April 4th had the above group coming down from Antigua for a day of offshore fishing. The fish of the previous day were gone though we caught up with a new bunch eventually, late in the afternoon raising 13 sailfish and releasing 3 from 11 bites.


April 7th-9th we hosted the above crew for x 3 days of fishing aboard Allure II & Capt Hook. This is the 4th year in a row Matthew has hosted groups down here in Guatemala out of the Oasis. Good times and fishing for the group both on the boats and at the Lodge.

Over their x 3 days they raised 72 sailfish and released 37 from 61 bites as well as going 2 from 3 bites on blue marlin and boated several large mahi mahi.

No shortage of action on the sounder, plenty of fish down there on the bait, alot more than we were seeing behind the boat!


April 10-11. Great to see John Gallio back here after a 10+yr absence, now the founder of Panther Fluids Management he hosted the above group for a couple of days on the water and 3 nights at the Lodge.

Bit slow the first day out though we were on the mahi mahi boating 3 out of 4 bulls.

And for the trip we raised 36 sailfish releasing 18 out of 29 bites. Pretty good bite their last day out…


April 12th-14th For their first trip to Guatemala they mixed it up between conventional and the fly.

Good fishing though tough to switch out to the fly, a bit uncooperative…65 sailfish raised in x 3 days, getting 31 bites and releasing 12 between the fly and conventional. They also had a blue marlin up their first day getting the bite on the fly, a short lived affair with the tippet parting on the first healthy run. Throw in a few mahi mahi and a fantastic trip had!


April 16-17 we welcomed back Mike Claridge this time introducing his family to Guatemala offshore and onshore for a week long trip, the 2 x days offshore produced some fine fishing.

It really turned on for them with 43 sailfish released, a blue marlin and several large mahi mahi boated.

If you’re not backlashing, you’re not trying!

From the fishing they had a custom tailored tour with hiking and camping on Volcan Acatenango to visiting Antigua and Lake Atitlan.

This from Mike:

We are a Kiwi family living in Boston. A number of years back, I visited Sailfish Oasis with some friends and had a great time & caught a lot of sailfish. It was such an enjoyable trip, I decided to bring my wife & two kids (14 & 17) back to Guatemala for a week this April (2022).

This was a family holiday to remember. We spent the first two days as a family catching & releasing endless sailfish, mahimahi, and a marlin. Captain Chris’s boat Allure II is extremely comfortable, safe, and fast – and for a family without any background in game fishing, the experience was universally a good one. The expert crew made sure we not only caught countless large fish, we were also well fed & looked after throughout – together with excellent photography to capture those special moments – like my wife’s first sailfish! And at the end of each day, we stayed at their comfortable & well-appointed lodge, with a large pool & wonderful meals. And while Chris made sure our fishing expedition was a great success, his wife Liz crafted a fantastic week long holiday package which included climbing and viewing live volcanoes, time in heritage listed Antigua city, travel to Mayan archaeological sites, and visits to Lake Atitilan for an incredible cultural fix. To ensure everything went smoothly, Liz also lined up Luis to drive us & act as tour guide. It was without doubt the most professional, fascinating, & enjoyable family holiday we have been on – and one we will never forget.

So, if all you want to do is chase game fish (with your friends) then a charter with Sailfish Oasis is perfect. But, if you’d like to see more of Guatemala – and perhaps bring your family on a trip of a lifetime – then I recommend contacting Chris & Liz for a fish & tour package.




April 17th-18th Awesome to see Jan back at the Oasis for x 2 days of fly fishing. An excellent trip for him releasing 18 sailfish out of 34 bites on the fly and going 1 from 2 bites on blue marlin on the conventional tackle. That’s a helluva trip!

Good enough for Jan to rebook a return trip with his son in early January.

The fishing just gets better as the year goes on. The blue marlin have made a showing as is normal for this time of year and the sailfish bite has been good to excellent. There have been some nice tunas and mahi mahi in the mix as well for the boats targeting them.

We have a few bookings in May and are really looking forward to the fishing from here on through end of August. A new Furuno 25KW radar is on the way and will be installed before end of May making the hunt for tuna more efficient. The blue marlin bite will get better and remain strong through August with the ever present sailfish and mahi mahi topping off the best months here, June through August. Get down and get into some of the finest fishing around:




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