OK, ok…there’s a lot more from the trip, but I know everyone’s dying to see video.  So here it is, my first ever sailfish, caught in Guatemala last week.  Over the course of 2 days, we raised 16 sailfish and then caught and released 8.  Only circle hooks were used in order to minimize any potential damage to the fish.  As you’ll see, once boated and the “hero shot” taken, the fish is first revived and then released.  They only spend about a minute out of the water.  Guatemala was one of the first countries to implement an all catch and release policy on billfish.

Thank you to Capt. Tom Boice of Panamax Sailfishing, his deckmate Victor on the Que Vela! and my buddy Jon of iFished.com and all our sponsors for making this trip an unforgettable adventure!

If you read yesterday’s post, 10 Facts I Learned About Guatemala, you know that the marimba is the national instrument of Guatemala.  You’ll hear what it sounds like in the opening sequence of the video.

Next up, trip reports.  Tight lines!

 

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