Tarpon Springs

223 Fishing Charters

Tarpon Springs Fishing Charters

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Tarpon Springs: 223 fishing charters available

Capt Ben Fishing Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (17)
Tarpon Springs
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trips from $350

Fishing With Matt – Lake Tarpon

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (6)
Tarpon Springs
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trips from $350

Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (260)
Holiday
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trips from $450

Patriotic Guide Service

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (33)
Holiday
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Catch A Ray Charter

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (18)
Holiday
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trips from $400

Reel Runner Gulf Adventures

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (39)
Dunedin
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trips from $600

Anclote Adventures

Tarpon Springs
trips from $450

Florida Inshore - Holiday

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (5)
Holiday
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trips from $450

John O'Hanlon Fishing Expeditions

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (4)
Palm Harbor
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trips from $379

John O'Hanlon Fishing - Sharks

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (1)
Palm Harbor
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trips from $399

While most people will exclusively think of fishing for Silver King, Tarpon Springs has a lot more to offer to a prospective angler. This diverse fishery caters to all levels and Tarpon Springs fishing charters have access to a network of flats, Anclote Anchorage, Gulf fisheries, and Lake Tarpon. And they’re all at your disposal.
 
If you’re looking for the best Tarpon action, Saint Joseph Sound is one of the premium locations. Add to that Trout winter run, as well as year-round fishing for Snook, Redfish, Pompano, Flounder, and Mackerel, and you’ve got a winning combo. Freshwater anglers will enjoy Lake Tarpon (though the name is misleading), where they can cast their line for big Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, and Redear Sunfish.
 
Of course, you can’t miss out on exploring the Gulf while you’re in town. Nearshore, chase after King and Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, and Cobia. Hardcore anglers travel past the 60-mile mark to find Mahi Mahi and Wahoo. Deep sea fishing is fantastic, but you’ll have to go 80 miles offshore to hook impressive Amberjack, Sailfish, and a wide range of Grouper and Snapper species.
 
All that being said, who can go fishing in Tarpon Springs? Well, just about anyone. Families with kids will have a blast on half day inshore excursions, and a lot of tasty fish for dinner. Nearshore trips are perfect for novices looking to experience diverse fishing not that far from land. Finally, deep sea fishing expeditions are usually booked by the seaworthy fishers, ready for a test of strength and skill.
 
Come to Tarpon Springs, find your captain, and your fishing adventure can begin!
 

Rules & Regulations

If you are fishing with one of the licensed Tarpon Springs fishing charters, you don’t need a saltwater fishing license. Freshwater and solo anglers should be informed on fishing regulations and what type of license is required.

Tarpon Springs
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January
You might get cool weather, but the bite is super hot, with Grouper bunching up around the nearshore and offshore bottoms, making any day a great one for catch and release. You can also get Redfish, Snook, and Trout.
February
February brings a steady bite from inshore species, and you can get Snook, Redfish, and some Trout, or practice catch and release for Gag Grouper.
March
As the cold front rolls out of town and the temperatures go up, Snook rise in numbers, especially around creeks. You can also get some Sheepshead as well as Mackerel a bit further out.
April
If you don’t mind traveling more than 50 miles from land, then the trip can yield some big and hard-fighting Wahoo. Meanwhile, you can target a slew of species inshore, with Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Snook topping the list.
May
It’s all about Tarpon this time of year. Choose fly fishing or sight casting and come out to the Saint Joseph Sound for a fishing spectacle! You can also get Trout and Snook inshore, as well as Black and Red Drum.
June
Get out early to avoid fickle weather, get some fresh bait, and make your aim for Snook and Redfish. Tarpon are biting left and right, so your inshore trip will probably be a memorable one.
July
Bottom fisheries near offshore reefs and wrecks hold Snapper and Grouper. Anglers on vacation are all headed out to find delicious table fare. Stay inshore and you can get a beautiful King Mackerel or two on the line.
August
Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Flounder, or all of the above – the choice is yours in August. There are plenty of Trout in the water, so you could easily land a mixed bag of top-tier inshore species.
September
If you’re looking for a fall brawl, these waters will give you a steady bite from Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Mackerel. Inshore fisheries are on fire and you will definitely want to join the chase.
October
Redfish are getting better on the flats while you can find superb Snook fishing around creeks and rivers. The King Mackerel fall run is in full swing, and slow trolling can get you bags of catch.
November
Although the weather’s cooling off, the waters are lit up with Snook around the creeks and King Mackerel around deeper flats. You can get epic Redfish and Black Drum as they enter their fall frenzy.
December
The days are colder, but fishing surely isn’t. An average day on the water can get you Snook, Kingfish, some Redfish, Black Drum, and more.

