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    I'm on Day 4 of a 7 day expedition in Nicaragua. We are staying in Bluefields on the Carribean side and just got back from an overnight trip to Pearl Lagoon. We fished Evil Lagoon and the Tortugera River emptying into Pearl Lagoon for Tarpon, Big ones at that. We stayed one Night in Barra de Rio Grande which was fun, met some good people there.

    In two days, we jumped 55-60 Tarpon, and only boated 7-8 of these beasts, ranging from 60 to 200 pounds. Most of them flipped off, flopped off, or fuc.ked off....
    Here's the entrance to Evil lagoon...

    Our Guide Marco a small fly caught Evil Lagoon Tarpon..

    Landing another beast

    This one flipped off..

    This on flopped off..

    This one fuc.ked off...

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    Getting closer, I Land this one..

    200 Pounds, almost 200 yards away.

    David Beats Goliath, again.....

    Fly Release

    One Hell of a Herring..

    Mega Big Megalops Atlanticus

    Cruisin home...


    Enojy the pics...

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    That last pic is an awesome shot! What kind of flies were you using?
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    Glad Ya'll havin' fun......Absolutely beautiful fish, and I know plenty around will enjoy a piece of them, all my Creole friends here love the meat....
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    Can you provide some info about how to contact the guide, cost, where to stay, license, etc? What time of year is it best to go?

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    Fantastic Fish, Fantastic Pictures. What a fight too! You had a great time for sure.

    Light tackle for a fish that size. I love to use the light stuff myself.
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    DAMN!

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    All I gotta say is WOW!
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Awesome pics!
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    Fabulous..

    Was this fish mounted or marinaded??
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    I second the request for contact info, etc. etc.
    thanks for the pics

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    Nice!!!
    You need to summit those pictures to the sportsman's magazine and others.
    and I thought my guapotes were big :LMAO:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    Glad Ya'll havin' fun......Absolutely beautiful fish, and I know plenty around will enjoy a piece of them, all my Creole friends here love the meat....

    Kinda bony but I have had it in stew.
    Glad to see the place finally getting the much needed attention. That river heads more inland and you can catch Stone Crabs, the natives throw them back in....Is that Humble Sport Fishing?
    Last edited by JGiraldezB; 02-25-2009 at 12:03 PM.

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    My Spanish is not so good ....Are guapotes like huevos?
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    the heck just happened :LMAO:

    Guapote is a Peacock Bass, Guapo means Handsome in Spanish, so Guapote means Very Handsome.
    But I was referring to my 15 pound peacock bass,I've caught in Apanas.


    My Spanish is not so good ....Are guapotes like huevos?

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    Hey all, thanks for the complients.

    Contact info:
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    randyrosa97@yahoo.com

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    A relative of a friend of mine is known as Guapo, but most don't realize that Guapo is actually short for Guapote in his case. They call him that because they think the fish is pretty ugly and well they say that he is not much of a charmer himself. :LMAO:

    Quote Originally Posted by FisherCigarman View Post
    the heck just happened :LMAO:

    Guapote is a Peacock Bass, Guapo means Handsome in Spanish, so Guapote means Very Handsome.
    But I was referring to my 15 pound peacock bass,I've caught in Apanas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tres frijoles View Post
    A relative of a friend of mine is known as Guapo, but most don't realize that Guapo is actually short for Guapote in his case. They call him that because they think the fish is pretty ugly and well they say that he is not much of a charmer himself. :LMAO:
    Guapote would be BIG handsome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingo View Post
    Guapote would be BIG handsome.
    Again, they think of the fish as being pretty ugly looking, so thats why they call him Guapote, hes named after the fish, not the word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherCigarman View Post
    the heck just happened :LMAO:

    Guapote is a Peacock Bass, Guapo means Handsome in Spanish, so Guapote means Very Handsome.
    But I was referring to my 15 pound peacock bass,I've caught in Apanas.
    So you have a huge peacock, or huge guapotes? :LMAO:

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    wow! great looking fish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marlies View Post
    That last pic is an awesome shot! What kind of flies were you using?
    I'm conveinced that when tarpon are on the bite, it doesnt matter what you put in the water as long as it can fit in their mouth.

    We use white headed red bodied streamers, same color poppers, purple, blue, etc. It really didnt matter. in many cases I couldnt even get my gear set out and drag tighten before I got jumped and had a 150# fish tearing off with no drag set.

    Again, thanks for the compliments. I'll put up another post once I have waded through the 2100+ images taken on this trip.

    Billy bly, all fish were handled with the utmost care and released unharmed. We only lifted two or three for pictures, and the rest were released boat side in similar fashion to the fly-release pic above.
    All of these fish should be caught and released.


    In case any of you missed it, here's Randy and Rosa's contact info. Their lodge is located at the mouth of the Rio Escondido river on Bluefileds Lagoon. Full trip report in a few days.

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    randyrosa97@yahoo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky-Guy View Post
    All of these fish should be caught and released
    I respect that, I mean it. Awesome pics btw, thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaudali View Post
    I respect that, I mean it. Awesome pics btw, thanks for sharing.
    F#ck that $hit.....someone needed to eat the meat.....I for one like the Creole cookin of the big ;ones......
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    It must places this would apply and I would agree such would be the cases of ,catching under size fish or fish that have seasons.
    In Nicaragua Tarpon are often eaten,and if caught by the locals they are eaten 100% of the times,which is fine by me.
    We should NOT try to implements the locals USA laws,we could try to educate the locals instead,thou that often fails,when this is the case,we should come to accept things as they are,after is,it's their country and customs,therefore they need to be respected.
    Now it's ok for Us sports fisherman,to practice conservationism where ever our fishing adventures take us

    Quote Originally Posted by Sky-Guy View Post
    of these fish should be caught and released.

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