This past week we had the pleasure of talking to George Large from Yo-Zuri Lures and Morgan Promnitz from Hobie Kayaks. Both were down fishing and having a great time. Although bait is the most productive way to get the big boys to bite, George and Morgan reported many fish with hard plastics with Ghost White and Silver/Gold with Orange underside as being by far the most productive. I believe there was even a story of a 100lbs tarpon hitting the small size popper. He was trying to get a lady fish.
The big surprise of the season is the consistency of 26”+ size snook. We jumped 10 tarpon and landed several snook in one morning session. The most common are the 35-40” with the 60”ers not uncommon.
About the author: Sam Baker is a kayak fishing guide who runs Pure Adrenaline Kayak Fishing living on the the north coast of Puerto Rico.