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  1. I've been bouncing around the entire island by boat. Been able to pick at schoolies pretty much everywhere I've fished. No keepers as of yet, but I'm sure there's a few swimming around. Landed a few mid 20"ers and have seem some followers that have been a bit bigger. It will keep getting better with every tide. I love this time of year!!
  2. I'm guessing they could identify that shark based on the bite out of it's right pec fin. Also noticed teeth marks on it's flank too. I'd bet it's a female who's had some run-in's with some amorous males. Really cool video!
  3. One can only hope. This has been my most challenging albie ever and I'm no newbie. With 6 or 7 trips under my belt and only 1 albie to show, it seems Exxon/Mobil has been the big winner so far this season. What do all the "real old timers" think the effect of all this wind coming will have? Will it potentially churn up the water enough and push em out for good? Not ready to throw in the towel, but certainly questioning my sanity at this point.
  4. YES!!!
  5. It's that time of year once again. I expect Route 3, 24, and 495 south to look like this in the upcoming weeks! See you out there. I may remove a trailer tire just for the theatrics on the ride down.
  6. I always say "Fishing is not about saving money" I also agree that 20% should be the minimum tip. Enjoy!!
  7. Now, THAT is a great fish story!
  8. How difficult is it to fish a live ponie?
  9. The safety gear is required if you have a commercial tuna permit not recreational. While not required, an EPIRB would be a great investment if you're gonna run around out there on the tuna grounds.
  10. Great info, thanks! I figured after a few days with a guide I'd be able to get some info on other options. That Jack you caught on a fly rod must have been a hell of a fight. I think jacks are the most underrated game-fish out there. Their fight is right up there with roosterfish...they just don't have the cool haircut!
  11. Great stuff, thanks for posting! We're heading to San Juan beginning of March. I booked the trip specifically to fish for tarpon and planned on going solo, but then the Mrs. decided she wanted to join as well. While I'm planning on doing a few charters, I was hoping to mess around from shore as well. From what it sounds like there are possibilities for tarpon pretty much everywhere? With all of your experiences to PR I'd be curious to get our perspective on any pitfalls to avoid. I typically head to Costa Rica each winter to fish, but figured I'd mix it up this year. I guess I take for granted how familiar I am with CR and what to expect/avoid. Of course, the fishing so far in Costa Rica this year seems to be the best it's been in 15+ years, which had me second guessing my decision, but your post certainly helped in getting the excitement level back up!
  12. Giving this tread a bump since I'll be heading to Puerto Rico this winter...actually late winter/spring. Staying in San Juan and have a few days of charters already lined up with the goal of focusing on Tarpon. I'm sure I'll try to fish from shore as well, both on the beach front and lagoons that look to be somewhat close to the Marriott hotel where we'll stay. I'd LOVE some info on what size flouro to use. Can I go as light as 30# or should I be loaded for bear with 80#? I'm happy catching small fish from shore....just want to scratch this tarpon itch. Planning on bringing several travel rods with 20-50# braid and I'm sure more lures than I'll need. Figured small DOA's and Wildeyes will be a good bet....along with Mirolures and swimbaits like crystal minnows. Any insight on what size and color lures to use would be greatly appreciated!
  13. Thank you, Sir. You too!!
  14. Thanks for the reply...believe me, I'm very familiar with the jumped to landed ratio. At this point I'm probably 3 for 30....and two of those 3 were under 5 pounds. I have a few Hogy Pro-Tails in the pile of lures already.
  15. Hey Everyone, I know this is a FL forum, but figured it was worth a shot in asking about tarpon fishing in Puerto Rico. Just looking for advice on what to bring since we've booked out winter vacation here. I plan on doing a charter or two, but being a total fishing fool, I'll bring rods, reels, and way too many lures down with me too so I can fish the beaches/other opportunities that present themselves. Wondering what pound leader I should rig with for throwing small plastics and hardbaits/topwaters. Do I need to put a piece of 80# at the end to prevent chafe for tarpon? Would straight 30 or 40# be enough for tarpon, but too much for snook? I plan on bringing 3 piece travel rods with 4000 - 5000 sized reels, spooled with 20-50# braid. Along with small DOA's, crystal minnow / hard swim baits, mirrolures, small spooks, etc. Any and all advice appreciated!