November 26th, 2015 Fishing Report- Iztapa Guatemala (short day)
Its rare that we get to fish on Thanks Giving, strictly family day. However, this year my father made his way down to Guatemala to visit family, and we made an exception for ''Papa John''.
Just 12 miles in front of the port we put em out, and weren't dragging for more than 20 minutes when a nice blue marlin in the 300 lb range crashed the short teaser. Since the mate was running the boat, and my old man and I were fishing, I pitch the aggressive marlin the mackerel 50lb, and got it hooked up. Just a 15 minute fight, and we got the ''quickie'', AND got a TAG!
We continued to see 8 more sails in the same area, 7 bit, and released 4, as well as we saw two more BIG blues that wouldn't eat. Only 3 hrs at 12 miles and we still made it back to see the Lions win against Philly. Fishing offshore was just as good as many boats finished up the day with 25-30 bites each, and marlin here and there. The blues actually seem to be on the inshore drop at just 15 miles. Flat calm out there. Monday we start back up. Incredible fishing this year, can't describe it.
Capt Chris Starrs