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    Name: Les Kagel
    Email: greatsailfishing@yahoo.com
    Location: Guatemala
    Date: 05/08/2006
    Time: 12:10 PM

    <font color="0000ff"><font face="times new roman&#44;times&#44;roman"><font size="+1">Marlin,Marlin and more Marlin!!!!! </font></font></font>

    This fishing report is for the week ending 05-06-06 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company which operates out of the new Pez Vela Marina,Guatemala.The fishing grounds for this week has ranged from 20 to as far as 30&#43; miles. Seas have been mild ranging between 1 to 3ft.with sunny days and little wind. The fishing has been fair to good as Guatemala standards go with fly anglers averaging in the low to mid single digits.Those fishing conventional were releasing between 8 to 12 sails per day with 15-20 raises.But the good news is that all of the boats that went out this week have had marlin bites or released one or more Blue Marlins.Our last count totaled 9 marlin releases this week.Today our 35ft.Bertram The Joint Venture released 10 sails,one 225-250lb Blue Marlin and a few dorados. In shore fishing has continued to be good.For more info. contact us at greatsailfishing@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.greatsailfishing.com and check out our free fly-fishing special for April and May.

  • #2
    This fishing report is for the

    This fishing report is for the past eight days ending 05-14-06 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company which operates out of the new Pez Vela Marina,Guatemala.The fishing grounds for these past days have ranged from as little as 15 miles to as far as 30&#43; miles. Seas at the beginning of the week have been mild ranging between 1 to 3ft.with sunny days and little wind.However,Saturday night brought in heavy rains with some easterly winds causing some moderate chop. The fishing has been very good to good as Guatemala standards go with those fishing conventional releasing between Ten to 38&#43; sails per day &#40;the norm was in the low-twenties&#41; with 15 to over 50 raises.On Friday our boat the Joint Venture released 38 sails.In shore fishing has cooled off when compared to the previous week along with the previous weeks Marlin bite.For more info. contact us at greatsailfishing@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.greatsailfishing.com and check out our free fly-fishing special for May and June.

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    • #3
      This fishing report is for the

      This fishing report is for the week ending 05-21-06 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company which operates out of the new Pez Vela Marina,Guatemala.The fishing grounds for this past week have ranged from as little as 10 miles to as far as 30&#43; miles. Seas this week have been moderate ranging between 2 to 5ft. with cloudy or rainy days plus light to moderate winds.The week started out with poor to fair results with boats reporting releases in the low to mid single digits.Mid week found results acceptable with boats reporting releases in the 8 to 12 digit range.However,by Friday the fishing had once again really slowed down to the very low single digits but the marlin bite still is active with the La Sirena releasing a 200lb marlin - On the Fly and the first of the Yellowfin tuna is starting to appear.Today Sunday 05-21-06 the fishing again is picking up,our boat the Joint Venture &#40;35ft.Bertram&#41;released 4 sails,one 400lb.Blue Marlin and a 10 lb. Yellowfin Tuna.For more info. contact us at greatsailfishing@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.greatsailfishing.com and check out our free fly-fishing special for May and June

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      • #4
        This fishing report is for the

        This fishing report is for the week ending 06-04-06 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company which operates out of the new Pez Vela Marina,Guatemala.The fishing grounds for this past week have ranged from as close as 12 miles to as far as 30&#43; miles. Seas this week have been light ranging between 2 to 4ft. This week skies ranged from sunny to overcast days, with a few bringing light rain.Most days started with no to light wind in the mornings to light / moderate winds in the afternoons.The week started out with fair to good results with boats reporting releases in the high single digits to mid twenties on conventional tackle.Fly fishermen were releasing their sails in the low to mid single digits.Unlike the past week these results maintained themselves thoughout the week.On Friday the La Piragua released 25 sails.There&#39;s more good news in that the marlin bite still is active with a couple of releases being reported over the past two weeks.For more info. contact us at greatsailfishing@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.greatsailfishing.com and check out our free fly-fishing special for June.

