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RENEWED WORLD-CLASS FISHERYNicaragua – Pacific Coast
Pacific Inshore and Offshore, Fresh Water Lake and River
Central America´s Latest Fishing Frontier
We offer the first and most experienced sport fishing fleet in the exotic Pacific waters of Nicaragua. Fishing Nicaragua aboard our fleet will give you the opportunity to run offshore in search of monster fish like marlin in the Pacific Ocean as well as the tackle busting rooster fish, inshore. You can even battle giant tarpon, snook, guapote (rainbow bass), and machacas in Lake Nicaragua and on the Rio San Juan, year round. This country’s beautiful landscape made up of rivers, lakes, volcanoes, and tropical forest create an idealistic backdrop for all anglers.
Nicaragua has not been fished recreationally until recently, which guarantees its lack of sport fishing pressure. If you want to experience a renewed world-class fishery, let us guide you to an unforgettable fishing adventure.
San Juan del Sur Pacific Inshore and Offshore
The peak season for San Juan del Sur is June through September. Fishing action starts picking up in late March / early April when the winds start to die down.
The inshore Pacific waters off the Nicaraguan coast are teeming with a wide variety of fish such as rooster fish, sierra mackerel, jack crevalle, bonito, hound fish, snapper, grouper, snook. The rooster fish average 30lbs with the occasional monster. If you choose not to run offshore you can try for sailfish close to shore along currents. We have caught sailfish in 50 feet of water! Occasionally you will run into dorado, yellowfin and wahoo, although not nearly as abundant as offshore.
Offshore you will encounter black blue, and striped marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and dorado. The prime months out of San Juan del Sur are from May through October. The fishing season is longer out of the Marina Puesta del Sol Resort, in the north. Our fast boats will quickly get you offshore and back. Offshore fishing consists of running 30 plus miles to get to the humps and the drop. We are billfish and game fish friendly, so we practice catch and release with all billfish and roosterfish!
2005 Rates 4 Nights Lodging / 3 Days Fishing per person, double occupancy
28′ Bertram 2 Anglers 4 Anglers $1590 $950 Extra Day $475 $270
From 23 ft. to 46 ft. boats are available. All boats are equipped with a variety of top quality tackle allowing the angler many different fishing options. The spinning, casting, and conventional rods are made up of G-Loomis and Penn. Shimano and Penn International make up the large reel selection. On the reels you will find lines ranging from 15 to 80 lb test. The fly tackle consists of Sage and G-Loomis rods ranging from 8 to 15 weights. These rods are rigged with Bauer and Tibor reels packed with Cortland lines. Our fly lines consist of floating, intermediate and sinking lines ready to be cast to find where the bite is best. Feel free to bring your favorite tackle along with you. Our techniques include casting to rock structures, bottom fishing, and trolling live, dead, and artificial baits.
Rio San Juan San Juan River & Lake Nicaragua On the San Juan River you can fish for tarpon from 80 to 250 + lbs, snook in the 10 to 45 lb range, guapote (rainbow bass), machacas, and mojarras year round! The waters of the San Juan River are owned by Nicaragua. It forms a large part of the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. These are virtually virgin waters to the traveling anglers. Once you are on the river you can customize your fishing adventure to chase after certain species. 2005 Rates Nights Fishing Days 2 Anglers – pp/du 4 3 $1660
Above Packages Include: Airport reception in Managua, ground transportation between airport and resort, hotel accommodations, daily transportation between resort and boat, full day fishing with fly, spinning and conventional tackle, lures, lunch, fruit, snacks, sodas, lots of water, cold beer, live and dead bait when available, Captain and mate or guide.
Does Not Include: Breakfast (depending on the hotel), Dinner, Liquor, $5 tourist entrance fee, Airport departure tax ($32), International airfare to/from Managua, Gratuity for captain and mate, Personal expenses, Travel insurance, and Flies.
It is approximately a two hour scenic drive south to San Juan del Sur from Managua. The hotel in San Juan del Sur is about 8 blocks from the boat.
What to Bring: Nicaragua climate is wet or dry depending on the time of year, with an average daytime temperature of 88 degrees. Bring appropriate clothing for the time of year in which you travel. The green season usually runs from May through October. When traveling during the green season you should bring rain gear and fast drying clothes. Other items to be considered are hats, sunscreen, bug repellent, favorite rods and reels, sunglasses, camera, flies, extra fly lines, medication if needed, motion sickness pills, and passport. As for all foreign destinations, it is recommended that you purchase travel insurance.
Enjoy the wild and exotic atmosphere of the Nicaraguan Pacific Coast.
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