Captain
Salatiel Ku Caamal

Member since July 2014

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Background
Captain Salatiel Ku Caamal or Captain Salas fell in love with fishing when he was a young boy. He had his first fishing trip at the age of 7 and has been hooked ever since. His passion and curiosity have never stopped growing. Captain Salas has over 16 years of experience in different types of fishing. He is more than familiar with trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, casting and other techniques. Whenever Salas invites his guests to step aboard his boat, he works hard to make sure everyone feels like home. He is a proud father and a family-oriented person.
Techniques
Trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, casting for blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, wahoo, dorado or mahi mahi, tuna, snapper, grouper, amberjack, king fish, mackerel, barracuda, sharks, and other species.

Hey, I'm Captain Salatiel Ku Caamal

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Background
Captain Salatiel Ku Caamal or Captain Salas fell in love with fishing when he was a young boy. He had his first fishing trip at the age of 7 and has been hooked ever since. His passion and curiosity have never stopped growing. Captain Salas has over 16 years of experience in different types of fishing. He is more than familiar with trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, casting and other techniques. Whenever Salas invites his guests to step aboard his boat, he works hard to make sure everyone feels like home. He is a proud father and a family-oriented person.
Techniques
Trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, casting for blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, wahoo, dorado or mahi mahi, tuna, snapper, grouper, amberjack, king fish, mackerel, barracuda, sharks, and other species.

My Charter Listings

Juancho

    
Playa Del Carmen
trips from
US$ 260

Fishing Reports

4 excelente dias de pesca.

May 26, 2015

Capi salas les comparte 4 excelente dias de pesca con mi amigo kyle banashek de estados unidos, pescamos aqui en playa del carmen 5 mahi mahi, 2 marlin blancos y un pez vela, usamos carretes peen 114 con linea… Read Full Report →


marlin azul. capi salas.

May 16, 2015

Hola buenos dias. Yo soy el buen CAPI SALAS y les comparte un excelente dia mas de pesaca. Salimos de la calle 14 con primera norte, abordando mi embarcacion llamado juancho con mis amigos de merida Yucatán México, salimos… Read Full Report →


mahi mahi en playa del carmen.

May 11, 2015

aqui les comparo Otro gran dia de pesca, aqui en playa del carmen. Salimos a pescar a las 7:00 am. Despues de media hora que salimos enganchamos el primer mahi mahi, despues enganchamos un marlin blanco, pero despues de… Read Full Report →


mahi mahi.

April 18, 2015

Otro exelente dia de pesca con capi salas. Salimos a las 7 de la mañana con amigos pescadores de alemania. Y capturamos 2 dorados . Usamos carnada baliho Y unos señuelos . Mis amigos alemanes se la paspasaron de… Read Full Report →


2 marlin blancos.

April 17, 2015

Otro exelente dia de pesca con capitan salas en playa del Carmen. Salimos a las 7 de la mañana En la calle 14 con primera norte. El dia lunes 13 de abril, a las 7:30 am tuvimos la gran… Read Full Report →


pescando en el caribe con capitan salas.

March 02, 2015

Un exelente dia de pesca en playa del carmen, salimos a las 7 de la mañana y a 3 millas asia el sur de playa del carmen, capturamos un gran pez. Mis amigos de estados unidos estaban muy emocionados… Read Full Report →


pescando con capi salas.

February 15, 2015

Exelentes dias de pesca con capi salas. En playa del carmen. Mis amigos de estados unidos fueron muy contentos despues del exelente dia de pesca . Read Full Report →


Fishing with captain salas.

December 11, 2014

Exelente dias de pesca con capi salas y muy divertido. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 129 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, September 28, 2017

The fishing was a struggle , i had the only fish a 30lb amberjack
Always felt however that another 1 or 2 were on the cards we jigged and although i thought i do that n the UK - wasn’t the same
Skipper and crew showed how Tio do it and helped as and when needed
Was a superb morning
Recommend

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Salitiel and Johnny work very hard to make sure you enjoy the trip.  Very informative, friendly, safe.  They go the extra mile.  I will fish with them again.

Fished October 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, September 24, 2017

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and we love fishing. This was by far my favorite fishing experience. We went for a 6 hour trip. We were trolling for over an hour a caught a barracuda. Then we stopped and jigged for a while. I lost count but I find we caught over thirty fish. After we were done they took us snorkeling, which was amazing and beautiful. We actually got to have lunch and ate the barracuda. By far the best meal I’ve ever had. There is a local restaurant by the launch and we they cleaned and cooked our barracuda. I highly recommend this fishing service. We were there on the 24th of September.

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

We went for a half-day trip in mid-September; it was wonderful, and my boyfriend had a great time reeling in a huge Amberjack! The captain and Johnny were fantastic and kept us out almost an extra hour since the fishing was low due to our choice in trip time. We would definitely book again!

