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  Fishing Trip Reports & Guests comments 


NOTE  August 2016.

Long since I update this page last time was in 2013..   SORRY

Since that fishing has been the same..  Great All year round for Big Tarpon ... and we discovered new spots and Also for  Snook Fishing Also we made trips in new Destinations around...

I will try to UP DATE  coming weeks as  now I got a Much better Internet Connection



Fishing trips on Rio San Juan, Nicaragua Lake, Solentiname Archipelago, Cano Negro, Rio Frio, Nicaragua Costa Rica


We are  fishing San Juan River area since 1987, but the beginning of Professional  activity of San Carlos Sport fishing has been in October 1998. During the  first year of activity we  received only  a few Guests as I dedicated most of my time to Exploring, Experimenting the area fishing  with my guides.....

The real activity started  in September of 2000. From this date I have been writing reports  upon trips....

I have done that regularly till 2006 Then acasionally .. I  Will try to actualise soon  but anyway there are not many changes in quality of fishing....

These fishing report are published here as  I wrote them..  Back from fishing in my poor English.. ... Only changes are  the titles for a better identification and a small legend


As almost all guests when contacting me ask for the best time of the year to come and have this ( Good ) problem than Fishing is all year round almost the same in Rio San Juan   I decide to make a classification per months on several year....

So you can have an idea of what happen in month you will eventually decide for....

I hope this will be useful...  Philippe Tisseaux


I recently ( 2010 ) had a look at these reports..So many of them ... A lot of memories..  I decide to highlights some Special....

        Visit from George Vice President of Rapala        Click

        Roy turner came to  fish with us...                     Click

        Fishing with Field&Stream MAGAZINE               Click


   Month per Months Classification 

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NOTES  All reports ,  are CLASSIFIED MONTH PER MONTH My intention is than readers  can figure  how the fishing will be in month they eventually  would come.

 Ex: you plan a trip for next January , I suggest to scroll down this page till you find the reports for the month of JANUARY ( You will read about what happened in past years  in January ) Most Fishing Report include  some  pictures shot by our staff or  guest  during the  trip 



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January 2007 Hi everybody we are from Russia had a fishing trip with Philippe"s  Boys .Everything was allright  and for the first time in my life I saw happy people here ... Be happy and lucky . from Russia with love  Alex  and Valery


January 2007 Very nice week, comfortable. Tarpon fishing with a 20lb test line is an experience. Great experience ....love it.

Michel Renard Mallorca Spain 


January 2007 Thanks Great Fishing Great People A. Rodgers Oregon USA


January 2007 Philippe Thanks for a Fantastic experience R.Rodgers SF  California USA.


January 2007 Philippe Very Good trip ...Troop leader  (10) Lary Pizuti USA 


January 2007 Philippe Thanks you for the great Tarpon Fishing and accommodations Pura Vida  Miguel, Mick Borna USA


January 2007 Philippe Great Trip Thanks John P martin USA


January 2007 Thanks for a very enjoyable trip. The fish and Size were everything they had been promised Thanks again  Tony Mokros 


13th January  2007 Philippe Unique among all the Game Fishing Lodge in Central America. The Guides were the highlights  of the trip.... Along with the Sabalo grande !!! I shall tell many people about your secret  in the Jungle of Nicaragua Best Regards Frank Hanshaw Houston Texas 


January 2007 Much fun Good Food plus Friends. Lot Class I had a good time  4 tarpon

Thanks Kirk Grater


13th January  2007  Father and Sons I asked for adventures and it was provided with  style. We have done it all, with no problems for 1 week. This country is perhaps the friendliest and thought your thoughfteelness The safes : Life preservers, different boats for the lake, Staff who know the  rules. Big Tarpon more than 2 meters long jump 2 meters when it strikesand does it all the way to the boat. And then it tries to knock out at the boat...Lot bof laughs and Memories...

Bill Aimer, Adam aimers  London Ontario , Canada!!


