1,500 Sailfish Releases Since February 1st!

Miami International Boat Show     Our last Trade Show stop is tomorrow February 15- 19 at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show. Come and visit us at Tent D-316, next to Capt Harry’s Fishing Supply. Sign-up for show specials, and talk with our famed captains. See the usual suspects joining us below! Friday 3-5pm: Capt. Chris Sheeder, Rum Line & Capt. David Salazar, Poco Loco Saturday &…

Double-digit Raises AND Releases!

2018 Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge   The ninth annual Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge tournament took place on January 7 (practice day) 8, 9, 10, (tournament dates), at the world-class Casa Vieja Lodge in Guatemala. This time for the first time ever, the fishing was slow for Guatemala standards, seems like some cold…

2017 CVL Billfish Season: 28,051 Raises, 23,535 Bites & 13,949 Releases

2017 CVL Billfish Season The reports have been tailed for the 2017 Casa Vieja Lodge Billfish Season: 22,351 Raises 17,208 Bites 10,464 Releases If you were one of the many anglers that helped contribute to this number, stand proud! Congrats to all anglers for helping us achieve this! All of these numbers can be found on our…

Stress-Free Holidays at Casa Vieja Lodge

Stepping up to the Helm Capt. Nico Melendrez began his career in the sportfishing industry in 1994. Previously a local artesianal fisherman, he was trained by Tim Choate in a handful of mate schools to launch the sportfishing industry in Guatemala. Nico has been the first mate aboard the Rum Line for close to 10 years. He is one of…

Marlin & Mahi? Muy Bueno!

Costa Holiday Catch   During the holiday season you are always on the hunt for deals. Look no further than the Costa Holiday Catch Sweepstakes where you can enter to win one of two fishing trips. Adventure one, a trip to Casa Vieja Lodge or Adventure 2, the Florida Keys. Two lucky anglers will be guided by Costa Pro Captains and spend…

Thankful for Sancochos & Sailfish!

Happy Turkey Day   Casa Vieja Lodge would like to wish all of our friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving and we wish you were here celebrating with us! We are very grateful for your friendship and time you spend with us in Guatemala. While you are perusing through this newsletter between flying, basting the…

480 Sailfish RELEASES in 8 Days!

Rick Murphy and CCA Team Visit   Captain Rick Murphy of Sportsman’s Adventures hosted a trip October 26-30th of Casa Vieja Lodge Rookies from the likes of CCA Texas, CCA Florida, and Building Conservation Trust (CCA’s National Habitat Program). With Tropical Storm Selma lurking on the pacific, it made for not so ideal conditions, but that didn’t stop these tried and true…

WITCH Boat Are You Fishing On this Season?

The Queen is Back Finally, she has been released from Casa Vieja Lodge Marine Services and had her maiden voyage this past weekend during the 15th Annual Club Nautico de Guatemala Tournament. The Release, a 37’ Merritt, has completed a 2-year overhaul and reclaimed her reign as queen of the Casa Vieja Lodge fleet. Originally built in 1961,…

Ready to Start Fallin’ for Billfish

Support Hurricane Relief Efforts The Southeastern United States has been hit hard with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Thankfully all of our clients survived the storms and are in the rebuilding process but will be back stronger than before! Casa Vieja Lodge donated 100% of proceeds from our online shop sales to the Greater Houston Community Foundation, and personally thanked…

Summertime Sailing

Single Angler’s Week This November!     Single Anglers Week – It’s Back! Calling all SOLO anglers! You asked for it, and now you have another opportunity to come alone and fish at the world famous Casa Vieja Lodge November 1-4th at a much cheaper rate than normal! For $2,930/angler you will fish with the best in the business for 3 full days…

Summertime Sailfish Strong

Look Out! CVL Hits the Road! ICAST 2017 CVL will be putting up its booth at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) July 12-14, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. ICAST is the biggest and best sportfishing trade show in the world. Come and meet two of our famous Captains: Chris Sheeder of the Rum Line, and David…

Cure Your Summertime Blues!

Catch Us at ICAST For the first time, CVL will be putting up its booth at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) July 10-13, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. ICAST is the biggest and best sportfishing trade show in the world. Come and meet two of our famous Captains: Chris Sheeder of the Rum Line, and David…

May the Marlin be with You

Success Occurs When Strangers Become Friends Casa Vieja Lodge hosted the prestigious Marlin University of Marlin Magazine from May 4-7th. Marlin University gives anglers hand-on, personalized, side-by-side instruction in actual blue-water conditions! Joining us in Guatemala were top billfish instructors Charles Perry, Fly Navarro, George Sawley, and Bo Jenyns. With an MU instructor on each boat…

Mucho Marlin- Muchas Gracias!

Summer Fishing Plans Summer is so close we can feel the heat! Secure your summer vacation plans at Casa Vieja Lodge and grab an extra 15% off during June and July. Our “people season” is slowing down, but definitely not the fishing! With the extra time during summer plan to explore more of the hidden…

April Forecast: Sunny Skies with a High Chance of Sailfish Showers

Gifts For Grads & Dads If you have children or grandchildren that are graduating, show them how proud you are with a trip to Casa Vieja Lodge for their graduation gift! This once in a lifetime trip will build lasting memories and allow your child to experience action packed, adrenaline filled fishing, and is a guaranteed way to get them just as excited about fishing…

No April Showers here, just “Pregnant” Sailfish

VERY RARE: Pregnant Sailfish Caught on FLY APRIL FOOLS! While our April Fool’s sailfish photo looks like she is about to give birth to a small whale, we do see “pregnant” females, but they never get that enormous, and they are full of eggs not baby sailfish! Did you know during spawning season a single female is…

Mama’s and Marlin, Oh my!

Treat Mom to Fishing   Mother’s Day is a mere two months away! What are you doing for that special lady angler in your life? Casa Vieja Lodge is offering a free hour massage to all those deserving ladies when you spend your lovely day in Guatemala. The kids will love their time reeling in sailfish after…

Spring has Come, and the Fish have Sprung

Watch Out World    The Gaddy’s are one of our favorite families. Fin and his twin boys, Brown and Charles, joined Casa Vieja Lodge during Thanksgiving this past year, and made it back again in February right before the boys birthday. Now at the fresh age of 9 they have managed to hook and release many of their own fish,…