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October Ends with Grand Slams Fishing Report - October 21, 2019

Date of trip: October 21, 2019
Posted November 05, 2019 by FishTrack Member
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For the second consecutive year Contender Boats hosted their Top Dealer Trip Oct 17-21st at Casa Vieja Lodge. It was a group of colleagues, both new and old friends, and a fantastic time of fishing in between the fun! The group opted for some extra activities to complement their fishing days with a casino night, pig roast, yoga, beach day, and fireworks spectacular!

The total number aboard 7 boats:
428 Sailfish Raises, 369 Bites, 261 Releases
25 Blue Marlin Raises, 12 Bites, 6 Releases
3 Striped Marlin Raises, 2 Bites, 2 Releases
1 Black Marlin Raise, 1 Bite, 1 Release
2 Yellow Fin Tuna and 61 Mahi-mahi
1 Grand Slam* aboard the Rum Line, with Capt. Terry Brennan

Each year, after his fall hunting trip, Capt Rick Murphy hosts a large group during the fall fishing season. This time was no different. “I love fishing at Casa Vieja Lodge. I especially enjoy the variety the fall season has to offer. From blues, stripes, mahi, tuna, and always the sailfish, there’s no better place to be!”
The total number aboard 6 boats:
443 Sailfish Raises, 386 Bites, 259 Releases
17 Blue Marlin Raises, 12 Bites, 7 Releases
5 Striped Marlin Raises, 5 Bites, 5 Releases
6 Yellow Fin Tuna and 32 Mahi-mahi
1 Rooster fish
8 Groupers

A DOUBLE GRAND SLAM in a single day aboard the Makaira with Capt. Jason Brice, and one aboard the Poco Loco, with Capt. David Salazar.

*A Grand Slam is a fishing term that is combination of three different species of billfish which in our waters are sailfish, blue marlin, black marlin, and striped marlin.
Capt. Terry Brennan

For those who didn’t get a chance to meet him last season, we’d like to reintroduce Capt. Terry Brennan who will be at the helm Rum Line this season. Last season, Capt. Terry filled in for the Poco Loco and Rum Line when rest was needed. Don't fear the beard, he's just as salty as them all, and has both patience and enthusiasm to put up the daily numbers.

Capt. Terry is originally from New Jersey and Manteo, NC has been “home” for him for 20 years. He brings with him years of private charter boat experience from the waters of OBX, South Florida, Kona, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, and the list goes on. In Guatemala, he is excited with the new dynamic of Lodge life, the rockstar fishing, and calm waters.

"The past year has been full of great experiences, time on the water with David, Chris and Nicho had been invaluable (one should never stop learning), two grand slams, more sailfish then I’d ever seen before, made a lot of new friends and ran into old ones. At Casa Vieja, I’ve crossed paths with friends and acquaintances from North Carolina, Florida, Bermuda, Ascension, Costa Rica, and California... Guatemala is a destination that every fisherman goes to."
Plan a Vacay, from your Vacay

For those that love January fishing, we have some great news. This is the first time in 10 years these dates are available to the public. We have available January 2-6th for you! Start 2020 off by getting a vacation from your vacation. Everyone needs a break after the holiday season with your friends & family. No better place to do that than on the water at Casa Vieja Lodge.

For the past 10 years these dates have been reserved for the prestigious Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge. This fly fishing tournament has produced the most amount of billfish on the fly compared to any other fly tournament! What makes this possible? Casa Vieja Lodge with our double digit raises.

Historically, January has produced record breaking numbers. Now it is YOUR chance to get in on the action in January. What better way to start your New Year than with more fishing as your New Years resolution. No need to wait, start your year off with a bang & check it off your bucket list!
Fishing News

Over the past two weekends we've had FOUR GRAND SLAMS! The season hasn't started off this strong in three years. Let us just say, the last time it began like this it held strong and was one heck of fishing year. Join us when the time is right for you!


Stay up to date with our daily fishing reports on our website HERE.


Below are available dates, if any of them speak to you, click them, to send a direct email inquiry:

November 19- 23: Afinity (39' Billy Knowles)
November 26- December 3: Poco Loco (44' Kincheloe Nickerson)
December 30- January 2: Afinity (39' Billy Knowles)
January 5- 9: Finest Kind (40' Whiticar) & Spindrift (38' Stolper)
January 28-31: Rum Line (40' Gamefisherman)
February 13-18: Poco Loco (44' Kincheloe Nickerson)

We miss you! Catch us on the road or at the Lodge...
*TODAY* Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: October 30- November 3
Booth 1061, Bahia Mar
No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout: November 7-9 *SOLD OUT
Thanksgiving at the Lodge: November 27-30 *2 boats left
NYE at the Lodge: December 31-January 2 *2 boat left

See you soon... tight lines!

 
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