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        • #5
          This fishing report is for the

          This fishing report is for the week ending 06-11-06 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company which operates out of the new Pez Vela Marina,Guatemala.The fishing grounds for this past week have ranged from as close as 10 miles to as far as 15&#43; miles. Seas this week have varied from mild ranging between 2 to 2ft to moderate 2 to 4ft seas. This week skies ranged from sunny to overcast days, with a some days bringing light rains;however there as been some nights with heavy downpours.Most days started with no to light
          wind in the mornings to light / moderate winds in the afternoons,same as the past week.The week started out with fair results with boats reporting releases in the low to high single digits but this weeks end saw only few releases in the low single digits on conventional tackle.The silver linings is that most boats going out this week caught 5 to 8 dorado&#39;s and some boats also caught a few tuna.To register for our weekly fishing report and other information please click here http://www.greatsailfishing.com/en/register.html or act us at greatsailfishing@yahoo.com

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          • #6
            This fishing report is for the

            This fishing report is for the week ending 06-18-06 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company which operates out of the new Pez Vela Marina, Guatemala.The fishing grounds for this past week have ranged from 20 miles to as far as 40 miles. Seas this week have varied from mild ranging between 1 to 2ft to moderate 2 to 3ft seas. This week skies ranged from sunny to overcast days, with some days bringing light
            rains; however there as been some nights with light to moderate downpours. Most days started with no to light wind in the mornings to light / moderate winds in the afternoons, same as the past two weeks.

            This week saw fair to good results with boats
            reporting releases in the low single digits to low double digits. This week we were happy to host the Jay Halpenny party from Canada. Their first day &#40;Tuesday&#41;saw only fair results with releasing 3 sails out of 7 bites and 6 Dorado. On Wednesday they had a good days fishing releasing 11 sails out of 20 bites and also
            boating 20 Dorado. On Thursday they also had another good days fishing with releasing 9 sails out of 14 bites. All on conventional tackle.

            On Friday we welcomed the arrival of Sam Swisher and his son out of Boston. Their first day fishing was on Saturday and they had great day releasing 5 sails and TWO Blue Marlin,the first marlin &#40;estimated at 300lbs.&#41; first appeared off of the left teaser. With the marlin rig in hand &#40;Penn International 11 50 wide with 50lb line mated to a tournament graphite rod&#41; the fight was on.Thirty minutes later the fight was over and the mates released the marlin to fight another
            day. About one hour later another marlin appeared off of the left teaser, estimated at about 200lb. Sam’s son chose light tackle and the fight began, about 1 ½ hours of a great fight the marlin was boat-side and released. Both of the Swishers had big smiles and
            explained that they were their 1st marlins and on the same day. Today &#40;Sunday&#41; saw another good day with 3 sails being released and another Blue Marlin in the 200lb. Class. That’s right, 3 marlin in two days with
            another day to go.

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            • #7
              This fishing report is for the

              This fishing report is for the week ending 06-25-06 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company which operates out of the new Pez Vela Marina,Guatemala. The fishing grounds for this past week have ranged from as close as 15 miles to as far as 40 miles. Seas this
              week have been mild ranging between 1 to 2ft to
              moderate at 3ft. This week skies ranged from cloudy to overcast days, with some days bringing light rains;however there as been a few nights with heavy downpours.Most days started with no to light breezes in the mornings and moderate breezes in the afternoons.

              This week saw fair results with boats reporting
              releases in the low to mid single digits. Most boats reported 3 to 7 sailfish releases on conventional tackle. Once again there were Blue Marlin in the spread. On Monday our boat the Joint Venture hooked up a 450lb. class blue but after a short fight the hook
              came loose from the bill. One other boat this week did manage to release two blues. Those boats that went out for Dorado were rewarded with lots of them in the 7 to 15lb. class beginning at the 15 mile mark.

