a great pleasure to go fishing for Rainbowbass around the islands of beautiful
Solentiname Archipelago Located in Nicaragua Lake 12 miles away from San
can be for a morning fishing from our lodge ( 15 mn with our fast boat
to reach the first island...) or we may decide to sleep there at Hospedage of Ernesto
Cardenal , Hotel Mancaron , Hotel Paraiso or Celantiname...
In Solentiname we catch Rainbow
bass, every day of the year there is no
Specific season... Same for Mojara, Machaca, and some Snook
We use light tackles, spinning,
Bait Casting or Fly fishing. We cast to shore in swallow water and slowly retrieve to boat...
We also fish with Popper.. it has to be very early
morning but really this is worst to get up, the emotion is
incredible... ( I personaly really more and more enjoy Popper Fishing...)
Usual catch for Rainbow bass are
between 4 to
8lb ... We had several Lagunero around
10 lb, ONE 12LB...( the world record was around 10lb then..., aparently
this world record has been beaten and now is around 15lb ) .
We broke line ( 15lb and 20lb ) on
very very big of these fish...I cannot give any estimate of weight of
these fish as we did not see them.. THEY WERE NOT IN THE ROCKS..... no doubt these where very
on light Tackles: Spinning, Bait casting or fly fishing.
Another very eficient technic we use on request of Guests
is trolling ... This is the way to get bigger
fish... ( Not my favorite way but ok if you target I.G.F.A. World Record...)
We have a lot
of new spots to try in the imensity of Nicaragua Lake... I have been told
of places in Wild life reserve of Los Guatousso... These places are
at Maximum one Hour in our fast boats from my new Guest House precisely
located in Los Guatousso... ( Where San Juan River Start )
In Nicaragua Lake, apart from
Solentiname It is also possible to fish Trolling most efective way is to fish
Deep.. Locating Rocks with a Fish finder..) obviously this is specifically
sun is high on hot Summer day..(
From January till May/June )
and Bait Casting:
are the lures we like to use for Rainbow bass fishing.. ( Best
are circled ) Wapote and Mojara will also take them. and eventually
Machacas and Snook if around....
We Highly recommend the
Fly fishing These are the flies recomanded by
my friend Mr Peter Gorinsky well known fly fishing expert since 25 years
in Central America.
Fly fishing equipment to use
#4 till #8 Sinking line and Tipet
Other places where to fish for Rainbow bass:
A few Rainbow bass can eventually be caught
in Rio frio and Cano Negro.. Also down San Juan River in the ponds close
from Grey Town San Juan del Norte
In the past I also fished in Arenal Lake in
Costa Rica but honestly nowadays fishing for Rainbow
bass in these place ( Cano Negro, Rio Frio or Lake Arenal ) is not what it used to be (
Sorry pictures on the wall of , blue Marlin bar in San Jose
hotel del Rey BELONGS TO HISTORY....)
Nowadays it is very very difficult to
a Rainbow bass in Lake Arenal..
Fortunately for the " Lagunero aficionados"
Rainbow Bass are
really still abundant in Solentiname
For readers who can understand
Spanish I suggest a look at http://www.elanzuelo.com/la_pesca_de_guapote.htm
a lot of informations concerning this so beautiful and strong fish.
to my Great friend
Mr Oran Burnet "Ob" for this montage