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 of fishing, 4nights lodging (including your own private room), VIP airport transportation, alcohol and meals, laundry service, and the finest tournament tackle. This rate is normally reserved for parties of 4 anglers!
Act fast as this is based on availability. Call our Miami office at 1-800-882-4665 for more information or email us and secure your spot. Team up with other solo anglers while also splitting the cost and making new friends. November marks the start of winter and when fishing heats up! Test out different techniques, get tips and tricks from our top tagging mates and captains, and cross Casa Vieja Lodge off your bucket list.
Kicking Plastic at Casa Vieja
Each year, 200 billion plastic bottles are produced. Unfortunately, an estimated 10% of these bottles make their way into the ocean. At the current rate of plastic pollution, we could see more plastic than fish, by weight, in the world’s oceans by 2050! Although these numbers are overwhelming, the good news is that by making small changes together we can all help stem the flow of plastic pollution. At Casa Vieja, we pride ourselves in being a steward of the environment and we are doing our part by following the lead set by Costa Del Mar and their Kick Plastic campaign.
This July at the International Convention of Allied Sporting Trades (ICAST) Kristen Salazar, owner and director of marketing at Casa Vieja, joined Costa as a guest speaker for the launch of their Kick Plastic Guide & Outfitter Program. During the talk, Kristen shared with the audience how Casa Vieja Lodge has been eliminating plastic bottles at the lodge and their future endeavors. This upcoming season the Lodge will implement water dispensers throughout the grounds and provide clients with refillable YETI 26oz Ramblers to use during their stay.
Another green changeWhen enjoying a refreshing cocktail on the boat or back at the lodge, beverages will have bamboo straws instead of regular, plastic straws. In addition, new containers for client lunches will be used that are plant based instead of plastic or styrofoam. Phase II of the project will have the biggest impact though and will come from cutting out plastic water bottles on all of our boats by guests refilling their YETI Ramblers from a refillable water cooler. The end result of these small changes add up to eliminate close to 30,000 bottles of water in a single season!
Please support us in this effort to help Kick Plastic as we all have a part to play to reduce our impact on the environment. Check out the Kick Plastic website for more information to find out what you can do to turn the tide against plastic pollution.
Captain’s Profile: Efron Rizzo
Hear it in his own words why Efron Rizzo, captain of the El Cadejo, one of our 35′ ST Contenders, loves fishing in Guatemala and working for Casa Vieja Lodge. It’s the expertise of captains like Efron that sets us apart and here is why.
“I have fished in Panama, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Mexico, and Ocean City, Maryland catching blue marlin, sailfish, white marlin, spearfish, and yellowfin tuna. My best day of fishing (outside of Guatemala) was 25 white marlin and 7 blue marlin. I have fished the White Marlin Open and two other Mid-Atlantic tournaments. Boats I have fished on were Man O’ War (Capt. Jonathan Gerard), Spindrift (Capt. Jason Brice), Release (Capt. Erik Lorenz), Finest Kind (Capt. Ron Hamlin, Capt. David Salazar), and Bonny Read (Capt. Angel Merentes). In Guatemala I have had many great days, but the best day released 91 sailfish. Special moments, 2 grand slams in Guatemala, one from the fighting chair and one on stand-up. I fish because it is my passion, I love my work since I was little and dreamed of this job. Case Vieja makes the best, 5 star quality of service, its super excellent dining and the best fleet and crews in Guatemala.”
While there may not be many guests at the lodge, there are plenty of fish to be caught! The tuna are in abundance, sailfishing has been consistent and blue marlin have made the occasional appearance. The guests are few and far in-between, but the fish certainly are not so come take advantage of our 15% off Summer Fishing discount before it’s too late!
Remember, you can always find our daily fishing reports on our website HERE. Below are just a few highlights:
- July 1 & 2 – The Afinity raised 34 sailfish, had 27 bites and released 21! They also caught 6 tuna and 8 mahi-mahi.
- July 12-14 – The Spindrift raised 27 sailfish, had 24 bites and released 17!
- July 12 – The Spindrift released 5 sailfish, had one blue marlin bite, caught 2 mahi-mahi and 11 tuna!
- August 7-9 – Afinity raised 52 sailfish, had 46 bites, and released 31! On top that they had one blue marlin bite, caught 2 tuna and 3 mahi-mahi.