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Report#34   29th of May 2002

I am back to day in my Base of San jose from a five day trip to Nicaragua with Franck from Houston , Texas and Paul from Florida...

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I wish to mention than the level of water in the upper San Juan river is growing and the river is absolutely crowded of Tarpon , with size from 40lb to 200lb +. This is really an optimum situation...

So far I never saw so many tarpon there....

In that trip we had good fun as fishing on 12lb test line.

Situation is expected to be the same for the coming weeks...

I also report for that trip the catch of several good size snook, one around 20lb, and after a good fight the lost of a bigger one ( to the boat ) than we estimate in the 35lb range. We are not in the snook season ( October to January ) so we have been very pleased by these catches.

Concerning Rainbow bass fishing has been fair in the solentiname Archipelago...I report for each Half day fishing Two / three Rainbow ( 4lb to 6lb ) and a hundred of various other smaller fish ( Bass, Wapote, Mojara, Machaca )

From Philippe Tisseaux


Fishing report # 34 of our trip with Frank from Houston Texas ( May 2002 ) A San Juan River GRAN SLAM for Frank:Tarpon, Snook, Rainbow bass.... Only missing a Gar for our Super Gran Slam....

About this trip Frank did Email me:

Philippe, Paul and Augusto,

I want to thank you guys for all your exceptional efforts in making my recent fishing trip with you to the remote regions of southern Nicaragua a truly exotic and wonderfully exciting and safe adventure. You took me to some of the most beautiful, unspoiled and incredibly fruitful fishing grounds I have ever seen. Your custom approach to making my fishing trip a unique and memorable experience was greatly appreciated. I especially enjoyed the delicious dinners we shared that always included our fresh caught fish then sitting around remembering the day and discussing where we would fish and stay the next day. What an adventure! You guys are really good fishermen and you love what you are doing and it shows. I want to thank you for everything especially putting me on to that big Snook that I so desperately wanted even though they were out of season. Your custom and flexible approach to making a fishing trip fun sure beets the heck out of some of those other guys "cookie cutter" fishing trips. I would like to advise anyone considering booking with you to be prepared for some simple basic lodging, but, everywhere we went the food was very good the people were honest and friendly and the fishing was absolutely incredible. I am pleased to say that I never got sick eating any of the food and, surprisingly, I never applied any bug spray the entire trip.

I do look forward to booking another fishing adventure with you again real soon.

Again, thanks for everything,

Frank

My report: I received Frank coming from Houston at Juan Santamaria International airport in San Jose costa Rica, ( For this first trip with us franck did choose my option via San Jose I hope next time ...in order to change he will come via Managua, so discover the so beautifull city of Granada ) . My friend Paul from Florida ,was also in Costa Rica he joined the party...( It is always a great pleasure to have such an experienced fisherman as Paul aboard... as Frank is also a real Aficionado we really had a good team..) .

We went by car to Los chiles via the mountains of Costa Rica Cordillera Central..( cofe, Sugar cane, Orange plantation and Arenal Volcano..) as Fishing is actually closed in Rio Frio and Cano Negro in Costa Rica we directly entered Nicaragua aboard our boat Julia Brava via the border located on the jungle River of Rio Frio., a real Adventure, no car for Five days , all transfert in our boat Julia Brava.....( Captain and Fishing guide the now famous Augusto, Mate Abraham..) Five day fishing in unique Jungle Scenery , going from spot to spot according to fish Frank wanted to catch..... We used several Hotel all offering reasonable accomodation for Anglers.....Good meals also..... On San Juan River we went down to El Castillo , On Nicaragua Lake to the Solentiname Archipelago where we enjoyed the Hospitality of the Community founded by Ernesto Cardenal Frank did bought some Paintings and hand wood carved Arts.

Fishing has been great, San Juan River is really full of tarpon...we also caught our usual snooks around Saballo and Rainbow bass in Solentiname so a Gran Slam for Franck...

My expeditions are made of all of that , World Class Fishing but also a lot of discovery: Rain forest, wild life, First class bird watching, History: San Juan River has been describe by Mark Twain , at the end of 19th century it was the Gold Rush road, more than 100 000 Pioners pass there Going from New York to California aboard the boats of Mr Vanderbilt "( so much to write about that..), The fortress of El Castillo with itís museum is worth the trip for itself... . Art is also part of our trips with the Famous Painters and Wood carver in so peacefull Solentiname...

Really a lot of fun with Paul , Augusto and a new friend Frank....

If you are interested in a new fishing destination really " off the beaten track "

please be in touch with me via E mail It will also be my pleasure to comunicate the E mail adress of Frank or other recent guests so you can talk directly with them concerning the quality of my fishing, Our organisation, and PLEASE TALK about safety in Nicaragua

( This is the question 90% of people wishing to come ask me...as they worry ...I perfectly understand than due to history people worry about Nicaragua but bad days are over and my answer is: Definitely nothing to fear, Nicaragua is nowdays a very peacefull country , slowly it open to tourism, there are very few places in the world where people are so nice with tourists ...)

I sugest you talk about all of that with Guests who did share our Fishing Adventures they are our best reference...

Philippe Tisseaux.

 

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