Another 100% Hook up and One Over 100lbs
February 17, 2015 San Juan 2 photos
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 high :). Yes, sounds strange but I'm happy to say that the coldest it gets here is around 79 degrees and that is freezing for most people in Puerto Rico. The front produced lots of underwater currents that slowed down the bite due to poor visibility but thanks to five Pelicans diving for food, we ran into a 100 lbs pound Monster Tarpon. Quang's fight took over 45 minutes and we successfully ended touching the leader and even the Monster's mouth. It wasn't an easy task cause the beast ended up breaking the reel but with an increadible team effort we ended up tiping the leader. Sucess! Then after a few more drifts in front of the magestic and iconic "El Morro" fortress, we ended up hooking and releasing another Tarpon shown on the following photo (estimated at over 50 pounds). The big ones are here! Grateful for allowing us to serve and for doing our share on your new and unforgettable fishing stories at the San Juan Bay Puerto Rico. Gracias amigos! Captain Luis Burgos
Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
Great Fishing on Christmas Week
December 27, 2016
This week the bite has been very good. Caught plenty of snook and jack crevalle on the back channels to keep us entertained. The story of the week was the monster tarpon caught on Wednesday the 27th. After a thrilling hour and a half fight, Capt. Luis managed to catch and release a huge tarpon estimated at 85+ pounds. One of the biggest tarpon caught this year.
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 in, tarpon were in action. Released 4 tarpon on saturday. Had two first timers and they were thrilled!
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 at the reef, we decided to target the tarpon and snook at the channels. On our way back to the channels, we found a huge bait ball in the middle of the Bay and managed to fill our two livewells with a single shot. We were ready for the tarpon! Tarpon were not rolling at the channels, but we knew they were there! 5 minutes after throwing in lines, we hook up with a huge snook that unfortunately pulled the hook after couple of minutes. They were biting! Next drift, we hook up with a decent 6 pound snook that gave a good fight and gave us the first catch of the day. On the next drift we were able to catch and release a decent tarpon as well. We decided to go back to the bay to target the elusive jack crevalle to complete our Inshore Grand Slam but no luck. We hooked up with another tarpon that pulled the hook after a couple of jumps. Overall, a successful fishing trip, happy clients and happy captain!
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