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Monsta Tarpon Sportfishing

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Diego Martin, Trinidad
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About Monsta Tarpon Sportfishing
Trinidad boasts one of the best Tarpon fisheries in the world. Fast paced, adrenaline filled action, fishing in calm seas with the industries top captains and crew. Some of the best Sport Fishing the Caribbean has to offer.
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Dan S wrote a review Jun 2022
Los Angeles, California53 contributions10 helpful votes
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I fished 3 days with Capt Jonathan and mate Ryan. The fishing was unbelievably good. Fishing solo, I was able to land 50 Tarpon, with several going into triple digits in size. I haven't fished every single other spot that has Tarpon in the world, but I have fished quite a few and I am confident that nowhere else is even close to this in terms of quantity and quality of fish. The boat was very spacious and comfortable, the seas were calm, and Jonathan and Ryan put me on fish the entire time. I could have caught even more fish as we went in a bit early the last day, but that was all my arms and back could take. I can't say enough good things about this operation.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Mark O wrote a review Oct 2021
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Captain Jonathan & First Mate Jesse are extremely professional and very helpful with setting us up to chase/catch the Tarpon. It is one of the best fisheries I have ever had the pleasure to fish. Great strike rate and even better hook-up rate on these amazing animals. The experience was made even better by the crew’s attention to detail and with the help & guidance they provided. It is an absolute must-do for all sports fishermen. Superb in every way. If you do nothing else in TT, you must go with the lads at Monsta Tarpon. 6 out of 5 for me. Thanks guys for a brilliant day out. We will be back. Cheers, The Aussie Lads
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Keri H wrote a review Jan 2020
Ankeny, Iowa24 contributions15 helpful votes
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Spent an early morning in beautiful Trinidad on the “Animal” fishing boat w Captain Johnathon and his first mate Fernando. I’m an avid fisherman in fresh water back home and have never been deep sea fishing...well let me tell you...what an incredible experience. Johnathon is professional and made sure we got to where the fish were! Best day ever! Run, don’t walk to fish with these guys. You won’t regret it!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Veronica142 wrote a review Apr 2019
Elmvale, Canada28 contributions37 helpful votes
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I travelled to T&T in late March 2019 from Canada for the sole purpose of fishing with Captain Jonathan with Monsta Tarpon. We were a group of four - my dad, my sister, a family friend and myself. I communicated with Jonathan via email to make all the travel/fishing arrangements. He was always prompt to reply to my messages and even reserved our hotel rooms for us! Jonathan answered all of my questions and made the “pre-travel” process stress free. Upon arrival in Trinidad, Jonathan arranged to have a driver pick us up at the airport. Stephan was there waiting for us to clear customs. He drove a well maintained van with lots of space which made for a comfortable ride to the hotel. He was an excellent driver, even in heavy traffic! Our accommodations at the Crews Inn were excellent. Nice rooms, salt water pool, no complaints. Now for the good stuff. Jonathan picked us up promptly at 6am both of our fishing days. He and Fernando greeted us and took us right to the fish. After a 10 minute boat ride, they had our lines in the water and within a minute or two we were hooked up!!! One tarpon after another! It seemed like we were hauling in those powerful fish all day! Jonathan and Fernando were excellent coaches, helping us learn how best to haul in the monsters. Even though it was the “off season”, we were all exhausted from all the tarpon action! Jonathan and Fernando were informative about local ecosystems. They also had a great sense of humour as laughs were had by all! The boat was stocked with water, beer, pop, pastries and sandwiches - pastries and sandwiches were delicious!! Jonathan and Fernando’s work ethic and effort to make sure we had the best fishing experience possible was remarkable. They worked tirelessly to ensure our bait was fresh and that we were in the best fishing spots. The boat was in excellent condition. The gear was high quality. There is absolutely nothing I could recommend to make this experience any better. Jonathan is a master in his field. He knows the local waters like the back of his hand and the habits of the fish. We loved fishing with Monsta Tarpon so much that we’re planning another trip in peak season!! We can’t wait!! If you’re a fishing enthusiast, Monsta Tarpon is a must!!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from JonathanR4046, Owner at Monsta Tarpon Sportfishing
Responded Apr 23, 2019
Thank you so much Veronica. Once again, it was our pleasure and I appreciate your feed back as we always strive for excellence. Looking forward to seeing you'll again!
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Gatorchef wrote a review Jul 2018
29 contributions8 helpful votes
We did a 6 hour tarpon trip with Jonathan in early June. My husband had seen a fishing show with Jonathan and learned that tarpon run all year long in Trinidad - and so he, I and my 10 year old son went to Trinidad with this being our primary goal. We were not disappointed! We started at noon which seemed strange but then realized it was because prime fishing time was around the high tide change. We went to a local camp on the end of the island to get bait (which was entertaining all by itself as Jonathan and the camp matriarch were talking (or yelling) with each other in some local patois slang). Then it was off to tarpon fish. We caught the biggest one of the day first (85 lbs) and my 11 year old son reeled it in, with a lot of help and encouragement from us and the captain and mate. We fished three or four different spots with success. And then the magic time hit - for about an hour, every cast got a bite. Mostly tarpon, but we also got grouper and a thirty pound jack. My husband, who is an avid fisher, couldn’t stop laughing at all the activity - he had as much fun himself as I have ever seen him on a family fishing day. When we fish as a family, it is usually all about our son, but each of fought a lot of fish and would tell you that it will be one of our best fishing memories ever. All told we think we had 18+ tarpon. This trip would be good for families (the mate was great with my son and when I hooked a large one late in the day, he used the boat to help me - he could see my arms were giving out!) but also fantastic for a guy trip - he can take up to six and the boat has a large back area making it perfect for multiple anglers. Also- they are very conscious of sustainability - all fish went right back in. I cannot recommend this any more highly. If you go to Trinidad and Tobago this is a must.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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