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A Grand ol’ Time

The 2016 No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout in Guatemala

January 7, 2017
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The No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout is a must-fish event where anglers donate money for every missed fish to help support the improvements of a local Guatemalan school.

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These koozies were a constant reminder of our mission during the 2016 No Sancocho Shootout at Casa Vieja Lodge: hook sailfish and marlin while avoiding a sancocho. Courtesy Casa Vieja Lodge
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The crew on Pez Raton found consistent action during the week, including a sailfish tripleheader. Andrew Cox
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This dreaded sancocho required a $20 donation, which was happily made. Andrew Cox
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One of the 378 sailfish released by the fleet. Andrew Cox
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The mysterious “Tequila Donkey” made a guest appearance at Casino Night. Courtesy Casa Vieja Lodge
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A mariachi band welcomed crews back to the lodge after the final day of fishing. Courtesy Casa Vieja Lodge
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The water balloon fights between boats were a sight to behold. Andrew Cox
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The crew from Cummins aboard Finest Kind tallied two blues on the first day, and the marlin were personal firsts for two anglers. Andrew Cox
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