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