November 9-10-11 we welcomed for their first trip to Guatemala Jack and Josie Hickell from Anchorage, Alaska. In Guatemala for the week they started their trip visiting the beautiful Lake Atitlan before 3 days of fishing aboard ALLURE II and finished up hiking Volcan Pacaya and a night in Antigua. A wonderful trip for them and their only disappointment was that they didn’t book for longer! We had steady fishing for their 3 days here on Allure II with 28 sailfish released from 43 bites, 2 x big 50lb mahi mahi and 1 x yellowfin tuna boated and after missing a blue marlin the previous day we topped off their last day late in the afternoon with Josie releasing a nice blue pushing the 300lb mark! What a way to finish 3 great days on the water.


1 of 28 sailfish released



Jack went 2 from 2 on large bull mahi’s


And Josie did an awesome job on the rod to get the tag and release on a beaut 300lb blue marlin. The fish came up all lit up and hot on a slow trolled teaser and we got an incredible bite on the bait right behind the boat. Good times!



November 2 & 3 we welcomed back to the Sailfish Oasis Lodge and aboard ALLURE II Doug Shaffer, this time bringing along his son Logan. First day out there we covered a lot of water checking out the east side of the pocket and raised 17 sailfish releasing 11 from 16 bites, we also jumped off a nice blue that charged the boat and threw the hook.



Father and son double header

While running out on the second day the new CHIRP transducer/sounder paid off once again. Just before the first drop off at 8NM here we marked bait balls and fish so set the spread out in clean blue/green water. By 0820 in the morning we had released 2 sailfish and a blue marlin. We pounded the drop and ended up raising 4 blue marlin releasing 2 from 3 bites, with 3 from 7 bites on sailfish and a mahi in the boat for dinner. Great fishing right on our doorstep!


Logan putting the hurt on


2 x blue marlin, 14 x sailfish and 1 x mahi in 2 days.



Ken Davidson with his first sailfish.

October 30th had a one day fun day Sunday with a mixed crew from around Antigua. We covered some water and got into the fish late in the day with 15 sailfish released from 21 bites. Good times with a fun crew.

All in all the fishing has been good with good numbers of sailfish out there and blue marlin are in the mix. Out wide there have been some reports of big yellowfin in amongst the spinner dolphin and in the last few days the sailfish bite turned on hot. This is shaping up to be another great season down here in Guatemala. There are still some good November, December dates available and if you are thinking about what to do this New Year, for the first time in many years we are not booked out over this period. Get a group together and enjoy the dawn of 2017 here with us at Sailfish Oasis Lodge, Guatemalan style with a large parilla (BBQ) live band and a fireworks display you’ll have to see to believe. Normally the fishing is hot over these dates as well and we have 3 boats available. Make it happen and we’ll see you down here, contact:


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