Bayside Fishing Charters Fishing Reports

Hot September Bite Tarpon are biting!

September 17, 2016

September month bite has been hot! Tarpon are hungry and they are biting. This week, the high tide was the best time. We got our bait early in the morning and as soon as the high tide started coming… Read Full Report →

Tarpon and Snook at the Bay

May 29, 2016

Beautiful day with flat seas gave us the opportunity to do some early reef fishing to target the tasty King Mackerel and Yellowtail Snappers. To our surprise, the bite was very slow at the reef and after no action… Read Full Report →

Tarpon, Mackerels are Kings Hot Bite

May 14, 2016

This week's fishing was lots of fun filled with lots of fishing action. Saturday Morning went out reef fishing early in the morning before the wind picked up and caught two HUGE Mackerels with live bait. The wind picked… Read Full Report →

Mixed Bag Action Continues!

April 16, 2016

Mixed bag action continues at San Juan Bay. We had perfect weather during the week and were able to take our customers to do some reef fishing for the hard fighting and tasty King Mackerel. Caught nice king mackerels… Read Full Report →

Fishing is HOTTT!

March 25, 2016

This past weekend, the bite was hot. We have several very successful trip with over 4 releases on each trip including a 50+ pound tarpon, 10 pound mutton snapper, a couple of 20+ pound tarpons and lots of snook… Read Full Report →

Another Monster Snook on the books!

March 20, 2016

Had a last minute booking today for an afternoon trip. We quickly got fresh live pilchards and greenies for our bait. Went for a short ride to the bay, but slow activity and lack of bait in the bay.… Read Full Report →


March 13, 2016

This week's weather has made our fishing trips very challenging. Lots of wind, unpredictable rain and slow fishing all around the bay. We managed to catch a couple of fish, but it was slow overall. Today, Sunday March 13th,… Read Full Report →

The fish that got away!

March 05, 2016

Today we had a very fun day fishing with our new friend Rudy. We managed to catch and release 2 hard fighting jacks during the first hour of fishing. After a 30 minute window with no bites, we hooked… Read Full Report →

Jack Crevalle mayhem!

February 19, 2016

Have had a couple of slow days of fishing due to weather conditions and all of a sudden, Jack Crevalle decided that it was time! Had a total of 7 bites and released 5 jacks including 2 double headers.… Read Full Report →

Nice Start to 2016 Year fishing!

January 05, 2016

We had a great start to the 2016 year fishing in the San Juan Bay 1/2/16 Morning Trip: Released a 50+ pound tarpon and missed another one at the jump. Also released a beatiful 6-7 pound snook. 1/5/16 Morning… Read Full Report →

Decent fishing this week

December 18, 2015

Decent fishing last Friday. Had 3 tarpon hookups and caught a nice jack crevalle and a beautiful snook that we released to catch another day! Read Full Report →

Week of boat maintenance.Back at fishing

December 01, 2015

We took the holiday week to do some maintenance to the boat and get it back ready for the busy season!. Rigged up our brand new Penn Battle reels with 6'6 ugly stick rods. We went out fun fishing… Read Full Report →

Bite and action continues to improve

November 16, 2015

Bite continues to improve this week after a week of slow fishing, we are finally getting to the numbers we are used to! Sunday 11/15/2015 (Half Day AM): Released a tarpon at the bay and a Horse Eye Jack.… Read Full Report →

Bite is picking up again!

November 13, 2015

Bite is starting to pick up again, after a week of slow fishing. Half Day AM trip (11/13/15): Had 4 tarpon bites and caught 2 on the channels. Half Day PM trip (11/13/15): Caught 2 barracudas, 3 blue runners… Read Full Report →

Slow fishing last week due to weather!

November 05, 2015

Last week 11/2/2015 to 11/7/2015 we had slow fishing. Mainly due to the weather conditions. We had 5 straight days of rain which has made the bait disappear. Had tarpon bites on each trip, but not the numbers that… Read Full Report →

Great Fishing this weekend!

October 19, 2015

We had great fishing during the entire weekend. We caught more than 5 different species in the bay. We have a mixed bag offering in our San Juan Bay so we have many options in order to get you… Read Full Report →

Monster snook and some tarpon!

October 15, 2015

Had a great day of fishing today during the morning. Capt. Luis and our new friend Wyatt, managed to catch and release a monster snook this morning. They also had 3 hooked tarpon and caught one. They also hooked… Read Full Report →

Jacks went to vacation, Tarpon are back!

