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Guatemala inshore Sailfishing has turned on, Marlin on the move

Capt. David Showell
February 3, 2011
Puerto San Jose - Saltwater Fishing Report

February 2, 2011, The Ground Hog didn't see his shadow here in South Jersey, but the sun was bright and HOT on the Pacific Ocean in Guatemala. and the fishing has even been hotter recently. Dennis went out on a good by trip Sunday the 30th and what he had to say was short and sweet: "Subject: BIG FISH CLOSE IN, YES the big bad boys are 5 and 6 miles from the marina. Well yesterday Capt. Jerry had Sarah and Dustin out and the inshore fishing seemed to be slowing down, but they went 3 for 3 on big sailfish and brought home a 12# Dorado perfect for Ceviche and couldn't get away from the skipjacks that were tearing up the baits. Capt. Gerry had to pull the hooked baits and go strictly to bait and switch with teasers only to get to the sails. Tomorrow will be another day and I'm hoping for another report. but here's Gerry's take on the situation. Please note the Marlin action:

First trip out in February was a real enjoyable one ,with the weather absolutely flat and beautiful. The sailfish action is slowing inshore, but we still managed to find three nice ones and got them all to the boat! Sarah started off the morning with a nice little dorado (10-12 lb) and the skipjack tuna hit after that all day long. We finally resorted to teasers only for the end of our trip to avoid them! The marlin are still in the area and one of the yachts on the hunt for the next hot bite of sails released a good sized blue, estimate 500 lb. Here's my two favorite shots from the day......
Capt. Gerry

Puerto San Jose Fishing Forecast:

With the conditions as they are I know Capt. Gerry will be on the fish on todays trip and they will move in closer agin very soon. Don't miss this great action.

Target Species:

Sailfish, marlin, dolphin, tuna

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Everyone knows that Guatemala is the #1 spot for Sailfish anda great location for all types of billfishing, up to now it has been a rich mans game and beyond the means of the adverage angler. The Parlama Sportfishing fleet specializes in economical fishing that will make your dreams possible. The "Tijereta" is the flagship. It is only 25' long, but it has been retrofitted to make it a fantastic mini-batlewagon and perfect for fishing Guatemala's calm waters.

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81 Natalie Terrace
Absecon, NJ 08201
Phone: 609-484-0409
Alt. Phone: 609-513-1568
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