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, September 18, 2017

Captain Salas was very friendly and professional. The experience was very good, he gave several tipps how to improve our fishing skills. Furthermore he knew the hot spots along the coast, so that we caught six brilliant Amberjack! Perfect recommendation.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

My son (aged 11) and I had a fabulous half-day fishing with Captain Salas and his first mate Jhony.  The boat and experience were as described and we couldn’t fault the the time we had.  Great communication, great knowledge and a great price!  We caught 3 barracuda and had another bite which got away - my son was very pleased to catch the two largest ones!  If we’re ever in the region again we’d definitely go with Captain Salas!

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Great experience crew was excellent and worked very hard to make sure we caught something. I would of been justt as satisfied if i didn’t catch anything. Its called fishing for a reason. I would recommend this crew for anyone that wants to go fishing in Play Del Carmen. I will definitely use him again next time i go.

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Went fishing on Sunday, September 3, 2017

Amazing Trip. Capt. and Johni were great. We had fish in the boat within 30 mins. Capt and crew were super nice and know where to go. We highly recommend booking a trip with them. Caught a large Baracudda and a pretty nice Dorado.

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 31, 2017

This was our 2nd trip with Capt. Salas. Our first trip, 2 yrs ago we caught kingfish and snorkeled and my wife and I had such a good time we booked him again.  On this trip it was a rough day due to weather and had to cut our trip short. Before the storm hit, we caught a huge Grouper(70lbs) and Amberjack (40lbs?). We come to Playa often and will not use anyone else. I would recommend this captain to anyone looking for fishing, snorkeling trip.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Salias and crew went out of their way to find fish. We started by jigging, got a couple of bites but nothing solid, went to trolling and landed a baracuda. From there we did some bottom fishing and caught a handful of grouper and something else. While bottom fishing Salias had a pole setup with live bait and another much larger baracuda was hooked. Fishing is always a rool of the dice but these guys went out of their way to make sure we all caught something. Water, beer and soda on board was nice. Great time. Thanks.

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Went fishing on Sunday, September 3, 2017

These guys are top notch.  We caught nothing, but it was only because the weather was bad.  I just got them on the wrong day.  Regardless, if you’re looking for some guys that no what they’re doing, you found them.

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 24, 2017

Communication from the moment we booked was excellent.  The weather for the trip we originally wanted proved to be stormy but Captain Salatiel suggested a few other days and switching was easy; which we appreciated.  It was a nice morning, very highly recommend.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Great communication throughout! Capt Salas messaged me to ensure i was going to be there and gave me additional directions and even asked me if i wanted to leave slightly earlier.  True to his word he met me with a friendly face at the meeting point and took me and my wofe to the boat where we met his nephew and deck hand Johnny. The crew were very courtious and explained the safety equipment before we departed.  We had only just sat down before i heard the greatest sound of one of the reel clutches scream into action “fish on”!!! Barracuda on board! We then headed out to deeper water to try for some bill fish. Unfortunately they were not playing ball and we lost 2 fish whilst out on deep water. Refreshments were offered consistantly and i enjoyed the cerveza’s whilst my wife opted for soda. Capt salas was constantly looking for hot spots and fish and johhnny was non stop ensuring the baits were presented correctly and hanging them if needed. At the turn round point we hit into a double take and landed 2 more barracuda. We headed back in but no more fish were caught. Great crew! Great day! Great experience. Highly reccommended! Thanks guys!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Caught 3 amberjack, even one 40 pounder! Friendly crew, who worked hard to make it a nice trip. Would recommend highly.

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Salatiel Ku Caamal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 27, 2017


Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

I have been fishing for over 20 years all over the gulf and Caribbean and I have to tell you that Captain Salas and Johnny are a top notch crew to take you fishing on your vacation. They are definitely at the top of my list as for fishing guides. They offer a 4 hour trip for under $300. You can either troll or bottom fish and depending on the day Captain Salas will recommend what type of fishing would be best. We chose to bottom fish for all three trips we booked with Captain Salas during our vacation. My wife and son had never been offshore fishing before and Captain Salas taught them how to work the rod and reel and they each caught fish. Captain Salas and Johnny do their best for you to have the best experience fishing possible. They are all about teaching you to safely fish in the Caribbean. I strongly recommend Captain Salas for half day charters.

Special thanks to Captain Salas and Johnny and God Bless you my friends

Augi Colchado
Houston, Texas

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 10, 2017

We had a fantastic fishing trip with Captain Salas and his co-captain! Our initial fishing time had to be rescheduled due to a tropical storm coming through the area and Captain Salas was great about getting us rescheduled for a different time. We caught two large Barracuda’s and enjoyed being on the water. Would definitely recommend!

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, August 11, 2017

Didn’t catch anything, so that was part of the reason we did not have a good time. I also didn’t get the impression that the crew really cared whether we were having a good time.

