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Baby and Adult Tarpon, with Snook all year long in Lagoon!

Species: Tarpon, Snook, Billfish, Dorado, Wahoo, Tuna

Best Season: Tarpon, Snook: All year. Billfish, Dorado, and Wahoo: Sept - Feb

Type of Fishing: Fly and conventional casting in lagoons, offshore trolling with bait and switch fly fishing.

Side Trips: Eco-touring, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, diving, sailing, casinos & dancing.

Tarpon Nest Lodge, San Juan

We like Puerto Rico because it offers an easy destination for year-round tarpon fishing. We've also discovered that San Juan offers great big-game offshore fishing in the Fall, not to mention incredible local scenery, great food, and the huge variety of other activities available. Puerto Rico is THE hot spot in the international fly-fishing community, and we're extremely excited to be headed there!


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Baby Tarpon, Adult Tarpon and Snook… right by the lodge

The Tarpon fishing takes place in Torecella and San Jose Lagoons – right there in San Juan.   This is exciting fishing because most of the action is driven by Tarpon busting bait – called “Blitzing”. This is visual and fun as you cast your fly or lure into thefeeding fenzy.  Hooks are automatic with Baby Tarpon and Adult Tarpon going to 100 lbs. Snook are also present in these bait filled lagoons.

Fishing International SnookUnforgettable fishing action will be on-board a 24ft. Pathfinder fishing boat with a 225 HP Yamaha 4-Stroke engine. The boat is located at the dock of TARPON NEST LODGE – right at the Lagoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Shimano, Stella,Thunnus and Stradic reels and graphite rods are provided to fish with live bait, cut bait and plugs (everything included). SAGE rods,Tibor reels and a selection of Rainey's flies are provided for the fly fisherman. All fishing tackle is rigged under I.G.F.A. regulations including Seaguar Fluorocarbon leaders and Owner Hooks.

Our operator offers the newest, biggest and most fully rigged Tarpon fishing boat in San Juan. With Tarpon available all year long and the best big fish action being from October to May you can expect 5 to 25 strikes a day, catching between 1 and 10 fish all in LESS THAN 4 HOURS of fishing. The average fish weighs 30 lbs. and many fish weigh between 60 lbs. and 120 lbs. The action is excellent with spinning gear rigged with 8 to 20 lb. test Sufix fishing line. All fishing tackle is highly maintained.


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Climb aboard a Bertram 35 ft, First Lady, fully rigged with salon and full bathroom. First Lady confortably seats 4 fisherman in the cokcpit on one of the two custom built mezzanines located next to the action. Once again, you will get the best and most complete outfitted fishing charter in Puerto Rico; Shimano Tiagra reels, Penn reels, Cannon Downriggers, custom branded trolling lures and bait rods as well as top quality fly fishing and light spinning tackle. Our operator is one of the only full-time professional fishing charter guides in Puerto Rico's San Juan area. These fishing expeditions are taking place off the beautiful coast of Puerto Rico where depths reach over 1000 ft only 1.5 miles from shore. The fishing boat is located at Cangrejos Yacht Club in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

SPECIES Breakdown:
Blue Marlin - (Averaging 1 to 5 strikes per day)
White Marlin - (Weighing up to 95 lbs.)
Mahi-mahi - (Weighing from 12 to 25 lbs.)
Wahoo - (Weighing from 15 to 40+ lbs.)

Example Rates - subject to change by operator

All Rates Per Person in US$

Tarpon ¾ day or 6 hrs is $240 Per Person - Dbl Occ $240
Offshore ¾ day or 6 hrs is $390 Per Person - Dbl Occ $390
COMBO TRIP: $540 Per Person – Dbl Occ Boat / Full Day
This one of the few places where you can catch a blue marlin and a tarpon on the same day!
The service is from 6:00-9:00 tarpon fishing on one of the bay boats and at 9:00 you switch to the Bertram 35 for 6 hours of deep sea fishing.
Tarpon Nest Lodge, Per Night, SINGLE ROOM $200

Included in above Rates: Airport pick-up and all transportation in San Juan. Tarpon Nest Lodge nightly rate includes breakfast and lunch.