Captain
Alex Oben

Member since June 2014

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Background
Captain Alex Oben has over of a quarter of a century of fishing experience. He has been fishing in the area his whole life and that vast experience gives him the best possible knowledge about all the necessary fishing tricks and hack. Captain Alex specializes in trolling and loves having groups of friends who like to have fun on board.
Techniques
Depending on the time of year and what species we are going for, we choose what kind of tackle we want to use. We generally pull a mix of natural and artificial bait behind the boat doing around 7-8 knots, waiting for that fish to show up. From January to April we target Mahis, Tunas, Wahoos, Sailfish and White Marlin using light tackle (20-50 pound test line). From May to August we switch up to heavy tackle (80-130 pound test line) and chase Blue Marlin averaging 250 pounds. And from September to December we go back to light tackle and chase a mixed bag of Blue Marlin, White Marlin and Sailfish.

Hey, I'm Captain Alex Oben

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Background
Captain Alex Oben has over of a quarter of a century of fishing experience. He has been fishing in the area his whole life and that vast experience gives him the best possible knowledge about all the necessary fishing tricks and hack. Captain Alex specializes in trolling and loves having groups of friends who like to have fun on board.
Techniques
Depending on the time of year and what species we are going for, we choose what kind of tackle we want to use. We generally pull a mix of natural and artificial bait behind the boat doing around 7-8 knots, waiting for that fish to show up. From January to April we target Mahis, Tunas, Wahoos, Sailfish and White Marlin using light tackle (20-50 pound test line). From May to August we switch up to heavy tackle (80-130 pound test line) and chase Blue Marlin averaging 250 pounds. And from September to December we go back to light tackle and chase a mixed bag of Blue Marlin, White Marlin and Sailfish.

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Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales

San Juan
trips from US$ 800

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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3.93
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
71%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
60%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
57%
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Mike Parks
Albany, New York
 5.00
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Fishing with Alex

VERIFIED   October 30, 2018
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Lynn Miller
Decatur, Georgia
 4.67
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We Caught A Blue Marlin!!!

VERIFIED   September 19, 2015
We had a beautiful sunny day for fishing!! The Captain was very friendly and helpful. The boat was very clean and had a spacious...
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Bryan DeRuiter
 4.67
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Great energetic crew!

January 31, 2015
The day started out great.  I met the captain and his mate at the dock and immediately I could tell they were very chill...
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John H Harris
Bridgeport, Pennsylvania
 4.67
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VERIFIED   December 3, 2016
Capt. Alex and mate Gabriel did everything possible to land more fish, but it just wasn’t a great fishing day. ...
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Ralph Cifaldi
United States
 5.00
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July 7 2015 Marlin Charter

July 7, 2015
Capt Alex Obend and Anyo the mate were obviously very qualified and knowledgable as well as complete gentlemen.  Though...
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