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Fishing in Nicaragua - Boating - Nicaragua

As sport fishing has only recently caught on in Nicaragua, the waters are known as “virgin territory”. They are exotic and plentiful, a wonderful place to find a variety of fish and other wildlife, good for sport and scenery. Travelers looking to fish in Nicaragua will be pleasantly surprised at how accessible, and also unique, the experience will be.  As you have both oceans available, as well as numerous lakes, rivers and preserved reserves, there is no lack for location. 

Depending on where (and also when) you go, you will yield all kinds of different rewards. On some of the rivers you will find Snapper, Grouper, Rainbow Bass, and even 30 pound roosterfish. It is also said that Nicaragua’s Rio San Juan is the best place in the world to catch giant Tarpon. Other species available in the waters of Nicaragua are Marlin, Snook, Machacas, Dorado, small Yellowfin Tuna and Sailfish, which are most abundant during the most fruitful fishing months of May through October. Note however, that September and October bring about Nicaragua’s rainiest seasons, and fishing can become near impossible in the tropical downpours of some of the beach towns.

You can bring your own equipment, though an easier option would be to rent or go with a tour agency that provides it (Consider Super Fly Sport Fishing, Tel: 443.451.4300, URL:, or check out the surfing/fishing tour combo companies). Some companies promise to bring you to a spot which has never been fished before, so signing up with someone might not be such a bad idea. Either way, you will want to be fishing with experience, as well as a map and proper provisions.



Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Here are other activities in and around Nicaragua that may be of interest: Fishing and Lago de Apanas.

By Margaret Rode
A self-professed city girl, sassy staff writer Margaret Rode hails from Chicago where she received Bachelor degrees in English Literature and Spanish...
18 Jun 2009

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