Nicaragua, June 2002This was my first fishing trip to Nicaragua. The Solentaname Islands in Southern Lake Nicaragua and the Rio San Juan offer exceptional fishing for Tarpon, Big Snook, Rainbow Bass and many other beautiful and delicious fish.
This was my first fishing trip to Nicaragua. The Solentaname Islands in Southern Lake Nicaragua and the Rio San Juan offer exceptional fishing for Tarpon, Big Snook, Rainbow Bass and many other beautiful and delicious fish. There is virtually no fishing pressure in Nicaragua due to the general fear of global travelers have of their past political climate. Those days are long gone. I have visited here 5 times now and each of my fishing trips were nothing but great. The living conditions in Southern Nicaragua are generally poor by our standards. All the people I met were honest, friendly, helpful and happy. The food was always good and the days were filled with world class fishing opportunities. I especially enjoyed the delicious dinners of fresh fish I caught daily. Surprisingly, there were not many biting bugs. I always travel with bug spray and a full body net, but here, I never pulled any of it out on any of the trips yet and I have fished the different seasons. It is always a good idea to take bug spray, just in case. Other things to take are a good hat, sun glasses, sunscreen, thin fishing pants, thin long sleeve shirts and a light rain suit.
If you are a serious fisherman considering exploring a great virgin fishing opportunity in the rivers and lake in Southern Nicaragua then I highly recommend a minimum 1 week stay. All the hotel and lodges are very basic, but clean. I also highly recommend booking your trip with Philippe at San Carlos Sports Fishing. They offer complete lodging and fishing packages. They run the best operation in the area and know the entire area very well along with where, when and how to get on the big fish. They’ll custom tailor your fishing /sight seeing trip to fit your fishing vacation preferences. They are Really Good Guys and they will take good care of you.