Last month was a very good off shore month with a mix bag of sailfish, white marlin, blue marlin and wahoo up to 40 pound. Capt. Many and mate Frank were able to guide some customer to up 9 bites of bill fish in combination of blue marlin, sailfish and wahoo. Also the mahi-mahi season is full in, yesterday the boys guide Mr. Alan Kaufman to a sailfish, spearfish and 4 mahi-mahi. All this action were on Shimano TLD 20 with 20 pound test…. sweet and light. Some other recreational boats were able to land the limit for mahi-mahi per boat(10). The down side of this action is the ocean, it start to blow 15 to 25 knots wind, during high pressure ares. This mean if you are going to book a fishing trip for off shore make sure you are aware of the seas condition, ask the capt. how big the ocean is, how big are the waves, Puerto Rico can be very windy and hard on seas condition. If you have 20 knots wind you still can go out and it will be bumpy but not bad or dangerous if you don’t get sea sick.
In the lagoons the action was a little slow compare with Oct and part of Nov. The tarpon frenzies still happening on peak tides. Tarpon are averaging 10 to 40 pound with some tarpon on the 80 pound class. We are normally fishing the tarpon with anchovies on Owner circle hooks. The average tarpon landed per 1/2 day is 4 to 6. We have snook average 3 to 12 pound. End of Feb, March, April and good part of May is our big tarpon season were the big girl visit our lagoon system. The average size of tarpon at this time frame are 50 to 120+ pound. On the Tarpon Sniper we use Shimano Stella 10000 and 20 lbs test with Owner Mutu Light Circle hook to target this big tarpon. On the fly fishing for tarpon we use 10wt Sage Xi-2 with Tibor Riptide reel.
WHEN YOU BOOK A TARPON ASK THE GUIDE HOW MANY THOUSANDS OF TARPON THEY HAD GUIDE, HOW MANY YEARS OF EXPIRIENCE, HOW MANY TARPON OVER 100 TO 140 POUND THEY HAD GUIDE, BIG TARPON SEASON IS RIGHT UP THE CORNER, DO YOUR HOME WORK, WE HAVE VERY GOOD GUIDES IN THE AREA, AVOID RIP OFF.