The seventh annual, 2016 "Jake Jordan Invitational, Sailfish Fly Challenge" is now history. The ten tournament fly anglers, fishing aboard six tournament boats, (six one or two angler teams), during this three day fly fishing tournament, caught and released 148 Sailfish, 1 Striped Marlin, and one Blue Marlin, all on 20 pound class tippet.
This fly fishing tournament produced more than one sailfish caught and released, per hour, per boat, average during the practice day, and all three of the tournament days!!! Extra 50 bonus points are scored by removing the fly and hooks from the caught fish without breaking the 20 pound class tippet, our excellent crews managed to remove 97 percent of all flies and hooks, another new record. This was the most billfish ever caught in any fly fishing Billfish tournament ever! Congratulations to these world class anglers, Super Captains and Mates, along with all of the sailfish and marlin which are still swimming around off of Guatemala!
I would like to personally thank all anglers and crews for participating in this fun tournament.
Congratulations to the third place team "Makaira" with anglers Roy Cronacher and Marty Arostegui, With Captain Jason Brice. Especially Roy for catching a 180 pound Striped Marlin on fly. 4350 points.
Congratulations to the second place team "Decisive" with angler Joe O'Brien, along with Captain Brad Phillips. Joe caught and released 15 sailfish on fly in one day!! 4600 points.
The Tournament Champion Team is:
Team "Rum Line" With anglers Don Butler and Danny Cline, along with Captain Chris Sheeder! These guys did an excellent job by catching and releasing 17 sailfish on fly, while retrieving all flies and hooks. To lock up this years championship, Don Butler caught and released a 250 pound Blue Marlin on fly. Danny Cline won the top angler edging out his partner by just 100 points!!!! Awesome 2016 world champs.
As I send this report out I am waiting for the rest of the pictures from our Tournament photographer, Pat Ford, also thanks for the help from Brian Horsley, and Chris Sheeder for there excellent photography and to Sarah Gardner our Tournament video expert. I would also like to thank our sponsors: Casa Vieja Lodge, TFO Rods, Costa del Mar, Mako Reels, Cam Sigler Flies, RIO fly lines, Gamakatsu hooks, The Flyfishing Show, Please support our sponsors, they help make this event possible.
Thank you to all of the anglers who participated in this seventh annual "Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge", the worlds most successful Billfish fly fishing tournament. This would not happen if you did not support this fun event!!!
The eighth annual Jake Jordan tournament will be on January 5, 6, 7, 8, 2017, travel on Wednesday, January 4, practice day Thursday, Jnuary, 5, Tournament, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 6, 7, 8, Home on Monday, January 9, 2017. The new rules all for each "Team, Boat," to be made up of one or two anglers, this should assure that we will reach out 10 team limit. Please if you are interested if fishing in 2017, contact me and let me know, I already have 3 new teams signed up for next year plus 5 of the six teams which fished this year. I will send more pictures as I get them. I love my Job, wish you were here, more reports to follow shortly.
2016 Tournament Champion, Team Rum Line, Captain Chris Sheeder, Anglers Don Butler and Danny Cline
2016 Second Place Team Decisive, Captain Brad Phillips, Angler Joe O'Brien
2016, Third place Team Makaira, Captain Jason Brice, Anglers Marty Arostegue and Roy Chronacher
Happy anglers from the 2016 "Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge, at Casa Vieja Lodge Guatemala
Don Butlers first Blue Marlin on fly, put the team Rumline way ahead of the competition
"You are officially invited to join me at Casa Vieja Lodge in Guatemala at an event to celebrate the Best Fly Fishing for Sailfish in the World!" Captain Jake Jordan
Please mark your calendar to attend the seventh annual "Jake Jordan, Invitational, Sailfish Fly Challenge" to be held at the world class "Casa Vieja Lodge" in Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. Fishing will be on January, 6, 7, 8, 2016, with January 5 available for those who want to have a practice day. IGFA rules will apply with 20 pound class tippet supplied by the tournament Committee.
All of the Casa Vieja Lodge fleet vessels and captains are available on a first come basis, there will also be other vessels from the Guatemalan fleet competing for the trophy's in this team competition. This will be a teamfly fishing for Billfish tournament, each team will be comprised of 2 anglers.There will be awards for the first and second high point angler,the top three crews,along with the second and third place team and The Overall Team Tournament Champion!
