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…

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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…

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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.  

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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

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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…

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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/

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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…

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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

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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)

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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)

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.  

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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)

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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…

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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)

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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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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