Nicaragua Offshore

A scarcely fished stretch of Central America Coast welcomes anglers.
Sails are up! Days of double-digit billfish numbers typify Nicaragua’s offshore fishing.
Another black marlin comes to the transom for release: hardly a rarity here.
Marina Puesta del Sol is accessible by road from Managua. Alan Kikuchi
This Pacific sailfish ­gets airborne before finally coming to boatside in the early afternoon.
Resort grounds cover 600 acres of Pacific oceanfront and protected estuary.
Nicaragua boasts many of the same natural attractions as other, more-familiar countries in Central America, but it has been slow to make those things available to tourists and traveling anglers. Recent infrastructure development now puts it firmly on the map for natural beauty and great fishing.
Boats docked before a day of fishing. The fact is, there have not been a lot of boats fishing these waters for long enough to get it all figured out.
Marlin catches seem to run about 50-50 blacks and blues in these waters.
There are more marlin here than in previous years, a mix of mostly blacks and blues.
Jigs, diving and floating plugs, plastics and all variety of casting baits are in order when fishing Nicaragua.

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