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Casa Vieja Lodge Welcomes Hooker To The Fleet

Casa Vieja Lodge is proud to welcome a Hooker to the family. The Hooker, a 48’ G&S boat, with 87 IGFA World Records most of them on billfish on light and ultralight tackle. She’s fished in 20+ countries and is based in Marina Pez Vela, in Quepos, Costa Rica.

Casa Vieja Lodge buys Hooker

Captain David and Kristen Salazar, owners of Casa Vieja Lodge acquired this legend from Capt. Skip Smith who brought the Hooker back to life in 2016, and originally ran it back in 1989- as she was the tender to the famous Madam, the 110’ mothership.

The Salazar’s now have the largest custom boat charter fleet.

Casa Vieja Lodge buys Hooker
“The history of this boat is unmatched. It’s an honor that Capt. Skip chose us to continue her legacy, and this is the only Hooker we’ll allow in the Casa Vieja Lodge Family!” said Capt. David Salazar.  The Hooker will provide Casa Vieja Lodge clients the opportunity to fish and stay aboard in comfort while fishing the Super Bowl of blue marlin seamount fishing this summer out of Quepos. Capt. Skip Smith will be at the helm of a few special VIP charters trying to match or beat his record of 21 blues released on 30# in a calm, single day.  Her engine room boasts big, beautiful, quiet, hand-painted pink Cummins QSM 11 Engines.

Casa Vieja Lodge custom fleet

She’ll put on a show in Guatemala for a few months and will be back in Quepos for some epic blue marlin fishing where she’ll call home and establish the Casa Vieja Lodge Costa Rica fleet.