San Carlos Sportfishing, La Esquina Del Lago Lodge
TARPON RESEARCH PROGRAMS ...
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Participants in Rio San Juan Giant Tarpon Satellite Tagging Program
University of Miami
Dr. Gerald s Ault, Ph.d
Dr. Jiangang Luo
Tarpon To morrow
Jan Bosco mendoza
MARENA Nicaragua Government Authority
Esquina del Lago Lodge.
San Carlos Sport Fishing
Philippe Tisseaux, Owner
Alexandre Tisseaux, Guide
Presence of Giant Tarpon all year round at 120 miles from sea in Fresh water of Rio San Juan and Nicaragua Lake call the attention of Marine Biologist... Since long Scientist had been interested in Rio San Juan and Nicaragua lake.. We encounter here a strange mix of Fresh water fish Bull Shark, Tarpon, Snook Drums....and fresh water species as Rainbow bass ( Lagunero ) Wapote, Machaca, Mojara, Tropical and Aligator Gar.... Thomas Torson from Nebraska University...Jacques Yves Cousteau.... Came here many years ago their guides are around living in San Carlos they told us the stories...
We have here a high qualty fishery for Giant Tarpon no doubt one of the best in the world as in ideal condition: We always fish quiet water.... Due to abundant feeding all years round fish become udge and are present at all time as apparently constant and ideal temperature...
Concerning Tarpon most of them are moving up and down river but we suspect some stay Long in the area... When they decide to leave Where do they go? This is what we are trying to find out... Suspecting than some of our Giant Tarpon may go far very far ..Why not Up north to the Gulf of Mexico...Texas? Florida? .. To the Caribbean Islands...or down south to Venezuela??
Long it's been suspected than Tarpon were Reproducing here as some female full of eggs has been report ...But it is now demonstrate than Tarpon do not reproduce in Fresh water they born at sea become a Larva witch reach brackish water,, Mangrove where they get their definitive shape.. Then they grow and start to move it can be in Fresh or Salt water... Due to study done in some other places it is amazing to see Distance Tarpon travel...
Thanks to Miami University, Tarpon To morrow Foundation, Mr Scott Alford and Local Authorities of MARENA, INPESCA in January 2009 we made the first Satellite Tagging of some our Rio San Juan Giant Tarpon....
This is the first part of Program according to results we plan in the future to realize other Satellite Tagging Expedition.... Meanwhile at my Company in order to try to get more datas we took commitment to tag all Tarpon with usual conventional Tags
Tarpon with a small transmitter on the back are now trace by a NASA Satellite
In July 2009 with an order transmitted by Satellite we will release the tag and collect information of tarpon movement.. Activities.. As it's been done in the past in Florida, Texas, Mexico. We will be able to collect Information on Water Salinity, Temperature, How deep is the fish... Second per second during 4 Months... No doubts this will give us a much better knowledge of our Rio San Juan Giant Tarpon behavior
We need much more Data...We recently receive from Miami University a Temperature sensor than will soon be Installed in the River
Another idea is to install a Counting Machine than will monitor the quantity and size of Fish Going Up and down River...
We hope this page will grow and so be acting in a positive way for tarpon Protection and better Quality Sport Fishing ....
I welcome readers to participate... Send me comments, document... Photos, Video... Philippe Tisseaux E-Mail
Video upon Satellite Tagging Program in Texas and Florida
Tarpon Research Links
The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
I invite all persons interested in Tarpon to get the book
BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
OF THE WORLD TARPON AND BONEFISH FISHERIES
Written by Several World tarpon expert ...
You can be in touch with publisher via E firstname.lastname@example.org
* Tarpon can live up to 80 years
* They start to reproduce when they are 15 years old...
* At that age their weight is around 120lb
* Reproduction of Tarpon is Only in Salt water...
* Ideal temperature for tarpon to be living is 26 centigrade
* One of the Tarpon tagged with Satellite tracing moved 2000 km in two months
* Tarpon weight can easily be calculate by measurement
* Tarpon Sport fishing industry in Florida plus Texas move 6 Billion US$ per year.
Catch and Release Tips
* Photo Never quit the fish of the water.. Make Picture on Side of the boat.. Never lift the Fish
* Do not use Gaff.. Grab the fish with hand by Lower Jaw
* Make Reanimation of the fish Movement Front Back...until fish move.. Do not let it go immediately wait till he get stronger
* Stay on spot you release fish at least 5 minutes. If fish comes up make reanimation again
WARMING ! ! !
The video I ate THE MOST UPON Tarpon Fishing is on You Tube ...
It's called "Tarpon fishing Rio San Juan"... Produced by someone called Luis Quesada
At San Carlos Sport Fishing , La Esquina del Lago we formally condemned such Killing practice and Obviously we have nothing to do with this Video ...
UNFORTUNATELY THIS MISERY have been seen by more than 60 000 Persons !!!!
THIS IS NOT THE STYLE OF FISHING WE PRACTICE HERE!!!!
It's been done by irresponsible persons in total infraction of Local regulation ...
Authority are conscious of the matter and tremendous Damage done and will definitely be pending.....