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Florida Snook Charters
Florida Snook Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Great day on the water! Their local knowledge helped put us on the bite quickly. Had a nice mix of large fish, fish with strong fight, and good action as well. Saki and Ryan and truly nice people. They did a nice job of sharing some of their knowledge in an approachable way that met our skill as anglers. Their boat is immaculate and their equipment is top notch. Would definitely use them again!
Chris  H.
Chris H. Asbury Park, New Jersey
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
We had an amazing time! Didn’t catch much but we caught some neat fish, including a bonnet shark!! Super fun day on the water with Capt. Ben!
Veronica  M.
Veronica M. Brunswick, OH
Fishing With Matt – Lake Tarpon
Fishing With Matt – Lake Tarpon
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Had a great time, started catching fish on the 3rd cast. Cap Matt was very knowledgeable on the lake and knew where the fish were. Great time will be back again!
Cory  P.
Cory P. Otway, OH
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Ben, made the fishing trip a great experience he took a lot of time showed us what we wanted to do, just a lot of fun, going to come back next year. Look no further than Ben, it’s the best.
Terry  B.
Terry B. United States
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
We did a six hour trip. Captain Ben is friendly and very nice. We caught a few little ones, nothing of significance or as hoped but not for lack of effort. I'm not sure if red tide negatively impacted our fishing experience but appreciated Captain Ben working to try and find some good spots. We fished off his pontoon boat which was comfy. Overall good experience.
Denise  R.
Denise R. Tulsa, OK
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
We had a great day on the water - didn't catch anything keepable - great bites tho, but continued to move around and look for more fish. The only word I have is, if you are someone who needs a bathroom, the 'toilet' is a bucket. Not Captains fault - it is considered a 'bathroom' in a boat if there is a private space to use the bucket. Still give it a 5 all the way around and are looking for when we can go and play again!
Wendy  S.
Wendy S. Hudson, Florida
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
We had a blast with Captain Ben! He is friendly, knowledgeable, and shows you a great time on the water! We can’t wait to go back out with him!
Chelsea  G.
Chelsea G. Port Richey, Florida
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Enjoyed our half day trip with capt Ben. Fishing was just ok on our day, but nice to get out on the water. A quick moving storm that hit us will provide a lifetime of memories. LOL 🤙
Adam  H.
Adam H. Littleton, CO
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
We had a great time with Ben. He tried very hard to find us some fish worth keeping but it just wasn't our day. It was still relaxing and we enjoyed ourselves very much!
Terri  H.
Terri H. Wakeman, OH
Florida Snook Charters
Florida Snook Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Wonderful day fishing! Captain Saki and Ryan very friendly, professional, excellent guides. Put us right on top the fish. We caught tons of fish including trout, redfish, and snook. Would highly recommend!
Jennifer  B.
Jennifer B. Sugar Hill, GA
Florida Snook Charters
Florida Snook Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Captain Saki was a great guide getting us on the fish quickly and guiding us on getting them in the boat when landing several monster bites! Highly recommend Captain Saki for a great outing and comfortable ride in his well equipped Dorado.
Larry  F.
Larry F. Odessa, Florida
Florida Snook Charters
Florida Snook Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Great day!! My son and I hit the trifecta: Redfish, Snook and Sea trout! Capt Saki and Ryan known these waters better than anyone!
Bob  T.
Bob T. Alpharetta, GA
Florida Snook Charters
Florida Snook Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
What an outstanding day on the water and a great experience for my son and I. Captain Saki and Ryan made it a great day with their personalities and overall knowledge. Captain Saki was very responsive to our quick request for a half day trip (only had one day notice) and it couldn't have worked out any better. We will certainly request this team again on our next trip. Would be ideal for experienced fishermen and beginners. Can't wait to get back down there! Thanks for a great experience!
Jason  K.
Jason K. South Riding, VA
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Thanks for taking us fishing! You were an excellent guide and captain Ben Melinda & Jolinda aka Birthday Twins! 🙏
Melinda  T.
Melinda T. Auburndale, FL
Fishing With Matt – Lake Tarpon
Fishing With Matt – Lake Tarpon
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Great day fishin with Capt Matt He was dialed in to some nice brush piles and we even pulled a few off the beds. Nice guy. Knows Lake Tarpon well.
Leon  D.
Leon D. Greensboro, NC
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Captain Ben was fun to be on a fishing trip with he's very well knowledge even though we didn't catch big fish he caught fish and had bites all day to Ben worked his butt off for us and we appreciate it A+++(
Thomas  I.
Thomas I. Gregory, MI
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Had a great time on the water. Beautiful day in late January. Water was perfect and clear. Went to some great spots. Would recommend to anyone that is looking to get out and do some fishing. We are inshore and the river and had a great time.
Rick  E.
Rick E. New Port Richey, Florida
Florida Snook Charters
Florida Snook Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
We fished in fairly tough conditions with very cold water for Florida. We still had a great trip catching some really nice Reds and trout; we even caught a couple sheepshead and Yanni’s restaurant cooked them for us. These guys were very good; beautiful, clean boat, experienced, knowledgeable, good with beginners. Lots of laughs too. Great Day!
Bill  H.
Bill H. Tarpon Springs, Florida
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Capt Ben Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
Very kind crews. We are poor English speakers, but ther are always kind and speak to us slowly and kindly, that makes us feel so good. We would love to come again.
Shiro  N.
Shiro N. Lexington, SC
Florida Snook Charters
Florida Snook Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Capt's Saki & Ryan were great to fish with. Great boat. They knew where the fish were. Constant action. Great day
Robert  K.
Robert K. Weldon Spring, MO

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Tarpon Springs

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Tarpon Springs costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $409, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $514. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Tarpon Springs is 23 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Capt Ben Fishing Charters, Fishing With Matt – Lake Tarpon, and Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions are some of the most popular fishing charters in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Tarpon Springs.

Fishing With Matt – Lake Tarpon and Bottoms Up Fishing Excursions received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Tarpon Springs.

The best way to experience fishing in Tarpon Springs is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Tarpon, and Redfish. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, heavy tackle, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

You might get cool weather, but the bite is super hot, with Grouper bunching up around the nearshore and offshore bottoms, making any day a great one for catch and release. You can also get Redfish, Snook, and Trout. Check availability for local fishing charters in Tarpon Springs.

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