Captain
Gilfredo Juanga Lopez

Member since July 2014

Iztapa, Guatemala

Background
Affectionately known as “Juanga”, Captain Lopez was born in La Guaira, Venezuela - a famous marlin fishing town - 38 years ago. A lover of the sea from his first day on the water, Juanga started his formal fishing career in Venezuela as a mate to Captain Dave Nolling (1992- 1995). From this famous captain he went on to fish with another legendary Captain, Paul Ivey in Venezuela. In 1997,1998 and 1999, Juanga and his crew were recognized by the IGFA Billfish foundation as top white marlin crew. TOURNAMENT PLACES & AWARDS. 2008 the presidential challenge Caribbean cup 2 place team 2008 pcca Guatemala cup 3 place team 2008 the presidential challenge central America Lowrence championship grand champion 2009 3rd Place USVI Boy Scout Tournament 2009 Guatemala club Náutico national championship 2 place boat 2009 PCCA el Salvador cup 1 place team and top boat 2009 the presidential challenge central America lowrence championship grand champion 2011 1st Place Salinas, Ecuador Billfish
Techniques
I love to use ligth tackle as 2,4,6,8,12 and 20 lbs test !! we also do a lot fly fishing for billfish do to the calm conditions here in Guatemala. in resume I just love to catch fish no matter how....

Hey, I'm Captain Gilfredo Juanga Lopez

Iztapa, Guatemala
Background
Affectionately known as “Juanga”, Captain Lopez was born in La Guaira, Venezuela - a famous marlin fishing town - 38 years ago. A lover of the sea from his first day on the water, Juanga started his formal fishing career in Venezuela as a mate to Captain Dave Nolling (1992- 1995). From this famous captain he went on to fish with another legendary Captain, Paul Ivey in Venezuela. In 1997,1998 and 1999, Juanga and his crew were recognized by the IGFA Billfish foundation as top white marlin crew. TOURNAMENT PLACES & AWARDS. 2008 the presidential challenge Caribbean cup 2 place team 2008 pcca Guatemala cup 3 place team 2008 the presidential challenge central America Lowrence championship grand champion 2009 3rd Place USVI Boy Scout Tournament 2009 Guatemala club Náutico national championship 2 place boat 2009 PCCA el Salvador cup 1 place team and top boat 2009 the presidential challenge central America lowrence championship grand champion 2011 1st Place Salinas, Ecuador Billfish
Techniques
I love to use ligth tackle as 2,4,6,8,12 and 20 lbs test !! we also do a lot fly fishing for billfish do to the calm conditions here in Guatemala. in resume I just love to catch fish no matter how....

My Charter Listings

Makina Sportfishing

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Fishing Reports

Great Day!

February 20, 2018

Today we raise 22 had 22 bites and 12 release pacific sailfish! Read Full Report →


another good day in paradise !!!!

February 14, 2018

today the seas was a little roughs do to some winds coming from north from a cold front !! we raise 18 had 12 bites and release 8 !!! also our clients wanted to fish live bait with Bonitos… Read Full Report →


epic day aboard Makina !!

February 11, 2018

capt Wilfredo Lopez was so happy after releasing a quadruple header !!! today we raise 62 had 56 bites and release 42 Pacific Sailfish for the day ... amazing fishing only 12 miles out .... Read Full Report →


still great bite only 8 miles from the M

February 09, 2018

today we raise 45 had 44 bites and release 35 Pacific Sailfish ... also 4 nice mahi-mahi or dorados !!!! no doubt Guatemala is the best place to learn how to fish ... so many shots !!! Read Full Report →


another day in the water aboard Makina !

February 08, 2018

today was also another great fishing day we raise 37 had 32 bites and release 21 Pacific Sailfish plus 5 big Dorados or mahi-mahi our mate mini was riding one like a cowboy .... Read Full Report →


Our chef bring us good food and good luc

February 07, 2018

today we raise 43 had 39 bites and release 21 Pacific Sailfish only 10 miles out from home. excellent food thanks to our chef christian !!!! Read Full Report →


another flat calm day with good fishing

February 04, 2018

a little bit slow today but still a great day of fishing " we get spoiled real fast when we don't see more then 20 in a day " lol lol lol today we raise 16 had 14 bites… Read Full Report →


another great the for practice and learn

February 03, 2018

we raise 39 had 34 bites and release 21 Pacific Sailfish and 3 big dorados over 30 lbs each ... Our Boys are getting better at this !!!!! Read Full Report →


great day on the water with some old fri

February 02, 2018

we raise 42 had 37 bites and release 12 sailfish ... we also caught 3 big mahi-mahi our friends where learning how to hook the Sailfish and they have great opportunity to learn today ..... Read Full Report →


Another fantastic day of fishing aboard

January 29, 2018

We raise 49 had 43 bites and release 19 Pacific sailfish !! Fishing and bite is RED HOT ..... Read Full Report →


Another epic day on the pacific coast of

January 28, 2018

We raise 26 had 25 bites and release 18 Pacific Sailfish !! Its going off red hot bite... several doubles and triple raise... Read Full Report →