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              • #8
                This fishing report is for the

                This fishing report is for the week ending 10-01-06 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company which operates out of the new Pez Vela Marina, Guatemala.The fishing grounds for this past week ranged from 30 miles to as far as 40 miles. Seas this week have been ranging between 1 to 2ft with sunny skies and no wind.


                This week saw fair to good results with boats
                reporting raises in the high teens to mid twenties,with releases also in the high single digits to mid teens with Wednesday,Thursday and Friday seeing most boats releasing between 10 to 15 sails on conventionial tackle. Once again
                there were some Dorado to be taken each day.

                For those anglers planning to come down to Guatemala and fish with us, please make your reservations soon as our calendar is filling up fast. We are happy to announce the addition to our fleet of the Island Time &#40;38ft.wide-body Bertram&#41;and the Reel Diver &#40;35ft.Bertram with a full tuna tower and tuna door&#41;.Both of these vessels will be arriving in early November.

                To register for our weekly fishing report and other information please click here :
                http://www.greatsailfishing.com/en/register.html or contact us at greatsailfishing@yahoo.com

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                • #9
                  This fishing report is for the

                  This fishing report is for the week ending 10-16-06
                  and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company which
                  operates out of the new Pez Vela Marina, Guatemala.The
                  fishing grounds for this past week came in from
                  averaging 30 miles to as far as 45 miles over the past
                  month to 20 to 25 miles. Seas this week have continued
                  to stay calm ranging between 1 to 2ft with sunny skies
                  and light to no wind,in the mornings.


                  This week saw good results with boats
                  reporting raises in the teens to into the
                  twenties, with releases also in the high single digits
                  to high teens with most boats releasing between 8 to
                  15 sails on conventional tackle. On Saturday our boat
                  the Joint Venture released 10 Pacific Sailfish and a
                  couple of dorado and today 10/16/2006 our group
                  released 8 sails out of 18 rasies.

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                  information please click here :
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                  • #10
                    This fishing report is for the

                    This fishing report is for the week ending 10-30-06 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing Company which operates out of the new Pez Vela Marina, Guatemala.The fishing grounds for this past week went out from averaging 30 miles to as far as 45 miles over the past month to 35 to 50 miles. Seas this week have continued to stay calm with sunny skies and light to no wind in the mornings.

                    This week saw good results with boats reporting raises in the teens to the low twenties,with releases also in the high single digits to mid teens - most boats releasing between 8 to 12 sails on conventional tackle. The most exciting news is that the marlin bite this past week has been Great......
                    with most boats reporting at least one Blue Marlin in their spreads every day. At the end of the week all of the boats released anywhere from one to four marlin within 4 days. Another reason why we are looking forward to the imminent arrival of our latest 35ft Bertram, the &#34;Reel Diver&#34; - as she is fully equipped to chase those marlin with a full tower and a Marlin door. We are looking forward to a continuing strong Marlin bite - and invite you down to experience it for yourselves !!

                    To register for our weekly fishing report and other information please click here :
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                    • #11
                      This Guatemala fishing report

                      This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending December
                      30th 2006 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing
                      Company operating out of the new Pez Vela
                      Marina.

                      Well we allowed the fish a break to enjoy their Christmas – but
                      started back straight away fishing on the 26th. They did seem a
                      little sluggish after the festivities, but the sight of fresh ballyhoo
                      just proved too much ……….and the bite showed as
                      soon as we hit Bluewater at 12-15 miles from the dock. We
                      welcomed the Lundgren party, and they started their trip with
                      9 nice Sailfish in the boat on “Boxing Day” as it is known in the
                      UK. The weather was perfect with a light wind and enough of
                      a chop on the water to make the teasers jump and hop in an
                      animated way.

                      You can see more pix from last weeks fishing here :

                      http://www.greatsailfishing.com/en/weeklyfishing.htm

                      The weather and the bite improved as the Lundgrens continued
                      their trip – bringing 10 to the boat on their second day………and
                      then really heating up with 16 caught on their third and final day.

