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Tarpon Fishing in San Juan
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.
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What People Are Saying About Tarpon Fishing in San Juan
"Fishing with Armando"
Experienced, hard working captain. Caught a couple of nice tarpon even though conditions weren't ideal.
"Half day trip with Luis "
Luis put us on fish and the experience was great. Even had a 100lb tarpon on the line near the end of the trip. My son (13) loves it so we booked another with Luis.
"Afternoon trip with Captain Clery"
This trip exceeded my expectations! Capt Clery was prompt, friendly, informative, and treated me like I was an old fishing buddy. We had a great time - and we caught fish! Seven tarpon and one barracuda in the boat. Also, three other hookups that released the hook in a jump. It was a lot of excitement for my first tarpon trip. Overall, a great afternoon of sharing stories and catching fish!
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