Guatemala Fishing at Sailfish Bay Lodge









Guatemala Fishing Reports - Sailfish Bay Lodge


March 2017

The Fairclough Group fished 4 days on Maverick. They raised 155 sailfish, had 139 bites and released 74. The Prasieus Group fished 5 days on...
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February 2017

We have the guys from HUK down at Pacific Fins right now filming their TV Show “Money Fish.” In 3 days fishing on Chechos they raised 106...
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January 2017

The White Group fishing on Maverick for 3 days raised had 297 sailfish raises, 236 bites and 161 releases. The Daniels Group fishing 1 day on...
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Dec 2016

Our boat Chechos WINS The Club Nautico 2-day Tournament with 101 sailfish raises, 95 bites and 71 releases. The Houston Group in 3 days on...
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Fall 2016

The Lee Group on Chechos and Maverick in 5 days raised 165 sailfish, had 96 bites and released 46 on FLY. They also raised 3 Blue marlin, had 1 bite...
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April - May 2016

Connie Turner, Clarence “Lucky” Shawver and Rick Shawver arrived for their first visit to Pacific Fins. Fishing on Gypsy for 3 days they had 33...
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March 2016

The Father and Sons team of Ricardo, Eduardo and Ricard Sola arrived from Ecuador for 3 days fishing on Chechos. They raised 214 sailfish, had 175...
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Feb 2016

Geoff Begnaud, Paige Melancon, Keith Duplantis, Michael Moore, Richard Hargett, Lee Serrati, Michael Hamilton, James Edwards, Tory Gundersen and...
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January 2016

This is nuts. Frankie Dupre returned for the 2nd time in 3 months. Joining him on this trip were Brandie Metts and Brittany Butler. In 2.5 days on...
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December 2015

It was a pleasure having April Vokey of FlyGal Ventures - Fly fishing guide, instructor, writer, speaker and TV show host of Shorelines - join us...
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Oct/Nov 2015

Ber Pieper arrived again to fish with us. He was joined by Nick and Jim Newman. On Knotwork Day 1 they raised 20 sailfish, had 19 bites and released...
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April/May 2015

Guy Brown visited us for the 3rd year in a row. This was a very special trip because he brought his father Sam and a friend Mike McDaniel....
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March 2015

Bo Whitehead's group returned for the 4th time. This time he was joined by his friend John Boon's group. Fishing on Maverick and Gypsy for 1 day they...
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February 2015

The TaxSlayer group returned for the 7th time. This time they rented the entire Lodge for a week (Feb 26 - March 4) to entertain key clients and...
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January 2015

George Haskins arrived for the 3rd time. Joining George were Al Seavey, Ray and Paul Gagnon. Fly fishing for sails for 3 days on Gypsy. On day 1 and...
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Dec 2014

Father/Son team of Eric & Brett Knellinger returned for 2nd year in a row over Christmas. Also joining them this year are Heidi Roschke and Billy...
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Fall 2014

NOVEMBER is Big Time November continues to impress each year. Averages for the month (Nov 2014): PER DAY, PER...
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April 2014

April 10 - 19 Alexey Bozuk, Konstatin Grishin, Andrey Motaylenko, Alexsandr Guliaev, Andrey Kalayda and Sergei Vitkin arrived from Russia...
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March 2014

24 - 31 Larry Gury, Ralph Schulz and Mark Koller arrived for the 2nd year in a row. Fishing on Sirena for 3 days they raised 44 sailfish,...
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February 2014

Feb 24 - 28 Ricky Smith, Chris Vizena, Chuck Graff, Chris Bird, Marcus Blair, Alan Bird, Mike Ward, and Bill Weber arrived. Fishing for 4...
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January 2014

Jan 23 - 31 Peter Aschaffenburg returned for the 2nd year in a row with David Aschaffenburg, and Mark Bennett. Fishing on Maverick for 3...
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Dec 2013

Dec 21 - 31 Fishing slowed down right before Christmas then bounced back at the end of the month. Jim, Cynthia and James Bishop arrived...
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Nov 2013

Nov 20 - 30 Dominic Dominguez arrived for his 2nd trip with us. He brought his family to celebrate Thanksgiving in Guatemala. Along with...
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April 2013

April 15 - 21 Greg and Linda Maxon arrived for 4 days of fishing on Maverick. They raised 96 sailfish, had 82 bites and released 57. ...
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March 2013

March 12 - 31 Rusty Goff, Billy Goff, and Peter Collins returned for the 2nd time. Fishing on Maverick for 3 days they raised 38 sailfish,...
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February 2013

Feb 18 - 27 Roland MacKenzie and Jim Forsythe returned for the 2nd year in a row. Also, joining them were Steve Weaver and Robert Tollefson....
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January 2013

