This last month the tarpon fishing has average 4 to 10 bites per 1/2 day and average size of tarpon are 10 to 40 pound. One of the morning produce over 30 bites of small tarpon on 8 pound and it was a ball. Bigger tarpon has been spot and we had some mornings with some big tarpon action and we had a combination of small fish with big ones. From this month until late March we can have some cold front aproaching the Island bringing some drastic changes on weather and barometric pressure which can trigger our tarpon to eat on frenzies and very steady for one or two days non stop. Most of this tarpon when they get trigger by weather are big tarpon, but some time very large amount of small fish get together and eat for long periods of time when this event happen. This was the month were Capt. Juan Torrouella and I land 47 tarpon in one day of fishing.
What happen off shore is nothing but a Christmas gift were I already forgot when was the last time I went out on First Lady and not raise a sailfish, is INCREDIBLE for our water. I my 18 years as a professional sportfisherman I had never experience a sailfish season like this year. Every year is getting better and better for the last 3 years but his season if some body has not land at least 5 sailfish is because there is no hook in the water. Most boats out there are raising between 2 to 12 sailfish per day. I personally had two 1/2 day with 6 bites of sailfish and the average is 2 to 4 per 3/4 day. This action is combine with mahi-mahi, blue marlin, wahoo and some tuna. In the last two full moon some of my friend on recreational boats has land blue marlin and some of this action was on multiple bites like double headers.
This last weekend I experience some of the lowest act on the business. A gentleman aproach a concierge desk and ask for my service and my name and the person on the desk refer the customer to another charter company and was basically with no other option and push to go with a non request company. The same day after the trip the customer call me and inform the uncomfort after were refer to my service threw a friend of his that fish with me before. The reason not to use my service was that ”I was a good fisherman but I don’t have fishing license and or permit to operate and the local authorities know about this matters”. THIS IS BULLSHIT and I can give names of charters that are use at some of the concierge and they don’t have any permit. I AM SORRY ABOUT MY FRENCH but I am on fire with this cowards and that’s the reason why I am posting the permits for each of my boats. Know I dare all charters company to do the same on their web page and find a better way to find customers. This acts are not from all the concierge but looks like there is some that practice this coward acts. Merry Christmas and happy new year.
See You Next Tide
Capt. Omar Orraca