April News – 2nd Edition – No Sancocho Results

2015 No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout Results Guatemala’s most exciting and prestigious billfish tournament, The 2015 No Sancocho Shootout was held April 16-18 at Casa Vieja Lodge and in 3 days- 7 boats released 217 sailfish, 1 striped marlin, and (drumroll please!) 222 SANCOCHOS for a total of $4,440 ($20/per sancocho).Prior to the tournament, Cummins Engines announced they would match the…

Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge Results

We were proud to host the 5th Annual Sailfish Challenge at the Lodge. First Place, Team Intensity: Captain Mike Sheeder, Anglers: Tony Weaver with, (One Striped Marlin and 5 Sailfish), and Joe Seelig, (One Striped Marlin and 4 Sailfish). Second Place, Team Rum Line: Captain Chris Sheeder, Anglers: Don Butler (5 sailfish) and Danny Cline, (8 sailfish). Third Place,Team Spindrift: Captain Nicho Alvarenga, Anglers: Mark Schifrin…

Guatemala Delivers Yet Again

Twenty years ago, in 1993, Guatemala hosted the International Light Tackle Tournament Association (ILTTA) tournament, and I got to travel down and cover the event as my first-ever assignment for Marlin magazine. I’d worked there a year, and they were finally letting me out of the building. I met two guys on that trip that I’ve grown…