What would you recommend to anglers fishing in San Juan for the first time?

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Glen Mcnitt
Washington, District Of Columbia
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Went fishing with Double Hook Charters on October 28, 2017
I would recommend finding a highly experience fishing charter captain and boat like Double Hook Fishing Charters to help insure a successful adventure. The fishing is very good and just getting better into November and December although the weather may be a little rougher as you get later in the year.

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Andrew Hare
Wolcott, CT
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Went fishing with Blue Rush PR Fishing Charters on July 14, 2019
Beginners stay in shore. Off shore is for experienced anglers with patience to hope for a hit on a big sports fish.

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Daniel Santos
Gurabo
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Went fishing with Bayside Fishing Charters 2 on July 10, 2019
Definitely use this company. Make sure to stay hydrated. Enjoy yourself. It is hard not to when you fish with Captain Luis.

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Jason Waits
Broken Arrow, OK
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Went fishing with Bayside Fishing Charters 2 on July 7, 2019
This was our first tarpon fishing trip and we had a great trip so I would highly recommend Bayside Charters 2 and Carlos Torres as your guide.

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Tyler Kisner
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Went fishing with Bayside Fishing Charters on June 27, 2019
Save your money and not use bayside charters. Boat was not what they said and the captain didnt even have bait ready. Spent almost 2 hours trying to get bait on a 5 hour trip

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Cary Davis
Harrison, TN
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Went fishing with Double Hook Charters on May 16, 2019
Go early. Short ride off the coast. Deep water in 1 mile. Never out of sight of land. Watch the weather closely. Changes quickly.

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Antonio Espinell
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Caribbean Fishing Adventures - 20’ on May 9, 2019
If you are booking in the PM, stay patient and trust your guide the bite usually picks up late in the day.

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Antonio Espinell
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Bayside Fishing Charters 2 on May 10, 2019
If you want to catch tarpon, trust your guide. If you want to catch tarpon your way then bring lots of patience.

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Daniel Potter
Sellersville, PA
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Went fishing with Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters on March 14, 2019
Be prepared for the short rain showers that can come up quickly and the inland bay and canal fishing was a much more adventurous and fulfilling experience than i expected!

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Kelli Thomas
Puerto Rico
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Went fishing with Bayside Fishing Charters 2 on February 20, 2019
Catch and release is only in the bay. Meat fishing is outside of the bay. The website should specify.

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Troy Drasher
Miami, Florida
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Went fishing with CFA – Fish Nuts Fishing Charters on February 17, 2019
Wait until you get really close to yor trip to book. The weather/winds can be a factor, and should be taken into account.

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Martin Monsey
Canby, OR
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Went fishing with Bayside Fishing Charters on January 15, 2019
Absolutely book these guys! Great day on the water! Even my wife, who dislikes fishing, had a great time!

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Cory Wall
Battle Ground, WA
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Went fishing with Bayside Fishing Charters 2 on December 24, 2018
Target tarpon in the canals and don't be afraid to plunk dead bait on the bottom!

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David Pass
Papillion, NE
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Went fishing with Double Hook Charters on August 14, 2018
The water there is very choppy so take your dramamine! We had some on board that have been fishing for years in the Atlantic that got seasick.

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Colette Stevens
Guaynabo
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Went fishing with Double Hook Charters on July 26, 2018
Although we went out for six hours and caught nothing today, I think we would have had more luck if we were targeting smaller fish.

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Russell Colon
Chester, VA
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Went fishing with Freedivers PR - Blue Water Hunter on May 27, 2018
Well they weren’t hooking up today. We did have a couple of hits but no luck today. Will still re book with this boat and skipper

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Carter Stitt
Orlando, FL
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Went fishing with Double Hook Charters on March 10, 2018
Bring medication if you are prone to motion sickness. Even on calm days, the ocean swells can be uncomfortable.

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Sandra Acevedo
Grand Prairie, Texas
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Went fishing with Bayside Fishing Charters 2 on August 10, 2017
I would strongly recommend sun protection hat, spf clothing and sunblock. We had a gorgeous day and it was 5 hours of staight sun.

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Eric Seace
Sarasota, Florida
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Went fishing with Fish Caribe - 50’ Billfish on June 18, 2017
Check to make sure the fish you are seeking are in season! Do your homework, don't rely on the "experts" booking your excursion.

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Roger Ward
Rio Grande
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Went fishing with Bayside Fishing Charters 2 on March 9, 2017
Luis told us Summer fishing is a lot more active and the recent bad weather may have made our trip slow for fish

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Shawn A GoinsShawn A Goins
Crossville, Tennessee
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Went fishing with Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters on February 24, 2017
If you are considering it, you need to do it! You will have a blast and ask for Luis! He is fun, knowledgeable, and wants to help you catch fish! :)

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Matthew Williams
Kalispell, Montana
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Went fishing with Puerto Rico Magic Tarpon on February 20, 2017
Be ready this is unreal fishing with light tackle.The tarpon are unbelievable in fight and strength.As much fun as I have ever had.ENJOY!!

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Jaime Bañados
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan
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Went fishing with Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters on February 15, 2017
San Juan es muy generoso en los distintos tipos de pesca. Hay que buscar lo que más a uno le interesa.

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Jacque Gerth
San Antonio, TX
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Went fishing with Double Hook Charters on July 30, 2018
Not good fishing out in the gulf. July and August are not the best time to fish.

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Chris Carroll
Atlanta, GA
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Went fishing with Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR on August 3, 2018
Water, Sunscreen, a hat and do your homework on what the fish you intend to catch are biting.

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Ricky Wimberley
San Jose, CA
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Went fishing with Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales on July 4, 2018
Make sure your going out with someone who knows how and where the fish are not just a boat ride

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Noah Critchfield
Virginia Beach, VA
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Went fishing with Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters on April 20, 2018
Tarpon are acrobats! Stick that rod out there when they jump and don’t let them off!

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Scott Mihalich
The Bronx, New York
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Went fishing with Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters on August 12, 2017
Me personally I would rather go fishing in Florida or Mexico better fishing there anyday.

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Rick Miller
San Jose, California
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Went fishing with Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR on May 22, 2017
Use really good sunscreen, bring plenty of water, and be ready to have a great time!

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