I go to Nicaragua at least once a year. Last year was my first time fishing with a real charter service and not some regular panga run by a local.
1) Unlike most services, in Nicaragua, the owner of SJDS Surf and Sport (Dario Obando) meets and greets all of his clients whether or no he will be fishing with them or not. I met him last year on my first trip with them. He set us up with his captain Luis, and assistant Dorian. The staff was super friendly, and fun. I work in the service industry so I know what good service is.
2) Fishing expertise: I am an avid fisherman and spend more time on the water than most people I know. That being said it's not easy to please me when it comes to a fishing trip. Dario's staff knows where the fish are. They fish themselves and make it a point to find the fish. They also set up buoys that serve a structure for baitfish, which in turn attracts the big game. My first experience with them was a four hour trip with my mother and little cousin. EVERYONE CAUGHT FISH. We caught a mess of dorado, tuna, and one sailfish amongst the many that were lost. They have all the gear you will need.
3) Last but not least. Unlike most fishing companies in Nicaragua, Dario is the face of his company. He responds too all e-mails himself and greets you upon arrival. I have fished with other people before but I was always left wondering if my captain would be any good. Dario puts his stamp of approval on his staff and they are well deserving of it.
If you want to fish in Nicaragua, check out San Juan del Sur and fish with " San Juan Del Sur Surf and Sport". They are the most hospitable company i've met in the country. Book a trip with them. You wont regret it.
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