December Report

If November was an indicator, then we’re off to a great start for the season. December anglers doing well. 01 DEC = Ahern on Makaira 31-28-21 Ahern on Intensity 26-21-12 /3 – 3 – 1 blue 150# 02 DEC = Kuhlewind on Intensity 10-8-8 /1-1-1 blue 200# Martin on Rum Line 12-7-1 on fly /…

Capt. Jake Jordan’s Report

Greetings from North Carolina: I arrived home from Guatemala last night at midnight, drove to the hospital at 6 AM this morning, to an appointment to get a shot of cortisone into my right hip to try to relieve the arthritis pain. Sorry for the delay in sending Sailfish School reports from Casa Vieja Lodge…

November off to Great Start!

With the great October fishing behind us, the Rum Line pulled into November with a bang! The 13th annual Torneo Internacional de Pesca was held Nov. 10th to the 13th, a 20lb. test and strictly ballyhoo tournament that anglers got to test their skills against some fantastic Marlin action. The Rum Line started strong on…

More from John Whitney

I hope that this is shared with the owner and all of the management staff as well as resort and boat staff. This trip was amazing!! From start to finish it vastly exceeded our expectations! The resort staff took customer service to a whole new level! Juan Carlos Santos was an incredible guide. Antonio does…

Captain’s Blog: Family Reunion

The Whitney group from Arizona, had a famliy reunion at the Casa Vieja Lodge and aboard the Rum Line, Oct. 22nd and 23rd, and the fishing didn’t slow down. Day one we rasied almost 30 sails and the group caught 9 from 22 bites. We also raised a nice Blue Marlin, but as sometimes the…

Captain’s Blog: October 17-22, 2010

My friend Austin Hepburn and one of his clients spent five days fly-fishing for Billfish Casa Vieja Lodge last week. As I have been saying this coming season is going to produce awesome fishing here now that the El Niño is over. Austin had world-class fly-fishing for Sailfish and Blue Marlin. Billfish on a fly…

Tred Talks Ultra Light

There are many ways to skin an elk and many ways to hook a sailfish on dead bait with circle hooks. Captain Chris Sheeder aboard the Rum Line our 40’ Gamefisherman has caught over 16,000 sailfish and over 1,000 blue marlin. Six of the sails have been caught on 2lb. test. Two of the six…

Pheasant Run Hunting Club

Introducing Pheasant Run, the ultimate shooting destination! Located in beautiful Laguna El Pino, Guatemala’s fruit and flower country about a half hour southeast of Guatemala City. One and a half hours from Casa Vieja Lodge! Pheasant Run offers pheasant, quail and dove hunting over their beautiful Brittany Spaniels. The owners of Pheasant Run have their…

Dear Fellow Anglers

I’m happy to report that all is well in Guatemala. Lodge Manager Antonio Valdez and his staff are tending to repairs and alterations to the Lodge. The Captains and crews that remained in Guatemala are tending to the annual maintenance of the fleet while some of our Captains are fishing in far off waters. In…

“Makaira” joins fleet

Casa Vieja, is excited to announce the re-naming of the “Pelagian,” Casa Vieja’s famous 37’ Rybovich. Jim Turner, along with the boats new co-owner, me – Capt. Tred Barta, will re-name her “Makaira.” This has been the name of all my boats for the last 30 years. Makaira will be docked alongside the rest of…