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Fishing report #15 Trip  from the 22 till 27th of May

Cano Negro is closed till the end of July so with Paul who is one of my regular guest. we had to fish in Nicaragua.

Large schools of tarpon are back in the San Juan River size from 30lb till 200lb+ ...Really the river is full especialy close to Medio Quesso and Saballo...

It is a bit dificult to have these fish take a lure or a bait....We did try a lot of diferent technics , Casting with Mirrow lures, small rapalla ALSO A LOT OF OTHER TACKLE..INCLUDING SOME I USUALLY USE FOR ROOSTER FISH IN THE SURF!! ( I had tarpon with them ) etc.. etc.. trolling rapalla and also live and dead bait ( Sardinas, Mojarra...) on buoy or free in the curent...Of course we did had many fish and all these technic have been efficient at certain moment of the day but still feel a bit frustraded as we think we should have get much more...and back to San Jose in my car with Paul we where talking of what we can do better ??? We did not use fly... Paul do prefer bait casting or Spinning but light tackle...In this trip he had several tarpon to the boat on 10lb lines...

So Fun but ... I mean you are in the boat in San Juan River in some of our spots.., you stop and watch... Tarpon there on the right , 2 second tarpon there on the left , sometimes 3 , 10 at the same time around the boat ...10 , 20 meters , you cast nothing ..then again again again...10 times nothing and then bingo.... I think these tarpon are not feeding, not hungry as they would imidiately take the lure..they take it only because these "bait" lures do make them nervous.....I would say than in the area of Medio Queso there where around 1000 tarpon on 300 meters of river..and all day long it was the same ..Yes we had many ...But still it was very funny/frustrating at the time imagine that, you anchor , no noise..and put a nice Live sardine in the middle of the school and nothing happen , the tail of the fish touching the buoy.... well we also had some this way but we thought that hit would have been imediate....no..sometime one hour wait...

We also went two days to Solentiname where the fishing has been as usual for Bass and Rainbow bass... a lot almost one on each cast for Paul size from 1lb to 7lb...

Philippe Tisseaux 

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