October 12, 2015

Jack Crevalle crazy bite was gone this week! But the beautiful silver king was back! Caught at least one tarpon on each trip this week. We also managed to catch bonitos and mackerels on all of our trips this… Read Full Report →

Hot Bite continues at San Juan Bay

September 20, 2015

This week continued to have a really hot bite! The bay is full of bait which make all of our targeted species stay on the bay and available for our fishing! See below our week's fishing report: Monday 9/14/15… Read Full Report →

Jack Crevalle Festival this weekend!

September 12, 2015

After a couple of weeks of average fishing, the bite finally picked up and we have had one of the most active Jack Crevalle fishing in years! Jack Crevalle are really hard fighters that can take up to 30… Read Full Report →

Boat is ready!

August 24, 2015

Took a couple of weeks for boat maintenance and some tender loving care to our 19 feet carolina skiff. Its been a couple of weeks since we don't go out and we are anxious to get back at it… Read Full Report →

Tarpon are biting!

July 18, 2015

Fishing Report this week 7/13 - 7/17 Monday Morning Trip: 7/13/2015: Had 3 tarpon bites and released the 3 of them (around 15-20 pounds). Also released a 12 pound jack crevalle. Wednesday Morning Trip 7/15/15: Had a VERY slow… Read Full Report →

Great Bite this week! Keeps improving!

July 03, 2015

This week the bite improved significantly compared to last week. Below is our week's fishing report: 6/25/2015 Morning trip: Had three bites, and managed to catch a monster jack crevalle over 25 pounds after a 20 minute fight 6/29/2015… Read Full Report →

Decent Bite this week. Looks Better next

June 20, 2015

We had decent fishing throughout the week. Some really good half days, and other slower half days. Kingfish are still biting and they are great for dinners. One of our customers this week caught a nice Kingfish and took… Read Full Report →

Great Action this Weekend 6/6/15-6/7/15

June 06, 2015

We had great action this weekend both bay fishing and reef fishing. Morning trip 6/6/15: Had 4 bites and caught 2 nice mackerels with our friends from New York Afternoon trip 6/6/15: Had 6 bites and managed to catch… Read Full Report →

King Mackerel bite still On!

June 01, 2015

Went out today for a Morning Trip. Flat seas and decided to go fishing outside the bay in front of our beautiful Fort El Morro. Had a total of 4 bites and caught 2 nice mackerels on a 4… Read Full Report →

Slower bite this week but still catching

May 16, 2015

Went out on Thursday and caught a nice 12 pound kingfish and lost another huge one after a 15 minute fight! We also hooked a 25 pound tarpon that pulled the hook besides the boat after a 10 minute… Read Full Report →

Hot Kingfish action!

May 02, 2015

This weekend's highlight was the kingfish action we had! Seas have been so calm outsidde the day that we decided to do some reef fishing. On Friday we had an afternoon trip and the birthday boy Alejandro managed to… Read Full Report →

Insane Afternoon Bite!!

April 18, 2015

We had a great afternoon bite today with over 7 bites in a 4 hour trip including two Jack Crevalle double headers!! Our customers from Quebec had a great time today enjoying the beautiful weather at the San Juan… Read Full Report →

Great Family Fishing Day!

April 05, 2015

Kingfish season is here! Had multiple kingfish and jack crevalle bites and were able to catch a 15 pound kingfish with the Branning Family. Great Job! Lost another very nice size kingfish at boatside too after a 15 minute… Read Full Report →


March 25, 2015

Great fishing today with Malda's family and friends with 4-2 on Tarpon and a Blue Runner that was Gevin's (5 years old) first ever fish landed. We even had time for everyone to have a swim on a sanded… Read Full Report →


March 21, 2015

Congratulation to Dwayne's family and thank you for allowing us to serve you. Capt. Luis Bayside Fishing Charters Read Full Report →


March 20, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS TO MEGAN AND CHRIS FOR YOUR GRAND SLAM ABOARD THE "SABALERA" from Bayside Fishing Charters with Captain luis burgos. Not only that but they manage to land their firsts first Tarpon (3/1), their first Jack Crevalle (1/1) and… Read Full Report →

Nothing Like a Saltwater Fish Fight!

