December 31, 2005 – Fishing Report
The ‘Sirena’ was at it the 27th and 28th releasing 20 sails a day in a magnificently flat ocean. ‘Decisive’ (currently still ‘Spirit of Pilar’) started it’s fishing campaign in earnest on the 29th of December with it’s first full day on the water, being joined by owner Steve Cothron of Austin, Texas, and his friend Bill Easum of Corpus Christi. To say the fishing was red-hot would be an understatement. The bite was found at 22 miles and by the end of the day the duo had 60 sailfish releases from 90 bites, finishing as high hook, and with a couple real slobs over the 120lb mark to keep the boys really pulling. What a baptism and not bad for the first day on the water on your new boat, congratulations Steve!!
The bite was still superb on the 30th, with ‘Team Decisive’ finishing on top, releasing 46 from 62 bites and a half dozen, 25 to 45lb Dorado thrown in for good measure.
This is Guatemala as it’s been come to be know, flat seas, sailfish everywhere and a great fleet of boats and crew to take advantage of it all. Not matter what you may hear, this place cannot be beat and it is as good, if not better than ever before. There are some fine charter operations here, great places to stay and a group of captains that all enjoy fishing as much as our anglers enjoy catching them and work together on the water every day to find that special bite.
Man, it really is good to be on the water again. Our new 40ft Gamefisherman, ‘Decisive’ along with our brand new complete outfit of Alutecnos tackle along with Eagle Claw circle hooks, looks like it’s going to be the recipe for fish-raising and fish releasing, and we will be continuing in the ways of my old boat, ‘Pelagian’. So look up some date on our website www.guatbilladv.com that may suit you and come on down and enjoy in the worlds finest sailfishing.
Until next report, may it be a happy, fish-filled and prosperous News Years ahead for all.
Capt. Brad Philipps