NICK SISSA GROUP

January 16-19th we hosted the Sissa group out of Houston, Texas. First time down for these fellas so a few too many brews their first night at the Lodge saw a good dose of the Guatemalan flu go around on their first morning aboard the boats…..Though, ice cold beers and good fishing their first day out saw the back of it.

Fishing aboard Allure II and Intensity the crew had an all out trip with the bite picking up from the previous days.

Over their 4 days on the water they raised 187 sailfish, getting 167 bites and released 97!!

Along with the strong sailfish bite there were a few marlin raised and aboard Intensity on their second day got a release on a nice blue marlin on the 30lb test after a fight pushing 2hrs. Good effort on a solid fish!

Brandon got onto the blue on the light stuff.

And some nice mahi’s too boot….

Fresh sashimi.

Good times down at the Lodge keeping Freddy busy with the Ilegal Mezcal Margaritas….

And with the crews aboard both boats….

Meant an awesome all ’round trip!

WEDGEWORTH GROUP

Casey Wedgeworth.

Jan 13-15 we hosted Casey Wedgeworth and his crew with his dad Roger, Capt Scotty Stevens, Dane Bodnyk and Ben Brinkman fishing aboard Allure II and Intensity. Another first time group to the Oasis and despite tough conditions and a slowish bite they still had an awesome time with us which included Rogers first ever sailfish….

2 blue marlin on the same day for Casey aboard Allure II with one on the 50lb stand-up and the other a tough fish on the 30lb test….Nice going Casey!

Putting the hurt on the blue marlin of about 200lb’s

Over their 3 days they raised 56 sailfish with 21 released from 44 bites along with some nice mahi mahi and some good tuna. One of the tuna aboard Intensity just about dumped them on the 50lb standup before pulling the hooks…….

Capt Scotty waiting for the bite.
Beauty shot behind Intensity….

All in all despite what we call ‘slow’ fishing here in Guatemala, still pretty good to excellent fishing anywhere else in the World and good times all ’round for these Gulf Coast fisho’s.

More cold front’s then normal has made conditions a little tougher than what we’re used to here in Guatemala and this did push the fishing further off-shore. The past couple of days the fish have moved in a little closer with Allure II fishing at 23nm yesterday and finding a good sailfish bite.

We’re fishing pretty much every day from here through into early April aboard the Allure II and Intensity, though there are options aboard Capt Hook, Danmark and Sirena now through end of March. There is availability aboard both Allure II and Intensity into April and May so get in touch before they go.

More reports next week! In the meantime, if you have any questions get in touch:

info@sailfishoasis.com