March 19, 2015

3 fish landed during Leslie and Steve's afternoon session, of 6 mega bites. Congratulations to their fishing fights of their lifetime so far... To be continued! "Nothing like a Saltwater fish fight." It started in the second drift with… Read Full Report →

Slow day today. Looking forward for next

March 11, 2015

Today was a slow day for us at the bay with just a couple of bites and caught a small tarpon! Other charter boats had slow activity as well. That is fishing guys! Not all fishing days are good!… Read Full Report →

Grateful for Another Great Day @ BFC!

March 09, 2015

Grateful about another great day @ BFC! 4/6 on Tarpon, 2/2 in Snapper, 1 King Mackarel and 5 "Cojin├║as". Read Full Report →

A Fishing/Tour Guide / Photographer

March 01, 2015

Our service spoked for it's self. Happy that Cassie made the Title's comment: "A Fishing Guide / Tour Guide / Photographer service" during her and her husband Shaun's outing with us. Glad you guys enjoyed your trip. Congratulations for… Read Full Report →

5/9 on Tarpon and Jacks

February 25, 2015

Great early bird morning bite. Under a clear sky, light wind and calm waters, power father Stan and his son from NJ where able to capitalize on 5 fish (2 Tarpons and 3 Jack Crevalle) out of 9 chances.… Read Full Report →

Another Grand Slam with Monster Kingfish

February 24, 2015

Another Grand Slam and great day @ Bayside Fishing Charters! Congratulations to Tyler, Christina, baby Andrew from Canada and Jerry and Nancy from Ladue, MO for such an awesome fishing day that included a Monster Kingfish, Tarpon and a… Read Full Report →

MONSTER TARPON Birthday Wish Granted

February 19, 2015

Great day @ Bayside Fishing charters. Not only for a great MONSTER TARPON DAY that finished with 2 landed out of 4 big ones but for Jessica choosing us as the Birthday gift for her sweetheart. What a way… Read Full Report →

Tarpon and Snook Bucket List Wish Done

February 18, 2015

Congratulations to Joe, a real Lobster Angler from Main for landing and releasing your first Tarpon (Tiped) and Snook of your time here. Thank you for allowing us to serve you in making this possible and we hope that… Read Full Report →

Another 100% Hook up and One Over 100lbs

February 17, 2015

Congratulations to Quang and his family for a 100% hook up ratio Tarpon fishing day! The conditions where tough around the bay today due to a "Cold Front". Then again, it was 82 degrees with waves under 2 feet… Read Full Report →

Nice Tarpon today with the Newlyweds!

February 07, 2015

Congrats to the newlyweds and our new friends from South Carolina, Mr. McLeod and Kara for their great day of fishing. After a one hour fishing fight, McLeod was able to land a nice size tarpon of over 75… Read Full Report →

Bow to the King and 1st Tarpons Ever

February 06, 2015

Good Tarpon action today at the bay. Orlando manage to land his first Tarpon. Not only that, he learned how to do it against a pretty good size one. Also a Jack Crevalle in the 30's gave John the… Read Full Report →

Another Grand Slam

February 05, 2015

Congratulations to the Thompson crew from Utah for accomplishing a San Juan Bay GRAND SLAM with Captain luis burgos from Bayside Fishing Charters. It all started as soon as their cruise ship docked. Under a crystal clear morning, with… Read Full Report →

Bottom Fishing vs A Tarpon Challenge

February 04, 2015

Congratulations Ken and Justin from Texas. Great Job guys! 3/4 on Tarpon and plenty of bottom fish to eat (kept 10 and released about 5 more in less than 45 minutes) during this morning with Captain Luis Burgos from… Read Full Report →

The Fight of Her Life

February 02, 2015

Congratulations to Dusty and Vicky but special kudos to Vicky for such a great fight against one of the hardest pound per pound fish to land found at the San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico, the Yellow Jack Crevalle. As… Read Full Report →

A Great Honor Serving Capt. Mike B.