                      There has been more and more bait showing in recent days, and we
                      are hopeful of a run of Blue Marlin as we progress through the full
                      moon………….watch this space and we will report if/when it
                      happens !

                      We wish all our clients, past, present and future a Happy New Year

                      Our very Best wishes : Les, Carlos, Kevin &amp; Jim

                      Contact us at :

                      enquiries@greatsailfishing.com or to register for our
                      weekly fishing report and other
                      &#62; information please click here :
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                      &#62; contact us at greatsailfishing@yahoo.com

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                      • #12
                        This Guatemala fishing report

                        This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending January 28th
                        2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing
                        Company operating out of the new Pez Vela
                        Marina.

                        It has been unusually slow fishing for Guatemala over the last
                        couple of weeks – the common wisdom among the wizened captains
                        has been that the water temperatures at the colour changes
                        have either not had enough gradient, or the temperatures
                        themselves have been a couple of degrees below normal.
                        This had resulted in bait not concentrating, and hence the
                        Predators find it harder to find food, and they themselves
                        become harder to find.

                        The weather has improved significantly this last week – and it
                        certainly seems to have positively effected the fishing. The bluewater
                        has come in to about 30 miles from the dock, we are seeing
                        regular billfish raises in the low teens per day – along with catches
                        of good size &#40;20-25lb&#41; yellowfin tuna and dorado.s

                        Our catch of the week has to go to the Wuori party, who are
                        demonstrating their skill at hooking up to the sails – but
                        somewhat unusually for Guatemala also managed to hook
                        up to a feisty striped marlin this week – and saw another in
                        the spread.

                        Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week :

                        “It has always been my private conviction that any
                        Man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses
                        Has it coming”My biggest worry is that my wife &#40;when I&#39;m dead&#41;
                        will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it
                        ~John Steinbeck

                        Contact us at :

                        enquiries@greatsailfishing.com or to register for our
                        weekly fishing report and other
                        &#62; information please click here :
                        &#62; http://www.greatsailfishing.com/en/register.html or
                        &#62; contact us at greatsailfishing@yahoo.com

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                        • #13
                          Fishing report off the Release

                          Fishing report off the Release

                          Guatemala...Back and Firing on all cylinders!!!

                          Jan. 9th was the start of a fishing slump for the
                          waters off Guatemala, and the search was on for the next mother load. The search took the Release, who was pleased to entertain Bill Boyce and his filming crew, to the outskits of our normal fishing area on the 10th of Jan. and for the ensuing couple of days. The mother load was not to be found, in fact fishing got slower.
                          Boyce&#39;s three days shoot saw 15 sails raised, 8 of which were caught on light tackle, down to 8lb test, and two marlin raised, one of which was a 225lb. Black which was caught on 20lb. test. Now, this my sound like pretty good fishing to some, but our repeat clients understand that this is slow for Guatemalan
                          standards. The slow fishing continued until Jan. 25th when the Intensity and Spindrift both turned to the dock raising over 20 sails a piece. I took thisopportunity to take my folks Bill and Barbara Sheeder fishing the next day, an opportunity that doesn&#39;t seem to come around as often as it could. Our half day of fishing ended with 12 releases, 3 of which came in the
                          form of a triple which I came down off the bridge to help hook and catch along side my parents, GREAT DAY!!! The Canaso, Intensity, and Spindrift finished the day, all raising between 35 to 50 sails! YES!!! the fish ARE back!

                          If you like to check out Bill Boyce&#39;s new show and the footage shot on the Release, you can. We will announce the airing date.