We now have 5 teams pre-regestered to fish in the tournament with several more vessels still available to choose from. This invitational tournament is limited so only 10 teams will participate in this world class event. THE COST TO ENTER THE TOURNAMENT IS: $4,800.00 PER PERSON WITH THE TOTAL TEAM COST AT: $9,600.00. The extra practice day cost is $3,000 per Team. Private rooms add $275 per night per team.
Tournament Package will include: All ground transfers between Guatemala City, Casa Vieja Lodge and Marina Pez Vela 4 nights at the Casa Vieja Lodge 3 full days of fishing aboard Casa Vieja fleet boats All Flies and tackle
Beer, soda and lunches on the boat Breakfast and dinner daily at the Casa Vieja Lodge Open bar at Captain and Anglers meeting (kick off) and at awards Banquet(Local liquors and beer) Hor d’oeuves Kick-off and Awards Banquet
Lots of great awards with Tournament shirts and Hats!
NOT INCLUDED: Local Room Tax, Gratuity for Captain and Mates, Gratuity for Lodge staff, or Transportation from your home to and from Guatemala City airport.
Captain Jake Jordan Jake Jordan's Fishing Adventures PO Box 309 Havelock, NC 28532 252-444-3308 Home/Office 305-872-6060, Cell www.jakejordan.com
Jake Jordan Invitational Sailfish Fly Challenge Casa Vieja Lodge, Guatemala, January, 6, 7, 8, 2016 OFFICIAL RULES
1.TEAMS: Two person teams, one team per boat.
2.LEADER&LINE: Maximum total leader is 12 feet. All anglers will use Mason line for class tippet material. The class tippet must be at least 15 inches long (measured inside connecting knots). 20 pound test class tippet may not exceed 12" in length.
3. SCORING: 100 points for each sailfish released. 50 extra points will be awarded for each sailfish released by removing the fly and hooks from the fish without breaking the tippet! MARLIN BONUS: 500 bonus points will be given for each marlin release.
4.TIE: In the case of a tie, the team receiving the most points first wins.
5.FISHING HOURS: Leave the dock not before 6:45 AM with lines in the water at 8:00 AM, Fishing ends at 3:00 PM and boats must return to the breakwater before 5:30 PM. Boats not arriving at the breakwater by 5:30 will score 0 for that days fishing! 6. REPORTING: Releasesmustbe radioed in to tournament headquarters (Committee Boat) immediatelyupon release. Fish not recorded on committee boat log do not count!
7. LEADER LENGTH: Leaders may not exceed 12' in length. I.G.F.A. rules apply to Leader, class tippet and shock tippet.
8.TEASING: Teasing may be done by the anglers, the 2 mates and the captain. Boats must be out of gear during the final cast, before hookup, and during fly retrieving. Fly casting may only be done by the anglers. A hooked fish may not be teased to aid release.
9.BOAT MOTION: Boat must be out of gear when cast is made. The fly must be recast ifBoat goes back into gear for any reason.
10.RULES: IGFA: rules for fly fishing will be followed.
11.LEGAL RELEASE: The angler must fight the fish for 10 seconds before a legal release can be counted. A legal release occurs when the leader enters the rod tip.
12.PENALTIES: Any infraction of these rules or I.G.F.A. rules governing fly fishing may result in disqualification of the involved fish. Protests must be put in writing and turned into the tournament committee on the day of the infraction. The decision of the committee is final.Anglers must turn in daily catch sheets upon returning to the dock daily. These sheets must be turned in whether or not a fish is caught. Catch sheets must be signed by both anglers and the captain, these must match fish radioed to th ecommittee Boat.
13.BREAKDOWNS: There will be no make up time for breakdowns. The captain of the broken down boat is responsible for providing a substitute boat for his anglers. The radio operator will assist with the arrangements as best possible. Points gained by substitute boat will remain with the substitute boat.
14. This is a team tournament, anglers should switch after each bite.
Tournament Champion team, Second Place Team, Third Place Team ,First, Second, and Third Place Captain, along with, second place, and top tournament point Angler award.
Good Luck and Good Fishing:
Jake Jordan Tournament Director
Contact: Captain Jake Jordan Jake Jordan's Fishing Adventures P O Box 309 Havelock, NC 28532 252-444-3308 or 305-872-6060