Jan 22 - 31 Murat Iyriboz arrived from Turkey for the 2nd straight year. Joining Murat was Gokhan Carmikli, Bora Tekin, Elvio Penetti, Deniz...
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December 2012

Dec 27 - 30 Fishing has been INSANE the last several days. John Temple and his son John Henry returned for their 2nd trip in the last 6...
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November 2012

Nov 24 - 26 Luis Cayo returned for his 2nd trip with us. Joining him were Ralph Judd, Mike Martin, and Judd Carlson. In 3 days fishing they...
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April 2012

April 23 - 28 We fished in the Local Tournament on Fortuna and Maverick. On April 27, 11 boats released 70 sailfish and 1 marlin. On April...
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March 2012

March 30 - 31 We welcomed well-regarded Outdoor Writer Gary Kramer and Kan Mayer to Guatemala. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 10 sailfish, had...
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February 2012

Feb 27 - 29 Ned Arthur, Dennis Hopkins, Robert Cody, and Christopher Pipps arrived for 3 days fishing. On Gypsy they raised 94 sailfish, had...
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Current Fishing Report - Updated Through Jan 2012

Jan 25 -30 Johnny and Stacy Powers arrived for their 10th visit in the last 3 years. Fishing on Gypsy they raised 149 sailfish and released...
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April 2011

April 3 - The Julius Nagy group arrived for the 6th time to Sailfish Bay. Julius Nagy, Kenneth Cordes, Ivan Hansen, Daniel Welch, Kent Rhude,...
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March 2011

March 3 - The Rhodes group invaded Sailfish Bay for the 5th year in a row. They always have a big old time at the Lodge. The group included...
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February 2011

Feb 3 - Hank McLarty, Tony Turner, and John Taylor arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Maverick they raised and released 1 sailfish and 3...
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January 2011

NOTE: Keep in mind the difference between fly fishing and conventional when reviewing the fishing reports. A couple of clients called in to...
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December 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...
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November 2010

Nov 8 - Matteo DeFalco, Sergio Ciarrocca, Alessandro Bianco, and Gianni Lubian joined us from Italy. They planned to fish and do a story for...
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Fishing Reports - Miscellaneous

Here are some scattered fishing reports we had not posted from a few trips in the Summer and early Fall. June 13 - James Cotton, Kevan...
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April/May 2010

April 1 - The Braddock group raised 25 sailfish on Sirena and released 19 conventional. The Braddock group raised 24 sailfish on Maverick...
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March 2010

March 1 - The Barker Smith group raised 9 sails on Gypsy and released 2 on fly. Also, they caught a 200+ Blue marlin on fly. That is...
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February 2010

Feb 1 - The Page group raised 32 sailfish on Gypsy and released 22 conventional. Joe & Christie Kern made their second visit to SBL....
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January 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Jan 1 - Maki raised 17 sailfish on Maverick with 4 strikes and releasing 1 on fly. Bill, Andrea, and Alice...
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December 2009

Dec 2 - Fritz Kieckhefer and Chris Bosworth arrived at Sailfish Bay. They raised 24 sailfish on Gypsy and released 10 conventional and 2 on...
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November 2009

Nov 1 - The McGrath group raised 28 sailfish and released 19 conventional on Gypsy. They also caught 2 dorado. Nov 2 - The McGrath...
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October 2009

Oct 10 - Bill Wydra Sr., Bill Wydra Jr., Blair Soars, Clair Hain, Roger Stonhecker, Robert Decusky, Timothy Wertman, and James Burke arrived...
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April/May 2009

April 1 - The Roth group raised 48 sailfish on Sirena and released 12 on fly and 2 conventional!! Bill Gibbs, Otto & Mary Sorensen...
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March 2009

March 1 - The Woods group raised 21 sailfish on Gypsy and released 11 conventional. Mike Rosenberg, Tim DosSantos, Bob Venora, John...
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February 2009

Feb 1 - Donny & Nick McClure returned for their second trip to Sailfish Bay. Joining them this year were Judd McClure, Jonathan and Bruce...
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January 2009

Jan 1 - Larry, Jacque, and Nicole Knupp arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing on Maverick they raised 22 sailfish and released 9 conventional. They...
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December 2008

Dec 1 - The Janke group raised 17 sailfish on Sirena and released 6 conventional. They also caught 2 dorado. The Janke group raised 8...
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November 2008

Nov 1 - Joe & Carol Musial were able to sneak in 1 day of fishing after arriving on a cruise ship. Joe was with us back in 2006 and returns...
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October 2008

We kicked-off the season with a bang at Sailfish Bay. Oct 10 - Donnie Arpin returned to Sailfish Bay for his 2nd trip. Also joining...
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June 2008

June fishing has been excellent at Sailfish Bay. Our "off-season" is better then many other destinations prime time. Scroll through the report and...
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May 2008

