Tarpon regularly run the coastline from Rio Parismina to Nicaragua. They are also found in the Tortuguero river, and we've caught some of our biggest in the rivermouth. The river is also home to younger smaller resident tarpon. As well, anglers can look forward to catching, in season, mackerel, jack crevalle, red snapper, green jacks, snook, fat snook, mojarra, barracuda, and many other species.
Our boat is a 28 foot fiberglass panga, equipped with two Suzuki 115 outboard motors. The reason we have two outboards is because going in and out of the river mouth to the ocean requires steady power and if one motor "hiccups" our boat will still get you out, and back in, safely. Two to four people can comfortably fish in the boat. Below: after weeks of work, twelve able fellows from the village helped us launch Sabaloco. The name joins the Spanish for tarpon - sabalo - with loco, because we are crazy for tarpon, of course!
Although we have all the tackle you’ll need on hand, including rods and reels, we recommend the following: