“A Different Kind of Tournament”/ Pre-Order your Pelagic Gear
“A Different Kind Of Tournament”
Casa Vieja Lodge Finds an Innovative Way to Help a Local School
Make sure to check out Marlin Magazine’s 2015 August/September issue. The magazine features an article written by John Brownlee “A Different Kind Of Tournament“. Every year Casa Vieja Lodge holds the No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout and this is not an ordinary tournament! We focus on giving back to the schools and children in Guatemala! This past tournament we raised $10,000 for the local primary school, Santa Cecilia. The money is accumulated by $20 donations from each Sancocho, or missed bite from anglers. So far we were able to provide the children with running potable water and repaired the roof! The 320 children that attend this school will also return from summer vacation to new desks and white boards! If you are interested in a good time AND a good cause, the 2016 No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout will be held May 12-14th. Make sure to contact us to reserve your boat as many teams have already rebooked for this fun, exciting, and rewarding tournament!
Exclusive PELAGIC Pre-Order
We appreciate YOU, and want to give back! Our e-newsletter subscribers will now receive exclusive discounts, prizes, and deals! Tune into our monthly newsletter to reel in your special!
Pre-order your Pelagic Custom Deluxe Logo Tee made exclusively for Casa Vieja Lodge. You really can’t go wrong with a classic. Stamped with the High Impact PELAGIC Deluxe logo graphic, the shirt features a small front logo with the iconic Pacific Sailfish and Guatemalan Flag, much larger logo on back, and with the Casa Vieja lodge logo on the the right sleeve. Rock the PELAGIC and Casa Vieja Lodge name bold and proud with the original Deluxe logo tee in navy blue for just $25.
Pre-order now and receive FREE SHIPPING on your order! Orders are set to ship on October 1st, so have your shirt ready for Winter Sailfishing Season! This deal is exclusive for our E-subscribers only!! Hurry to our online shop to reel in your shirts before they are gone!
“Greatest Catch” Contest Winner
A big GRACIAS to everyone who participated in last month’s “Greatest Catch” contest! We received many awesome catches and stories. It was a hard choice but the winner of a FREE Casa Vieja Lodge Dri-Fit Shirt is…. drum roll… Mike Jennings!! Mike’s greatest catch is featured in the picture above and was caught and released on one of two of our brand new 35-ST Contender, the El Cadejo! Here is what Mike had to say about his Greatest Catch:“Totally awesome trip! We came down this past March for 4 days of fishing with the lodge. First timers to Guatemala and to Casa Vieja Lodge. Not sure what to expect, and after several discussions with the “Totally Awesome” staff in Florida – we decided to book the smaller 35ft Contender to suit our party’s needs. Right off the bat, super impressed from the time we landed and greeted by our shuttle driver all the way to the impressive arrival at the lodge. Were a bunch of grubby Pacific North West anglers that normally spend our time fishing for Salmon, Ling Cod and Halibut in the big blue waters off the coast and also the cold rivers of Washington State – the staff treated us like we were the only ones to have ever travel there…. Top Notch all the way. Excited as heck to hit the water the following morning, after a hearty breakfast we were driven down to the docks. We were met by Captain Carlos and his brother Deckhand Alex – on the super clean 35ft Contender “El Cadejo”. Boat was pre-prepped and ready to roll as we step on the dock. With the permission to come aboard granted – we were off. Captain Carlos and Alex are super fun and a blast to fish with. Everything was at our pace and our desires. Lots of pointers on the first day or so, had us hooking and releasing like champs the next couple days. We released over 50 Sails on three days and fourth we targeted tuna a lot farther off shore. Ceviche and lunch prepped by Alex was a fantastic daily treat for all of us. We will be back! Alex and Carlos – look out the Washington goonies are coming back….. Got more songs you’ll enjoy. Oh, by the way unreal sound system on the El Cadejo – even learned the Sailfish dance from Alex on the way back in. Regards, Mike, Craig, Erik and Wayne”
Congratulations Mike!! -Be sure to read the newsletter for more contests, discounts, and deals! If you missed out on the contest our Dri-fit Shirts are also available for purchase at our online store CLICK HERE.
Experience your very own fishing highlight! Book now for 15% OFF summer fishing!
Ain’t no time like the summertime blues, and August has us brought our fair share of blue marlin into the spread. Our anglers have been able to enjoy fresh caught mahi mahi and tuna aboard the fleet for lunch! The seas have remained calm and are perfect for family trips and make for a perfect end of summer get-away. Go ahead and take advantage of Labor Day weekend and book now for 15% off! Here are some fantastic highlights:
From August 3-7th, the 42nd Annual White Marlin Open was held and Casa Vieja Lodge presented the 2015 Top Release Boat to Team Fishaholic, with a beautiful Casa del Jade White Marlin Plaque. In addition, they received a check for $50,127 CONGRATULATIONS! Conservation pays off!
From August 8-10th, the Afinity with Capt. Chico Alvarenga, had 30 raises, 25 bites, 19 releases, Mahi-mahis and 6 yellow fin tuna!
From August 12-15th, the Rum Line, with Capt. Chris Sheeder, placed 2nd in the 2015 Flor de Caña Tournament- Marlin Division that was held in Nicaragua!
On August 15th, the Afinity with Capt. Nicho Alvarenga, had 26 raises, 26 bites, and 18 releases!
On August 25th, Capt. Chris Sheeder fished a half-day and had 15 raises, 11 bites, 8 releases, and 3 Blue Marlin raises!