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 preview, to see the Full Episode CLICK 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…


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!

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 of honor.


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 slice of paradise on the fourth full episode of Sportsman’s Adventures with Captain Rick Murphy. Originally aired on Destination America.


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 the southernmost State of Mexico. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage


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 the data necessary to protect the fish populations from further decline. Watch this episode of Changing Seas and see the stark difference in commercial regulation of billfish between Costa Rica and Guatemala.


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…


5,000 The Hard Way

Capt. Chris Sheeder has been featured in Marlin Magazine for his accomplishment of catching and releasing 5,000 Billfish on the fly. Article by: John Brownlee


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 Fiesty 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…