RICH & JACK

July 10-13 Fantastic to see another couple of Kiwi fellas make the trek over from NZ to fish with us here in Guatemala. They’re both in the charter fishing industry back home but this is a different style of fishing and it takes a few opportunities to get the hang of it. Luckily we were into them pretty good their first day out there and they picked it up in no time….

Big first day with the bite just 16nm out with 44 sailfish in the spread and they released 23 from 36 bites, great numbers there!

Next day out we went wide looking for tunas and found the spinners about midday and 45nm out. With their light top water set ups we got into 3 tuna including a nice one for Jack, great bite on the top water and after an hour long scrap we boated the 70lb yellowfin.

Next day was Rich’s releasing his first blue marlin first thing in the morning. Good effort and happy to see him get his goal fish.

For the trip we raised 3 blues with the one release, 71 sailfish raised with 35 releases from 52 bites, 3 tunas and a couple of mahi mahi boated. Good fun trip with a couple of hard core fishos who mixed it up with the tackle….

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PAPPAS GROUP

July 7-9th we hosted the above group with George Pappa organizing Mathew Pappas 21st birthday bash with us here at the Oasis.

A great fun group and the fishing turned on for us to the east side of the pocket, the sailfish bite was steady and our first day out the Bonze Lures Violator was hot and we raised 5 blue marlin on it, they were finicky bastards, we did get a good bite out of one of them on the pitched mackerel.

The next day we had better success on the blues and another steady day on the sailfish and mahi mahi.

We covered a bunch of water hunting the spinner porpoise and yellowfin tunas but came up empty, no short of trying. The sailfish were biting hard on the inside eastern corner of the pocket that day for the few boats that were out.

Still, 3 special days on the water for the guys who raised 9 blue marlin releasing 3 from 5 bites, they went 27 from 50 on sailfish and boated 6 mahi mahi but no tuna………this time. Looking fwd to seeing the Pappas crew back down again soon!

Good to see the weather back to normal and the fishing has been excellent. We have a few trips through from tomorrow and into August and then we look forward to the coming ‘season’. October through December are traditionally flat seas, great temperature and the good variety of fishing continues. Some of the best sailfish bites numbers wise last year were October through into December. Don’t miss out!! Contact:
info@sailfishoasis.com
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