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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+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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