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Fishing Report # 47  October 2003
 
Several great trip in this month.. Fishing as been very good  for Giant Tarpon and Snook it is expected to be the same till the end of Month of March.  This time I will not write upon my trips, I prefer to publish a Testimony from one of our Guest Mr Mark Foster... Mark came in middle of October with a group of 4 other angler , He own a great hotel in Maine.. It is always very important  to receive comments  of a true Known Professional ... .Will be glad on request to send his E mail adress.
 
Dear Philippe:

I will write you a second note confirming our plans for January but I wanted to write this note as a testimonial to the wonderful fishing trip we had last week.

First I want to start, because it seems to always come up, by assuring anyone who is considering traveling to Nicaragua that it is more dangerous in your backyard. I have never met more caring or gentile people who's main goal is to try to please. The service and the guides were as good as I have had anywhere.

The fishing was simply amazing.

There were five of us in two boats. We fished a combination of trolling, sight casting and fly fishing. Clearly trolling is the most effective way to fish. In three days of fishing we had more then 20 hookups trolling (two doubles) with 8 fish landed the largest approx. 180 pounds.

In addition I landed one fish by sight casting directly to him with a light weight spinning rod and hooked up three times on my fly rod fighting one fish for over two hours over 4 or 5 miles of river before he threw the hook. We estimated this monster at about 150 pounds and I am glad he won the fight he deserved to. We fished about 6 hours a day and the smallest fish takes over an hour to land. Do the math there wasn't much down time. The action was constant.

A note on the fly fishing. This isn't a place for a beginner for a couple of reasons. First the obvious these fish are huge and I mean huge. Second the fly fishing here reminds me a little of steelehead fishing. I had my best luck with a 350 grain 25 foot sinking tip cast parallel to the boat with the fish taking the fly on the swing. Of the three fish I hooked I only cast directly to one of them. The other two were pretty deep and took it on the swing. I used a ten weight rod but if you have something bigger I would suggest you bring it. No matter what you think about how much fun it is to catch big fish on light tackle again let me repeat myself these fish are huge! You will need all the help you can get.

The hotel in Granada is a lovely hotel in a historic Spanish town. These are very good accommodations. I would suggest if you are bringing you wife unless she is pretty hardy I would leave her here and go fishing in San Carols without her. That having been said we loved the lodge in Sabalos. Its the real thing pretty good food (be sure to have them get you some giant fresh water prawns) GREAT service and the perfect location to tarpon fish. There was even hot water when the breaker didn't pop. There were thousands of huge fish rolling constantly right in front of the lodge. Dug out canoes going by and people washing cloths on stones on the river banks. This is not for everyone but if it sounds good to you then I can assure you, you will like it. The sun sets were spectacular and as long as you kept the lights out at dusk NO BUGS.

The final thing about this is we only saw one other tarpon fisherman in three day!


As this is both a letter and a testimonial I would like to again thank Philippe and his entire EXCELLENT staff. I look forward to seeing you again in January and will contact you as soon as I nail the dates down exactly.

W.Mark Foster

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