20,049 Raises, 18,339 Bites, and 12,215 Billfish Releases in 2019!

2019 Annual Billfish Report The numbers were tallied for 2019, and it seems like our anglers have improved over the year with a much better release rate.  In 2019, we had a total of 20,049 raises, 18,339 bites, and 12,215 billfish releases. Included in that total were: 643 marlin raises 409 marlin bites 241 marlin…

Dear Santa, Fishing!

Spindrift is Back in Action If you have an upcoming trip on the Spindrift, then rest assured you are in for the treat of a lifetime. This 38′ Stolper Express went from being the slowest boat in the fleet to now the fastest, hitting test speeds of 31kts, crusing at a true 25kts! She debuts for her first trip tomorrow after…

Thankful for You, Turkey and Sailfish

Prepare with Spring Training If you haven’t already picked up the December Issue of Marlin Magazine, then hold on to your horses kids. Casa Vieja Lodge is featured in a 8-page spread entitled, “Spring Training in Guatemala”. This is what we’ve been preaching to the tournament folks for the past five years. Put your work in…

Marlin Magazine- DEC

If you haven’t already picked up the December Issue of Marlin Magazine, then hold on to your horses kids. Casa Vieja Lodge is featured in a 8-page spread entitled, “Spring Training in Guatemala”. This is what we’ve been preaching to the tournament folks for the past five years. Put your work in at Casa Vieja Lodge…

2019 No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout Results

  Our Annual No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout was exciting up until the last minute! There were a few twists and turns, and lots of laughs. Fishing was slightly above average with 15-30 raises per boat per day. Anglers fished per IGFA rules and hooked their own fish, which led to a handful of SANCOCHOS! Normally we…

October Ends with Grand Slams

  For the second consecutive year Contender Boats hosted their Top Dealer Trip Oct 17-21st at Casa Vieja Lodge. It was a group of colleagues, both new and old friends, and a fantastic time of fishing in between the fun! The group opted for some extra activities to complement their fishing days with a casino night,…

Fall Fishing begins with CVL

 As the states begin to cool off, October Fishing is starting to heat up in Guatemala. In the first charters of our 2019-2020 season, each group had their shots at blue marlin with 8 raises, 5 bites, and 3 releases, amongst the daily sailfish and mahi mahi. We have 2 large corporate groups returning this…

Fall in Love with Billfishing

Summer has come to an end and we don’t want you to FALL off the books! In just two weeks, Casa Vieja Lodge will reopen its gates back to our angling community and we can’t wait to welcome back our clients. If you are looking for a trip for Fall Break with your children, you always…

Summer Lodge News

The Gift of a 5-Star Angling Experience We know gifting may not be on your mind but trust us it’s always on your wife’s mind! Make sure you express to her about how much you would just love a trip to Casa Vieja Lodge. Perhaps you have a birthday coming up, anniversary, big occasion, drop…

Tide Magazine- CCA

Read this article published in Tide Magazine by CCA (Coastal Conservation Association), and find out the true difference between Costa Rica v Guatemala fishery! CLICK HERE to read the PDF.  

65,000 Plastic Bottles Kicked This Season

It’s Drastic, Kick Plastic If you’ve been to the Lodge this past season then you have seen and taken part in our Kick Plastic program, pioneered by Costa Sunglasses, as we eliminated single-use plastic water bottles, nevertheless, in Guatemala! We hope you are continuing to do your part and using your custom Casa Vieja YETI…

2019 FIFR- Marlin Episode

Catch Marlin Mayhem this week- July 18- on Florida Insider Fishing Report . CVL’s Capt David Salazar will be on the show too since late May-August is blue marlin season and family fun fishing in Guatemala!

Costa Lens Trial Program

Seven of our boats are equipped with Costa Sunglasses for Anglers to trial while out on the water. Test it on the water, rather than in a retail store, and we are sure you will see what’s out there!

The Pacific Shines In The Summertime

Tuna Time in the Summertime For those looking for more than sailfish, the summertime is your opportunity to rake in all the benefits Guatemala has to offer. From May-August blue marlin are seen almost daily, the yellowfin tuna are in scattered schools, the mahi-mahi are at their largest size, the sailfish are constant, and the…

Casa Vieja Sailfish Showdown with Sportsman’s Adventures

Capt. Rick Murphy is hooked up in Guatemala with doubles, triples and quads for a sailfish frenzy with accomplished angler, Kristen Salazar, of Casa Vieja Lodge. Watch this 2019 Sportsman Adventures- 25th Anniversary- Episode 12- and see just how much fun it is on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala with Casa Vieja Lodge.

Summer = Saifish, Marlin, Mahi, & Tuna

Celebrate Your Graduate at CVL A memorable summer trip is what you need for the special graduate in your life. They say that time flies and it’s evident when high school/college graduation is around the corner, for that once “little one” that is on the verge of outgrowing you! Take a trip this summer and…

200 mph Mahi

Local Knowledge goes NASCAR in a unique collaboration with Starcom Racing and Superior Essex as they field a one of a kind mahi wrapped car in the championship race at the Miami Homestead Speedway. After the race, driver Landon Cassill joins the guys in Key West for a day on the water. Check out the…

Texas Insider Fishing Report

Texas Insider Fishing Report returns to Fox Southwest in April. Hosted by Capt. Rick Murphy, one of the most respected figures in the fishing community, Brie Gabrielle and Dave Ferrell, the 60-minute report delivers up-to-the minute inshore and offshore sportfishing tips and techniques. The show airs Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April through September, giving anglers…

No Rain. Just Daily Sailfish Showers!

Wedding Day Fishing Casa Vieja Lodge had the honor to host the beautiful wedding weekend of Curtis Dixon Colgate and Susan Porter. The couple has been coming to Casa Vieja Lodge for years and even got engaged under the rancho 15 months ago. Therefore, it was only fitting to share their special day with family and friends…

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…