February 10-11-12 it was great to see this crew back here in Guatemala for their annual trip from Austin, TX.  Covid put paid to last years trip so it was good to finally catch up for their 4th trip to the Oasis! They chose the dates well as a new body of water pushed in from the west and we found some good fishing….

They initially had 2 scheduled fishing days on x 3 boats with a couple for nights in Antigua on the itinerary, though with the excellent fishing and good times they decided to stay on for an extra day fishing on x 2 boats and an extra night at the Lodge.

For their 3 days total the guys released 107 sailfish and 2 blue marlin as well as boating several mahi’s. Fantastic trip with a great bunch of guys, good times on the boats and back at the Lodge.


February 5-6-7 it was awesome to see these guys back here as well coming out of Corpus Christi and Port Aransas. The stalwarts of this group have been coming since Super Bowl weekend 2011 so we celebrated their 10th consecutive trip to the Oasis!! A slightly smaller group this year due to the Covid, the 10 guys fished on x 3 boats:



Captain Hook

The trip started strong with good fishing, the Captain Hook had the best of it staying inshore while we looked for better bigger things and found a good late afternoon bite on the first day. With the good fishing the goal was to break 1400 releases for their 10 trips here, we fell 11 short with the bite slowing on their last day out.

Good times as usual with these guys they ended up with 93 sailfish released and 2 blue marlin and  a few mahi’s making their 10 year total 1389 billfish released. Ending with the Super Bowl on Sunday night…

These guys have over the years raised money for projects at the local school in Buena Vista and it has been outstanding what they have achieved through it. A big thanks to them and their generosity!

With the new CDC ruling of needing a negative Covid test before boarding your flight back to the USA we have been getting Dr’s from a clinic come to the Lodge to perform the test. We have also tested all the staff here at the Lodge and on the boats and everyone has returned negative results.

With what has been going on we visited the Centro de Salud here in Puerto San Jose and saw how much was needed in the way of maintenance down there. The doctors, nurses and staff are excellent though the public facility is in much need of upkeep. These 2 groups contributed hugely to the cause and the first and main priority we are tending to is the much needed re-roofing a 300m2 section of the Clinic, about $4000 in total needed, more or less. With what was raised we have started work today, Monday 15th on getting this done. We are still about 40% short, though we here at the Sailfish Oasis will contribute and we’re sure a few future groups will help as well. From there we intend to work on water pumps, bathrooms etc. It was a humbling experience seeing what they are dealing with.

On the fishing front, the season has been excellent so far and as time goes by it will get better. A large body of cooler water out there is slowly moving away and with it leaving, more options will open up. We have a few dates available so get in touch and enjoy a few days on the productive Pacific waters off Guatemala. The Intensity has openings in March and we also have some dates open through April. It really has been awesome out there, get down and experience it!!




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