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Tarpon Fishing Jungle River Adventure

And the Tarpon Fishing Jungle River Adventure begins, in Rio San Juan, Nicaragua.

Agustin Llanes owner/operator of Montecristo and COPDETOURSJ R.L

Today is the last day of January, our worth fishing month of this year,  we predicted fishing condition will improve the first week of the month.

Mr. Peter Dowling and Mr. Stephen Short two joyful British subjects came from San Juan del Sur, to Rio San Juan, in Nicaragua. They wanted to fish for Marling or billfish in the Pacific Ocean, but the south wind were on strong and was going to be impossible to troll with heavy seas. They decided to come to the Rio San Juan and try for tarpon, the river monster, another big one for the bucket lit.

Mr. Peter Dowling and Mr. Stephen Short

I toll Peter and Stephen, that they will be the guinea pigs, testing how the fishing is improving, because my forecast is that it tend to get better next week. We hope they get lucky and hock a trophy this afternoon.

Jeffrey Dominguez our young resident fishing  guide, with Nani Barrios will be taking them  out fishing the next few days, they both are founding member of Cooperativa de Pesca Deportiva y Turistica de Rio San Juan R.L. (COPDETOURSJ R.L.) 

They went out fishing this morning the first day of February, they saw some tarpon rolling and got two good hook ups, their afternoon look promising.

Peter and Stephen got to fight some of our giant river monster, the famous fresh water tarpon of Rio San Juan. They came for a 2 days of fishing and ended up doing 5 days of fishing. According to them, the experience they gained fighting tarpon, the good food and scenery of the river and the affordable package they got, at Montecristo Eco Lodge, made their vacation special

Learn more about our  Montecristo Tarpon Camp

 

Fishing Report for Rio San Juan 29 January 2018

The weather is chancing, fishing condition are improving quickly.

tarpon jumpin
Tarpon Fishing

 

For next week,  light rain is predicted, the forecast indicates we will have a drastic drop in the amount of rain, from 5.0 mm of rain daily, down to 0.3 mm by next week , with temperature between 20 -27 degree C.  Not cold at all, but not too hot under the sun.

I got a report from Edwin Espinoza, one of  COPDETOURSJ R.L,   fishing guides, that he saw a large school of tarpon going up the Devils rapid of El Castillo, Rio San Juan.

My theory is that tarpon come from the Caribbean Sea in to the Rio San Juan en route to Lake Nicaragua at the end of the rainy season. While the river still high enough to swim through all the rapids in their yearly 200 km journey up river. (Some people believe tarpon migrate back from Lake Nicaragua to the Caribbean every two years)

This January was the worth month for tarpon fishing, there were just few tarpon visible and not one got hook around El Castillo area. (I still believe it was due to the long rainy season we been having, but the fact that there were fewer fishermen trying to catch them, also affect the statistic)

COOPDETOURSJ R.L

My lodge, Montecristo Eco Lodge (the Tarpon Camp of Rio San Juan) has been kind of closed for more than a year, it was hit very hard by hurricane Otto, by now, we were able to salvage a few cabins, and we have the place operational again. We are accepting booking reservation for small groups of two’s with a maximum of eight’s. Contact montecristoriver@yahoo.com or Whatapp 505 86499012, you may  also visit our web www.montecristoriverlodge.com

 

We also lost some of our boat and engines, but we organized COPDETOURSJ R.L. the sport fishing and tourist coop of Rio San Juan, we are now a group of 20 members owner operators, (guides) with a combined fleet of 20 small boat and pangas used for fishing and tours in the river. Our members are based in Solentiname Island on Lake Nicaragua, San Carlos at the mouth of the river on Lake Nicaragua, Boca de Sabalos and El Castillo Rio San Juan, and soon will have member in the Caribbean.

No bull about it! Giant Tarpon fishing in fresh water is available and affordable; we may not warrant or promise you, that you will hook on a river monster, but we will treat you with respect and work hard to help you hook your trophy.

We practice catch and release on tarpon, is the new and strict regulation enforce by INPESCA, (Like the minister of fisheries of the country),

 

Our standard package is a follows: 3 nights, 2 full day of fishing, room and meal at the lodge for $650.00 per person, minimum 2 person per boat and room. You may bring your own liquor and Tabaco, we provide the rest.

We can organize custom fishing packages and some of our members may be willing to offer discounts to help you budgets. It is possible to fish just a few hours at $48.00 per hour with a minimum of 3 hour. Full day at $380.00 (8 hours)  $190.00 for half day.

Also we may find you s lower priced lodge with no meals included, at around $50.00 per double room, and could also help you arranging transportation, either private or public boats.

