These fishing expeditions are taking place in Torrecilla and San Jose lagoons, the biggest estuary on the island. With a solid reputation in international magazine's like Sport Fishing Mag. (Dec 1994, Oct 2002, Oct 2009, Arpil 2010...Top 14 Places for Tarpon in the World were Capt. Omar and Caribbean Outfitters are the only charter service recomended by the publication) Florida Sportsmen (April 99), Salt Water Sportsman (Jan 98, Top 20 Destination year 2000) Caribbean Travel and Life (Aug 2004), Que Pasa Magazine (Cover Sept. 2004) among over 15 more publications. Caribbean Outfitters has also served as a guide on fishing shows for national TV, such as The New American Sportsman for ESPN, Hot Lines for Spike TV, Guy's Harvey TV show Portrait from the Deep for OLN, Wanna Go Fishing for ESPN. Capt. Omar learned from the renown Sandy Moret Fly Fishing School in the Florida Keys. On the field Captain Omar Orraca has proven to stand up with the best, winning some of the most prestigious tournaments on the island like:
- 1995 Caribbean Inter-club Cup at Cangrejos Yacht Club/ Best Angler
- 2001 All Day All Night Tarpon Challenge/ Most Release
- 2002 Ultra Light Tarpon Challenger/ First Biggest Fish
- 2010 Engineers Tarpon Tournament/ First Place Biggest Fish
- 2011 Cangrejos Yacht Club Tarpon Tournament/ Second Place Best Boat
These achievements and with an average of 500 guided trips a year are the perfect combination for a life-time experience. Additionally Capt. Omar has logged over 3000 fishing trips and has logged over 9000 Tarpon caught were 11 are report and measured beteween 140-171 pounds and is the only full-time professional backcountry charter guide in Puerto Rico's San Juan area.
Fishing Stats of the Past:
1997 Time Period = 6 months (July to December) Fishing trips = 98, No catch trips = 3
1999, December = 47 tarpon! and 1 snook caught all in one day of fishing by two anglers as seen in "Sport Fishing Magazine March 2000 issue, I.G.F.A Report".
Flyfishing- HorseEyeJack on 6 Lb. tipped
Unforgettable fishing action will be on-board a 24ft. Pathfinder fishing boat with a 225 HP Yamaha 4-Stroke engine. The boat is located in Cangrejos Yacht Club in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Caribbean Outfitters is the top outfitted fishing charter in Puerto Rico; Shimano, Stella, Thunnus and Stradic reels and graphite rods are provided to fish with live bait, cut bait and plugs (everything included). SAGE rods, Tibor reels and a selection of Rainey's flies are provided for the fly fisherman. All fishing tackle is rigged under I.G.F.A. regulations including Seaguar Fluorocarbon leaders and Owner Hooks. Caribbean Outfitters offers the newest, biggest and most fully rigged Tarpon fishing boat in San Juan. With Tarpon available all year long and the best big fish action being from October to May you can expect 5 to 25 strikes a day, catching between 1 and 10 fish all in LESS THAN 4 HOURS of fishing. The average fish weighs 30 lbs. and many fish weigh between 60 lbs. and 120 lbs. The action is excellent with spinning gear rigged with 8 to 20 lb. test Sufix fishing line. All fishing tackle is highly maintained.
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