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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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/

Capt Chris claims Magazine Cover in Pacific Coast Sportfishing

Captain Chris Sheeder gets another Cover Photo, this time of his majestic beauty in the 2017 Travel Planner Issue of Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine.  “If history holds true this next season will be an above average one, and an ‘above average’ Guatemalan season is damn good,” said Capt. Chris Sheeder as he discussed what it’s been like…

Capt. Chris with a Cover Photo in Marlin Magazine!

Capt. Chris Sheeder with another Cover for Marlin Magazine- Dec/Jan Issue. This summer, at the helm of the Finest Kind Sheeder fished the sea mounts off of Costa Rica, and managed to get a few great shots. HERE you can see the cover. Pick up your issue to and read more about the fish mounts!

Marlin Mag- Interview with Capt. David Salazar

Get to know Capt. David Salazar, in the September 2016 issue of Marlin Magazine, Before the Strike.  In an interview with Sam White, Capt. Salazar shares his stories about being a captain, pilot and father all while running the beautiful Casa Vieja Lodge!  Check out the article below:   Before the Strike