January 2005  My brother and I had a great time. Eliesser was a good host and a great guide.......
I'll attach a photograph, and if it comes through I would be happy to e-mail some others for you to use if you like.
It was a great experience and I look forward to hearing more about your plans for the future and helping with those if needed.
Best wishes,
Robert Deen  Member, National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents


January 2003 Hello Philippe,
I want to thank you for a really fantastic trip. You run  a very good
operation. Everything was perfect.  The only thing bigger than the tarpon are the hearts of the Costa Rican and Nicaraguan People. It was the trip of a lifetime. Thank you so much.
I will highly recommend Nicaraguafishing.com    and your services to all my clients and contacts. I look forward to fishing with you again in the very near future.
Capt. Lindy Yow  January 2003


January 2003 Phil,
       What can I say, the trip could not be any better, the Fish are just like you talk about only bigger a person cannot imagine how excited one person can get, until they experience a 225 lb+ Tarpon towing them up the San Juan River!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
       You have a very special relationship with the Nicaraguan people that you should be very proud of.........This takes time and great understanding.......
       As you could probably tell I fell in Love with all the people and lodge It was the first time in many years I felt "truly relaxed."
       If any one is concerned about safety make sure to tell them the most unsafe spot in the whole trip was the MIAMI AIRPORT,
I will be in touch and pass the word on your business.......
Thank You so Much Peace....Mike Birdseye January 2003


" we fished with Phil. He is a good guy and wants to make sure that

you have a good time. We caught many tarpon in the 80 to 200 lb. class.

Phil's area is one of only two in the whole world where you can expect to catch a mature tarpon (breeding age). Most Florida tarpon are 60-100 lbs." Hal Ford January 2002 Texas


" Good to hear from you...I'm sure it's been crazy lately. We're both doing well...just got moved into our new apartment. I got some pictures back that I'll scan and email to you when i get the chance...."Andy and Andrea Wright January 2002 USA


"Medioqueso is unforgettable... that is perhaps the highlight of my trip. I am planning on returning to Nicaragua/Costa Rica in June or July God willing. " B.J. Murrey Texas January 2002


"Hi Philippe,

The fishing report was very good and true :o) ... I cannot say more about how happy I was with the trip and crew."

Peter Gorinsky, January 2001.


 January  January  fishing Reports

Report 78

Fishing  with Richard and Sue 120lb and 180lb Tarpon  Report 78  
 Report 77 December/ January 2006 Big Fish more than 200lb  Report 77
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2 of February 2003    Many Guests , many tarpon a 200lb something  for Lindy , Fishing guide from Naples Florida.    Report #43

report #42 

    January 2003   Fishing in Nicaragua with French Tarpon Experts. Conventional Trolling and Casting ( Spinning)  and Live bait Bottom Fishing .report #42 

  Report # 25 

 30 th of January 2002  MORE THAN A 1000 FISH ( 10 ANGLERS FROM TEXAS, 5 DAYS...)        Report # 25 

  Report #24   January 2002 Domenico Rugiero trip. 5 days fishing, Nicaragua  Tarpon and Snook...   Report #24             
Report # 23  

17 th of January 2002. Trip with a young couple from Usa Andrea and         Honey moon trip...Tarpon Fishing and discovery in San Juan River...Report # 23 

  Report #6  

January 2001,  3 European Guests coming to San Carlos from Granada, with Costena Flight, Tarpon Fishing on San Juan River, 10 hours fishing, Jumped 10, released three, ( 2 fishing  Days trip ).  Report #6

  Report #7   January 2001 , A two country trip with 4 Guests, among them Jeff klassen, ( Several IGFA World Record Holder ) (5 fishing days trip ). Many tarpon.   Report #7 
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January 2001 Nicaragua via San Jose , Los chiles , Rio San Juan, Solentiname, El Castillo Peter Gorinsky aboard so 100% Fly trip with two other Guests , a couple. ( 10 days trip ) Report #8 










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February 2007 Great fishing!

