Captain
Poncho Ortega

Member since December 2014

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Background
I've fished in Puerto Rico since a young age and inshore fishing inside San Juan Bay is my specialty.
Techniques
We use live bait with wind drift

Hey, I'm Captain Poncho Ortega

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Background
I've fished in Puerto Rico since a young age and inshore fishing inside San Juan Bay is my specialty.
Techniques
We use live bait with wind drift
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

    
San Juan
trips from
US$ 325

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

4.67 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Hastings, mn
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Great guide! Captain Poncho is a really great guy and guide! We trolled for Mackerel first, then went and caught bait to fish for Snook and Tarpon, the bite wasn’t really on that day, not the Captains fault. We caught one Mackerel and one Snook, had a few more on, but lost them. The whole experience was an adventure. We loved it.

Fished April 2018

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Washington, dc
Went fishing on Friday, April 13, 2018

Fished April 2018

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Fairview, or
Went fishing on Thursday, March 29, 2018

Poncho put us where the fish were as they were rolling all around us.  Missed on four definite tarpon bites and had a big tarpon break us off.  We did manage to catch 3 fine Snook and had a good day on the water.  Good captain, and a good time - Will book again

Fished March 2018

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Poncho Ortega (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 30, 2018

Thanks Paul, had a good time with you and your sons. Good luck with your next Tarpon

Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Had a great time. Had one fish on, didn’t land it but that’s fishing. Capt Poncho was a lot of fun, very informative on any of our questions about fishing and the history of the island. There was 3 of us and we had a blast. If we come back to Puerto Rico again, we will definitely fish with him again.

Fished February 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

We didn’t catch anything except bait.  Captain Pancho tried several different locations and let us try for an extra hour, so it was not his fault.  The fish were just not biting that day. Would be willing to fish with him again.

Fished August 2016

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Poncho Ortega (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 26, 2016

Next time Robyn, thanks.

La Grange, Illinois
Went fishing on Monday, June 27, 2016

Awesome!!’

Fished June 2016

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Poncho Ortega (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Thanks Ken, had a great time.

Greenville, Kentucky
Went fishing on Monday, June 8, 2015

Pancho was great, his extremely knowledgable about local sites, historical and current about the local going ons.  We didn’t catch much inshore that day, but we didn’t get skunked, and we had a great time.

Fished June 2015

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Poncho Ortega (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 29, 2015

Hey Marshall, thanks for your review. I had a great time with you too. Hope you enjoyed your stay in P. R. Take care.