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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

Blue Marlin Bite 9 Miles- Sept 17, 2016

The Capt decided to take the day off and have see for himself since the charters are slow this month.  We have a nice blue water pocket sitting just 9 miles from the house.  Since the moment the water changed from green to blue we put the lines out with 8 other local charter boats.  The days before most boats had no problem seeing 3-4 marlin a boat, and most were returning at noon!
While the sails pitch didn't have the hum (just saw 2 blues), for the first time in a while I hooked a nice blue marlin off the rigger bait in the first 20 minutes.  30 lb tackle with a fish over 300 lbs kicked my butt!  Very strange to see a bigger marlin smoke the rigger bait, they were hungry!!
We then saw just 1 more that wouldn't bite, but Capt Manolo next to us was on fire.  He went 5 for 6 on blues!  Releasing 3 sailfish as well.
Before 9 am, there were over 20 marlin bites reported between 8 boats!!!  At 9 miles, all about a 2 mile squared area.
This year as a whole since last November has proven to be the best year for both marlin and of course sailfish, as I personally close in on 35 blues for the year.
We ended the day-
6-5-5 Sailfish
2-1-1 Blue Marlin
1-1-1 Mahi

Capt Chris Starrs

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Iztapa, GT

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Humidity: 87%

Wind: 7 mph

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