Archive for March, 2009

Saving Billfish – more on Guatemala and Central America Fishing

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

An update to our previous pleas for protecting billfish in Central America – and in particylar Costa Rica and Guatemala. Pleased top report that work has been going on and progress has been made between the seven members of the Central America group working towards an agenda and statute to protect the sportfishing industry in the region.

It was announced this past week that the seven countries have reached agreement on how to move towards the goal of achieving a sustainable sportfishing industry and fisheries management. The intent is to establish standards and to promote measures to limit longlining and other destructive types of activities – while promoting data collection and fish tagging in order to build a data based plan for the region.
None of this will happen overnight – but it should be viewed as constructive and definitiely progress for anybody involved or concerned with sportfishing particularly for pelagic fish in the region.

Happy St. Paddy’s Day !

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

And goodbye to the green – in our case it’s goodbye to the green water that has been hanging around for far too long ! We are pleased to report that that weather has been fine, the seas have been calm – and many a group recently has been experienceing some great (and consistent !) fishing down here in Pez Vela land – home to the greatest sailfishing in the world.
The Guatemala fishing has been improving steadily as the water has improved – raising once again good numbers of billfish each day. Still plenty of blue marlin around. For the complete weekly fishing report, or to register for our regular updates visit www.GreatSailfishing.com

Fishing in Guatemala mid-end February 2009

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

 

Mixed and unusual are two adjectives that come to mind. The fishing has been in general much less predictable than is usual or desirable – but we pride ourselves in telling it like it is.
We have sent our boats out up to sixty miles to try and find good blue water – and we have found it – but it is quite a drag out there (and in particular coming back !) for what has been only marginal better fishing than the whole fleet was experiencing much closer to home.

As we speak, the fishing has been improving significantly – with boats consistently picking up double digits. You can read our full fishing report here