Dan Sass does not recommend Juancho

Fished August 2017

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Salatiel Ku Caamal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 14, 2017

Unfortunately after the bad weather that we had because the fishing was very low. I tried to do my best, but the fish did not want to eat. We had a Barracuda on board and 3 other good snags that escaped them. Try jiggin vertical fishing, trolling and also take them to snorkel with the stingrays on a very nice reef, and they were happy. Sometimes fishing is very good and can also be very bad sometimes. I am very grateful for the visit of this friend and I hope the next time he returns we will have better luck and that way I will win a better review. Many thanks and I apologize for not having the best day of fishing.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

We had a great time on our fishing trip. Our lack of catches was at no fault to our guide. Bad timing on our part.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Capitan Sal and Johnny were awesome.  It’s the experience that catches the fish not the boat. These guys are experienced fisherman. Very good with kids, my boys are 11 and 9 yrs old.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

This was a wonderful trip- just two days ago I was eating my fresh catch of mahi mahi after spending a few hours with Salis and his mate.  They were friendly knowledgeable and charming.  Very good captain and great price.  We motored around for the entire time because I really wanted this bright green fish and then with seconds to go we did a little grouper fishing.  Salis took me to the local resteraunt and asked the chef to prepare our fish three different ways to include the roe.  We ate and ate.  If coming from cancun I recommend you fish then take ferry to cozmel because the Westin is first rate and new - snorkeling and views are great there.  Then head back to cancun the next day.

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Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

The captain and crew were great. We only caught one fish, but not because of their efforts, just bad luck that day I guess. They tried their best to catch fish, he was very courteous and professional. The boat was a bit small but so was the price, definitely a good value and would use Juancho again if I go back to the area.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 14, 2017

Great half day fishing trip. Captian Sal has a ton of experience with many great spots to fish at that will almost guarantee a fish, if you keep a tight line of course… In addition Capt. Sal was a great person to be leading my trip since he is proffesional yet relaxed making for an enjoyable fishing trip. I caught a 25 pound amberjack with many other bites taken at my bait. I would defiantly recommend Juancho to anyone that is looking for that offshore ocean fishing experience.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ich fahre schon mehre Jahre mit Salas und Joel zum Fischen.Bin noch nie enttäuscht worden.Auch die Touren in Monat Juli waren super.Die Ausrüstung ist perfekt.Die Jungs verstehen ihr Handwerk.Wünsche allen viel Erfolg.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Capt Salas provided a great day on the water. From the moment we stepped on the beach we knew we made the right decision. He knows these waters extremely well and loves to fish. That combination makes for an exciting day pulling in fish. Highly recommend selecting Juancho for your next charter, you will not be disappointed

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The weather was perfect. Sal brought us directly to a lucky spot. We caught our first fish within minutes of casting.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Awesome experience. We had several fish on and lost some but the amberjack we caught were delicious. Captain Salas took us to a remote cove and let us snorkel while he cooked our fish.
We got into a school of sailfish that were amazing. Had it not been for a larger vessel coming by us, we would have landed at least two.
Best fishing trip I have ever been on!!!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

We had a great experience with Captain Salas! We caught two good sized amberjack almost immediately. Very knowledgeable and professional! We will be back!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

All went well, fishing was slow, but that is fishing. Sal never quit trying to get me into fish and thats when we caught the Barracuda. He spoke good English, very accommodating .  The only issue is that it is a cash deal so the last payment was to be in cash, My fault his fault I did not want to carry that mush cash to an unknown place or person.  Had to use credit card at a restaurant and got charged 16% extra.The trip is worth it for adults, would go back again and fish with Sal, small boat so be prepared to feel each wave..

Fished June 2017

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Salatiel Ku Caamal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017


Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My wife and I took a half day trip with captain Sal and Johnny. They were both professional the entire time. The fishing was slow at first but they were persistent and we caught a mahi mahi and sailfish. We will book again when are back in the area.

Fished June 2017

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Salatiel Ku Caamal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017


Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

If you want to just sit in a chair and have a rod handed to you, well that’s just not fishing. Captain Sala taught me how to deep sea fish. Tha blackfin sashimi I ate for lunch was worth much more than the sweat it took me to bring it in. We had two thirty pound amberjacks in the boat in 49 minutes from casting off. We had the 70 plus pound amberjack about 45 minutes later. And then the beautiful 25 lb Blackfin tuna, not long after. These were the fish I asked to catch and we did great. I would love to fish with him every time I go to Mexico

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, June 12, 2017

Victor and Chaleco worked hard, my son landed a nice white marlin after a fight of almost an hour. Would have liked using a different method than just trolling, but we were pretty much the only boat to catch a worthy fish that morning, so will yield to the experts.

