COVID Blues?

Watch Us at Home Miss us?! Watch Episodes filmed at Casa Vieja Lodge! Below are some quick links featuring yours truly, for you to watch in all your “free” time. You can also find all of these videos on our YouTube Channel.   Fishing with Roland Martin Episode 1 Sportsman’s Adventures Episodes 2020 – No…

Anglers, We Miss You!

The Not So Fun Part   Although we would like to continue business as usual at Casa Vieja Lodge, we realize the severity of the situation and understand that the health of our clients is of utmost importance as we waiver these unknown seas. Thank you to everyone who has been so understanding during this…

🚩Grand Slams with a Side of Fam 👪

Fly Guys & Gals If you ever caught a billfish on the fly rod, it’s hard to go back to conventional bait. The pure exhilaration of the bite is truly one of the most fascinating bites. If you can follow directions, then our Captains and Crews will coach you to your first of many billfish…

Striped Marlin, Be My Valentine?

Fight On Many anglers fear the long fight of the Pacific Sailfish, or the big blue marlin. Fear not amigos! Sailfish are the most acrobatic fish out there. They stay, live, travel, and fight, in the top half of the ocean waters where majority of their food is located as well as higher oxygen levels.…

🎣Great Fishing Excuses Inside…

Secure Your 2021 Fishing Trip   A friendly reminder to please secure your 2021 fishing dates. As you know our snow birds love January-April and we book a year in advance for those months. Therefore, if you have specific dates, captains, or boats that you prefer, please secure them now before someone else does! Our…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…