<p>About two weeks ago, I was in western Puerto Rico. I had set up a charter with Captain Francisco Rosario. My wife joined me. We had a great time. I caught my first tarpon on fly. It was not a big tarpon, but it was a tarpon...by the way, caught it on a clouser.
You know that I have chartered a lot of guides over the past 7-8 years. Captain Rosario is one of the top three guides I have ever hired. First, he is the only guide I have ever engaged who caught bait before going out on the charter. How uniqe..instead of wasting an hour catching bait, he was ready to go at the dock. While he is very accomplished with fly fishing, he does a lot of light tackle with bait. Since my wife was with me and I do the light tackle thing as well, I was glad we were using everything available. Second, he always had at least two poles out with bait. He was aggressively creating opportunities to catch fish. Thats what I wanted, on vacation. My wife came along for her first charter. She caught two fish, including a small tarpon. She had a great trip...which bodes well for future charters, budget or no. Third, he moved around. We fished open water off a point for tarpon, followed up with fisherman he knew who were changing bait, fished the mangroves of a national park for snook and tarpon, and finished with some docks where the tarpon and snook hung out. Fourth, he had a great personality. Finally, rates were very reasonable.
Captain Rosario operates Light Tackle Adventures, Boqueron Bay and Cabo Rojo's in Southwest Puerto Rico. His phone number is 787-547-7380 and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org . I get him by just putting his name in google. He has a nice web site.www.lighttackleadventure.8k.com
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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.