January 30, 2015

Congratulations to Captain Mike Bady from New York for capitalizing on his first Tarpon. Thank you for allowing us to serve you, work towards making your dream come true and for such a great review. Here is a copy… Read Full Report →

Father & Son 1st and Biggest Tarpon Yet

January 27, 2015

Congratulations to this father and son special Fishing day at San Juan Bay Puerto Rico. They both manage to land their biggest and first Tarpon ever. Once again we at Bayside Fishing Charters are grateful for another customer giving… Read Full Report →

Hot Bite at San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico

January 26, 2015

Under a clear sky with light wind, Eric and Shelley from Minnesota and Roy from Hawaii with his good friend Calvin from Florida, where able to experience what a HOT bite of Fishing in San Juan Bay Puerto Rico… Read Full Report →

Another GRAND SLAM Today

January 26, 2015

Congratulations to Roy from Hawaii and his friend Calvin from Florida for accomplishing a San Juan Bay Puerto Rico Grand Slam. The species landed the same day on a 4 hour trip where; Tarpon, Jack Crevalle and Kingfish. It… Read Full Report →

Hawaiian's 1st Ever Kingfish!

January 23, 2015

Great day today (3/6) @ Bayside Fishing Charters! Roy from Hawaii caught his first ever Kingfish and a nice one too and Calvin from Florida landed his 1st ever Tarpon! Congratulations to both for earning new and unforgettable fish… Read Full Report →

Final Countdown Mision Accomplished

January 20, 2015

Great action this morning while fishing San Juan Bay Puerto Rico with 7 bites and 3 good fish landed (2 Tarpons and 1 Jack Crevalle) in a 4 hour trip. Congratulations to the Goldenberg family from NJ and special… Read Full Report →

One Angler Multiple Hook Ups Challenge

January 15, 2015

Great action today of Tarpons and Yellow Tail Jack Crevalles while fishing San Juan Bay Puerto Rico! 5 landed out of /10 great bites this morning (4 out of 7 Jacks and 1 out of 3 Tarpons). Congratulations to… Read Full Report →

Another 100% Hook Up Ratio Morning!

January 14, 2015

Congratulations to the Wilson Power Couple for both landing their fish during your afternoon session. Great job fighting those fish! Thank you for such a great company and sharing your fishing stories. The bay and the mangroves today got… Read Full Report →

(((Another 100% Hook Up Ratio)))

January 04, 2015

(((Another 100% Hook Up Ratio))) @ Bayside Fishing Charters with Captain Luis Burgos. The Bay's sea conditions where out of the ordinary with high winds and 2-3 feet waves but that didn't stop this power couple in accomplishing this… Read Full Report →

The Greatest Fight Yet

January 03, 2015

Bayside Fishing Chartes and I will like to congratulate Michael Beatrez for his greatest fish fight yet (well done too) and to his family for choosing us to make this possible. Thank you and it was an honor to… Read Full Report →

Another (((GRAND SLAM))) Today

January 02, 2015

Congratulations to Josh and his friends for accomplishing your first GRAND SLAM today and with their biggest fish yet. It started off at first cast with 2 Big Jacks Crevalle, 2 Tarpons and sealing the deal with 1 Snook.… Read Full Report →

Great Bite @ San Juan Bay Puerto Rico

December 30, 2014

Lots of action this morning. 6/1, a combination of Jacks, Snook and Tarpon. Congratulations to Kai and Helms power team from NJ for catching their biggest fish yet. A high barometric pressure today due to a cold front, produced… Read Full Report →

((( 100% ))) Hook Up Ratio Today!

December 29, 2014

((( Congratulations ))) to the ((( Scardina Family ))) from Long Island, NY for ((( 100% hook up ratio! ))) Of 5 fish, all 5 where landed yesterday morning. Landed 3 good Jacks and a DOUBLE hook up of… Read Full Report →

Another GRAND SLAM @ San Juan Bay, PR

December 27, 2014

((( Congratulations ))) to (((Wayne))) and (((Amber))) from Texas, for their first ever Grand Slam and possible today @ the San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico with Captain Luis Burgos of Bayside Fishing Charters. "Mucho" action and fun today fishing… Read Full Report →

4/6 fish released!

December 22, 2014

Out of 6 fish today, 4 were landed and successfully released! A pleasure to serve you John and Kim, and an honor to hear that it was a highlight of your cruise ship trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read Full Report →

GRAND SLAM @ San Juan Bay, PR!

December 21, 2014

Congratulations to the Consley Family for a San Juan Bay GRAND SLAM this morning @ Bayside Fishing Charters with Captain Luis. A total of 3 Tarpons, 1 Jack, and 1 Kingfish. Read Full Report →

Great morning @ BFC!

December 15, 2014

3 strikes and 2 fish caught during the morning, with now new friends from Beijing! Read Full Report →