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Blue Marlin continue to bite in Guatemala.  4 bites in 2 days, lots of sailfish & mahi mahi, EVEN WAHOO!

We were making a turn on a hooked sailfish with all the teasers and bait out of the water, about to back down on the single sail, and then a giant blue marlin shows up in the wash, about 5 yrds off the transom.  A quick pitch of the mackerel and she inhaled it!  TIGHT!!  Now we have a double, stretched out sailfish one way, a blue which we would soon learn is over the 600 lb mark going the other way in a hurry.  We quickly released the sailfish, and screamed in reverse for the blue, 3 hours of tug of war began with the final technical release on the 50 lb test.  Strong fish!  We only got a clear glimpse of the beast on the initiation run, not enough camera men to capture this big girl on film.  That was our 2nd marlin bite of the day, and the last month has had a similar plot.
Two ladies from Laredo Texas fished two days on the Sails Pitch.
Oct 26-27
Day 1:
2-2-1 Blue Marlin
12-8-6 Sailfish
4-3-3 Mahi Mahi
1-1-1 WAHOO!  That's right we got those too!
Day 2:
2-2-0 Blue Marlin (good bites)
21-18-14 Sailfish
2-1-1 Mahi MahiTo the east, nice blue water, great temp.  If you have the hot boat & teasers its been common to see 2-4 blues a day right now.  Nice job ladies, way to represent the great state of TEXAS!

CAPT CHRIS!!  Stay Thirsty!

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Picture on the left is of a 300 lb blue eating a fly, picture on the right it feels the sting, and goes air borne.

Don't go writing Guatemala off as strictly a sailfish fishery.  
The marlin bite is incredible these days (august to nov usually is), and the past 3 weeks is nothing short of world class.  9 miles to 30 miles we are seeing BIG blues.
We had a last minute booking on the fly, to fish Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday.
While the first day was slow, we raised a double header of blues in the last hours, no bite.  The next day on the same spot, we got another shot, this time we stuck that blue!  Quick release too!

That day we saw 5 more blue marlin with several very close shots.  As well as the sailfish where here and there.
3 day total:
12-3-1 Blue Marlin Fly
19-6-3 Sailfish Fly
1-1-1 Mahi Mahi Fly   

We are anxious to get on the bait, for many of these fish were certainly a sure thing with a bait or lure.
More to come!

Capt Chris Starrs

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