02 /02/ 2003 Newsletter, Fishing Report#413
Fishing in Rio San Juan in Nicaragua.
Some pictures shot during this trip...
What Guests says concerning this trip:
Many Tarpon , most of them between 100lb
and 170lb, some around 200lb and
a monster we figure 250lb...
Report from Philippe Tisseaux
Several trips with Guests from last year and also new Guests Guests Lindy, Fred, Mike , Paul, Mike, Georges, ....all coming from USA
Like this picture, Mike with Big tarpon on light tackle and our lodge in the back....
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REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY ,
Fair weather sunny sometime hot with eventual short rain..some days with strong wind, several cold front during the months witch interfered on fishing.. We have been very busy fishing our jungle San Juan River during all this month of January , with groups coming from France, Usa, canada... Fishing has perhaps been a bit slowler than last year ( Cold Front ?) ... fish have been super present ( a lot of them but a bit lasy ) they have been bitting in the morning or the evening , not both as usual ..For Example we had 4 or 5 tarpon on between 5.30 am and 9 am ..then only 2 or 3 tarpon on during the rest of the day.... anyway I report than all guest have been pleased with many tarpon on line, and good size fish 80lb/250lb, Several Guests also had nice snook over 25lb Most of Fishing has been in front of our new confortable lodge in Saballo.there we almost .." catch tarpon from deck" .
I like to specifically mention a tarpon we estimate around 250lb tarpon on for guest Lindy , a fishing guide from Florida... This tarpon was almost Black on the back and Golden on the belly, it belong to the category of our "resident tarpon" , these in my opinion do not migrate they stay there for at least several year in the fresh water of San Juan River or Nicaragua lake, reason of their colour... ( About Lindy the fishing guide from Florida , he is really a very nice person , and no doubt a great Guide, we exchange ideas and also learned from him...It’s boats are based in NAPLES FLORIDA If any one is interested to know him his web site is at http://www.highhopescharters.com/
Tarpon and snook Fishing is going to be almost the same in coming weeks and months on our grounds of Santa fe, El Pitasso, Saballo all in San Juan River .....meaning Guest will have many tarpon on...
Talking about season .We are actually ( Till May ) in the so called DRY SEASON , time of the year when we are very busy as it is the traditional winter time vacation for our friends from USA..Talking weather we have Sun, and sometime strong wind ( Good we are fishing in quiet rivers ...) This does not mean than we do not have rain... Few it’s a fact but still a bit and we apreciate it, we want it... as during this rain Snook bite , after the rain tarpon bite......
CONCERNING THE RAINY SEASON ( May to November ) I like to say than , even if we are in a tropical area , here this is not the "deluge", we have rain and sun and Rain and sun... ( Guests need to bring sun screen and also rain gears...) seriously this is very good for fishing... also traditionally this is a time of the year when we have less guest...pity because it is also a time of the year when we probably have perhaps an even better fishing as the level of the river is growing...( at this time of the year we have our resident tarpon plus more migrating ones than usually these fish going down or up river??!! )
My operation is small I only can receive a maximum of 8/10 guests at a time , Usually each week I have 2 to 6 Guests " Who know well each other before the trip" in my expeditions... I take the oportunity of this E MAIL to advise than I have some opening on my schedule : If February is full I am able to receive Guests in March and obviously folowing months...witch are also very good with a special mention for June, July, August, September ( Low season for us concerning number of Guest not for fishing it is also very good then, may be even better )
San Carlos Sportfishing on line:
English sites :http://www.nicaraguafishing.com/
French site :http://www.pecheautarpon.com/
For information on our Fishing on San Juan River
May be our Tarpon
are a bit tuff
for sophisticated Rapalla ?
This is what happen when a super shad Rap meet one of our Tarpon...
Very serious Question to Rapala company : are your lures advertise as Tarpon Lures " Single Use"
..South corner of Lodge facing Small Village
I like to receive comments on that please E mail me at: Sanjuan@racsa.co.cr