Tarpon fishing report 2016 for Rio San Juan, Nicaragua.
Rio San Juan offer some of the best sport tarpon fishing in the world, this region is famous for big tarpon and snook, were tarpon are the main target and angler are seldom disappointed .
The hot spots on the river are the Montecisto River Lodge, between Boca de Sabalos and El Castillo, there has been some action around the new bridge Santa Fe, but by far the Montecristo area is the most productive. By law now everybody must practice catch and release on Tarpon, the fish can’t not be weighted, our record at the Montecristo River Lodge was caught by Walter Croft form London this 20 December at estimated 90 kilos. This year has been one of the best season in many years, and 4 to 5 hook up´s in the morning has been the norm.
Season: Everyone ask about the best time to come to Nicaragua´s Rio San Juan to fish. In general the best fishing or ¨high season¨ is from September to April, but fishing changes more week to week than it does month to month. We have fished the middle of low season and caught a few Tarpon before noon, and sometime during the high season you can be skunked. But In the 14 year we have fished in Rio San Juan we only have been skunked a few times.
So, when is the best time to come fish Rio San Juan and catch a Tarpon, my answer, any time?
Tarpon are always around Boca de Sabalos and El Castillo are and you can fish during the rainy season, Tarpon can be caught year round.
Method : In the river and lagoon trolling and sight fishing are common. Guides look for fish ¨rolling¨ or feeding and try to place lures with the feeding Tarpon. Best lures are Rapala Shad Raps, red and white body.
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