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

My fishing partners and i had a ton of fun with Salatiel and his cousin during our time on the water! It was very rough out there, but the captain was constantly working to do everything he could to get us on fish! Unfortunatly my girlfriend ended up getting sea sick and we ended our trip early, However if i make it back to Mexico i will definately book with Salatiel again!!!! It was a great trip and hope to make it back again to fish with him! He is very courtious and attentive to your needs while your on the water!!!!

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Went fishing on Friday, June 9, 2017

Got to leave a little earlier to fish since the group in the AM drank too much and wanted to come back early which was a plus for us.  Caught a barracuda and some other smaller fishes.

Overall, great experience with Salatiel.

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 15, 2017

This was definitely a good trip. Started out a little slow, but you can’t always control what the fish are doing. Ended up getting a big barracuda, and a handful of rockfish. Although I would have loved to get a sailfish or a mahi-mahi. The fishing crew definitely did everything they could to get us on the fish. Great day fishing

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 3, 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

We booked an afternoon half day trip with Captain Salas and Victor unfortunately the weather that day was less than ideal most boats were not going out at all. Captain Salas said he would take us out if we still wanted to go and so we did, we are the locos gringos. This was some rough waters but I LOVED it, it was like riding a small roller coaster and I had a BLAST! The Captain is a SUPER GREAT guy, he speaks English, Spanish and Mayan. They did everything they could to get us some fish on the lines but it just didn’t work out, sometimes you catch fish and sometimes you don’t and that’s OK. We had a great deal of fun and he took us over to a quiet are to snorkel for a bit and we saw turtle, sting rays and many fishes. It was GREAT!!  I thought the turtle was going to get me hahahahaha he was fighting with some fish parts with the stingray.  You cannot go wrong with booking a trip with Captain Salas, if I get to go back I will definitely fish with him again for sure!!!  June 10 Saturday was our trip.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, June 12, 2017

We had captain Victor. Small ponga style boat but rods and reels are very good.  Crew did a very good job of trying to catch fish we just only had one barracuda.  We had one blue marlin hit 2 baits but we did not get a hook set.  We saw one white marlin free jump, we just did not hook up.  We had the Blue hit right in front of Xcaret, about 2-3 miles from the beach.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Perfect! Experienced crew and very friendly. Caught a Wahoo, Baracuda and a big Sailfish!
Highly recommended!

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fishing with captain Salatiel felt like fishing with a family member. Also, it is very clear that Salatiel fishes not just for a living…but to live.  He asked me what I “would wish to catch”. I told him that “I’ve never caught a sail fish”. Well…guess what: I/we caught the most beautiful sail fish I’ve ever caught. (Naturally he was honest about fishing vs catching and being lucky). I will definitely be back to fish with him.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, May 22, 2017

Although the sea was very rough, Captain Salatiel handled the boat expertly making the ride as smooth as possible. About 2 hours into the trip we hooked a beautiful blue marlin! I had never deep sea fished or tried to land such a large fish but the Captain and his mate patiently guided me on exactly what to do. An hour and a half later we landed the Marlin! It truly was amazing! It was evident Capt. Sal loves what he does and truly wants you to be successful! It’s fishing though, not everyday can be successful but the Capt. will do everything he can to make it a good experience.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Great day on the water.  Salas and his crew are excellent.  We spent four long hours hunting down fish.  They did everything they could do to help us catch at least one.  Would book them again for sure.  If you want a hard working crew and a true fishing trip, this is the place.  Can’t wait to do it again.

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Went fishing on Monday, May 8, 2017

My husband got sick and didnt feel well so we didnt go the whole time. Was a nice time while we were their.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We felt as if we were local Mexican fishermen. If you are looking for the real experience this is it. Sala and Luis made our day. We were on the fish quick and caught a good Mahi Mahi and Baracuda. Sala was rivaling our excitement with every fish. These two love to fish and will do everything they can to get on the fish. Finally the price can’t be beat. We have fished in many locations as we have traveled and this one was the best value for sure. Book and you won’t regret!!!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

We had a good day fishing w Juancho.  We launched a bit after 7 AM on a somewhat windy day.  We trolled about 1/2 mile out in 700+ft of water with 2 downriggers set to 100 ft and 2 outriggers near the surface.  It was a bit of a bumpy ride on the way back north against the wind and no sign of fish.  We stopped and went part way back in and bottom fished by jigging for the last 30 minutes.  Jared landed a 25 pound jack and Jeff landed a 5.5 ft, 45 pound sailfish during the last 30 min.  Great fights for both.  The crew was great in helping us get the fish in the boat and taking photos.  They were as excited as we were - it is evident that they love to fish.

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Great day of fishing.
An amberjack,yellow groupsr,lost three sailfish.
I had an awesome time.

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 7, 2017

Amazing results with jigging: caught four amberjack and one sailfish in just four hours (and about the same number got away!) by far our best fishing trip ever! Thumbs up!

