The Luck Of The Marlin!

Make way for April Blues   The man in the blue suit has made his debut earlier this season and our anglers surely aren’t complaining about his entrance. The blue marlin tends to start showing up in late April and get heavier in numbers as the summer progresses however, they have been in a part…

3,022 Bites in February! Are YOU Tournament Ready?

See What’s Out There   Casa Vieja Lodge has teamed up with Costa del Mar Sunglasses to bring the first ever Angler Trial Lens Program to the fleet. Seven of our boats will have a box of six Costa Sunglasses each with a different color lens, for you to test while out fishing. It’s one thing to…

532 Sailfish Release in February So-Far

Springtime Warmth  If you are still experiencing cold weather come April, then warm and sunny Guatemala is your remedy to your winter blues. With and average of 12-15 sailfish raises per boat, per day, the high chance of a fresh mahi mahi sandwich while out fishing, and ice cold beverages will be the only type of ice you…

28,027 Raises, 21,325 Bites, 12,404 Release in 2018!

2018 Annual Billfish Report The numbers were tailed for the 2018 Casa Vieja Lodge Annual billfish report and we are proud to announce the grand total of 28,027 Raises, 21,235 Bites, 12,404 Releases. This report is a total of the CVL Fleet that fished during the 9-month season, and keep in mind there were many rest days, and…

New Years Resolution: Fish More

Next Year, I’ll Fish More We all know New Year resolutions seem to be for areas of physical improvements…I’ll eat less, I’ll work out more… how about doing something you’ll actually stick to… I’ll fish more!! That, Casa Vieja Lodge can help make happen! You may own a boat with intentions of going fishing more often, but we…

Santa Is In The Casa!

Santa Visits Santa’s been so busy this holiday season that he was looking for a quick, warm getaway, and Ernesto, the CVL Elf on the Shelf, told him about Casa Vieja Lodge Guatemala! Mr. and Mrs. Claus took a few days to relax, fish, and warm-up in anticipation of Christmas Eve. They were impressed with the 5-Star Angling Experience…

101 Sailfish 13 Marlin Raises During Thanksgiving

We do, Ballyhoo While out on the water many of you have seen our artillery of ballyhoo neatly aligned and loaded to the brim of the YETI but do you really know where that bait comes from? At Casa Vieja Lodge we don’t have the luxury to call Baitmasters and get a few thousand quality baits delivered when the bite…

No Sancocho Raises Over $40k and 672 Sailfish!

Rum Line is Back The distinguished Rum Line completed a 1.5-year overhaul in the Casa Vieja Marine Services Boat Yard and debuted on October 25th. Casa Vieja Lodge selected to repower the Rum Line with twin Cummins QSC 8.3 Engines (500hp), replacing the previous mechanical version. “With these newer electronic engines she won’t blow black smoke while you are backing down on a big one, be much more fuel efficient, have a higher cruising speed of 25…

Work Hard, Play Hard, Fish Harder!

Contender Boats Group Trip Casa Vieja Lodge hosted the 2018 Contender Boats Top Dealers Trip on October 18-22nd. These exceptional industry professionals were rewarded for their hard work with a 5-day trip to Guatemala. Tropical Storm Willa got in the way of the first day of fishing, so the group of 28 toured Antigua and soaked in all of…

Anglers Wanted to Kick Plastic at CVL

Kicking Plastic   Join the movement and Kick Plastic with us! This fall we are entering our third phase of the #KickPlastic Campaign pioneered by Costa del Mar. Casa Vieja Lodge will become a plastic-free campus by eliminating all single-use plastic bottles both at the lodge, and aboard our 10-boat fleet. All anglers will receive a YETI 18oz Rambler…

Shhh… Don’t tell Everyone about Casa Vieja Lodge!

Tell Only Your BEST Friends   We told you to tell ONLY your best friends about Casa Vieja Lodge, but apparently you all have quite a few of those, as the word is out and the Lodge is full! As you know, we try our hardest to accommodate your ideal travel dates and boats, but we are now…

Summer Sails for the Soul

2018 No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout   It’s almost that time of the year again! We know you’ve heard about it, dreamed about it, and now it is time to make it a reality! Come join us, November 8-10, for our Annual No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout at Casa Vieja Lodge. The No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout is Guatemala’s most…

Hey Papa! We Released 136 Sailfish Father’s Day Weekend!

2018 Father’s Day Fishing Frenzy Some fathers like to brunch for Father’s Day, others like to FISH, we happen to really like those guys a little bit more! To honor our fishing Father’s, Casa Vieja Lodge brought back the Father’s Day Fishing Frenzy (FFF) which was held June 15-17. Teams were made up of fathers,…

Transition from Mate to Boat Captain- Marlin Mag- July 2018

Read about what it takes to make the transition from Mate to Boat Captain. Our own Captain Nico Melendez of the Afinity spent years as a mate under the watchful eye of Captain Chris Sheeder, and released more than 40,0000 billfish before he even jumped up into the official role of captain in 2018. As…

1,138 Sailfish & 55 Marlin Releases in May; 502 Mahi & 180 Tuna!

Dave’s House In April the all-star team from Local Knowledge filmed the episode Dave’s House and had a blast catching loads of mahi, sailfish, and even visited the Casa Vieja Lodge Marine Services boatyard. In its third season, Local Knowledge explores the people, places, and species that make up the culture of fishing. In Episode 4, Dave…

Dave’s House Preview on Local Knowledge

Dave Salazar, owner of Casa Vieja Lodge, invites Ali and Rush down to his place for some relaxation and fishing. While enjoying great sailfish fishing, the guys learn about the vision and journey of how Dave built the lodge and marina into one of the best fishing destinations in the world. This is just the…

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…

Check Your Calendar, Is Casa Vieja Smiling Back at You?

2018 Father’s Day Fishing Frenzy   Attention all fathers, dads, papas, old guy, daddy, whatever you’ve been responding to all these years please join us June 15-17th for our 2018 Father’s Day Fishing Frenzy, back by popular demand! Teams of four anglers will have a blast releasing sailfish with friends and family. Teams may consist of grandfathers, fathers,…