Captain
Clery Morales

Member since January 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Background
Owning and operating a fishing charter in San Juan PR is a dream come true. I was corrupted at an early age watching my fishing heroes on ESPN outdoors wrangle saltwater species of every variety – and from the time I landed my first Tarpon at age 6 I knew there was nothing else I’d rather do with my life.
Techniques
Fishing in the San Jose Lagoon is all about knowing the tides, moon phases, rain etc. With over 15yrs of experience our captains will do everything in their power to hook a Silver King!

Hey, I'm Captain Clery Morales

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Background
Owning and operating a fishing charter in San Juan PR is a dream come true. I was corrupted at an early age watching my fishing heroes on ESPN outdoors wrangle saltwater species of every variety – and from the time I landed my first Tarpon at age 6 I knew there was nothing else I’d rather do with my life.
Techniques
Fishing in the San Jose Lagoon is all about knowing the tides, moon phases, rain etc. With over 15yrs of experience our captains will do everything in their power to hook a Silver King!

My Charter Listings

Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR

22 reviews
San Juan
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trips from $345

Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR

10 reviews
San Juan
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trips from $340

Backwater Fly Fishing Charters

2 reviews
Carolina
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trips from $320

Fishing Reports

Massive tarpon at the Torrecilla Lagoon

January 21, 2018

We' had an excellent week so far catching an average of 2-3 tarpon per trip all ranging from 60-100lbs! The bite is on! Read Full Report →


Why Fish with us? LOCATION!

March 21, 2017

If you are looking to fish for tarpon? Don't look further! Our location is the mecca for tarpon fishing in Puerto Rico. We recently moved from San Juan Bay to the Laguna Torrecilla/San Jose which was ranked one of… Read Full Report →


Top 10 best tarpon spot in the world!

March 01, 2017

If you are looking to fish for tarpon? Don't look further! Our location is the mecca for tarpon fishing in Puerto Rico. We recently moved from San Juan Bay to the Laguna Torrecilla/San Jose which was ranked one of… Read Full Report →


Jay's 90lbs+ Tarpon

November 25, 2016

Backwater Tarpon Fishing Puerto Rico currently changed locations from San Juan Bay to Cangrejos Yacht Club, our main battle grounds now include the Laguna San Jose and the Laguna Torrecilla, known worldwide for their massive and vast amount of… Read Full Report →


Fly Fishing action in Laguna San Jose!

November 24, 2016

Great action fly fishing in the laguna san jose! Went out with Austin from texas! AS the charter started I asked if they wanted to catch some bait for our spinning rods just in case the fly fishing was… Read Full Report →


The bite is on!!

May 03, 2016

Awesome day at San Juan today! We had over 15 tarpon strikes landing a few! Including a 6' tarpon that took Matt more than an hour! Good fishing, great people, what else can you ask for?? Read Full Report →


Blackfin Tuna, Yellowtail Snapper, Mahi

May 02, 2016

The day started as a regular Tarpon Fishing Charter but the water was so calm that we couldn't resist the urge to go offshore fishing! Great day! Great action! Caught some blackfin, yellowtails, mahi and fought a big wahoo… Read Full Report →


Jacks and Tarpon!

April 09, 2016

Julian caught his first tarpon and jack this morning fishing with backwater tarpon PR! Read Full Report →


Massive Tarpon caught today!

April 08, 2016

Dr. Kyle had the chance to fight this prehistoric silver king today! It was a blast! Action is hot.. Come fish with us! 6' 90lbs+ Read Full Report →


Great fishing action in San Juan!

April 07, 2016

It's been incredible the action we've had these past few days fishing in puerto rico! Jacks, tarpon, bonitos, snook, barracudas and more!! Read Full Report →


2ND consecutive Grand Slam!

March 22, 2016

Backwater did it again! Second slam in a row! Last time we had a three day streak! Hopefully tomorrow we'll land another one! Fishing has been great in San Juan Bay!!! Read Full Report →


8 Tarpon Released!

March 22, 2016

Capt. Fernando landing 4 tarpon in just less than an hour! And then landing 4 more at the end of the trip! Great day at Backwater Fishing Charters! Read Full Report →


Grand Slam!!! Again!

March 21, 2016

What's most exciting of our fishing charters is the ability to catch different species in the same place! We landed the inshore slam once again! This is the 4th time in a week!!! Read Full Report →


Three consecutive Grand Slam!!

March 12, 2016

Backwater has a streak of three grand slams in three consecutive days! Come fish with us! Jack, snook & Tarpon! Come fish with us! Read Full Report →


Huge 6' Tarpon Caught with Backwater

March 03, 2016

Great time fishing for tarpon! We hooked up this massive tarpon with live bait in the mangroves. Plus a few other smaller tarpon! Great action! Read Full Report →


Tarpon Released!

February 08, 2015

Great action at the San Juan Bay! Jacks, tarpon, ladyfish! Join us fishing in puerto rico today! Read Full Report →


Tarpon Frenzy

February 04, 2015

Carlos had a great time fishing in puerto rico with us! Landed a few tarpon!! Fishing has been great these past few days!! Book online now! Read Full Report →


12+ Silver King in 4HRS!

February 01, 2015

Daniel landed more than 12 tarpon during his 4hrs fishing trip! What an amazing fishing day! Fishing has been great these past few days! Don't miss an epic fishing trip! Book today! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.70
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
68%
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Grace F.
San Juan
 5.00
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Top Notch Service

July 30, 2019
Went with my husband in this fly fishing adventure (I didn’t fish just watching) & Captain was really knowledgable...
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Clery M.
San Juan
 5.00
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Worth every Penny

July 10, 2019
Went Fly fishing with Capt Clery, he explained me calmly all the deatails of the morning(spots, flies, rods). He coached really...
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Foxy R.
San Juan
 5.00
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  December 7, 2019
We had a wonder time! Perfect beginning to our vacation!
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Bill K.
Orem, UT
 5.00
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AM half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  November 30, 2019
We had a great time and caught some very nice fish.
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Ron S.
Spokane, WA
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Six hour trio with Captain Clery

VERIFIED   March 28, 2019
From the start Captain Clery communicated with me clearly on where to meet. We started off in an area where we saw dozens of...
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