May 4 - Ken Rivadeneira arrived at Sailfish Bay to do a story for Taca Airlines In-Flight Magazine. Ken raised 40 sailfish on Gypsy and...
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April 2008

April 1 - The Stringfellow group raised 7 sailfish on Ballena and released 4 conventional. The Triesch group raised 14 sailfish on...
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March 2008

March 1 - Marc raised 23 sailfish on Che Cito and released 4 on fly. The Sory group raised 10 sailfish and released 3 on fly. The...
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February 2008

Feb 1 - The Courson group raised 15 sailfish and released 9 conventional aboard Macara. The Poole group raised 4 sailfish and released 3...
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January 2008

Jan 2 - Mike Morris & Andy Laursen arrived at Sailfish Bay and their target - sailfish on fly rods. Fishing on Sirena they raised 11 sailfish...
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December 2007

Dec 1 - Randy Raisins raised 12 sailfish and released 5 conventional on Sirena. The Jim Sheffield Group returned for their second trip to...
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November 2007

Nov 1 - Jim and Loren Forshaw arrived at Sailfish Bay. Fishing aboard Mariner they raised 2 sailfish, had 0 releases, but released 3 dorado. ...
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October 2007

Oct 5 - The Roger Green group arrived at Sailfish Bay to kick off the fall season. Roger was joined by father Paul Green, Jason Piper, Wayne...
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Summer 2007 - Fishing Report

July 3 - Barbara & Warren Hawkins joined us at Sailfish Bay. Fishing aboard Sirena the group released 9 sailfish conventional on 19 raises. ...
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May 2007

May 1 - The Kreider group released 6 sailfish and raised another Blue marlin. May 4 - David & Joette Wielicki and Del & Barbara...
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April 2007

April 1 - The Skiver group released 10 sailfish conventional on Ballena with 15 raises. The Ritz party released 1 sailfish conventional...
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March 2007

March 1 - Don & Jim released 2 sailfish on fly aboard Maverick. The Tom Shields group arrived at Sailfish Bay and also included Ron...
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February 2007

Feb 1 - Ed & Janet Bucknell relesed 15 sailfish on Maverick. The Courtney group released 21 sailfish on Allure and had a quadruple...
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January 2007

Jan 3,4,5,6,7 John and Milana Domas arrived at Sailfish Bay to begin their New Year. Fishing aboard Maverick on Jan 3 the first...
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December 2006

Nov 28,29 and Dec 1,2 International Light Tackle Association, the oldest and most prestigious tournament, visited Guatemala with 90...
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November 2006

Nov 3,4 Jordan Cooper & Leif Swenson arrived at Sailfish Bay for 2 days of fishing. On Nov 3 they released 11 sailfish conventional. On Nov...
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October 2006

After our yearly September shut down, we are back at it! Here is the latest from the fertile waters of Sailfish Bay. Oct 6,7,8 We were...
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Summer 2006

June 3 - 5 Francis Wimbish, Trenton Kelly, Jason Gilliam and Andy Townent fished aboard Gypsy and released 9 sailfish. June 13 -...
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May 2006

April 28 - May 3 Nancy Wickes and Ollie Fields fished aboard Gypsy and released 25 sailfish on fly and a 250 lb blue marlin in 6 days...
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April 2006

April 1 & 2 Hailing from Texas, Jimmie Ellison, Mike Foster, Jimmy Pierce and Roger Little joined us at SBL. Rookies to both Guatemala and...
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March 2006

Please check out the "Sailfish Bay Headlines" on our homepage for reports every few days on the fishing action. The fishing reports on this page...
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February 2006

From Feb 1 - 4 we welcomed The Jordan Pearlman group that also included Donna Pearlman, Don & Peg Barry, and John & Darline Plumley, and The Bob...
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January 2006

We were happy to welcome The Southern Sailfish Association to Sailfish Bay for their yearly tournament. This report comes to you from clients Jeff...
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December 2005

Dave Tinker & Steve Kehoe joined us in Guatemala for their first visit to Sailfish Bay. Their trip turned out to be a very productive one. ...
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November 2005

Sailfishing has been outstanding the past 10 days reminding us that Guatemala truly is the Sailfish Capital of the World. Sailfish Bay Lodge...
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October 2005

Blue Marlin and Dorado are hot! Sailfish are spotty. Water conditions are improving after Hurricane Stan brought tremendous rain, clouding the...
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Summer 2005

June 5 - 7 Steve Hovde and his son joined us for 3 days and their first visit to Sailfish Bay. June 5 Maverick released 5 sailfish for...
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May 1 - 31, 2005

May 1 Sunderland group continued.... May 1 Gypsy released 3 sailfish on fly. Maverick released 3 sailfish on fly. Stragos...
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April 1 - 30, 2005