                          Tight lines,
                          Capt. Chris Sheeder
                          Release
                          www.casaviejalodge.com

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                          • #14
                            [b]<font color="ff0000"><font

                            <font color="ff0000"><font size="+2">This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
                            February 4th 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing
                            Company operating out of the new Pez Vela
                            Marina.</font></font>


                            OK – so now I’m confused…but maybe the fish are as well. The
                            “Common Wisdom” purports that during the brightest moon
                            phases, the predators are more able to find a meal at night – and
                            so feed constantly, diminishing their appetite and usual
                            aggressive feeding during the day. It was during a full moon
                            in March 2006 that the Sailfish were practically jumping in the boat –
                            and Guatemala &#40;re&#41;set the record book with up to 124 to the boat in
                            a single days fishing. When fishing here was slow &#40;by Guatemala
                            standards&#41; through the new moon in January, we weren’t anticipating
                            much help as it rose through full at the start of the month. But just to
                            confound us………….the bite steadily picked up, and continues to
                            improve.

                            So much for the fish playing by the rules &#40;see last weeks “Favorite
                            Quote”.

                            The blue water is still a ways out, at 35-50 miles, but Rick Quade
                            and party made the run &#40;despite the full moon!&#41; and were rewarded
                            with counts in the high teens to low twenties. Each of our boats also
                            had a Blue Marlin in the 350-450lb class over the weekend as well.
                            The marlin action has been constant this season so far – even reports of
                            “Granders”, with at least one caught. Blacks and Stripeys have
                            been making a showing as well.

                            Following on from our filming for ESPN with Cindy Garrison, we were
                            pleased to welcome Mike Keyes of “Keyes Outdoors” down this past
                            week filming a show for FOX SPORTS to be shown in 5m homes in
                            Mid West. Lookout for The Great Sailfishing Company coming to a TV
                            in your neighborhood!


                            Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week:

                            &#34;Three-fourths of the Earth&#39;s surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.&#34;
                            ~Chuck Clark

                            Contact us at:

                            enquiries@greatsailfishing.com or to register for our
                            weekly fishing report and other
                            &#62; information please click here :
                            &#62; http://www.greatsailfishing.com/en/register.html or
                            &#62; contact us at greatsailfishing@yahoo.com
                            }

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                            • #15
                              This Guatemala fishing report

                              This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
                              March 19th 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing
                              Company operating out of the new Pez Vela
                              Marina.

                              The fishing remains tough up and down the Pacific Coast.
                              We have resorted to technology to attempt to find the Sailfish by
                              importing satellite images of the oceanic thermal gradients.
                              It is apparent from these that there has been a cooler band
                              of water sweeping the coast and driving the warmer water
                              further out to 100&#43;miles. Of course a couple of degrees can make all
                              the difference, and probably accounts for the consistent Marlin
                              and Tuna bite that we have been experiencing for the last few months.

                              Most of our groups have been averaging in the low single digits
                              for billfish catches for the last couple of weeks – obviously vastly
                              different to the same week last year when the record of 152 Sailfish
                              in a day was set!
                              It is disappointing, but the crews are working hard, and as importantly
                              all of the crews are working together as a team to find any pockets
                              or pods of active fish.


                              There are days when things seem to be picking up, and the raise
                              count is consistently in double digits for a few days……..only to fall
                              back down again.
                              The positive news is that the satellite images show warmer water
                              pushing in , hopefully bringing the bait and the billfish with it ! The
                              blue water temperature now is 82 deg.F so things are improving.



                              Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week:

                              “Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men
                              into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy
                              decent tackle on a philosopher’s salary.”

                              ~ Patrick F McManus

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                              • #16
                                [b]<font color="0000ff"><font

                                <font color="0000ff"><font size="+1">This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
                                March 26 th 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing</font></font>

                                Company operating out of the new Pez Vela
                                Marina.

                                As one of my old bosses used to tell me……”The hardest part of
                                Forecasting is the predicting the future bit……..”

                                …………..and we have been predicting/hoping for some weeks now
                                for the bite to pick up to the standards expected of the rich waters
                                of Guatemala.
                                Finally the blue water has moved closer in and the appropriate stars
                                seemed to have lined up so that the billfish have concentrated and
                                are feeding well. There has been a steady improvement each day
                                over the last week, with the numbers of fish raised each day now
                                comfortably in the teens and twenties.
                                The “Reel Diver” had a high day late in the week with 35 raises
                                and constant action through the day.
                                The Karr party had “11 by 11” fish to the boat yesterday, when they
                                decided to switch and try some reef fishing for Pargo and Grouper – but
                                a strong start to the day !

