August 21, 2008 – Blue marlin bite was hot this last week. On the International Billfish Tournament held on Club Nautico de San Juan the action was very good with some boats raising up to 4-5 blue marlin in one day. We had a very lucky day with a 100% hook up rate… we land 3 for 3 on blue marlin the day before the tournament start. The first fish was about 250 pounds, the second about 100 and the 3erd blue marlin was about 350 of pure power. We were able to raise 9 blue marlin on 5, 1/2 day charters, I think it was very good for the amount of time on the water. Also 2 blues were over 500 pounds. It was a bag of fun this week. We did not fish the tournament but I was glad it put up with the expectation of every fisherman on the event as usual…..congratulation to the staff who organize the tournament.
In the lagoons this tarpon are here and thick. We have about 4 school of tarpon on a steady action all day long for the last week concentrating the action on the peack tides. The average size of tarpon are about 10 to 40 pounds but some bigger fish were hook and land on several boats in the San Jose Lagoon over 60 to 70 pounds. This last week Capt. Mike has guide some customer at night fishing a strong incoming tide with a full moon and the average size of tarpon were between 40 to 80 ponds and he also guide a 15 to 18 pounds snook. Good job Mike.
We have a full open agenda for the next coming month. Oct is my favorite month in San Juan with incredible mix off shore and great action inshore, flats seas condition and all light tackle. Off shore we will use TLD 20 from Shimano and TLD 16 to target sailfish, mahi-mahi, wahoo and white marlin. We also fish fresh ballyhoo and circle hooks from Owner when we fish off shore. Thanks to the people who contact us about the comments from others charters services about my and other guides permits, thank you for your support