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....

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Makina Sportfishing

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Offshore Fly Fishing in Guatemala \u2013 Great Expirience
Offshore Fly Fishing in Guatemala \u2013 Great Expirience
Offshore Fly Fishing in Guatemala \u2013 Great Expirience
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Nicolas C.
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan
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Offshore Fly Fishing in Guatemala – Great Expirience

All Inclusive 2 Anglers on January 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Best Captain in Guatemala

3 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive on December 9, 2017
I have fished with Captain Gilfredo “Juanga” Lopez on Makina Sportfishing several times and He is the Best!  If you want...
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Washington, District Of Columbia
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Makina!

3 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive on January 9, 2017
Epic adventures! You will not regret this trip if you are into billfishing!
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Nico C.
United States
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February fishing trip

5 Night Trip - 4 PAX All Inclusive on February 28, 2017
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