San Juan Tarpon Fishing Charters

San Juan Tarpon Fishing Charters

Best Tarpon Fishing Charters in San Juan

Top Tarpon Fishing Charters in San Juan

Tarpon Fishing in San Juan

Tarpon
  • Size 25 to 80lbs
  • Food Value None
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Flats, Backcountry

(Megalops atlanticus)

San Juan is the hottest tarpon fishery outside of the US. School size fish are present in the Torrecilla and San Jose lagoons year round, while the big kings make their appearance in February and hang around until mid-May, only to return for an encore later on, in October. What's attractive about these, otherwise shallow, waters are huge holes left behind as remnants of dredging in the 60's. These host ledges and less warm water for the fish to hide out during the hotter months. 

Tarpon don't grow as much here as they do in the US waters, seeing as a catch above 100lbs is considered a trophy, but the summer and fall migrations do produce larger fish.

You should go after the kings either early in the morning or after sunset. Morning trips will be most productive on live bait, but you can use soft plastic lures as a substitute any time. After heavy rains, the waters will be muddy, so the artificial alternative will be a better choice.

San Juan Tarpon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Tarpon fishing in San Juan varies moderately throughout the year. High season is January to May. Low season is July to September. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Tarpon Fishing in San Juan

3/4 day trip with Captain Carlos
Peter F. fished with The Drop Fishing Charters on February 16, 2020
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If you are looking for a Captain who's passion is putting his customers on fish than Captain Carlos is your man. My experience with Carlos was the high point of my trip to this beautiful paradise. I look forward to returning next year to put in some more time in fishing these productive waters. Fish on Captain, Fish on. Peace
A trip to remember!
David W. fished with Bayside Fishing Charters 2 on July 24, 2019
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I would recommend this charter team and ask lots of questions.
Great half day
Renato A. fished with Go Tarpon Puerto Rico - 22’ on July 16, 2019
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You can't miss if you are with the right captain
Late day with Captain Carlo
Andrew H. fished with Blue Rush PR Fishing Charters on July 14, 2019
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Beginners stay in shore. Off shore is for experienced anglers with patience to hope for a hit on a big sports fish.
5 hour trip with Captain Luis
Daniel S. fished with Bayside Fishing Charters 2 on July 10, 2019
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Definitely use this company. Make sure to stay hydrated. Enjoy yourself. It is hard not to when you fish with Captain Luis.
Great day with with Captain Carlos Torres
Jason W. fished with Bayside Fishing Charters 2 on July 7, 2019
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This was our first tarpon fishing trip and we had a great trip so I would highly recommend Bayside Charters 2 and Carlos Torres as your guide.
June fishing trip
Kevin G. fished with Blue Rush PR Fishing Charters on June 22, 2019
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If you're not used to it, the sun can be nearly overwhelming. Come prepared.
Full Day
Cary D. fished with Double Hook Charters on May 16, 2019
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Go early. Short ride off the coast. Deep water in 1 mile. Never out of sight of land. Watch the weather closely. Changes quickly.

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