                                The Blue Marlin are still around, but the numbers have diminished as
                                the conditions now are clearly more favourable for Sailfish.

                                We are hoping for the bite to continue through the new moon, and
                                look forward to the last part of the season &#40;hopefully !&#41; being the best
                                part of the year for our clients over the next 6 weeks.




                                Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week:

                                “Reading about baseball is a lot more interesting than
                                reading about chess, but you have to wonder : Don’t
                                any of these guys ever go fishing ?”

                                ~ Dave Shiflet


                                Contact us at:

                                enquiries@greatsailfishing.com or to register for our
                                weekly fishing report and other
                                &#62; information please click here :
                                &#62; http://www.greatsailfishing.com/en/register.html or
                                &#62; contact us at greatsailfishing@yahoo.com

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                                • #17
                                  This Guatemala fishing report

                                  This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
                                  March 31st 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing
                                  Company operating out of the new Pez Vela
                                  Marina.

                                  Finally – the fish have started to show in the numbers and
                                  concentrations that Guatemala is famous for.
                                  The McCarthy party had a great visit with double digit releases
                                  each day, as well as a monster dorado of close to 50lbs.
                                  We were pleased to welcome father and son the Prices all the
                                  way from the UK for 4 days of fishing on the Reel Diver. They
                                  demonstrated some great hooking skill – and managed to have
                                  87 Sailfish to the boat over their 4 days offshore.

                                  The fishing is consistent now with at least 20 raises each day
                                  and many days over 20 releases as well. The blue water has been
                                  best with lines in at 30 miles. What has been even more pleasing
                                  has been that the action has been constant all day with a steady
                                  bite from early morning until the end of the day.

                                  We are hoping that it will last and is only an indicator of the season
                                  kicking off later than usual……but we will continue to report the action
                                  each week as it develops……stay tuned !





                                  Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week:

                                  “Angling may be said to be so like mathematics
                                  That it can never be fully learnt”

                                  ~ Izaak Walton


                                  Contact us at:

                                  enquiries@greatsailfishing.com or to register for our
                                  weekly fishing report and other
                                  &#62; information please click here :
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                                  &#62; contact us at greatsailfishing@yahoo.com

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                                  • #18
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                                    <font color="aa00aa"><font size="+1">This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
                                    April 15th 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing</font></font>

                                    Company operating out of the new Pez Vela
                                    Marina.

                                    “Steady as she goes” about describes the season at this point.

                                    The bite has been consistent day to day with blue water being
                                    found as close in as 12 miles but more usually 30 or so from
                                    the dock.
                                    The boats have been raising double digits and bringing to the boat
                                    7-12 as an average day. There remains a strong Blue Marlin bite,
                                    with multiple raises and sometimes multiple hookups occurring with
                                    reasonable frequency.
                                    The Joint Venture had the Villatoro party on board on Thursday, bringing
                                    9 sailfish to the boat, one Blue of about 250lbs and another of about
                                    400 lbs – they even had a 50lb&#43; bull dolphin thrown into the mix.

                                    The weather is still great, and the seas remain calm – this is a great time
                                    of the year to come down fishing as just about anything can happen
                                    every day – and often does !

                                    If anything, we are hoping for the bite to get even stronger as we run
                                    through the waning moon – we shall see.



                                    Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week:

                                    “Anglers….exaggerate grossly and make gentle and
                                    inoffensive creatures sounds like wounded buffalo
                                    and man-eating tigers.”

