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Fishing Report #14   End of April 2001 Tarpon Snook Rainbow bass fishing Expedition

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We recently did organised two fishing expedition to Nicaragua always in The Uper Rio San Juan area

At 8pm on the 22 of April I had the pleasure to receive at San Jose airport Joyce and Terry coming from Mineapolis imidiately we left for the mountain of Sarcero. We did spend the night at charming bed and Breakfast Don Beto...

Folowing day we left early had our local Gallo Pinto and our Iguana Show on the road and did arive in Los Chiles around 9am...Augusto was waiting for us , Boat and equipment ready, we imidiately left for Nicaragua via the Jungle of Rio Frio aboard Julia Brava...Ariving in San Carlos fishing did start around 11am after the Imigration paper work... In the afternoon after several hits Joyce had her Tarpon to the boat, 1 hour 30mn fight , fish was big 170/180lb on 30lb line... Joyce have now the Women all tackle record aboard Julia Brava.We had a very nice and Fun dinner In Kaoma , Mariachi etc Also a delicious meal with the river shrimps we bought earlier on the River banks, and also some catch of the day...

Folowing day Several Tarpon hit and Terry had a big tarpon on line lost after 10 minutes, Joyce had a very big TILAPIA??? around 6 lb ( The world record is 6lb 5 oz in Lake Arenal ), On this day we also went in wild Medio Quesso but where the condition was bad .. Really much to hot .Dinner Excellent as usual at El Mirador in San Carlos , Night at Hoytel Leyko..

On Day 3 in the Morning Terry had his tarpon to the boat 180/190lb , several other on line...Fishing did stop around 1 pm, We went back to Costa Rica then to Sarcero for another night in Don Beto.

On day 4 we had a typical local breakfast, and as departure Fly was at 1 pm we did spend some hours in the Artisanal center of Sarchi where Terry and Joyce did bought some? ...Furniture !! Than I had send to USA a few days later...

Fishing has been ok, but it is still a bit dificult as the level of the river is still low...So there are not so many tarpon for example we did not see the large usual scholl, Pity because we would also have catch some tarpon on fly....Itís a mater of week we are waiting for the rain when it start the first week are going to be crasy....

Last week we also made another expedition ... I could not go Augusto did handle the situation , and went down with Guest to El Castillo ...a lot of tarpon there but basically the same conditions Low river , very hot water so lasy tarpon...

Result some Tarpon , but also in front of San Carlos ( on my favourite ground ) a Tilapia again but this time around 12 lb !!!! so no doubt an all tackle word record... We are not after Tilapia !!! Why do they take our Rapalla ?Anyway THIS catch IS ONE MORE TIME A PROOF THAN ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN OUR VIRGIN jUNGLE.!!! A 300lb tarpon? A 60lb snook this is possible. I had myself tarpon on line whitch where real monsters...even on 40lb I could do...NOTHING..only let the line go putting more and more pressure in order to try to stop the fish and have it jump ..but no way hook open one time tarpon did me the favor to stop but then half the body out of the water a shake and By.... I forgot during this last trip guest also went to Solentiname where they had a lot of Wapote and Rainbow bass ( 6 to 8 lb ) a top fighter and also a delicious fish.

Philippe Tisseaux.

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