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Earthquakes in Guatemala and fishing too

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Earthquakes in Guatemala and fishing too

Postby sailfish » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:41 pm

Rock’n Roll
First it rocked, then it rolled and finally it really rocked………………
Today there was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Guatemala just South of the Marina towards El Salvador. All of our boats were out fishing at the time - which is probably about the safest place for them when these things happen - but there are no casualties and little damage reported from the coast. This is hardly an unusual occurrence in Guatemala, oftentimes our clients who come here for the spectacular billfishing are treated to the experience of mild shakes and quakes.
Given the landscape of active volcanoes in the area overlooking the Marina Pez Vela, it is perhaps not surprising that many anglers visiting Guatemala mistake these shakes, rattles and rock’n roll for mini eruptions from the most active volcano Pacaya.
Unusually for Guatemala Fishing , we had two cold fronts come through in quick succession in January that built upon each other to produce some pretty significant seas and blasts of cold air. This often has the effect of scattering the concentrations of bait and making the fishing more challenging – but not this time. The billfish stayed focused relatively close to shore on some very rapid temperature breaks and continued to feed despite the inclement weather and waves “up top”. The boats suffered a little in this “rockin’” period, but nothing that a few stainless screws and clamps couldn’t take care of.
All through the week and a half of weather that we experienced, the fishing stayed hot – with 20-30 fish raised the norm throughout. We “rolled” through the groups, welcoming back many familiar faces to the coast and to the great fishing. See the latest satellite imagery here.http://www.greatsailfishing.com/en/Guatemala_SST.htm
We still have a spot available for the Superbowl weekend if you have an opportunity to travel on short notice; this would be all inclusive 2 days offshore, half day inshore for as little as $1945……………….call us at 877 763 0851 and watch the Superbowl on our satellite TV with endless cold beer included !!
If you haven’t been to Guatemala before, you can download our 40+ page eBook on the http://fishing-guatemala.com/ Fishing in Guatemala here with no obligation.
Have a great day and tight lines!
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Location: Puerto Iztapa, Guatemala, Central America

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