Since last report I start fishing on Friday, Nov, 14 were I guide Mr. Hiraoka for his first fly fishing experience for tarpon. On 4 hour of fishing he was able to land one snook, a 15 pound tarpon, lost another 2 and land a whopping 64 inches on short or from the lower jaw to the fork of the tail and 36 in girth….., the tarpon was tag and release very tired, she kill herself with a incredible displacement of runs and jumps. Also during last week the fishing turn to be a little more active in the afternoon with a average of 6 to 10 bites of 15 to 40 pounds tarpon in 4 hours. We had about 3 mornings with slack tide, blue bird skys and not a good action. Two days ago it change for good in the morning again, with a average of 6 real tarpon ( 50-100+) not mangrove rats. We don’t have anything against fishing for small tarpon if the customer request so, but we always ready for big ones. We carry on every tarpon trip at least 2-3 Stella 10,000 or Thunnus 4500 with 20 pound test ready for the big girls. We also carry 8 and 12 pound test Stella, Thunnus and Stradic for smaller fish, 6 and 4 pound test line can be feature up on request. Our lagoons system is a big nursery were some of the best action days are base with tarpon more like 15 to 40 pound range, this groups normally runs in the bigger lagoon and not in the canals were a lot 3 – 5 pounder feeds on small minnows, were we can stack some numbers. But in my personal opinion the best challenge is in the big lagoon or San Jose lagoon (The Play Ground).
Off shore the sailfish has rule the last couple of weeks. Cangrejos and Arecibo sailfish tournament provide very good numbers of sail. There boats that raise more 10 sails in two days of fishing and for Puerto Rico this are good numbers when you mixed with yellowfin tuna and mahi-mahi. This last weekend we had the first cold front of the season and I had to cancel a deep sea trip, seas were over 10 foot and 25 knot wind…..not nice. When the seas calm down a little we can have a feast on sailfish and mahi-mahi.
Thank you all
See You Next Tide
Capt. Omar Orraca