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Fishing in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico is known as the Island of Enchantment due to the fishing locations, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and picturesque islands. You only need to discover the best fishing locations in Puerto Rico. You should also know the best fishing seasons on this Caribbean island.

This guide will discuss all about fishing in Puerto Rico, including the best fishing locations and seasons.

Top Fishing Locations in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is phenomenal, thanks to its wide range of fishing destinations. Every angler can find the perfect destination for their skill set and expectations. Let’s discuss the top fishing destinations in Puerto Rico below.

Rincon

Although Rincón is known for its fantastic twilight colors and picturesque sunset, it is among the best angling destinations in the world. The town sits 92 miles from San Juan. The deep waters in Rincón make for the perfect deep-sea fishing adventure.

Anglers who prefer fly fishing in bays can do so on the inshore waters in Rincón. Rincon’s inshore waters play host to Ladyfish, Snook, Tarpon, and more. If you prefer the inland, Rincón also has various interior lakes where you can catch the rare peacock bass.

If you are an experienced angler, make sure to visit the Puerto Rican Trench, just some miles away from Rincón. Here the waters are as deep as 15000ft. You will have the chance to catch Billfish, Wahoo, Tuna, and the famous Marlin during Mahi Mahi and summer. You can also enjoy the thrill of snorkeling before you leave Rincón.

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Fajardo

Fajardo sits on the eastern edge of the island, just 36 miles away from San Juan. The lakes on Fajardo are fed by the Caribbean and the north equatorial ocean currents, which bring warm waters to Fajardo.

Fajardo is undoubtedly the best fishing destination globally, thanks to the deep water of the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea. The lagoons and flats on the beaches also make it easy to find a variety of fish on the island. If you prefer inshore fishing, you might catch Snook, Bonefish, Kingfish, Snappers, and the Land Tarpon.

If you prefer offshore fishing, you can expect to catch the Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Spearfish, and Sailfish.

Best Fishing Seasons in Puerto Rico

Discover the fishing seasons in Puerto Rico below.

Wahoo Season

This season starts from November to April. Fish are between 10 and 70 pounds, with the average size fish between 25 and 35 pounds. The fish you might catch during this season include Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish, and Barracuda.

Blue Marlin Season

The season starts from June to November. The average size of fish is between 150 and 200 pounds. You can expect to catch the White Marlin, Sailfish, and Spearfish.

Mahi Mahi Seasons

The North Coast season starts from November to December, while the South Coast runs from February to May. This season is best for catching fish along the weed lines and floating debris.

Tuna Season

Anglers can expect to catch Tuna throughout the year. On average, Tuna weighs around 25 pounds.

Tarpon Season

Tarpon Season starts in November and ends in May. On average, Tarpon weighs around 15 to 150 pounds and is easily found in the inshore regions. We can also expect to find Snook, Snapper, and King Mackerel.

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