A brief report from captains, anglers, and other unreliable sources........(Joking)
The Presidential Fly Challenge of Guatemala (Nov 12-13)found very slow sailfishing for Guatemalan standards but the showing of marlin during the days has kept the adrenalin pumping. Fishing aboard the "Intensity" with Capt. Mike Sheeder Team "Casa Vieja" consisting of Mr. Jim Turner, and fly fishing guru Mr. Jake Jordan, raised 2 blue marlins and hooking one estimated at 400# destroying the 20# fly gear, but released 7 out of 9 bites over the two days on sails clinching the challenge and bringing home the victory for "Casa Vieja".
Hoping to follow up with a sweep, the Presidential Challenge of Central America(Nov.16-18) Finds team Canaso, I mean "Casa Vieja" consisting of Mr. Jim Turner, Capt. Chris Sheeder of the "Release", and Capt. Erik Lorentzen (myself) of the "Pelagian" Fishing aboard the "Makara" with Capt. Nikolas "Niko" Mendez. Over the three days the team went 17-19 on sails and 2 Blue marlins released on 20#. Even with this average the team finished in a distant fourth place overall, with a three way tie separating the winning boats each with a total of 2900 points each. The tie was broken by the time at which each boat had released its last fish, which in this case was minutes.
Once again the PCCA was an all out success and tips there hats to the always infallible Joan Vernon for another great tournament.
Till next time! Capt Erik "PELAGIAN" CASA VIEJA LODGE GUATEMALA, C.A. firstname.lastname@example.org