May was another great month for Extreme Fishing Puerto Rico as we released a total of 99 tarpon and caught a good variety of fish off the reefs. Our best day of the month in terms of big fish was on May 12th when we caught 4 tarpon ranging from 80 to 115 pounds in weight!!! The next day on May 13th we caught two more silver kings between 95 and 110 pounds. In terms of quantity of fish there were a lot of school sized tarpon from 10 to 30 pounds to go about when the big fish bite slowed. Our best day on the smaller tarpon was on May 19th when Capt. Juan caught 11 tarpon out of 25+ bites aboard the Extremist! The day before was also hot as Capt. Angel released 8 tarpon aboard the Extremist and Capt. Juan released 9 tarpon aboard the XS. We finished off the month in style releasing 16 tarpon up 75 pounds in weight fishing two days with the Casanova Clan! Off the reef we caught kingfish up to 30 pounds, blackfin tuna, jacks, barracuda, cero mackerel and yelowtail snapper. June is off to a good start with a consistent tarpon bite so come 'on down!!! Tight lines, Capt. Juan.
April was another good month for tarpon fishing in La Torrecilla and San Jose lagoons. Aboard the EXTREMIST we released 91 tarpon for the month, as well as some nice snook and some big jack crevalle. That brings our 2014 total to 468 tarpon releases! We had several good days with baby tarpon up to 40 pounds. On April 22nd we released 14 tarpon out of 30+ bites and caught 2 nice snook. Two days later on April 24th we released 13 tarpon out of 28 bites and also caught 4 snook. Both of those days we fished in La Torrecilla lagoon. We caught some very nice fish in both La Torrecilla and San Jose lagoons with the fish ranging from 50 to over 100 pounds in weight. We caught the biggest one in La Torrecilla lagoon on April 2nd and it was well over 100 pounds in weight. We also ran our first reef fishing trip of the year and caught 3 King Mackerel, 3 Barracudas, one big Jack Crevalle and one Horse-Eye Jack. Our local yacht club celebrated it's annual tarpon tournament on May 3rd & 4th and 20 boats released 36 tarpon. Fishing aboard the XS with my son we released a total of two tarpon. His efforts earned him the Best Junior Angler award!!! Congrats Juancho!!! May has started off with a bang with another wave of big fish arriving this week! Tight lines, Capt. Juan.
Both San Jose and La Torrecilla lagoons were great tarpon producers during the month of March. The big fish bite continued at a solid pace with the Extremist logging 75 tarpon releases for the month, with many of the fish falling in the 50 to 100 pound range. Both Capt. Juan and Capt. Jose Milan released several fish over the triple digit mark and April should continue to produce big fish in the lagoons. We want to thank our great sponsors for their continued support and great equipment: ST. CROIX ROD COMPANY, SHIMANO AMERICAN CORPORATION, MOJO GEAR, AND MAUI JIM SUNGLASSES. Come 'on down!!! April and May should produce some really big fish!!! Tight lines, Capt. Juan.
The big tarpon kept anglers happy in San Jose Lagoon during the month of February. We logged 97 tarpon releases but the size of the fish was impressive with most of them falling in the 50 to 100 pounds class, with several trophies over the triple digit mark landed. Our best day Joel and Kathryn released 3 fish between 90 and 120 pounds!!! We are up to 302 tarpon releases for the year and the action with the big fish should continue for the next three months. Come 'on down!!! We are waiting to put you on some of the finest tarpon fishing in the World!!! Tight lines, Capt. Juan.
January started off with a bang as we released 205 tarpon up to 125 pounds in weight aboard the Extremist. Our best trip was on January 9th when we released 22 tarpon out of 40+ bites on a 4 hour trip!!! The biggest one of the lot was caught by Mitch Davenport on Janaury 17th and it was estimated by Capt. Juan at around 125 pounds!!! The first week of February has been on fire as well and we have released 6 tarpon over 80 pounds in weight, the biggest a solid 110 pounds! Come 'on down for the best tarpon fishing in the World! Tight lines, Capt. Juan.
2013 was a great year for Extreme Fishing Puerto Rico and we were a little sad to see it end. We released a total of 833 tarpon up to 130 pounds this past season and had many wonderful customers who were very happy! I personally want to thank my great sponsors who give us the opportunity to have some great gear: St. Croix rods, Shimano, Pure Fishing, Maui Jim and Mojo. We appreciate everything that you do for Extreme Fishing and we hope to keep making you guys proud! 2014 has started off hot with 96 tarpon releases in 12 calendar days so come 'on down for the best tarpon fishing in the World!!! Tight lines, Capt. Juan.
We ran quite a few trips in November, both inshore and offshore. The inshore bite was a little tough this month due to heavy rains and bad water in the lagoons but we still released 29 Tarpon up to 75 pounds in weight. We also caught some nice Jack Crevalle, Snook, Blue runners, Ladyfish, Cero mackerel, Grey snapper and Barracuda. Highlights of the month were watching a 78 year old kick a 65 pound tarpon off of his bucket list and watching a 9 year old catch 8 tarpon in one morning! Offshore we fished six half days and caught 2 Blue Marlin, 2 White Marlin and 4 Sailfish aboard Extremist. Capt. Juan even got to catch & release a 280 pound Blue Marlin on 20 pound test line!!! There was a two week stretch were the ocean was flat calm and we had a great billfish bite! The cold fronts are rolling in just as I am writing this post and the tarpon action should be great in the backcountry lagoons in December. Offshore Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) and Wahoo should invade our waters in great numbers. Tight lines, Capt. Juan.
The big tarpon invaded Torrecilla and San Jose lagoons once again in October and we caught some very big silver kings. Capt. David had a great day on October 22nd when he caught a 120 pound tarpon in the morning and also caught another 120 pounder in the afternoon!!! Our best trip of the month was on October 1st when Capt. Juan guided Chester to 9 tarpon releases out of 20+ bites!!! My good friend Tony and his lovely wife Neti came back to PR once again and had some great fishing. Tony caught tarpon up to 75 pounds using artificial lures and Neti caught her personal best tarpon with a nice 80 pounder!!! Did manage to get in one day of vertical jigging with Capt. David and we caught 7 blackfin tuna, one almaco jack and one caribbean reef shark. November looks good with more solid tarpon action in the lagoons and offshore we should see increasing numbers of sailfish, dorado and wahoo. Tight lines, Capt. Juan.
Fished the 60th Club Nautico de San Juan International Billfish Tournament from September 17th to the 21st. The fleet of 46 boats released an incredible 145 blue marlin in 4 days of fishing. I was one of the anglers aboard the 40 foot Cabo “Wheezing” as one of our anglers bailed out at the last minute! We started off strong going 2 out of 3 the first day and 2 out of 4 the second day. That put us in the lead with four blue marlin releases on 30 pound test line and we won the second day calcutta as well!!! The last two days we were snake bit and went a combined 0 for 6. Had some bad luck there at the end bit we still ended up in 10th place. It was great to catch a couple of these magnificent fish myself and here’s a great picture of Capt. Juan hard at work! Tight lines always!!!