This last weekend the fishing for tarpon slow down at 4 to 6 bites per 1/2 day on same range, 10 to 40 pounds. On Sat. I guide Mr. & Mrs. Matarazzo to the lagoons for their first tarpon and the fishing was slow but we were able to close the day with a 40 pounder on 8 pond test and it took about 20 to 30 minutes to land the beauty, it was a ball, both the fight and the company. I am looking forward to better tides in the morning and afternoon for the frenzies to get back on the surface.
Off shore billfish action in my personal opinion is good. We had some recreational boats off Cangrejos Yacht Club with shots at grand slam or 3 different species of billfish in one day of fishing. Here in Puerto Rico is not common to get all 3 species blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish on the same day on the same boat but last Saturday a friend name Gaby had the shot… they land a sailfish, white marlin and lost the blue marlin after some time into the fight, it really hurts, I am sorry but at the same time this is what keep us in the water and try again…. good job any way. Also many boats has report multiple shots at sailfish per day along with all size mahi-mahi, from 5 pounders to 50 pounders. Sunday First Lady (Bertram 35) land a small tuna and we lost a sailfish on 1 1/2 hours of fishing and that’s a good sing of full active season, almost every boat is having some kind of action with billfish, mahi-mahi, tuna, or wahoo or some time multiple species. Another detail is that from know on the biggest tackle on my boat is 30 pound test. We fish 16 & 20 TLD and Thunnus spin reels from Shimano and 30 pound test. We fish only fresh bait dress with skirts and or small lures for this light tackle mix bag. Also we love to work wahoo with down rigger. We have plenty of days open the next couple of weeks for deep sea fishing and light tackle for tarpon and snook. Next week we start to sell live bait, we have 600 gallons live well were we will feed the bait,keep fresh and cool to control the quality of sand perch and mullet.
See You Next Tide
Capt. Omar Orraca