We want to take you fishing and we need your business; we are the local’s owner and operators COPDETURSJ R.L. (505) 86499012 Claro Whatsapp, montecristoriver@yahoo.com pescariosanjuan@gmail.com www.montecristoriverlodge.com

Fishing got skunk for tarpon on early to mid-January 2018

view of the Rio San Juan
Our fisheries for tarpon and snook are just minute away from Montecristo Eco lodge

Got skunk on tarpon fishing on the Rio San Juan.

tarpon fishing
We love tarpon fishing

I don’t know what’s to blame, January generally have been a good month for fishing in the Rio San Juan. We got some good Robalos (snoks) but no tarpon, they were rolling in the morning above the rapid but they did not take the lures and they disappeared for a while after that.  But it may be the weird weather we been having as of Jan 27 still raining on the Rio San Juan, the rain is not uncommon during January, but this year has been excessive to the point that the other affluent that feed the river are pumping large amount of water that carries derbies and sediment, thus affecting the fishing.

The weather  is supposed to change very soon and fishing condition should improve drastically, we have opening for February, March and April when most angler take their vacation, we will be running some special fishing package combining Montecristo Eco Lodge and the new COPDETOURSJ R.L., the sport fishing and tourist Coop. of Rio San Juan.

The Lodge will charge $50.00 per person per night with meal (double occupancy) with a minimum stay of 3 nights. The fishing boat and guides wil be provided by the 20 member, owner operator of the coop. pricing for boat, gear, guide, fuel is $350.00 per fishing day, tip are not included but expected especially when you have a great fishing experience. The boat normally is shared by two anglers (recommended), but it is possible to share with one or two more friends to make it more affordable.

I will take this opportunity to invite everybody  to our annual fishing tournament held in Boca de Sabalos, El Castillo. The cooperative have 20 boat for rent with guide and gear and we have a few lodges and hotels that will run special for the tournament,  it probably be held on July 20, 21 and 22, but dates has to be confirmed.

If you want more info on our fishing packages write to montecristoriver@yahoo.com or call Mr. Agustin Llanes at 505 86499012

Welcome to Rio San Juan, Nicaragua

Welcome Montecristo Eco Lodge & Tarpon Camp.

The Rio San Juan is an  and fishing tourist destination. Is the place to get your tarpon trophy, the silver king, the river monster?

Fishing time, Sunrise over the San Juan River.
Fishing time, Sunrise over the San Juan River.

The Rio San Juan is home of Montecristo Eco Lodge, your gateway to the rain forest and to a great Tarpon fishing or family vacation.

Montecristo Eco Lodge & Tarpon Camp is centrally located in the best part of the 200 Km long river.  2 Km down river from Boca de Sabalos, and 7 Km up river from the historic ton of El Castillo.

Montecristo is also a wildlife refuge, (Reserva Silvestre Privada Montecristo),  a very important bird area with more than 145 identified birds, over 240 hectare of protected rain forest? There is hiking tail; a few acres are planted with cacao and fruits and they have reforested with local trees like Almendros.

The Lodge Montecristo
Montecristo River Eco Lodge & Private Wildlife Refuge.

The eco lodge & hotel is completely off the grid, they produce they own energy, with solar panels and a diesel generator as backup, the property have two operating water well and they also collect rain water.

Its operation is sustainable and applies better management practices by recycling, reutilizing and reducing garbage. Is an ecotourism destination in Rio San Juan, is a green place.

Reserva Silvestre Privada Montecristo
Aereal view of Rserva Silvestre Privada Montecristo and Montecristo Ecio lodge

Tarpon Fishing Rio San Juan, Nicaragua. 2016-2017

2016-2017 Tarpon fishing Season Report for Rio San Juan, Nicaragua.

Excellent sport fishing report, for Montecristo tarpon camp on the Rio San Juan, Nicaragua, located between the town of Boca de Sabalos and El Castillo, home for giant tarpon and snook.

 

Tarpon fishing
The Rio San Juan rives is a great place to get your tarpon trophy.

Sport fishing for tarpon should be good the whole season. As late as April 2016, we are seeing a great number of tarpon coming in from the ocean en route to Lake Nicaragua. This un usually high quantity of tarpon coming in during our dry season, when the river is at it lower level, it make me predict a really good 2016-2017 Tarpon fishing season.

We invite you to come Tarpon fishing and release your trophy, a giant river monster.

Like the past few year we are getting more angles coming to our water to try to battle one of this giant tarpon and this year, we will have  130 plus angler in our September fishing tournament, also our river has ben feature in a few sport fishing TV shows like River Monster and other sport channels.

Montecristo River Lodge offer affordable all inclusive tarpon fishing package that start at $649.00 per person for a 3 night, 2 full days of fishing, two anglers per boat. The price includes transportation from San Carlos, the lodge and all meals, fishing boat, guide and fuel. We are taking reservation for our 2016-2017 seasons, please book early.

http://www.montecristoriver.com

Giant tarpon are everywhere in Boca de Sabalos, this mean that for the 56 International Tarpon Fishing Tournament in Rio San Juan this coming September 2016 will be very exciting for all participant anglers

Releasing tarpon
Oxygenating to revive a great tarpon, the Silver King after a great battle, a job well done.

To contact Montecristo Eco lodge, follow this link. Please come fish with us, we will treat you VIP.