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Went fishing on Friday, May 5, 2017

Excellent capitain , tried hard all trip , got two large barricuder at the end , unfortunately no sail fish , but that’s fishing. Will definitely use Salatiel again.no need to look any further.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

La idea inicial era ir a practicar jigging, pero debido al estado de la mar y a las fuertes corrientes, me desaconsejó ese tipo de pesca, por lo que definitivamente fuimos en busca de algún Marlin, dorado, wahoo, etc. El pescado estaba difícil de encontrar, y el mar se fue poniendo cada vez en peor estado, pero gracias a la constancia, al buen hacer y elevado interés por parte del Capitán Salas en conseguir alguna captura a pesar de las circunstancias, finalmente llegó la picada y logramos pescar un bonito dorado que nos dejó muy buen sabor de boca. Gran profesional que recomiendo al 100%

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, April 24, 2017

Where to begin….....so many awesome things to say about this fishing trip!!!! For starters AMAZING….Captain Salas and his first mate were awesome. They made the fishing trip the most memorable part of our trip to Mexico. I booked this trip for my fiance as a surprise and I couldn’t of asked for a more perfect experience. Capt. Salas did his best to try and make sure we caught something. They had lines out in the water shortly after departing from shore and he had excellent tackle gear and I like that he used live bait. They were always scanning the areas looking and keeping their eyes open for anything out in the waters. They are out there because they love what they do and they want to share their love and knowledge for fishing with there patrons. We will be going back to Mexico with the kids in the fall and we plan on booking with Captain again so the kids can experience deep sea fishing and so we can spend the day with Captain Salas again super fun guy!!!

Thanks Captain Salas and first mate!!! We’ll see you soon :)

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thanks for the effort you and your crew made for us to get on the fish. We had the Barracuda Brian caught for dinner last night. It was wonderful.  Thanks for the great morning fishing.

Mike Hansen
California

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My husband and I went for a 6hr fish and snorkel adventure with Capt. Salas who told us we would start off by jigging and then maybe fish with bait and troll, whatever worked. I didn’t think we would catch a thing but within a half hour my husband was fighting a nice sail fish. Next it was my turn and it took me over 20 minutes to bring in a tuna. We landed two other fish both amberjacks and then went to a shallow area to snorkel in the crystal clear water. We saw turtles and rays and all sorts of colorful fish it was only topped by the delicious shore lunch that Capt. Salas prepared from one of the fish we landed. Deep sea jigging is way harder than jigging for walleye but the fish are so much bigger it is worth the effort. The crew on the boat were having as much fun as we were and we wouldn’t hesitate to go with Capt. Salas again.

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Went fishing on Friday, April 21, 2017

Captain is a nice guy and worked hard, but it was a bad day for fishing and we caught nothing.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Overall great trip. 26’ Skiff. Authentic fishing trip.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I knew from reading previous reviews that Capt Salas has a reputation for working hard to give his best effort to find fish for you and he did not disappoint us. My wife and I each landed nice fish. Capt Salas and crew provided the jigging equipment and knew where to find fish. Jigging and landing large fish is not easy so after 3 hours we took a break for snorkeling and Capt Salas made a delicious ceviche shore lunch using one of the fish we caught. We did get wet trolling after lunch but the wind was up and the waves were large so it was not unexpected. What an enjoyable day!

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, March 3, 2017

Awesome day on the water with some friends and the crew I have been on many excursions with different crews but fishing with captain sala and his crew is by far the best experience I have had to date he works hard to bring results and has a wealth of knowledge about the whole area. Don’t waste your money on an expensive boat ride. Go and see captain sala if you want to catch fish

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

We had an excellent afternoon with captain Salas and his crew. They were all very friendly, forthcoming, and professional. To top it off we succeeded in catching a 40lbs amberjack. The trip was one of the highlights of our Mexican vacation.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Very good first experience with sea fishing.

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 8, 2017

We went out will Capt. Salas on April 8th for a 4 hr day of fishing.
started the day off by handlining for some bait fishing which was something i have never done.
That took about 20 mins and after catching about a dozen bait fish we were ready to get some big ones and that is exactly what we did.
Within a half hour we were are the fish.
By the end of the day we had caught 3 amberjacks and lost at least 3 or 4 more of them.
I would recommend this fishing trip to anyone interested in catching some once in a lifetime fish.
The next time I return to Playa Del Carmen I will make time to visit my friend Salas and go out on another fishing trip with him.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, April 7, 2017

A great trip.  We fished hard but did not catch any fish.  It didn’t matter!  Great to be out on the water.  Learned a lot about different ways to fish.  Early morning start at 7 am was nice.  Really calm to start then got some wind and waves towards 11 am.  Saw different characters of the sea.

Great value.  Cptn Salas very personable and a great host along with his crew member.

