Reservations with Puerto Rico Tarpon Connection

Your fishing adventure will be taking place in the historical San Juan Bay, between El Morro Castle and Isla de Cabra where the Spaniards protected this important bay from invaders and pirates more than five hundred years ago. You will be able to see the old city of San Juan, the only enclosed city in this hemisphere. San Juan Bay was also home of the New Millennium Regatta with hundreds of sailing ships coming from all over the world to celebrate the coming of the new millennium back in May, 2000.


You will have the opportunity to fishing the Puerto Nuevo River delta. This river spills into the bay where the nutrients feeds the ecosystem where the top predators conglomerate to create a heaven for the light tackle enthusiasts. 

Species:

Tarpon, snook and jack crevalle are available all year long. October to June been the best time for tarpon and snook, you may expect from 10-20 strikes per day, releasing up to 6 fish per half day trip. The average tarpon weights 20 lbs. with many fish weighing over 50 lbs.

May to September being the best time for jack crevalle.

Barracudas are plentiful all year long.

Permit and African pompano are not common but catches have been recorded.

You will fish on board the Sabalera IV (Tarpon Tammer) a 21 ft. Sea Fox Bay Fisher (shown bellow).

Rods and reels will be provided for fishing with live bait and plugs. Fly rods and reels and a selection of flies will also be provided for the fly fisherman.

Fishing Packages and Pricing:

Tackle, live bait, water, soda and guide all for:

Half day, 1-2 anglers, 6-10 am or 2-6 pm                       US$350.00

Half day, 3-4 anglers, 6-10 am or 2-6 pm                      US$400.00

3/4 day, 1-2 angler, 6 am-12 pm or 12-6pm                   US$475.00

3/4 day, 3-4 anglers, 6 am-12pm or 12-6 pm                 US$525.00

Full day, 1-2 anglers, 6 am-2 pm or 10 am-6 pm           US$575.00

Full day, 3-4 anglers, 6 am-2 pm or 10 am-6 pm          US$625.00

For reservations you may call or text: 787-617-0474 or e-mail: reservations@prtarponconnection.com. You may also pay the deposit with

Paypal at a cost of $100.00 per half day trip.

Fishing times may vary depending on the sunrise and sunset.

Our guides are all Coast Guard licensed.

Call us for your Puerto Rico Fishing Charters!


787-617-0474

The Crevalle Jack

Caranx hippos (also known as the common jack, black-tailed trevally, couvalli jack, black cavalli and yellow cavalli) is a common species of large marine fish classified within the jack family, Carangidae. The crevalle jack is distributed across the tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic Ocean, ranging from Nova Scotia, Canada to Uruguay in the west Atlantic and Portugal to Angola in the east Atlantic, including the Mediterranean Sea. It is distinguishable from similar species by its deep body, fin colouration and a host of more detailed anatomical features, including fin ray and lateral line scale counts. It is one of the largest fish in the genus Caranx, growing to a maximum known length of 124 cm and a weight of 32 kg, although is rare at lengths greater than 60 cm. The crevalle jack inhabits both inshore and offshore waters to depths of around 350 m, predominantly over reefs, bays, lagoons and occasionally estuaries. Young fish dispersed north by currents in the eastern Atlantic are known to migrate back to more tropical waters before the onset of winter; however, if the fish fail to migrate, mass mortalities occur as the temperature falls below the species' tolerance limits. The crevalle jack is a powerful, predatory fish, with extensive studies showing the species consumes a variety of small fish, with invertebrates such as prawns, shrimps, crabs, molluscs and cephalopods also of minor importance. Dietary shifts with both age, location and season have been demonstrated, which led some researchers to postulate the species is indiscriminant in its feeding habits. The crevalle jack reaches maturity at 55 cm in males and 66 cm in females, with spawning taking place year round, although peaks in activity have been documented in several sites. The larval and juvenile growth has been extensively studied, with the oldest known individual 17 years of age. The crevalle jack is an important species to commercial fisheries throughout its range, with annual catches ranging between 1000 and 30 000 tonnes over its entire range. It is taken by a variety of netting methods, including purse nets, seines and gill nets, as well as hook-and-line methods. The crevalle jack is also a revered gamefish, taken both by lures and bait. The species is considered of good to poor quality table fare, and is sold fresh, frozen, or preserved, or as fishmeal or oil at market. The crevalle jack is closely related to both the Pacific crevalle jack and the longfin crevalle jack, the latter of which has been extensively confused with the true crevalle jack until recently. 

E-mail: reservations@prtarponconnection.com