Posts Tagged ‘the billfish foundation’

Guatemala Fishing report June7th 2009

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Over the course of the years, I have heard many debates and even some arguments about whether the rain affects the fishing…………..positively or negatively. I guess my conclusion after listening and in some cases partaking in these debates is that “it depends”………………so it is with much of fishing, and with most of the variables involved. The weather offshore has been relatively kind. Some showers, even the odd thunderhead thrown in – but nothing good size sportfishing boats can’t handle with ease and almost comfort. The seas have been rolling as much as 4-6ft – which is unusual even for this time of year – but sometimes that is what it takes to literally “shake things up” and get the fish to bite. Our most recent trips have reported some great and consistent bites on BIG Blue Marlin. Our Blues generally average in the 300-450lb class……..but these have been averaging considerably more, maybe 500+ and as high as 650lbs or so.

read the full report here :

http://www.greatsailfishing.com/en/weeklyfishing.htm

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.