2 good Captain, , two days Two tarpons all good Food Lodging and Hospitality  Wonderful Experience      Merele Pennsylvania USA 


February 2007 Thank you Great Fishing and wonderful guides Carlos and Pinto 

Josh Gross USA 


February 2007 Muchas Gracias Philippe and Staff Incredible people, scenery everything exceeded my expectation Chele and Alexandro are cool and great fishermen. Traveled from Alaska to catch Tarpon and was a RUSH!!!Hasta Luego Richard Frisque  SOLDOTUA Alaska 


February 2003 Hello Philippe its cold & snowing here in ky. I just wanted to comment on our recent trip  with san carlos fishing. A GREAT TRIP !!!!!!!

all  had a super time     two times to Rio colorado with only one strike     when we left san Juan river the other guys were hoping they didn't have to fight other tarpon    I still had enough energy for one more     mark's tarpon must have been 225 to 250 lbs. mine was around 150 lbs  we all other fish on that we could not bring in    you said not to worry that we would all catch fish      the snook were not too bad either   two of which would go 20 to 25 lbs.    food great ! people friendly & helpful!   your fishing team excellent!     lots of new things to see,    people to meet  ,  fish to catch,  no bugs   except a few on Solentiname  good luck on your new lodge    next year we are going to golfito but  the next year we hope to see Granada  & san Carlos fishing for some of your great hospitality & fishing once again    Fred bosley


" We had a wonderful time, and I certainly plan to be back--it would be an honor to fish again with you, Augusto, and Juan. Please feel free to list me as a reference for people who inquire in the future".   Jeff loyd, February 2001


"We really enjoyed the trip and can't wait until our wive's let us go again! My thumb feels fine now and none of the 21 patients I operated on today got hurt "   Dr Alan Schuster, February 2001


Salut c'est Jean-Jacques   Sympa surement ton nouveau QG je te fais confiance. si tu as besoin de quelque chose introuvable pour toi ( comme les bouchons ) ne te genes pas. je peux t'envoyar ca de france mais dis moi ou? et en francais c'est plus facile!!  Amities Sebastien se joint a moi FEVRIER 2002


 Report 63   News , Tarpon and Rainbows 23rd February 2005   Report 63 
 Report  62  Tarpon and Rainbow bass February 2005   Report  62
 Report #30  

  I went fishing with my guides Eliesser, Augusto and Juan on San Juan River on the 19th , 20, 21st of February2002. Report #30

 Report #29  

Fishing report From the 11th till the 16th of February 2002  we had the pleasure to receive again Mr. Jeff Klassen for his second trip with us , ( Jeff was with us in January 2001 . He own several I.G.F.A World Record ) This time Jeff came with three friends from Usa so we did use two boats.( two anglers per boat   Report #29  

Report #28    Fishing report # 28,. 28th of February 2002, fishing and New lodge.  Report #28 
Report #27


15 th of February 2002    Another great trip from the 5th till the 14th of February with Jean Jacques and Sebastien ( Father and son Coming from France.).. I guess they had a good time as they told me than they will be back soon with four additional friends of them..  Report #27
Report # 26 7 th of February 2002, 3 days of Fishing and discovery on San Juan River with a couple coming from France. Report # 26
Report #9 Three day Fishing in Upper Rio San Juan. February 2001,  50 hits but only three tarpon released..3 Guests Coming from Florida, via Nicaragua... Managua, then Granada Hotel Colonial ....San Carlos with 50 mn flight of La Costena.... Report #9
Report #10

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February 2001 .Halvdan Nicholasen Fly fishing expert coming from Norway Fishing  (2 fishing Days trip ) Report #10


"We had such a wonderful trip , thanks to you and  your great hospitality ! Thanks again for hosting one of the best vacations ever."

