San Juan Fishing Reports

Tarpon river rumble...

May 15, 2016 by Rafael Apellaniz

Trip Info

The Catch

Morning Charter
Rumble in the river…
Giordie Sausa and his father Phil from Boston, MA..
Geordie is one of the crew of the, from the hit TV series Wicked Tuna. It is awsome to fish with people as committed to our craft as I am. As always we headed out early and caught bait in record time, we started fishing just before 6 am in the open bay by the main channel. There were bait balls and birds everywhere, but no fish. As I knew, the low tide was coming at 10:45 am so we headed to the river. There the tarpon were rolling. We started pitching live greenies to rolling fish and Giordie struck first with a nice 20+lbs. Poon! Then Phil went next, this time it was a bigger fish! Pretty fight on 15 lbs. Test. He fought close to the boat and got acrobatic. It was a nice 45+lbs.. As we got to the low tide the bite tapered down but we manage to jump another fish and a couple more bites. The fishing was not the best but I am glad to have met Phil and Giordie. I know we will be out in the water together again, maybe in the Tarpon river rumble…

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Captain Rafael Apellaniz of Puerto Rico Tarpon Connection specializes in providing his customers with a light tackle (or fly fishing) experience in the productive waterways of San Juan Bay. Captain Rafa has been fishing the inshore waters of…