May is for Mamas, Mahi & Marlin

First Timers   Casa Vieja Lodge hosted the prestigious Marlin University of Marlin Magazine from April 23-28th. Marlin University gives anglers hand-on, personalized, side-by-side instruction in actual blue-water conditions! Joining us in Guatemala were top billfish instructors Dave Ferrell, Fly Navarro, George Sawley, and Bo Jenyns. A MU instructor is on each boat which gives the anglers the coaching…

Looking For an Excuse to go Fishing?

Pick Me, Pick Me   Looking for excuses to plan a fishing trip? Look no further, we got you covered! Celebrate the long Memorial Day Weekend fishing on a beautifully maintained sport fisher, lake-like seas, 88 degree weather, with loads of sailfish and more chances at HUGE mahi mahi, tuna, and blue marlin! You could…

April Forecast Calls for Sailfish Showers

On The Hunt We hope everyone had a fantastic Easter and Spring Break, albeit at Casa Vieja Lodge it was a tad bit better! There was an intense Easter egg hunt, accompanied of course with a rabbit piñata for the children. Adults took time to see Semana Santa (Holy Week) processions in Antigua which is the second largest celebration…

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…

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…