional.

The Ayers group wanted to focus on Roosterfish on their final day with us and were successful releasing 1 conventional.

Joe Draper, John Bencie, Tom Parsons, Joe Greco, and tournament fisher Phil Salmon arrived at Sailfish Bay.

John and Phil released 25 sailfish conventional on Sirena. John also battled a monster dorado estimated at 50 lbs for 20 minutes before doing his "easy release" technique on the fish.

Joe D, Tom, and Joe G released 18 sailfish on Maverick.

Feb 5 - Phil and Joe fished aboard Sirena and released 12 sailfish conventional, 3 dorado with 2 big Bulls, 1 quadruple hook up and release and hooked 1 400 lb. Blue marlin that was later lost.

John, Joe and Tom released 13 sailfish aboard Maverick conventional.

Repeat clients Steve Collis and Huw Davey from The UK arrived back in town with fellow mates Tim Lee, Tom Kime, and Alaistar Jones. Their focus is on fly fishing.

Fishing aboard Piraghua Alaistar released 3 sails on fly, 1 25 lb. yellowfin, and raised a Blue marlin.

Steve and Tom fished aboard Conga and released 2 sails on fly.

Tim and Huw released 1 sail on fly aboard Ballena.

Feb 7 - Phil, Joe D, and Joe G closed with 10 sailfish releases conventional on Sirena.

John and Tom released 15 sailfish conventional on Maverick.

Steve released 4 sailfish on fly aboard Piraghua.

Huw and Tom released 3 sailfish on fly aboard Ballena.

Alaistair and Tim released 3 sailfish on fly aboard Conga.

Feb 8 - Alaistar & Tom released 1 sailfish on fly aboard Ballena.

Steve & Huw did excellent and nailed 6 sailfish on fly aboard Conga.

Tim released 1 sailfish on fly aboard Piraghua.

Also, arriving at Sailfish Bay for 4 days of fishing were John Thodos, Rick Cortopassi, Joe Agati, Brian Wilkins, Jerry Evon, and Tom Gust.

Fishing aboard Sirena Joe, Brian, Jerry and Tom released 12 sailfish conventional.

John & Rick focused on fly fishing aboard Maverick and released 2 sails.

Feb 9 - Our anglers aboard Sirena released a 600 lb Blue marlin! Although you would think they were exhausted they partied the night away celebrating their wonderful experience. They also released 1 sailfish convventional.

John and Brian nailed 6 sailfish on fly aboard Maverick.

Ace fly fishers Huw and Alaistar boated 7 sails on fly aboard Conga.

Tom fished solo on Tranquility and released 2 sailfish on fly.

Tim & Steve released 2 sailfish on fly aboard Ballena.

Feb 10 - The Thodos group 3 sailfish on fly aboard Maverick and 3 sailfish on fly aboard Sirena.

Feb 11 - The Thodos group released 5 sailfish on fly aboard Maverick, 1 on fly aboard Spindrift, and the were 0 for 6 on fly aboard Sirena.

Two more repeat groups of clients arrived at Sailfish Bay. Marc, Jay and Ron Felton. Also, Frank Feltham, Ed Hay, Harry Jellison, and Carrol Josey.

Marc, Jay and Ron fished aboard Allure and released 1 sailfish on fly. They also hooked a marlin and used their easy release technique.

The Feltham group released 1 425 lb. Blue marlin after doing battle for 3.5 hours.

Feb 12 - Frank and Carrol released 12 sailfish conventional on Ballena, raised a Blue marlin and Ed and Harry released 8 sailfish conventional on Spindrift.

The Felton group released 2 sailfish on fly and 2 sailfish conventional aboard Allure.

The Joe Turano group arrived at Sailfish Bay that also included Ernie Cockrell, Charlie McCord, and Jim Easterling.

The released 2 sailfish on fly aboard Maverick and 3 sailfish on fly aboard Sirena.

Feb 13 - Frank and Carroll released 19 sailfish conventional aboard Ballena. Ed and Harry released 12 sailfish conventional aboard Spindrift.

The Felton group released 3 sailfish on fly aboard Man O War.

The Turano group released 5 sailfish on fly aboard Maverick and 3 sailfish on fly aboard Sirena.

Feb 14 - The Turano group released 3 on fly aboard Maverick and 3 on fly aboard Sirena.