Dave

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, March 20, 2017

We took our son (13) deep sea fishing for his first time. He had the experience of reeling in a Amberjack that was around 35 pounds! Captain Salas was wonderful he helped the entire time while we watched. Bernardo was very attentive to the boat and helping with the rods. The day we went it was a slow day for catching. We only caught the one, but it was an experience we as parents and our son will never forget!! The crew did their very best moving from place to place to see if we could catch more, we even tried trolling. We all fely very safe on the boat. I would not recommend this for small children less than 10. Also, the web site needs to be clearer that you pay the final amount in cash only, which was fine I just wish I would have had more tip money for the crew. I would highly recommend Juancho to anyone who likes fishing! Thank you and we will definitely be back!!!

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 23, 2017

From start to finish it was an excellent day out. Capt’n Salas was ready to go when we arrived. Was friendly and informative. And we were fishing within 10 minutes of leaving the beach. Started with jigging and caught 1 amberjack ,then moved to trolling about halfway through. Caught a beautiful sailfish while trolling, first of the season. And after about a 30 minute fight landed a 6 foot beauty. Next time I am back here I will definitely use capt’n Salas again, and would recommend anyone else wanting to fish here to do the same

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This was my second time fishing in Mexico. The first time I went trolling in shallow water around the reefs, North of Isla Muheres (Cancun), and caught around 10 beautiful fish—mostly barracuda and snapper. This time we jiggered for fish in deep, open water in front of the resorts in Playa Del Carmen and caught a small, 2lb tuna. Lots of work, lots of water splashing in the boat from waves, and a very small return on investment. The crew and boat were just fine, but with the poor luck we experienced this time, in deep, open water, I’ll stick with reef fishing for future fishing adventures. Perhaps we should have booked an early AM charter, because we left around 12:30PM—and I’ve heard the fishing is better in the morning.

Erik Egerdahl does not recommend Juancho

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

My family and I have been fishing with Captain Salas and Juan on the Juancho for several years now. There are always on time, always have the boat and equipment in good working order, and work hard to put us on fish.

They fish nearly every day of the year, so they always know where the bite is and what lures and baits are working. We usually jig fish for amberjack, but know that they are good at trolling as well. Over the years we have caught amberjack, kingfish, wahoo, dorado, sailfish, barracuda, snapper, grouper, and jacks. We love the variety, and many of the fish are very big as well. Finally, we appreciate that they will fillet the fish up for us at the end of the day. We love taking it to a local restaurant!

As a well traveled and enthusiastic fisherman, I can assure you then when you go out on the “Juancho” you will be going on a proper fishing trip, and not just a boat ride.

Viva Mexico - Cassidy

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Great experience! Captain Salas was great at communicating threw the whole process! We had a few questions along the way because we booked months in advance,always quick to respond.The morning of the trip, he and crew were on time ready to go.The crew worked hard the whole trip! Caught a few smaller fish,and a huge Amberjack, which made our day! Cleaned our the way we asked. I will definitely use these guys again.
WAY TO GO JAUNCHO!

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I’m a single mother so read carefully for a honest review. I went fishing with my 7 and 9 year old boys. We picked Capt Salas based on other reviews. My boys loved it. We have used the fancy charters (Captain Rick’s Charters - they were awesome too), but my oldest summed it up best. The Juancho may not have the fancy fish finders or gear, but the men knew where to find the fish. They were extremely pleasant & helpful to my boys. I had two extremely happy boys. We plan on staying in Playa next year & going fishing with him again. We will use him for more than one day. I felt safe & was very satisfied with his service. He never asked for payment - I brought it up at the end of the trip. He speaks good English & they allowed me to practice my Spanish. I can tell you that his main goal was keeping my boys happy by catching fish.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Worst charter ever! Crew was late showing up. Captain was not the captain i seen in review and pictures. Did not welcome us no explanation of saftey gear and boat ettiqueete! They were more concered when i paid the balance of $210 us that a tipp was not giving first thing! last time i checked you tip at the end of service rendered according to the service provided! Not only did i not touch a fishing pole we had to ask what bait we were using! Zero personality! we sat at the front of the boat and they stayed at the back talking the whole time not paying attention to the lines!

Casey Baker does not recommend Juancho

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, March 17, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Did a 1-4 afternoon trip with Bernardo and his mate was Jesus. Not much conversation from either of them. They worked very hard but we caught zero fish. Water was very choppy.

Mike Austin does not recommend Juancho

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 9, 2017

my friend and I booked a 6 hour trip with Captain Salal for fishing at Playa Del Carmen. We had a great time and ended up catching 6 fish including a large Barracuda! Captain Salal and his first mate worked very hard to get us on the fish and being a very avid fisherman myself really appreciated the effort he put in. i would highly recommend booking a fishing trip with Juancho!

