Posts Tagged ‘guatemala fishing tournament’

Flyfishing for Sail fish in Guatemala

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

There is much we could write, and much left to be written………..about flyfishing for large pelagic sail fish in Guatemala. Such topics as the right tippet, knots, hooks to use (single ? double ??), hook setting etc etc………..but in the end probably the most important factor in at least getting a bite out of a lit up sail fish is what you land in front of him at the stern.

About half of our clients now exclusively flyfish when they come fishing to Guatemala – and we have seen all kinds of great gear. Often, inside the gear box is a grand assortment of flies, some tied lovingly by hand.

We used to carry a decent selection on our boats as well – but after years of testing and observing, we now carry only two…………and they are the same fly just in two color options. As far as I know, just about every charter operator in the region, when pressed, will vouch for the same fly – Cam Sigler in pink&white. Save some baggage space – this is what the fish want !!

 

Oh ! and the other fly ??…………..Cam Sigler popper in Chartreuse.

Fishing the Moon in Guatemala

Friday, February 27th, 2009

We have just entered the new moon for fishing in Guatemala, so it seemes like an opportune time to raise it as an issue for comment. Many clients, friends and crazy associates demand that they organise to fish for sailfish in particular pacific sailfish around the new moon. No other time – even fishing in Guatemala – is good enough.Many other factors effect the fishing in Guatemala however – and I was struck when reading of recent studies, in particular one that collated statistics over a decade in Australia – that basically showed some correlation. The remarkable finding however was that there was correlation for the new moon (yellowfin, Mahi) – but also for the full moon (Black Marlin) !!

So much for that theory !

Why such different results ?

According to this study’s authors, currents effect the fishing significantly, and as we all know, the biggest tides occur everywhere during the full and new moons…….and different species react in different ways to the changing of the drive of the currents and the effects on the concentration or otherwise of baitfish.

Guatemala National Sportfishing Tournament

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Was held last week – results were

16 sportfishing boats participated

412 Sailfish releases the first day

394 Sailfish releases the second day

……….now that’s good fishing !