Feb 16 - 5 more groups of anglers arrived at Sailfish Bay. Repeat client John Murchison and Baron Unbehagen were also joined by Hardy Murchison and Bill Barvitski. Fishing aboard Spindrift and Che Cito they released 3 sailfish and 1 dorado.

Doug Bomeisler & Bill Posoldt focused on fly fishing and aboard Canaso they released 1 sailfish.

Brian Robinson, David Williams, Jeff Marshall, and James Andrew McCarty fishing aboard Maverick released 3 sailfish conventional and 1 dorado.

Scott Evander and Mike Long were focused on fly fishing. They had 4 bites and released 0 sailfish.

Arlon Jahnke, Steve Alexander, Randy Cheek, and Mark Messenger released 5 sailfish conventional on sailfish.

Feb 17 - Doug & Bill released 1 sailfish on fly aboard Canaso.

The Murchison group released 2 sailfish and fought a blue marlin before it got off aboard Spindrift and Che Cito.

The Robinson group released 1 sailfish conventional aboard Maverick.

Scott & Mike had 0 releases on Sirena.

The Jahnke group had 0 releases on Conga.

Feb 18 - The Robinson group released 13 sailfish on Maverick.

The Jahnke group released 9 sailfish conventional on Conga.

Scott and Mike released 4 sailfish conventional on Sirena.

Smith & Suzanne Ragsdale released 4 sailfish on fly aboard Allure.

Feb 19 - The Ragsdales released 6 sailfish on fly aboard Allure.

Scott & Mike released 4 sailfish on fly aboard Sirena.

Two more groups arrived at SBL. Repeat clients Brian Wright, C. Quinn, S. Hamner, and W. Ashcraft. Fishing aboard Maverick the anglers released 13 sailfish conventional.

Repeat clients LC Clower and Cody Bell were joined by Jason Moshier and Lance Liles. They released 3 sailfish on fly aboard Conga.

Feb 20 - The Wright group released 15 sailfish conventional on Maverick.

The Clower group released 1 sailfish on fly aboard Piraghua.

The Ragsdales had 0 releases on fly aboard Allure.

Scott & Mike released 1 sailfish on fly and raised a 450 lb Blue Marlin. They had a few shots at him, but could not get him to take the bait.

Feb 21 - The Wright group released 9 sailfish conventional on Maverick.

The Clower group had 0 releases on fly aboard Piraghua.

The Ragsdales had 0 releases on fly aboard Allure.

Scott & Mike had 1 sailfish release on fly aboard Sirena.

Feb 22 - 5-time repeat client Mike Trotter arrived at Sailfish Bay with his wife Sally, Fenton Allen, Tom Handler, Fern Elufson, Robert Blair, Wayne & Cathy Cecil, and Mike Hammonds. Their focus is always fly fishing for sails.

They released 2 sailfish on fly aboard Spindrift, 1 on fly aboard Ballena, 0 on fly aboard Maverick, and 2 on fly aboard Canaso.

Jack Kirby arrived at Sailfish Bay for his 3rd visit and was accompanied by Mike Callahan. They were also focused on fly fishing. They had 0 releases aboard Sirena.

Feb 23 - The Trotter group had 5 sailfish releases on fly aboard Ballena, 2 on fly aboard Canaso, 0 on Maverick, and 0 on Spindrift.

Jack & Mike had 0 releases on fly aboard Sirena.

Feb 24 - The Trotter group released 1 sailfish on fly aboard Maverick, 3 on fly aboard Canaso, 1 on fly aboard Spindrift, and 1 on fly aboard Ballena.

Jack & Mike had 3 sailfish releases on fly aboard Sirena.

Feb 25 - The Trotter group released 2 sailfish on fly aboard Conga, 0 sailfish on fly aboard Maverick, Ballena, and Spindrift.

Repeat clients Dick Gillete and his son Richard arrived at SBL with BB, Bailey, and John Sory.

They released 4 sailfish conventional on Sirena and 2 on fly aboard Mariner.

Feb 26 - The Gillette group released 20 sailfish conventional on Sirena and The Sorys had 2 on fly aboard Mariner.

Feb 27 - Gillettes had 21 sailfish releases conventional on Sirena and The Sorys had 1 sailfish release on fly aboard Mariner.

3-time repeat clients Don Langrock and Jim Tanaka arrived on the coast. Their target is always sailfish on fly rods. They released 3 sailfish on fly aboard Maverick.

Feb 28 - Tanaka & Langrock had 1 sailfish release on fly.













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