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…

Captain’s Blog: June 2010

* Sunday, June 6th, the Finest Kind and Pelagian, had a family and friends fishing day. The effects of the previous weeks’ rainy weather seem to be over and the blue water was in close and tight. In a short day of fishing the Finest Kind (Capt. Chris) raised 7 Sails and a Blue Marlin;…

Captain’s Blog: May 2010

* The Jones party arrived in their private jet and their first day (30 Apr) on Finest Kind and Intensity were pretty much a bust. The Mecca party on Rum Line had a similar fishing day. The weather kicked up and the seas got nasty. Rain started on Friday intermittently thru the weekend. Tho the…

Captain’s Blog: May 19, 2008

May 5th & 6th Finds Matt Eastman, Rich Christianson, Mike Butler and special guest Mike, the designated angler of ESPN2’s “Who Wants to Go Fishing”. The group raised 15 sails in 2 days of fishing having 14 bites and 6 releases they also got on a school of spinner dolphins and released endless amounts of…

Captain’s Blog: April 2010

The Shimano group finished its final day (01 April) with 19 raised, 16 bites and 14 releases. Total for the 4 day trip was 57-52-38 released a 1 blue The team of Daniel and Jacob Pearcy (02 thru 04) were able to get down for a few days. Daniel is a regular customer of Capt.…