Fishing Central America

Tarpon? Snook? Cobia? Red Snapper? Rooster? Blue Fin?  Yellow Fin? Mahi? Bill fish?

Who is excited now??

Would ya’ll believe me if I told you that in a week long vacation you could fish from the Pacific to the Atlantic and rivers in between while in Nicaragua?

Well you can….read on 🙂 

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Unlike here in the States the commercial fishing industry in Nicaragua is small and the sport fishing industry is even smaller but very skilled.  
Imagine pristine Pacific waters that are rarely touched by man and going out on a perfect day and not seeing another boat.  Each cast bringing up something that gets your blood pumping. 
That is what you get in Nicaragua.

Now the fishing charter I went on was not fancy by any means, the boat did not have twin engines or a center console.  It was traditional fishing boat used by the locals with local captain.  We stayed just off the coast and had the best time!
This way is great, affordable option if you want to just get out and go for a couple of hours.  I believe it was $20/pp out of San Juan Del Sur.
First Mate 🙂 
Bay of San Juan Del Sur

This guy…


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Offshore Species: black, blue, and striped marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and dorado.

Inshore Pacific Species: a wide variety including rooster fish, sierra mackerel, jack crevalle, bonito, hound fish, snapper, grouper, snook.

Freshwater Lake and River: tarpon, snook, guapote (rainbow bass), and machacas.

Best Season: Offshore: April – Sep (peak June – Sep); Inshore: year-round; Tarpon: year-round.
Type of Fishing: Fly and spin casting, salt water, inland lake, river.
Side Trips: Eco Tours.
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Now if you come to Nica to fish and only fish and want the fancy try these:

On the Rio San Juan the primary fish caught with these guys is Tarpon but you will also enjoy Snook and Rainbow Bass.  The Rio San Juan runs all the way from the Caribbean to the Pacific….you can imagine the fish you will find here.  If you are looking for a jungle adventure this is your guide as they will take you through numerous reserves and locations and provide accommodation for you at each stop.  They have been featured by several popular fishing shows and publications like Fishing Magazine, Fields&Streams, CNN Extreme fishing show and Discovery Channel Fishing Ambassador. 
When you book with these guys you get airport pick up and transfer, 8-12 hours of fishing each day, good meals and lodging, fishing license, T-top boats, professional guides, quiet fresh water with no waves and all pro tackle (fly and conventional).  

Located in the Rio Maiz National Park just minutes away from the Costa Rican border and southern Nicaragua border this lodge offers not only world class fishing but a chance for the ladies to lounge pool side or read in the large screened-in porches.  You would come here to explore exotic fishing, birding, hiking and kayak tours all while staying in spacious and private two bed suites with gorgeous bathrooms accompanied with hot water.  

Tranquilo 
I am saving the best for last….Casa Del Sur offers you a chance to fish onboard their 57 foot Spencer Yacht or take surf trip and sea turtle tours on their 33 foot Panga.  The accommodations are beautiful also as they are located on a organic farm situated 1500ft above sea level offering a cooler climate and it is just miles away from the popular town of San Juan Del Sur.  The lodge itself is a villa with 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a private pool.  It sleeps up to 16 guests and consists of three pods each surrounded by its own private wrap-around porch. 

The Chole Frijole


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We go to either Central or South America every winter as it is an affordable getaway…book your fishing adventure today!!!

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