Terry, March 2001


" We had a great time fishing with you and Augusto and Walter. Keep in touch. Yours very truly,"Joyce Perrew, March 2001


Report 81  March 2006 FISHING AMBASSADOR, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, ALBERTA TV fishing with us San Juan River Report 81

Report 64  

 March 2005 Good fishing, Nice weather, new engines... Report 64

Report   #32  14, 15th,16th of March 2002 We had the pleasure in this trip to receive Etienne Vanoye owner of Hotel Colonial In Granada , Etienne has been fishing with us last year , it is always a great pleasure for us to see guests coming back...Etienne came with two friends also from France , Jean Pierre who is a very famous chef in Philadelphia USA , and Bertrand who is still living in France but visiting Nicaragua every two months...Report   #32
Fishing Report  Costa Rica#31   On the 13th and 14th of March we organized a Two days one night Trip to Los Chiles with John and Steven From USA. We left hotel Corobici in San Jose on day 1 at 7 am Report  Costa Rica#31
Fishing Report Nicaragua#12   Fishing adventures Expedition in Nicaragua Rio San Juan 17th till the 21 of March, Guests Less and Bob from New Jersey USA. ( 5 fishing Days Trip organized from San Jose ) Report Nicaragua#12
Fishing Report  Nicaragua#11  

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Thursday the 15th of March 2001. Fishing Adventures Expedition in Nicaragua from the 8th to the 13th of March. Guests Andre and Patrick Fesquet were specially coming from France to discover our fishing. .( 6.5 fishing Days Trip ) Report  Nicaragua#11  


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Salut amigo , eh bien le retour à été impec! et je crois que Thierry a bien apprécié le séjour .Tant, mieux depuis le temps qu'il voulait son Tarpon. Alain Cavard Avril 2002

Report 67  April 2005 First tarpon for Young Kairo Flores 7 Years old..130lb? Report 67
Report 65   April 2005 A lot of Tarpon around... slow biting.. Report 65 
Report #33  

Several trips to Nicaragua during the Month of Aprils and beginning of May 2002 with Guest coming from USA and France...Report #33

Report #14   

Middle  April 2001 Tarpon Snook Rainbow bass,  two short fishing Expeditions to Nicaragua  in The Upper Rio San Juan area,  also El Castillo and Solentiname...( 4 and 3  fishing Days Trip ) Report #14 

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  7th to the 10th of April 2001 .Guests Mario, from the board of Club Amateur de pesca of Costa Rica ( An institution here Club has been created in 1946 I.G.F.A since 1947 ) , Vincent Vice President of Club National de Pesca ( Also organisator of the Snook Master Tournament of Costa Rica ) , and Adolpho member of Club National . ( 3 fishing Days Trip ) Report #13



Hi Philippe    "Gail and I enjoyed the trip Feel free to use me as a reference any time."  Doug Hearn, May 2001
Report 69  May & June 2005  Good Tarpon Fishing  Report 69
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.. Report #34         


Report #15

End of May 2001 Another trip with Paul ( 5 Fishing days ) in Nicaragua...( Upper Rio San Juan ) A lot of Tarpon but some frustration.... Report #15

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May 2004 A lot of tarpon , a visit from George Vice President of Rapala  Report #49





I like to point out than May/ June is the beginning of the rainy season, a time of the year when San Juan River is really full of Tarpon...migrating up and down river really incredible. it remain the same till the end  of August ( Level of water growing ) after we have our regular condition till end of March meaning an average of 9 hits per day Philippe

June 2004 Wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how much I appreciated your hospitality last week! It was an adventure of a lifetime! I look forward to being with you (and the Tarpon) again in the very near future! Best personal regards! Jim Perry P.S. Let's talk regarding Maxima...also, any idea on when you will be able to email me the picture of my HUGH Tarpon?  Jim Pery



Andy Inman, June 2001

Report 70  June 2005  Very good time to come  Report 70
Fishing report #16 .

Trip ( 6 fishing days ) from the 29th of June till the 7 of July 2001 Nicaragua and Costa Rica  Tarpon, Gar, Rainbow bass in our Jungle River and... Roosterfish on the Pacific Coat.....Our guest in that trip has been Andy from England ( I.G.F.A Worlds record owner ) . Paul our friend of Florida as also been part of the trip... Fishing report #16

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Fishing report #15 bis .  Trip from the 3 to 7th of June 2001 Nicaragua Guests from Atlanta ( 5 Fishing days )  Tarpon world record on 12lb ?7 hours on line  Report #15 bis





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July 2003 Dear Philippe Augusto and Abraham!  We would like to thank you for a fishing trip of a life time. A professional organization combined whit probably the best tarpon/snook fishing in the world is a good summary of the trip. Amazing nature and friendly people makes it even more attractive for any traveling fisherman/woman to make a trip to the Rio San Juan area. We have learned a lot during our stay. Augusto and Abraham where among the best guides we ever experienced and they enthusiasm was breathtaking.