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 11, 2017

We met Captain Salas at about 7:15 am.  He was very welcoming and friendly.  He took us to a couple of spots, where we tried jigging with no bites.  He then took us to a spot just south of PDC where he hit it big.  He would work for a few minutes (jigging is not as easy as you might think) when he started catching fish after fish.  We caught five large Amber Jacks ranging from 20 to 60 pounds.  Captain Salas worked hard.  I was seasick after jigging for a few minutes.  My wife was thrilled to be able to catch large fish in the open ocean.  One big check to her bucket list, checked!  A strong back and a bunch of endurance is need to reel in these big fish.  The captain and his helper were both very nice and accommodating the entire trip.  We highly recommend them.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, February 26, 2017

Searching for a fishing trip so far away from home can be a daunting challenge because you never know what you’re going to get. After many hours of research Captain Salas of the Juancho kept coming up…now I know why. It was not only a great value but an experience we will treasure for years to come. In my opinion he is one of the best fishermen I have ever encountered. His experience and love for fishing were evident. We were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived. He was great w my in laws who have never been on a fishing charter and my mother in law loved the kindness he showed her. Speed jigging is tough for a first timer but I eventually caught on and what a blast! We caught 4 Amber Jack and 1 Wahoo within three hours (the biggest was 45 lbs). Afterward, we had our fish prepared at Indigo Beach which was absolutely wonderful. We started the day off as customers and left as new friends. You will not be disappointed w the decision of choosing Captain Salas and his crew of the Juancho. They were friendly and just amazing to fish with.
PS…I read a couple of bad reviews before our trip (don’t believe them ) I can’t imagine anyone ever giving Captain Salas a bad review…unless it was from non-fishermen. You will not be disappointed…and who knows you may have an unforgettable experience like we did. We will definitely book w Captain Salas next time we’re in Playa Del Carmen and the trip makes us want to come back sooner than later.

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, February 24, 2017

My wife and I had a 6-hour trip with captain Salas and we had an amazing time. Unfortunately the weather was not good on our originally scheduled date but the captain has contacted us in advance and recommended to postpone the trip to a later day when the sea conditions are expected to be better. It was a great decision, the sea was calm, captain Salas and his deckhand were very courteous and hard working, they did their best to make our trip a memorable one. Captain Salas mentioned that trolling would be slow in this season, so we have done jigging pretty much during the entire trip and it was really productive. In the first hour we started getting bites from smaller amberjacks in the 5 to 8 lb range and we managed to bring 3 of them to the boat. My wife was having trouble with jigging so captain changed the set up to use live bait and she hooked a very nice triggerfish. We also got a very nice blackfin tuna in the 20-25 lb range and last bite of the trip was a gigantic amberjack approximately 50 lb. This was definitely the best fishing charter I have ever been so far and I have been to more than 10 charters at various countries. Would definitely recommend booking with captain Salas, I will definitely book another trip with him next time I am in the area

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Excelente servicio
Contacto previo por correo
Lugar de encuentro accesible
En las fotos los resultados
Gracias Salatiel

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Caught two really nice fish, 25 lb barracuda and a 50 lb sail fish. Saw a sea turtle & several flying fish. This really made our whole vacation.  The captain & first mate were great. Would definitely book with them again.

 

 

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 11, 2017

No fish were caught.  This happens but during the trip there was literally no communication other than to instruct us how to jig and ask every hour if we wanted a beer (whenever the first mate wanted one).  Silas the captain instructed us and it was the first mate that kept asking us if we needed anything from the cooler.  Not sure if it matters but when all the other charters went in to shore because a storm was brewing, we did not.  Silas did take us back to shore because my husband was getting sick on the boat with no food in his stomach.  We appreciated that!  But $500 was way too much to spend on a nap in his boat.

All in all he needs to work on his customer service, ie being more personable.

Alecia Dooley does not recommend Juancho

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Salatiel Ku Caamal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 20, 2017

I ask an apology. I always tried to make you feel good and comfortable. We always offered them something to drink, I did not think that bothered him. I offered jiggin fishing and you said it was a lot of work, I offered trolling and they said it was very boring, I also offered bottom fishing and they said the fish are very small. I just wanted to offer them the best. That day most of those who went fishing did not have the best day. There were very few catches, the fishes are good, regular or very bad, unfortunately I hit a bad day to you. I sincerely apologize. I hope your husband feels better soon. God bless you. thank you very much.

Went fishing on Monday, February 13, 2017

Unfortunately our Captain was more concerned about chatting with his first mate and sharing private conversations than he was about the paying customers.  One word answers to questions (at best) and an “I don’t care” attitude.  Sadly I would not recommend this charter to anyone.  Sorry.

Johnny Strilaeff does not recommend Juancho

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Booked for husband’s 40th Birthday.  Captain Salas was very knowledgable and could not have done more to help us catch fish. Superb experience which we highly recommend!

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 29, 2017

Today we had a perfect fishing trip with Salatiel and his crew. We’ve started at 7 am and after an half an hour we’ve catched the first fish. Bigger than we’ve ever expected!!
Altogether we’ve catched 5 yellow fins mackerel during our half day trip.

