Tarpon fishing in Puerto Rico report: January 2017
Tarpon fishing was on fire during the first month of the year in La Torrecilla and San Jose Lagoons here in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Aboard the EXTREMIST we released 99 tarpon up to 80 pounds in January, with most of the fish falling in the 10 to 30 pound range. Our best 4 hour trips saw 14, 14, 12, & 10 tarpon releases! The big tarpon should start to invade the backcountry lagoons in big numbers at the end of the month and during the beginning of March. Plenty of snook have been around in the lagoons adding to the great light tackle fishing. Reef fishing will also be picking up this month and will lead up to the March, April & May peak season. Come down and fish with Puerto Rico’s best fishing guide service! Tight lines, Capt. Juan.