                                    ~ Roderick Haig-Brown


                                    Contact us at:

                                    enquiries@greatsailfishing.com or to register for our
                                    weekly fishing report and other
                                    &#62; information please click here :
                                    &#62; http://www.greatsailfishing.com/en/register.html or
                                    &#62; contact us at greatsailfishing@yahoo.com

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                                    • #19
                                      This Guatemala fishing report

                                      This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
                                      June 17th 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing
                                      Company operating out of the new Pez Vela
                                      Marina.

                                      The great thing about summer fishing in the bait rich waters
                                      off the Pacific Coast of Guatemala is that just about anything
                                      can happen, and frequently does.
                                      The size of the fleet fishing each day is diminished, and so it can
                                      be more difficult to find the concentrations of Sailfish that are a
                                      hallmark of the region during the peak of the season – but they
                                      are there.
                                      We welcomed the Lunquist party this past week and both the Joint
                                      Venture and the Reel Diver went out looking for the bite. The
                                      Captains worked together to find good blue water and steady fishing.
                                      Lines in at 30 miles produced a steady pick of good sized Dorado which
                                      provided fantatstic action on light tackle.
                                      The rains in the previous week had washed out debris from the land,
                                      and this provided good targets to aim for while still continuing the search
                                      for billfish.

                                      Each boat came in with a release record of 2 Sailfish for the day – but
                                      everyone was happy as there had been continuous action with Bonita
                                      and some good sized Dorado. The Joint Venture brought 24 Dorado
                                      to the boat and the Reel Diver had 12 – so plenty of good fish for dinner.


                                      As the summer progresses, we anticipate more “Bull” dolphin as the bait
                                      becomes more concentrated under some of the large logs that float out
                                      to the fishing grounds from the estuaries – so come an enjoy some great
                                      fishing as well as a fine dinner, with billfish action mixed in !


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                                      “Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job.”

                                      ~ Paul Schullery


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                                        This Guatemala fishing report

                                        This Guatemala fishing report is for the week ending
                                        June 24th 2007 and is prepared by The Great Sailfishing
                                        Company operating out of the new Pez Vela
                                        Marina.

                                        We were pleased to welcome Michael Brennan and his two
                                        sons to Guatemala this past week to experience The Great
                                        Sailfishing adventure. They were inspired to fish with us after
                                        watching Cindy Garrison’ s ESPN escapades on the Joint
                                        Venture.

                                        The weather and seas were calm as they set off on their
                                        first morning with Capt. Marvin. We hadn’t ventured out of
                                        dock for a couple of days, so were a little uncertain about the
                                        prospects, but with good blue water starting at 22 miles the
                                        crew was optimistic.

                                        Shortly after lines in the first Sailfish was in the spreads.

                                        This was a good sign – the fish was lit up and aggressively
                                        chasing the teasers, first on the port side, then rapidly
                                        switching to the starboard. As soon as the freshly rigged
                                        ballyhoo was in the water however, it quickly switched attention
                                        and pursued the meal with venom. An easy hookup and release
                                        followed in short order.

                                        While this had been going on, Capt. Marvin had been
                                        surveying the surrounding water, and had observed Sails
                                        free jumping a short distance away. He kicked the Reel Diver
                                        into gear and started to troll the mile or so to the last jumper
                                        he had seen. Didn’t get far however before two hungry sails
                                        started following the short line – and more action ensued.

                                        This continued almost non-stop – eventually raising over
                                        40 Sailfish for the day, bringing over half to the boat and
                                        release. Could this continue ?

                                        The second day proved that it could – even in the “low
                                        season”. A similar catch rate for Sailfish, many Dorado
                                        and many more smiles occurred the second day out –
                                        the final day was capped off with two Blue Marlin.
                                        To quote the crew : “There are Sails all over the place !”

                                        Come and experience The Great Sailfishing adventure
                                        for yourself – try our “Off Season” !!! We even have a
                                        SPECIAL running to make it easy for you !

                                        Our Favorite Fishing Quote for the week:

                                        “If fishing is interfering with your business, give
                                        up your business.”

                                        ~ Alfred W. Miller

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