Sails on 2lb Tippet!
I saw my good friend Capt’n Jake Jordan at the Raleigh Show and he told me of all the recent adventures of fishing for sails and marlin. Here’s a report from his group in Guatemala.
Greetings from Guatemala, just to keep you up to date, the fishing has been good to say the least. Some big numbers have been posted as far as 40 miles and as close as 3 miles with some Blue Marlin in the mix as well. The Samanka group fished the Rum Line the end of Jan. and in three days raised and incredible 112 sailfish and catching almost 50. Ross Darling brought his father and son down the begining of Feb. and saw 60 sails and caught 26 using fly and spin tackle. Chris Martin had his brother and son aboard and raised over 100 fish, including 3 Blue Marlin and they caught 23 sails on fly and 1 Blue on 30lb. Kirk Weisman, daughter Kara, and Chris Malkin fly-fished for three days and raised 57 sails, catching 23 of them, however the last fish of the trip was the most impressive. Chris caught a 70lb+ sail on 2lb tippet! The only thing harder would be to levitate one on to the boat. The Batesko group just finished today raising 68 sails and catching 32 of them.
A steady stream of fish seem to keep moving in from the west as the current keeps pushing them in. Some eddys in the shallower waters are pushing up bait and giving everyone a look at small bait ball feeding on the surface. Breeding packs have also jumped up behing the boat in the spread, where a quad of 70lb males are joined by an emormous 110-150lb. female! All and all, fishing is very good and very steady. I’ll see you soon,
Capt. Chris Sheeder