During a week we jumped more than 40 tarpon (40-200+lbs) and had 9 to the boat (40-150+lbs) we had also a lot of snook (10-20+lbs) The amount of fish in San Juan River has to be seen to be believed.

So thanks again and see you in the future.

 Best regards   Janos/Camilla  SWEDEN  July 2003


"I enjoyed the trip and would do it again."

Tom Kennedy, July 2001


Philippe - thank you again for a fun trip on the Rio San Juan. We will be e-mailing you some pictures in a few days.

Lars Andersen USA July 2001


Report # 45   Fishing trip in Spring and beginning of summer 2003 , Tarpon for all guests..a 235 lb tarpon weighed.. 5 new members in Kids tarpon club, among them Alain 8 and sara 10 year old  Report # 45
Report #17   2 days fishing 21 and 22 of July 2001 Nicaragua Guests Tom and Eugene Kennedy, Coming to San Carlos via Managua with Costena Airline..San Juan River full of Tarpon...Report #17  

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AUGUST  August 2006 Dear Philip. My friends and I had very greasy expectations and you and your team excellent them all over. 100lb Tarpon and Rainbow bass, Great food Magnificent sight seeing..  See you soon  Michael Ryan Canada & Bahamas.
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 Fishing on the 7th 8th,9th of August. Our guests ( Five persons )  came from Granada where they where staying at Hotel Colonial. We received them on the 7th at the airport of San Carlos.5 The main events of that trip is than Lars Andersen Fishing with Augusto my guide aboard Julia Brava had a monster on line .we figure around 300lb..on 30lb  Report # 19
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3 day fishing/exploring on San Juan River August 3 to 6    2001. A tarpon  jumped  in the boat we have the picture...PUBLISHED IN SPORT FISHING MAGAZINE. Guests Julie and Fabien from France came by San Jose Costa Rica so we drove to Los Chiles..their goal was a few fishing and a lot of discovery... Report #18 


Philippe, Como esta? We all arrived home safely. Now back to work! Ugggg!!! I think the highlight of the trip was ourgood fortune to meet you and your family, and of coarse Augusto. Thank you for such a wonderful adventure.    Dr Thomas Garrisson, September 2001

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 2005 Tournament And October 2005 Fishing

Jean Alarcon Tarpon Expert fro Africa, Sierra Leones visit us and fished Rio San Juan Report 72

Tournament Fishing Report#39

2002 tournament, Congratulation to Mr. Pasqualini, also Mini News from San Carlos Sport fishing..Report#39



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TARPON FISHING TOURNAMENT IN SAN CARLOS NICARAGUA   On the 13th and 14th of September 2001 has been held the 41th edition of the annual Tarpon fishing tournament in San Carlos Nicaragua. Report#20 

Report #1   September 2000 Fishing for Tarpon in Rio Frio and Cano Negro in Costa Rica
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September 2003,   Special report upon  the  San carols International Fishing Tournament  report

















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A Good month with fishing available both in Rio Frio Costa Rica and San Juan River Nicaragua I remember a Tarpon on October the 18th , in Playuela..I cannot forget this one at it was precisely on my 50 years old birthday some years ago...

21/10/06 We had the best time not just in fishing . But the best part was to make new friends and find time to look in the beautiful surrounding  Dany , Eldad,  Moshe


15/10/06 Philippe Que bunisimo, Barbaro, Sin Fila.Una aventura no puede Oblidar. Muchas gracias para esta experiencia, pescando este grande y encontrando, conociendo gente, buena, Interessante, Inteligente. Con comida Rica Guias buenas y ayudante responsables! Espero para el viaje que viene .... . Es muy importante conocer gente buena para mi en Nicaragua Siento este .  Exito y suerte Salud y vive el Pais!!! Kevin Leith Cole USA & GRANADA.


