Customer experience (Tarpon Fishing in Porta del Sol)
It was a Friday morning when my friend Jose Vega invited me to go fishing with his son Gabo and two of my kids, Eduardo and Diego. Next day we were in the water at 7:00 am with Captain Pochy and his 17’ fishing boat.
The kids were very exited when Pochy, from Light Tackle Adventure, caught around 100 sardines for bait with his net. Then we moved between Mayaguez and Añasco bay and immediately the three kids caught Tarpons, Snooks and Robalos. Mi oldest, Eduardo, caught a Robalo of approximately 10 pounds. Diego caught an 8 pounds Snook and Gabo caught a Tarpon and a Snook of about 8 pounds each. They kept bringing in Robalos and Tarpon’s.
We got distracted and saw the three of them fighting a fish for a while until we decided to help and they had a 12 pounds “Sierra”.
While Pochy and Jose were busy helping the kids one of the rods was hit by something big. Pochy told me to grab it and when the fish jumped out the water he said, ok guys this tarpon is above 100 pounds, lets open some space for Duky. After a fight of approximately 50 minutes I brought in the 150 pounds and 5’9” Tarpon on board. We took pictures and sent it back to the water. That was the biggest fish I ever caught. It was great to fight such a big fish with a spinning rod and a 20 pounds line.
Around 10:30 am we were heading back and the kids could not believe the experience.
About The Author: Captain Francisco Rosario
Company: Light Tackle Adventure Tarpon Fishing
Area Reporting: Boqueron Bay (Cabo Rojo Puerto Rico)
Bio: Capt. Francisco \"Pochy\" Rosario· U.S.C.G Certified Captain License · Certified Guide by Puerto Rico Tourism Company (GT 2001-018) · Endorsed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company · Endorsed by Comisión de Servicio Público (Public Service Commission) (S-03-06-Feb-518) Capt. Francisco “Pochy” Rosario is a passionate fisherman. He born and raised in the West Coast of Puerto Rico, and been fishing tarpon since he was 12 years old. Capt. Rosario has more than 16 years of experience in sport fishing. He began working as mate for Western Tourist Services, a deep sea fishing charter company. In 1999 after getting his U.S.C.G license, he decides to start his own business as Inshore Fishing Services. He offered Light Tackle and Fly Fishing trips for tarpon, snook, jacks, mangrove snapper and barracudas. He has a 17’ customized skiff for a spectacular fishing in the West Coast of Puerto Rico. The boat has marine radio, livewell with bait pump, 14 rod holder , deep finder, 19 gal. Gas tank, 2006 85 hp Yamaha endure, 6 life jackets USCG approved, 3 bait net, 4 dry storage, nav. Lights, push pole, flear kit and fire extinguisher.