Captain
Poncho Ortega

Member since December 2014 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Background
Captain Poncho Ortega has been fishing around Puerto Rico his entire life and brings three decades of charter experience to every trip he runs. Capt. Poncho is an inshore specialist, who has racked up countless hours in the shallow waters of San Juan Bay. His favorite techniques are spinning, live baiting, and wind drifting but he can turn his hand to a variety of fishing styles. A day on the water with Capt. Poncho is an angling experience you will never forget.

Hey, I'm Captain Poncho Ortega

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Background
Captain Poncho Ortega has been fishing around Puerto Rico his entire life and brings three decades of charter experience to every trip he runs. Capt. Poncho is an inshore specialist, who has racked up countless hours in the shallow waters of San Juan Bay. His favorite techniques are spinning, live baiting, and wind drifting but he can turn his hand to a variety of fishing styles. A day on the water with Capt. Poncho is an angling experience you will never forget.

My Charter Listing

San Juan Bay Fishing - 22’ Adamar

San Juan
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Fishing Reports

Afternoon bite

December 19, 2015

Took Karen and Carl out to the Bay. Around 4:00pm had four strikes and landed two Tarpon, one about 35lbs. the other 25 lbs. They were from Virginia, never seen a Tarpon and were just completely stoked Read Full Report →


Four great guys from New York

December 03, 2015

Had a good day with Steve, Dan, Jim and John from New York. This was their third time fishing with me. Caught 30 lb Tarpon and a 20 lb King, in San Juan Bay. It's already getting good. Read Full Report →


Great summer 2015

September 15, 2015

We've had a great summer of fishing inside San Juan Bay. There hace been bait balls for weeks with lots of bonito, jacks, tarpon and kingfish. As the winter season is underway, we've had more of the same. Try… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.50
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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6 hours with Capt Poncho
6 hours with Capt Poncho
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Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Sarah B.
Fargo, ND
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Ortega

VERIFIED   December 24, 2018
We had an amazing time with captain Ortega. He took us to multiple spots all around the bay, and when the fish were not biting...
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Justin R.
San Juan
 5.00
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Awesome 6 hr Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  April 6, 2019
Pancho was awesome and very knowledgeable. He also shared a lot of awesome facts about the area! We loved catching some huge...
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Cole M.
Monticello, MN
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with Captain Poncho Ortega

VERIFIED   January 29, 2019
My wife and I had a great experience with Captain Ortega, he was knowledgeable and persistent to keep us on the fish. My wife...
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Jonathan H.
Weston, CT
 5.00
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6 hours with Capt Poncho

VERIFIED   NEW  April 4, 2019
Good day of Tarpon fishing
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Eric D.
East Berlin, PA
 4.67
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Slow day but good experience

VERIFIED   May 30, 2018
Poncho worked hard to get us on fish, but we had a slow day. Spotted plenty of Tarpon but only able to boat a snook. I would...
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