February 2012 Report

Fishing continues to be very good with lots of sails and a few marlin around: * 1-2: The Brad Decker party fishing on the Captain Hook reported the boat raised 27 sails, had 22 bites and released 19 sails and 1 blue marlin – est 400lbs. * 31 Jan-02 Feb: The Darling family on the…

Finishing Up The Month

* Brenton party from Washington State is aboard the Intensity with Capt. Mike Sheeder 110 raised, 94 bites and 70 sails released! * Samanka party from Pennsylvania is aboard the Rum Line on their annual trip with Capt. Chris Sheeder. The boat raised 113, had 80 bites and released 48 sails! * Roberts party is…

Billfishing – With a Yo-Yo

I’d like to introduce you to the IBYYA. What is the IBYYA, you ask? The International Billfish Yo-Yo Association — or more simply put, those who like to troll for billfish with a hand line and a yo-yo, a plastic device with a thumb rim-drag that’s often used in Third World countries in place of…

January 2012 Report

2011 ended and 2012 began with some fantastic fishing action from both sailfish and blue marlin. The year ended with boats raising up to 7 blues a day, and the year began with boats raising up to 40 sails a day! The McGee / Hughes group tried their luck fishing aboard the Rum Line the…

January 2012 Fishing Report

Greetings from Casa Vieja Lodge: Yesterday January, January 9, 2012 was the practice day for the Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Challenge, five boats fished the practice day and the results are: Rum Line, Captain Chris Sheeder, Angler Don Butler 1 sailfish Release, Angler Brian Horsley 2 Sailfish Released. Total 3 on fly. Release, Captain Chico…

December Fishing Report

2 & 3 Dec – The ILTTA winds down their 4 day fishing extravaganza with tremendous results: If you were wondering were to catch a Pacific Sailfish, you may want to remember to add Guatemala to your list. 30 Boats fished all four days of this Tournament to release 1,169 Sailfish. That is a 39…

David “Sam” Clapp joins our Miami Sales Staff

PUERTO SAN JOSE, Guatemala – November 9, 2011 Casa Vieja Lodge is proud to announce the addition of David “Sam” Clapp to our Miami sales staff. Sam moved over from Jackson, Wyoming where he has been a fishing guide for over 20 years. Sam has guided in Montana, Idaho and the Florida Keys. Growing up on Long Island, New York, Sam’s passion was Stripers, Bluefish and Tuna etc. In…