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.

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.  


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!


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


Guatemala Is an Anglers Paradise

Learn more about our paradise in the July 2016 Issue of Power & MotoryachtMagazine, Guatemala Is An Angler’s Paradise, by John Brownlee. In the article Brownlee gives you a glimpse of the extraordinary fishing and accommodations the lodge has to offer. Check out the article below. Guatemala Is an Angler’s Paradise (PDF)


Fishing with Roland Martin

Roland Martin comes down to Guatemala for his FIRST Sailfish on the Fly. Watch this fishing legend in this episode of Fishing with Roland Martin at Casa Vieja Lodge.

Capt Chris Sheeder gets Marlin Mag Cover

Captain Chris Sheeder of the Rum Line has the opportunity to get some great images while he is out on the water. This one is his latest cover model on Marlin Magazine- March 2016. Pick up your copy and have him autograph on your trip down to the lodge! Read the Article (PDF)


Local Knowledge – Episode 4 – Five Star Sail

The Local Knowledge Crew visits Casa Vieja Lodge in Guatemala and has an epic offshore experience.  Tons of sailfish and blue marlin too, keep the crew bait and switching.  Witness incredible underwater footage of sailfish swatting the teaser and taking the bait.  Dorado and tuna round out the catch, but the billfish are the wide open guests…


Sportsman Adventure’s with Captain Rick Murphy

The fishing trip of a life time! Captain Rick Murphy heads to Casa Vieja Lodge, Guatemala and fishes Blue Marlin and Pacific Sailfish with Captain David Salazar, owner of Casa Vieja Lodge. On this episode, Captain Salazar catches a feisty Blue Marlin that gets into a smack down with his Contender boat. Step into this…


Costa Cool Place & Moment with Captain Rick Murphy

Antigua is an historic city in Guatemala, with beautiful architecture, great food, and quaint courtyards. The first capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala, for more than 200 years it served as the seat of the military governor of the Spanish colony of Guatemala, a large region that included almost all of present-day Central America and…


Hemispheres Magazine by United Airlines

In a media trip sponsored by the Guatemalan Tourism board INGUAT, writer Justin Goldman was able to experience Casa Vieja Lodge and a day of fishing. Read this great story of his take of Three Perfect Days in Guatemala. Published in October 2015. CLICK HERE to read the PDF.  


Billftshing at its Finest

An angler from South Africa, Mark Cockcroft and his wife made the journey to fish with us in Guatemala and had to tell everyone about it when he got home. Check out his published story Read the Article (PDF)


Changing Seas- Billfish: Battle on the Line?

The unique oceanographic conditions of the eastern tropical Pacific make the area one of the best sports in the world for big game anglers to hook billfish. But intense pressures from commercial fishing operations have taken their toll on the numbers of sailfish and marlin in the region. Researchers are studying the animals to provide…


First Bill

Crai Bower of Fly Rod & Reel visits Casa Vieja Lodge and fishes with Captain Chris Sheeder as “A bluewater rookie guns for Guatemala’s abundant sailfish” Read the Article (PDF)


Casa Vieja Lodge selects Cummins Engines for Re-Power

  Cummins Inc, today announced that Casa Vieja Lodge, a top billftshing destination in Guatemala, has selected Cummins engines for two important reposer projects. Release, a 37-foot Merritt, and Makaira, a 37-foot Rybovich, will both be refit with new Cummins QSB6.7 engines, making the Casa Vieja Lodge’s entire six-boat bleed Powered by Cummins. Read the…


Salt Water Sportsman Cover

We are honored to be featured on the November 2013 cover of Salt Water Sportsman Magazine. Noted film producer Jon Landau (left), of Titanic and Avatar fame, caught and released this beautiful Pacific sailfish while fishing out of Casa Vieja Lodge. Photo by Richard Gibson.

Congratulations to our own Chris Sheeder

Casa Vieja Captain Chris Sheeder has been named to the Saltwater Sportsman’s List of 50 Top Fishing Charter Captains. Here is a little about Chris: Since growing up fishing the Hawaiian Islands, Chris has been at the helm in some of the world’s best locations: Hawaii, Midway, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Canary Islands and Guatemala. He’s…


Guatemala’s Feisty Sailfish

A legendary Pacific sailfish spot pays off once again by Dave Ferrell The sailfish cooperated very well on a Guatemala trip to Casa Vieja. I think we caught 18 on the last fishing day to win a little mini tournament we had going! We also had quite a few good dorado to keep us full…


‘Captain Hook’ – Capt Ron Hamlin

By Patrick Mansell Capt Ron Hamlin is one of the most influential, highly regarded and successful skippers in the history of gamefishing. He has guided his clients to more than 27,000 billfish catches. Ron has enjoyed the highs of exceptional achievement, but he’s also endured the lows of a disturbing period that almost claimed his…