Captain
Luis Burgos

Member since September 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Background
I was born and raised around the waters of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and I've been fishing since I was in diapers. I started fishing with aluminum cans as a fishing pole and after catching my first fish I was hooked and it was with a Sardine. Now, that's the bait of choice for our inshore outings. From there, I worked my way from inshore to deep sea fishing as a USCG Certified 100 ton Captain and as a tournament angler. I was a part of several winning fishing teams and an organizer of some of the main fishing tournaments on the island. My ample experience enables me to put you on the best bite, so that you can share beautiful memories with your friends and family. I am very grateful for everything I have, which is why I decided to create the Caribbean Fishing Academy. Its main purpose will be to team up with great anglers and help get kids off the streets by promoting a better quality of life through fishing. A part of your booking is going towards this good cause.
Techniques
Light tackle (quality Penn and Shimano spinning reels), Jigging (mostly with buck tails and vertical jigs), Bottom Fishing (mainly with live bait while drifting or at anchor), Popping and Fly Fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Luis Burgos

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Background
I was born and raised around the waters of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and I've been fishing since I was in diapers. I started fishing with aluminum cans as a fishing pole and after catching my first fish I was hooked and it was with a Sardine. Now, that's the bait of choice for our inshore outings. From there, I worked my way from inshore to deep sea fishing as a USCG Certified 100 ton Captain and as a tournament angler. I was a part of several winning fishing teams and an organizer of some of the main fishing tournaments on the island. My ample experience enables me to put you on the best bite, so that you can share beautiful memories with your friends and family. I am very grateful for everything I have, which is why I decided to create the Caribbean Fishing Academy. Its main purpose will be to team up with great anglers and help get kids off the streets by promoting a better quality of life through fishing. A part of your booking is going towards this good cause.
Techniques
Light tackle (quality Penn and Shimano spinning reels), Jigging (mostly with buck tails and vertical jigs), Bottom Fishing (mainly with live bait while drifting or at anchor), Popping and Fly Fishing.

My Charter Listings

Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters

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San Juan
trips from $450

CFA – Fish Nuts Fishing Charters

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San Juan
trips from $695

Fishing Reports

A LOOK AT A  2:30 HOUR FIGHT TARPON
A LOOK AT A 2:30 HOUR FIGHT TARPON
Aug 7, 2017 San Juan
"A photo is worth a thousand words...". That is exactly what Freshwater Flyfisherman Jordan from NC gain after an epic fight against a Monster Tarpon that is estimated at over 100 lbs. and the extraordinary fact that it was his first ever landed. The Tarpon did everything possible to prevent Jordan to land it. It took him for a ride for over a mile, it dove and jumped right next to the boat, it went for the motors, it went into the surf and went places that the boat could't go so he had to force it out of those places.... What special "FISHTORICAL" memory it gave all of us. We finish today a four hour trip plus an extra hour special with 2/1 on Tarpon, 2/2 on Jack Crevalles and 2/1 on Mahi Mahi... yes, Dolphinfish, an Offshore fish and his first ever too. Two bucket list scratch offs on the same outing. We've been experiencing lots of action lately, both Inshore and Offshore. We can't simply wait to serve and put on fish all the folks that have been able to book us in advance during August and happy for the ones that are still getting advantage of the few spots that we still have left. All their odds are way up to have a shot for trophies, for Caribbean first catches ever and/or for fish of a lifetime. Congratulations to Jordan and Nixty from NC for allowing us to servie you and put you on fish today. May you enjoy and share your new fishing memories for years to come with your friends and family. Gracias amigos! Capt. Luis Burgos CFAC "Building Fishtorical Memories"

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Appropriate for children
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Catch intended fish
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Aurora, CO
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - AM on June 12, 2019
In the small amount of time that I spent in Puerto Rico, I went out on a couple of different charters. The trip that I went...
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Norton Shores, MI
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Three-quarter day with Captain Luis

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - AM on April 2, 2019
We had an amazing trip.  Left at 6 AM sharp, ready to catch fish.  We learned a lot about inland fishing.  During our...
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North Tonawanda, NY
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VERIFIED   Half Day with Extra Hour Special on March 1, 2019
The 3 of us did the morning half day trip with the extra hour. Captain Louis met us at the dock promptly at 6am with live bait...
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Miami, Florida
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 17, 2019
Me, my wife, and our 13 y.o. daughter wanted to try some deep sea fishing while in Puerto Rico, and knowing how fishing goes...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - AM on January 13, 2020
We went during the earthquakes and it was a stormy day with big surf and high winds. Luis was was a pro and found the bite...
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