CVL Acquires The Hooker

Casa Vieja Lodge is proud to welcome a Hooker to the family. The Hooker, a 48’ G&S boat, with 87 IGFA World Records most of them on billfish on light and ultralight tackle. She’s fished in 20+ countries, and is based in Marina Pez Vela, in Quepos, Costa Rica. Captain David and Kristen Salazar, owners…

Capt Rick Murphy Travels

Accompany Capt. Rick as he shows you how easy it is to get back to Casa Vieja Lodge, but you must be willing/wanting to travel internationally! The billfish are waiting for you!

Travel Tips/Steps

Easy steps to get to Guatemala Be ready, willing/wanting to travel internationally. Book your dates with us and your air travel. We’ll mail you a test kit, which needs to be taken within 72 hours of arrival in Guatemala. Once you have your results, complete the Health Pass online and print/screenshot. Day of Travel: Bring 1)…

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…

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.  

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!

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.

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…

Waterlust- Journey for Sailfish

Join us as Waterlust takes us on their expedition to get the perfect photo to create the deisgn of their new sailfish print which is featured on their leggings, buffs, and Sperry Topsiders. To buy these leggings and other support the cause visit Waterlust.

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…

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…

January Issue of Sport Fishing Magazine

Pick up your copy of Sport Fishing Magazine and see how the Predator PDL Kayak landed a handful of our Guatemalan Sailfish.  If you are looking for that extra dose of craziness’ read about it first in Single-Handed Sailfish, by Doug Olander. CLICK HERE to read the PDF.  

November Issue of Saltwater Sportsman Magazine

Have you read the November Issue of Saltwater Sportsman? Casa Vieja Lodge hosted Saltwater Sportsman’s annual editorial retreat and they couldn’t have picked a better place to work, fish, and relax! CLICK HERE to read the PDF.

A Grand Ol’ Time

  The 2017 February Issue of Marlin Magazine, Before the Strike: A Grand Ol’ Time, a collage of tournament fun Read the Article (PDF) See the Marlin Magazine Online Version HERE

Marlin Mag Strikes Again!

Casa Vieja Lodge is all over the February 2017 issue of Marlin Magazine. Below are the stories: Captain Chris Sheeder nailed another cover this time on the 2017 February Issue of Marlin Magazine!  To see the PDF of the cover in higher-res CLICK HERE. Read more about our 2016 No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout in the Editor’s…

What to Expect on your Trip to Casa Vieja Lodge

  If you’re still unsure about this fantastic trip, here is a complete breakdown, including pictures, of what to expect on your entire trip down to Casa Vieja Lodge. Very well said by BD Outdoors. Click on the link below to read more! https://www.bdoutdoors.com/the-race-to-guatemala-good-as-it-gets/