Congratulations are in order! Dr. Lee Smith and Dan Walden broke our Fly Fishing Record! On Saturday, Jan 3 they raised 49 sailfish, had 25 bites and released 21 on Fly aboard Maverick!! That eclipsed the previous mark set on Feb 7, 2004. All fish were cast to, fought, landed and released.
On Friday they released 12 on fly, Sunday 16 on fly and Monday 17! Good job guys. Wow!
Lee sums it up best:
“After my 7th straight year in Costa Rica fly fishing for sailfish I decided to give Guatemala a try. I booked for Jan 2013. In 6 days fly fishing at your Lodge I caughtMORE sailfish on that ONE trip then in Costa Rica for 7 years! I released 27 on fly.
I rebooked again for Jan 2014. I was thinking no way it could be better then the last trip. I was wrong. On this trip I released 15 sails on fly and a had a GRAND SLAM on Fly of a Blue marlin, Striped Marlin and sailfish on the same day.
I rebooked for Jan 2015. I thought once again – there is no chance it could possibly be better. Dead wrong again. My fishing partner Dan & I broke the Resort Record on Day #2 for most sailfish released on FLY in one day: 21! And the other 3 days were off the charts: Day 1: 12 on fly. Day 3: 16 on fly. Day 4: 17 on fly. All in all we raised 172 sailfish, had 90 bites and released 66 on fly. We also had 6 doubles where we landed 2 sails on fly at the same time.
I rebooked for Jan 2016 before I left the Resort. No way it can be better. Right?”