October 2003  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    October 2003 


All the best and both Nan and myself are looking forward to our next trip with you and some tarpon!"   Bob Church, October 2000

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 Report of many many fish Tarpon and  really big snook Fishing Upper Rio San Juan  Nicaragua , October 2002 ..  Report # 37  

Report47 October 2003  Comments upon our fishing Adventures.. 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....  Follow up to Report47
























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Nov 20th 2006 Philippe. Disfrute mucho el Saballo de 84" Espero regressar y Saciarme de Sabalo ... Jose Ramon Sanfeliu  El Salvador.


Nov 20th 2006 Agradecidos por nuestra visita, Dos Guias de pesca excelentes .Dr Carlos Suliva  El Salvador


Nov 15th 2006Philippe. We are so glad that for the begining of our trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica we chose San Carlos Sport Fishing adventures. We enjoyed every minutes of our stay with you!! Fishing was great, the place romantic food was Excellent. There are many places in the World but yours is the one seriously consider coming and coming back Thank you for your hospitality and all the best to you and your family. Nov 15th Ramona and Darius Dpetrauska LIETUVA/ LIITUANIA .


Nov 13th 2006 I came to Observe the Elections and found a whole Family of good friends. Yann Kreswalt Berlin Germany


Philippe Nov 13th 2006 Thank you so much had a great time , Rainbow bass was fantastic your lodge is very nice Food was plentiful and very good. I hope your business continues to grow and the tarpon get even bigger if this is possible, Sunday was a great day Tarpon Fishing 5 hook up 1 50lb, 4 140lb   Chele and Pollo ( Chicken)   were great and work well together. Thanks Amigos "Click"   "Click"  "Click"  "Click" Come on Tarpon God Bless you  BIG JOHN CALIFORNIA.

Hola mis Amigos y Rangers mi Corazon and Teki...It was a Fantastic Adventure to be with you in this Paradisiacal place This is lovely feelings  I thank you very much  

Stephanie Vergnault France Nov 12th 


Nov 12th Philippe Thank you for the fantastic Tarpon, I will E mail you Short. Peter Hamling New York


Nov 12th  Philippe Peter & I had a great time . Fishing for Tarpon and Bass very good, Your lodge great,  Bernie Hamling New York.


9/11/06 Philippe Merci beaucoup pour votre acceuil. Superbe instalation, magnifiques balades .Felicitation pour la Contribution que vous faites a l economie locale et au bonheur des touristes! Bonne continuation et a Bientot sans aucun doute. Laurent Silano France and  Managua 

November 2003   Hey Philippe, I'm glad you emailed me, I've been meaning to send a thank you note to you. 
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip, both tarpon fishing in Nicaragua and the few days we spent with you afterward.  You're an excellent guide, and we know you worked hard to make us happy.  You drive like a madman, though.  I'm glad to see you made it back to San Jose in one piece (just kidding).
I thought your operation is top notch, and you completely met my expectations for our trip.  Our guide  Elise (spelling?)  was great, hard-working, and very patient.  I know we made some jokes about the hotel in San Carlos, but the fishing nearby made it worth having to stay there.  All in all we had a great time and are looking forward to another trip in the future. I'll keep my eye open for the Dorado boat you're looking for.  Regards, Greg

November 2003 Thanks for being so accommodating - I know that our group was a "challenge". I'll be back - perhaps to do as you suggested and mix some bass fishing in with the Tarpon fishing.
Best regards

Augusto and Walter are great guys, I enjoyed my time with them. Nicaragua is a very poor country, but the people are still happy. It made me realize how important it is to live for the day and not get caught up in the material possessions. If people with nothing can be happy and content, Why can't we ? The trip was a good life experience for me. I am planning on returning as soon as possible. And just spend 4 or 5 days going for the big ones.   Please tell Augusto and Walter I said hello. If they are not booked and the Tarpon bite is on please contact me. I can be on a bus and in Los Chilies in no time "   Jerry November 2001

Philippe,  We got the pictures and the fishing report. They brought back memories of good times.  I forgot something. Of course you can give my email to people who are interested in making the trip.  Talk to you soon,    George and Jane November 2001 Florida

