Nicaragua -Central America's Hottest New Fishing Destination
Date: August 17 - 22, 2017
Location: Chinandega, Nicaragua
Accommodations: Marina Puesta del Sol http://marinapuestadelsol.com/en
Fishing in Nicaragua
Always striving to find new and productive offshore fishing destinations for our students, Marlin University has chosen the pristine waters and gracious hospitality of Nicaragua to host a session this summer. This represents our first trip to this incredible location and gives you the chance to say that you fished here before just about anyone else! If you’ve hit all the regular Central American hotspots like Guatemala and Costa Rica then this session provides the wonderful opportunity to add a new stamp in your passport and visit one of the rising jewels in the sportfishing world. Nicaragua enjoys an incredible billfish bite that starts during the spring and continues deep into the summer months. With sailfish the predominate target here, several world-class tournaments now call Nicaragua home, including the Flor de Cana International. Last year this fairly new tournament enjoyed a record-breaking event, with just 25 boats releasing 1,371 billfish during three days of fishing! The participants averaged 27 fish a day and over 80 per boat … incredible fishing for anywhere in the world! The tournament broke those numbers down even further and reported that participants recorded 170 double-headers, 83 triples, 18 quadruples, three quintuples and one sextuple. And those weren’t all sails either- the fleet also recorded five blue captures during the tournament as well. Both blue and black marlin live in these waters, and you can usually find them only 30 to 40 miles offshore.
Fishing here consists of pulling dead baits and dredges and pitching and feeding baits to fish that come up into the spread on the teasers. You’ll pull four teasers behind the boat and two dead baits on the long riggers. If a fish comes up on the teasers first, the anglers jump into action and either pitch either a dink ballyhoo to a sail or a bigger mackerel or throw tuna pitch bait to a marauding blue marlin. If you like catching multiples and need good numbers to hone your drop-back and lever-drag skills, this might just be the perfect Marlin University session for you! As always, Marlin U's staff of professional captains and mates will be on hand to greet you at the airport and assist you with any fishing questions and techniques throughout the trip. Marlin U plans to hold its session during the height of the tournament season, giving you access to top-notch boats and crews and putting you right in the heat of the bite. We’ll stay at the luxury boutique hotel Marina Puesta del Sol, located on the northwest Pacific coast, just south of the Golfo de Fonseca, a large gulf shared with El Salvador with two gorgeous infinity pools just steps from both your room and the marina. The resort also hosts a whole manor of incredible recreational opportunities, and if you are still up for some more fishing after cranking on big Pacific sails all day, you can use one of the two-seater kayaks to fish in the lagoon area. If you’ve always wanted to be one of the first anglers to fish a newly touted hot spot, then a trip to Nicaragua with Marlin University gives you the best chance to experience a newly discovered hot spot with safety and confidence of success.
The Resort - Marina Puesta del Sol
With over 600 acres of unspoiled, pristine land, Marina Puesta del Sol is not only a beautiful and unique destination, but also a gateway to the undiscovered scenic treasures of Nicaragua. Guests enjoy the unique advantage of having access to the Pacific Ocean via a superb, private beach on one side of the peninsula and the serene mangrove-lined lagoon on the other side. The resort takes great pride in providing unparalleled service and attention to each of its guests and dedicates itself to making your stay comfortable and worry-free.
The first phase of hotel development includes two, three-story buildings for a total of 19 large suites. Delfin has eight executive suites on the first and second floors with the entire third floor comprising the Presidential Suite. This elegant suite includes two full-size bedroom suites with a large common-area living room in which to entertain or relax. Step through the double French doors onto a large furnished terrace that runs the length of the living room. Caballo de Mar also has eight suites on first and second floors, but it has two master suites" on the third floor. Large double doors open from each bedroom to a comfortable adjoining living room.
Each suite is lavishly appointed with imported marble and tile. A large Simmons pillow-top king-size bed ensures a restful night’s sleep, and each suite features a sofa/sleeper bed, refrigerator and cable TV. Open the French doors and step onto your private terrace for a spectacular view of the deep azure waters of Aserradores. Relax and unwind in one of the spacious hydro-massage whirlpools baths. All suites are air-conditioned for comfort and have all the amenities one would expect of a top-flight hotel.