And the Tarpon Fishing Jungle River Adventure begins, in Rio San Juan, Nicaragua.
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.
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
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 $45.00 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 $280.00 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.