"Sounds like the fishing is just as unbelievable now as it was when we were there. My action photo of the tarpon that mark caught that we had been hoping for did not come out. I guess it was too dark. Mark apparently has some great pictures though. I will try to get some together to send via email. Other than that not much is new for us guys caught in the rat race. I hope you and Carmen and the young&! nbsp;fishermen had a great Christmas and a happy new year. In the mean time we are saving money as best we can so we can return to our friends, the waters del Rio san Juan, and the challenging tarpon. Sincerely,"   Andrew Dugery, November 200

Philippe, "Thank you for a great trip. Great pictures too! I sent them around to my friends and a couple of them said they were interested in checking out your Nicaragua operations.  We'll see how it develops but I'd love to come down myself next year and combine some fishing for tarpon and bonefish."   Haldvan Nicholaysen, November 2000


Fishing Report #39 and 40, 

November 2002    Fishing in Nicaragua Rio San Juan   Fishing Report #39 and 40, 


Report #21   We organized 4 fishing expeditions in November 2001  , fishing has been on our grounds of San Juan River in Nicaragua., less tarpon than usually. but still some good size fish... Report #21  
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November 2000, 1 day fishing in Rio Frio then Tarpon fishing in Nicaragua..San Juan River Guest Paul (5 fishing Days trip) Report #

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15th of November 2000 Guests Guests Marck, Andrew Fishing in Rio Frio and In Nicaragua upper Rio San Juan. (5 fishing Days trip).  Report #4

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November 2003   Newsletter and report # 48 

* Big tarpon during the month of November for several Groups,  

* Roy turner came to  fish with us...  Report # 48

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October and November  2006 

Several Trips.. Guests Comments   Report #50 











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Dec 2006 Philippe Thank you so much a wonderful time, you and your family made us feel at home. Your guides are very friendly and Helpful. Hope to see you soon. Best Regards John Holling.

Dear Philippe:

Our trip was great - thank you.  You delivered more than expected or advertised.  I have mailed to you all of the pictures I took on the trip - use them as you like.  I tried to scan them to my hard drive and then email them - no luck - came out very poor.  My comments on the trip - you and your staff - outstanding - Augusto, Napolean, Augusto's brother, Luis - all served us very well.  Transportation, meals, hotel, fishing - excellent.  Tabaccon is a must see - thank you for suggesting it. 


- spend a bit of time explaining how hard it is to boat a tarpon and techniques to use to successfully land one; even with those fishermen who think they know it all - which of course were not us!!! 

- the river shrimp are also a must, even if you have to charge extra for the feast.

- try to get everyone a chance to go to the borders - like you did for me to the Nicaragua / Costa Rica border - a real nice thing to do and have a photo memory of.

I received an email from Ben Michel / Florida and gave you rave reviews.  Let me know how he likes his trip to Nicaragua in January - he is planning on going via Managua.

More later - until then - thank you very much and have a very Merry Christmas.

My best regards,

Jim  December 2002


December 2001 " Quelques mots pour t'exprimer mes remerciements pour ces belles journées passées a San Carlos. et te souhaiter un joyeux noël et une bonne et heureuse année 2002 pleine de tarpons et de pecheurs heureux. Feliz Ano Nuevo a toda tu familia y tambien a los marineros, y al mejor de la comarca Augusto la terror de las sardinas! Sitot que je pourrais ,je t'enverrais un Video CD lisible sur PC ou DVD player du film que j''ai édité.  A bientot j''espere pour une peche des rainbow a la mouche " 

Dr Andre Fesquet Decembre 2001


Report # 41 DECEMBER 2002 Fishing in San Juan River, several 200Lb  Tarpon, Many 80lb/150lb in Front of New lodge, also some nice snook... Report # 41
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  December 2001 Several fishing trip in San Juan River and Rio Frio...Good fishing. Report #22

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December 2000 How we did end the year fishing for Tarpon San Juan River in Nicaragua Guest Paul.  ( 5 fishing  days trip ) Report #5  


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