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.