Epic day on coventional tackle

January 27, 2018

We raise 25 had 22 bites and release 14 Pacific Sailfish on convetional tackle we also bring home 2 nice 40+lbs mahi-mahi for dinner... Read Full Report →


Good fishing

January 26, 2018

We raise 17 had 11 bites and relases 9 pacific Sailfish !! We also have a nice 400+ blue Marlin on and lost him on the fight ... Read Full Report →


Better day today on the fly rod

January 25, 2018

We raise 15 had 5 bites and release 2 pacific sailfish on the fly rod .. We also caugth 4 big mahi-mahi Read Full Report →


3rd day of fly fishing fish starting to

January 24, 2018

Today we try few baits on the long riggers and the rest of the spread was 4 teaser for fly ! We manage to raise 11 had 10 bites and relase 5 pacific sailfih on dead bait .... On… Read Full Report →


Slow fly fishing day

January 23, 2018

We only raise 9 pacific sailfish but we saw a 50+ sails free jumping around Us all day ... Read Full Report →


Starting a 4 day fly fishing trip today

January 22, 2018

We start with a new group from Chile on the fly today !! Fish where not cooperating do to so much bait in the surface !! But we raise 15 only 3 bites but no luck on the hook… Read Full Report →


Better fishing today

January 21, 2018

We raise 13 had 13 bites and release 6 pacific sailfish aborad Makina ...... Read Full Report →


Slow fishing today

January 20, 2018

But we still manage to raise 6 had 6 bites and release 6 our anglers did 100% hook up today !!! Read Full Report →


Great fishing today aboard Makina

January 19, 2018

We raise 13 had 13 bites and release 9 sailfish on covenciaonal fishing rods !!! Guatemala is the best place to learn .... Read Full Report →


Great day for team Makina

January 13, 2018

Capt Gilfredo Juanga Lopez and crew are very proud and happy to be high hook top release boat of the day in the entire fleet of Guatemala!!! Team Makina raise 18 had 16 bites and release 11 Pacific Sailfish… Read Full Report →


Fishing still good in Guatemala

January 12, 2018

Today we raise 11 sailfish had 11 bites and release 4 we have anglers the never Billfish before what a great place to learn !!! And caugth a 30 lbs Mahi-Mahi for lunch ... Read Full Report →


Better bite today !!

January 11, 2018

We raise 17 had 13 bites and release 9 Sailfish and caught 3 nice mahi-mahi .... We also help a sea turtle the was rap with comercial fishing line so now he is swiming free in the pacific ocean. Read Full Report →


Fishing starting to pick up in Guatemala

January 11, 2018

Yesterday we raise 18 Sailfish had 14 bites and release 9 pacific Sails !! We also caugth 3 nice Dorados for dinner.. stay tuned back out today !!! Read Full Report →


Solw day for us today

January 10, 2018

We raise 3 had 2 bites and release 1 pacific sailfish !!! Read Full Report →


Great fishing day

December 29, 2017

We raise 12 had 11 bites and release 6 pacific sailfish with new anglers !! We also miss a nice blue marlin the we could not hook .... And 4 nice mahi-mahi !!! Read Full Report →


RED HOT BITE !!!

November 20, 2015

WHAT AN AWESOME DAY IN THE WATER ABOARD MAKINA!! WE RAISE 37 SAILFISH HAD 33 BITES AND RELEASE 30 FOR THE DAY .... MAKINA PAPA !! Read Full Report →


fishing is awesome in Guatemala !!!

November 18, 2015

we have another day aboard Makina !!! we raise 19 sailfish had 18 bites and release 16 !!! saw one blue marlin din't want to play .... Read Full Report →


Fishing in Guatemala still hot !!!

November 17, 2015

another great day of the pacific coast of Guatemala !!! we raise 27 sailfish had 25 bites and release 21 sailfish !!! another busy day !! Read Full Report →


fishing is still on fire !!

November 06, 2015

today aboard makina was a busy day !!! we raise 25 sailfish had 21 bites and release a 475 lbs blue marlin !!! way to go guys .... Read Full Report →


great day of fishing out Guatemala

November 04, 2015

we have another fun day aboard Makina ! we raise 24 sailfish had 19 bites and release 13 sailfish !! great day guys.. Read Full Report →


great sailfish and Marlin bite now !!

November 03, 2015

fishing is been great at the beginning of the season !!! we had raise 26 sailfish had 20 bites and release 12 raise 1 blue marlin the don't want to play and caught one nice Dolphin ( mani-mahi for… Read Full Report →

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Best Captain in Guatemala

Декабрь 9, 2017
I have fished with Captain Gilfredo “Juanga” Lopez on Makina Sportfishing several times and He is the Best! ...
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Offshore Fly Fishing in Guatemala – Great Expirience

Январь 21, 2018
We fished for 4 days in Guatemala during January aboard the Makina cruiser with Captain Juanga, with excellent results and...
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Makina!

Январь 9, 2017
Epic adventures! You will not regret this trip if you are into billfishing!
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February fishing trip

Февраль 28, 2017
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