Interview: Capt. Chris Sheeder

This Guatemala-based captain has more than 20,000 billfish releases to his credit. Few places compare to Guatemala for numbers of billfish. Capt. Chris Sheeder, who runs the charter boatRum Line out of Casa Vieja Lodge, has been fishing Guatemala for 12 years now and he’s got a long resume to show for it. Over the years he’s…

Guatemala Goes Out With a Bang

Guatemala went out with a bang, definitely not a whimper. With only two boats, I got to fish on both of them. Usually, with four boats, the instructors stay on the same boat for all four days, so we get to talk with and coach all of the students for a day. Both skippers, Chico (TK) and…

20 Chances Off Guatemala

No April Fools here, just a bunch of lucky and happy anglers, especially after getting here yesterday afternoon and being told the fishing was slow, with the only boat out seeing only four fish. Today, my team had more than 20 chances and reckoned we had released 17 sails. To be honest about it, I lost count,…

Guatemalan Sailfish On Fly

Fly fishing is changing. 30 years ago, big fish – I’m talking about really big fish, like Pacific sailfish, bluefin tuna and even marlin – were simply not compatible with fly fishing. If you told a bluewater sportsboat captain that you wanted to fly fish for any of these classic big game trophies, you’d be…

Nice letter from a recent client.

Dear Sam: Linda and I retuned last night from Guatemala.  The trip was extraordinary in all respects, including both the fishing and the side trip to Antigua. We caught 35 sailfish and 1 striped marlin, together with a plethora of dorado/mahi mahi during our three (3) days of fishing! We would like to return to…

Greetings from Guatemala

Yes, the fishing is off the hook here!!! 30 to 70 raises a day for sometime now on the Casa Vieja boats and a bunch of Blue Marlin thrown in the mix as well. I just got back from the Miami Boat Show and entertained the Kennedy group from Calgary, Canada aboard the Rum Line…

Greetings from Guatemala

Greetings from Guatemala, just to keep you up to date, the fishing has been good to say the least. Some big numbers have been posted as far as 40 miles and as close as 3 miles with some Blue Marlin in the mix as well. The Samanka group fished the Rum Line the end of…