The crew was very friendly, helpful and also very funny! :) They showed us how to fish correctly and as you can see on the pictures: We’ve had a great time!

Finally we had a delicious ceviche, made from the fresh fish we’ve catched before.

All in all it was a perfect trip! Thank you so much for this unforgettable day!

Greets Franziska and Andreas, from Germany

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 12, 2017

Could not fault Captain Salas and his crew. They worked tirelessly to find and put us on the fish.
I found the style of fishing (speed jigging) hard work (I am 68) and after the first 30+lb Amberjack I was tired. After the second I was exhausted. But happy. Captain Salas works really hard to make your trip a success.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Our trip with Captain Salas and his mate was awesome. He is very professional and works hard to find the fish. This will now be part of our annual trip to Mexico. If you are serious about fishing this is the right captain to book. He knows the area well! After reading up on the captain decided to book a second 4 hour trip for myself. it was more than worth it.  Chris

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Had a great time. Capt Salas knows how to get on fish!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Very knowledgeable, Very professional. I look forward to coming back next year to do the exact same thing I did this year. I went alone and never once felt uncomfortable with the crew or the environment. I highly recommend captain Salas & his crew.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Caught my bucket list Amber Jack, Captain Salas really knows his stuff and worked really hard to be in right spots for jigging Amber Jack. Would definitely book with him again.

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Went fishing on Monday, December 19, 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, December 19, 2016

We had a great day. The fishing was a bit slow, and it was hard work but we did catch a fish! I was a bit sea-sick so we changed plans and went snorkeling. We had a great experience with turtles and rays. The fish we caught was cooked at a restaurant and we had a great lunch! I highly recommend.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, December 18, 2016

Salatiel and Jesus were amazing , went straight to the fish, caught two Amberjacks within an hour. Its was brilliant . Highly recommended for serious fishing.

Thanks guys

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, December 17, 2016

Our fishing trip was great captain salas was sick but he’s deck hand Jesus jumped right in and took over. He fished his butt off helping us catch some nice amberjacks!

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, December 15, 2016

We went out in the morning and after 5 minutes fishing had the first fish a 20 pound amberjack after that we had a really big one on but it fell off. Had a few more fish during the day but they also fell off and one was eaten by a shark. Great day can recommend going out on Juancho with captain Salas

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, December 12, 2016

Had a great time today with Sal and Jesus, they even took us snorkeling on the way home.. would go again and recommend to anybody

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Went fishing on Saturday, December 10, 2016

We have used Captain Salas numerous times and this is my first time to make a public review…we have gone out with him with just my husband and I, we have gone out with him with our 3 kids, we have gone out with him and other couples and we have also used him for a corporate event for Ky company to offer fishing excursions to our employees…
He is great with people and fun to spend half or all your day with…
We have used other fishing tours in other areas but when we come back to Playa del Carmen he is the only charter we use…we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Awesome fishing trip, my husband absolutely loved it. We had a great time and would definitely do it again!!

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My second trip with Capt Salas! Not only is Salas an expert fisherman (I have never not caught a massive haul with him!) he is a genuinely lovely chap as is his first mate Jesus! It is a delight to fish with him and even better to enjoy eating he catch with him afterwards. I genuinely can not recommend fishing with Salas enough.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

We had a great time fishing, captain on time, weather was perfect, caught 1 barracuda and 1 benito. It was the afternoon trip from 1 - 4, would have liked the morning but still a great afternoon. Thank you

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

I had a unique opportunity to realize a variety of feelings, emotions and sensations while aboard the Juancho with Capt Salas and Jesus: relaxation, exhilaration, excitement, anticipation, satisfaction, disappointment (when a mako shark ate my amberjack while reeling it in and then after fighting the same shark for 10 strenuous minutes and he threw the hook), camaraderie, laughter, accomplishments and the wonderment of the sea and its inhabitants.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, October 7, 2016

Captain loves his job and it shows. We were able to land about a 25lb amberjack and enjoyed eating it ashore. Captain knows how to locate the fish.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, September 2, 2016

Hurricane Hermine had caused our trip to be cancelled for three mornings in a row but Captain Salas and I kept trying to make it work and at noon on the third day the wind laid enough for us to go fishing. Captain Bernie and Jesus meet Mike and I at the boat and we were fishing by 12:30 pm.  Around 1 pm we hooked up with our first fish which was a beautiful sailfish, around 7’ long.  We caught 3 barracuda after that, one of which was very large, around 5’ long.
This fishing trip on the “Juancho” was the highlight of our vacation. The crew was awesome and i really appreciate Captain Salas working with me for several days to make this trip happen. I would tell anyone they are missing out if they don’t go fishing on the “Jauncho”.

Sincerely,
Brian Guest