Casa Vieja Lodge - April reports

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  1. Casa Vieja Lodge
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    "But first a list of characters, so I don't have to repeat everytime:
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    Cañaso - 37 Daytona with Capt. Chico Alvarenga<o:p></o:p>
    Finest Kind - 40 Whiticar with Capt. Ron Hamlin<o:p></o:p>
    Intensity - 37 DCN with Capt. Mike Sheeder<o:p></o:p>
    Release - 37 Merritt with Capt. Nico Melendrez<o:p></o:p>
    Rum Line - 40 Gamefisherman with Capt. Chris Sheeder<o:p></o:p>
    Spindrift - 38 Stolper with Capt. Nicho Alvarenga<o:p></o:p>
    Twenty - 40 Rybovich with Capt. Jason Brice<o:p></o:p>
    Pelagian - 37 Rybovich with Capt. Erik Lorentzen <o:p></o:p>
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    The numbers and what they mean: first is number of fish raised, the middle is number of fish bites, and lastly the number of fish released.<o:p></o:p>
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    We use dead large medium ballyhoos on circle hooks and Cam Sigler fly poppers. So here's my report starting with April Fools Day - which wasn't any joke - these are the actual figures:<o:p></o:p>


    01 April:

    &#8220;Cañaso&#8221; w/Capt. Chico 49-37-28
    &#8220;Finest Kind&#8221; w/Capt. Ron 65-61-44
    &#8220;Release&#8221; w/Capt. Nico 51-48-21 with Al's group from Latvia
    &#8220;Rum Line&#8221; w/Capt. Chris 49-5-2 on the fly
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    02 April:

    Cañaso with Capt Chico 33-26-17 with 1 blue about 250# released
    Intensity with Capt. Mike, 52-41-28
    Release with Capt. Nico and Al's Lativan group 56-38-10
    Rum Line with Capt. Chris 44-8-3, 1 blue raised
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    03 April:

    Cañaso 15-5-1 on the fly and 5 on bait
    Finest kind 14-7-2 on the fly and 2 blue marlin bites on the fly
    Intensity 13-3-2 on the fly, 2-2-0 on blues
    Release 21-16-1 on the fly with AL&#8217;s Latvian group
    Rum Line 34-13-4 on the fly
    Afinity 34-30-21 on bait

    04 April:
    Cañaso 37-27-17 on bait
    Finest Kind 21-8-1 on fly
    Intensity 26-10-3 on fly
    Rum Line 26-11-6 on the fly
    For my Janis Legzdins group from Latvia, aboard the "Release" with Capt. Nico the figures for their first three days are: 128-102-32. Not bad for a group of trout fishermen - doing their own hooking first time on circle hooks! They are going to Tikal for a couple of days, then back fishing on the "Release" for three more days. So, I will have another report for this group later this week.
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    05 April:
    <FONT color=navy>Cañaso 22-19-12, <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com[​IMG] <o:p></o:p>
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    09 April:
    Finest kind 16-2-2 on the fly<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com[​IMG]Latvia</st1:country-region> group (6<SUP>th</SUP> day)

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    For the 2<SUP>nd</SUP> leg of the Legzdins trip, the figures were 108-88-40 + 1 on fly
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    For their 6 day total &#8230;. 236-190-72 + 2 on fly

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    Congratulations go out to Capt. Nico Melendrez on the Release, his mates for a job well done and to the anglers: Janis Legzdins, Kaspars Roznieks, Gatis Klimass & Oskars Berzins<o:p></o:p>
  6. Jason Admin
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    Shows the fly guys are only getting a couple a day. Have pictures Al?
  7. Casa Vieja Lodge
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    Sorry Jason, no pics at this time. Most of the fly anglers are first timers, so they don't get the numbers like the conventional bait guys do. I have a more experienced group in there right now - Chip Rizzotto from Montana, Mark Cichon from Pennsylvania and seven from Canada.

    10 April:

    Cañaso 11-10-7 bait, raised three blues, no bites
    Finest Kind 15-2-0 on fly
    Afinity 19-18-15 Bait

    Release 13-7-2 on fly
    Intensity 15-6-2 fly, 1-1-1 blue on bait 200#
    Rum Line 12-3-1 on fly
    This is day one for the Rizzotto group with many first-time sailfishers, but with more experience in skinny waters.


    11 April:

    Cañaso 22-19-13, 1-1-0 marlin, bait
    Finest Kind 2-3-10 fly, 2-1-0 on blues 50#

    Release 11-3-2 on fly
    Intensity 21-6-4 on fly
    Rum Line 12-2-0 fly
    Day two for the Rizzotto group
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    12 April:
    Cañaso 12-11-3 on bait

    Release 17-8-3 on fly
    Intensity 17-5-4 on fly
    Rum line 12-3-1 on fly
    Day 3 for Rizzotto group

    13 April:
    Release 20-7-5 on fly
    Intensity 19-5-3 on fly
    Rum line 37-28-17 on fly
    Day 4 for Rizzotto group
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    Hi Peter this is the weekend fishing report at Casa Vieja Lodge -

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    Cañaso 29-20-14,
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    Cañaso 32-27-8<o:p></o:p>
    Finest Kind 11-10-2, 1 blue 300#<o:p></o:p>
    Release 50-45-29
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    Cañaso 18-16-9<o:p></o:p>
    Finest Kind 4-4-2<o:p></o:p>
    Intensity 13-12-7<o:p></o:p>
    Release 14-10-2
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    19 April:<o:p></o:p>
    Cañaso 10-7-5<o:p></o:p>
    Intensity 19-12-7<o:p></o:p>
    Release 9-7-2<o:p></o:p>
    Rum Line- Fly, 1-1-0<o:p></o:p>
  10. Casa Vieja Lodge
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    Capt. Erik continues - "Fishing is slowing down and the conventional anglers are doing much better. Fly fishing down here is a learning experience, so numbers don’t mean much".

    20 April:
    Cañaso, 10-7-2
    Release, 20-17-8 conventional
    Intensity, 17-15-6

    21 April:
    Release, 6-5-0 fly
    Intensity, 1-1-0 fly, release Black 500#
    Rum Line, 21st-22nd all-nighter, 12-8-4 on sails 8lb, 5 tunas to 70lbs with Tred Barta

    22 April:
    Release, 6-3-0
    Finest Kind, 6-1-1 fly, 1-0-0 blue
    Intensity, 1-1-0
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    25 April:
    Release, 14-14-10

    26 April:
    Release, 17-12-8
    Rum Line, 5-2-0 fly

    27 April:
    Release, 5-3-0 Stu Apte Fly Tournament boats
    Finest Kind, 3-2-1
    Cañaso, 10-3-2
    Intensity, 3-1-1