April 1 & 2 The John Ellis party of 15 joined us again this year at Sailfish Bay. April 1 Gypsy released 3 sailfish on fly. Stragos...
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March 1 - March 31, 2005

Feb 28 - March 2 Leisure Time Travel continued..... Fishing aboard Maverick and Gypsy: March 1 - Maverick released 2 sailfish on fly...
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February 1 - February 28, 2005

Jan 30 - Feb 2 Tom Tomfodre Group continued..... Fishing aboard Maverick and Gypsy: Feb 1 - Maverick released 5 sailfish conventional...
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January 1 - January 31, 2005

We left the first 3 weeks of January open in 2005 to work on the resort. Fishing was pretty good during this timeframe. Jan 15 - 16 A...
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December 1 - December 31, 2004

The sailfish Bite is ON!!! Blue water as moved closer to shore and has brought thousands of sailfish with it! Sailfish are seen free jumping in all...
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October 5 - November 28, 2004

Nov 26 - 28 Steve & Woody McCabe joined us at Sailfish Bay Lodge for a 5th time in 3 years. They released 2 sails on Nov 26, 16 sails...
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May 17 - September 30, 2004

May 17 - 23 Guatemala fishing lured Grant & Bob Wiswell to Sailfish Bay Lodge. They released 10 sails on fly and 5 conventional in 3 days....
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February 16 - May 16, 2004

Here is the report for the last few months. Sorry for the delay. We've been busy catching sails! Please let us know if you can get away this summer...
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January 2 - February 14, 2004

Since our last report the fishing has been wonderful in Guatemala. Before I get into the report we have a few prime dates left for anyone wishing to...
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December 15 - December 21, 2003

Dec 15 We welcomed anglers Fred Stabler and Joel Kaplan from Washington DC for their first visit to Guatemala. Fred and Joel were fly...
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November 30 - December 6, 2003

Nov 30 Fishing remains very good despite some windy weather for three days due to the change of moon position. We went out with Fred Tabor...
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November 14 - November 17, 2003

Our boat "Maverick" wins 3rd place in Presidential Challenge of Central America Tournament held here in Guatemala Nov 14-16, 2003! On Nov 14,...
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October 24 - November 13, 2003

Our season began with a bang. Our first group of the season released a 350 lb blue marlin on Day 1. Roy Hager from Alabama fishing with 3 other...
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September 19, 2003

Excellent Fishing!!! Lots of Marlin!!! Cool blue water has moved in and has brought sailfish and loads of marlin. One local boat owner has caught 2...
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September 9, 2003

Sept 9 We took our boat "Maverick" out for three hours to check water conditions and try some fly fishing for sails. Sailfish Bay Lodge...
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August 1 - August 4, 2003

Aug 1 We welcomed the Seller's family from Florida for their first visit to Guatemala. Fishing at 18 miles, Corey Sellers started off the...
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July 20 - July 30, 2003

July 20 We welcomed Jim Scott and family to Sailfish Bay Lodge. Jim is manager of El Pescador Fishing Lodge in nearby Belize and was anxious...
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June 11 - June 14, 2003

June 11 We welcomed first timers Adam Schramm and Jeff Shearan to our Lodge. Visiting from Virgina, they both were excited to catch sailfish...
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May 28 - June 1, 2003

Because we run a smaller, personal and intimate operation (4 - 12 anglers), I suggest you begin to look at your dates very, very soon. The month of...
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May 5 - May 11, 2003

May 5 - 8: Club Nautico Fishing Tournament The local Guatemalan boat club (Club Nautico) held it´s annual spring tournament featuring...
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May 1 - May 3, 2003

May 1 We welcomed Scott Ruprecht, co-owner of Sailfish Guatemala, Peacock Bass expert Larry Larsen, and client H. Whitney Bailey to...
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March 28 - April 18, 2003

Mar 28 We welcomed returning clients Martin Harrison and Bill Smith from Texas to Casa Del Mar for their second visit with us. Action was...
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March 12 - March 22, 2003

Mar 12 We welcomed our returning client Ed Opler from Jackson Hole Wyoming and this year he brought legendary fly fishing casting champion...
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February 28 - March 10, 2003

Feb 28 - Mar 5 Fishing continued to be excellent with boats reporting sailfish releases from 18 to 31 per day. "Full Circle" had 31 releases...
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February 21 - February 28, 2003

Feb 21 The Eason's and Clement's continued with great fishing! They released 21 sailfish for a 3 day total of 61 sails! Last year the Eason's...
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February 13 - February 19, 2003

Feb 14 Friends on "Full Circle" released 30 sailfish! Blue water has moved into 15 miles from shore and sails are jumping everywhere and...
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January 26 - February 11, 2003

Jan 26 We welcomed Rob Richardson and his friends aboard "Maverick" and Gregg Pavallon aboard "Full Circle" . Action aboard Maverick was a...
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