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Top Tarpon Fishing Charters in San Juan


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

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.

Bayside Fishing Charters would be a smart Tarpon charter choice in San Juan.


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

San Juan Tarpon Fishing Seasons

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Tarpon fishing in San Juan varies moderately throughout the year. High season is February to May and October. Low season is July to August and December. There is no closed season.

What People Are Saying About Tarpon Fishing in San Juan

"Half day trip with Captain Luis. "

Martin Monsey fished with Bayside Fishing Charters on January 16, 2019

Great day catching Tarpon and Jack! Highly recommend others to book these guys. I took my wife who hates to fish and she had a great time!

"5 hour trip - very cool"

Michael Gall fished with Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters on December 22, 2018

Louis was a great host for our group. Patient, helpful and very good at navigating the area. Fished in the bay and out in the ocean. Caught a few fish and 1 shark. Missed a bunch of sharks as we could not get them to fully bite the fish. Tarpon are out there and we couldn’t get one to stay on the line. A great little overview of the area on our way back in.

"Great Morning Tour"

Jacqueline Ayers fished with Go Tarpon Puerto Rico - 22’ on August 21, 2018

Rafa was very knowledgeable and helpful for first time Tarpon fishing trip for 2 adults who only occasionally fish. He was very aware of the surroundings and knew the biting spot to try. He made our trip to San Juan memorable and we got the best photos!
San Juan
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