Grand Cayman Tarpon Fishing Charters

Grand Cayman Tarpon Fishing Charters

Best Tarpon Fishing Charters in Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman: 5 fishing charters available

Jackson Watersports

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
West Bay
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trips from $750

Tarpon Fishing in Grand Cayman

Tarpon
  • Size 25 to 80lbs
  • Food Value None
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Flats, Backcountry

(Megalops atlanticus)

Of all the fish in Grand Cayman, Tarpon may just be the one which surprises anglers the most. It’s no secret that this silver prize lives in abundance on the reefs, but few visitors know you can also tackle Tarpon in the canals and landlocked waters. If you are looking to go above and beyond, consider Tarpon fishing in Grand Cayman for an unexpected adventure.

When to Target Tarpon

The Tarpon in Grand Cayman are biting all year, with a peak season in late summer. You can find Tarpon near reefs and on the flats, making it possible to target these hard-fighting fish without straying far from shore. Some restaurants along the wharfs even feature Tarpon feeding as an attraction!

What gets local anglers really excited are the juvenile Tarpon in the island’s backwaters and canals. While these fish typically don’t weigh more than 15 lbs, they put up a spectacular fight on light tackle. You can also target these specimens in Tarpon Pond, a land-locked lake which captures the attention of many fly fishermen. The best time to fish here is in early morning or late afternoon.

How to Target Tarpon

You can target Tarpon in Grand Cayman by casting small, yellow bucktails or floating plugs (again, morning and dusk produce the best bite). When fly fishing for these Tarpon, chugging a popper or bass-bug along the surface works well. But take note: these fish bite hard and will wreck a standard tippet in the blink of an eye. It’s wise to have about a foot of 25 lb fluorocarbon as a bite tippet.

Some locations where you can enjoy fishing for Tarpon are North Coast, South Sound, and Frank Sound. Grand Cayman fishing charters will take you to these locations and many others, by boat or by wade fishing. 

Grand Cayman Tarpon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Tarpon fishing in Grand Cayman varies slightly throughout the year. High season is April to August. Low season is January to March and September to December. There is no closed season.
Grand Cayman
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 25,050 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Tarpon Fishing in Grand Cayman

Be prepared for active seas and if you get sick put your patch on in advance and take your meds in advance as we did and you will be good.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for active seas and if you get sick put your patch on in advance and take your meds in advance as we did and you will be good.
Trebor  S.
Trebor S. LaPlace, LA
Check out the winds and water conditions for deep sea if you get sea sick at all:)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out the winds and water conditions for deep sea if you get sea sick at all:)
Joe  T.
Joe T. Westerville, OH
We didn’t catch the fish we hoped to but it is called “fishing” not catching!!! Not the captain and crews fault, just reality!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
We didn’t catch the fish we hoped to but it is called “fishing” not catching!!! Not the captain and crews fault, just reality!
Gracie  P.
Gracie P. George Town
Told the captain we had young kids, so catching a good amount of fish was the goal more than keepers. Mission accomplished, plus the boat ride was fun and fast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Told the captain we had young kids, so catching a good amount of fish was the goal more than keepers. Mission accomplished, plus the boat ride was fun and fast.
John  C.
John C. Northbrook, IL
Lots of options; deep drop, reef, or blue water. Grand Cayman is unique in that it has access to the deepest water in the Caribbiean. Try to hit the tuna bite earlier than July to give you the best options for a big catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of options; deep drop, reef, or blue water. Grand Cayman is unique in that it has access to the deepest water in the Caribbiean. Try to hit the tuna bite earlier than July to give you the best options for a big catch.
Lyles  B.
Lyles B. Winder, GA
Put sunscreen on before you get in the boat and dont forget your legs. Water can get rough farther out so take the less drowsy dramamine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Put sunscreen on before you get in the boat and dont forget your legs. Water can get rough farther out so take the less drowsy dramamine.
Stacy  W.
Stacy W. Van Buren, AR
Beautiful weather! A bit rocky on the boat but with a little patience you will catch more fish than you expect!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful weather! A bit rocky on the boat but with a little patience you will catch more fish than you expect!
Gregg  C.
Gregg C. George Town
Reef fishing is spectacular in Grand Cayman and you are all but assured bent rods and good eating. Mix that in with a trip to stingray city or snorkeling and it will make for an awesome day. We opted for an offshore trip and had a GREAT time. "Gunner" is an extremely well-equipped boat with the best tackle money can but (rare for a charter boat) with a top-notch crew that is both knowledgeable enough to impress an experienced angler and very kid-friendly. It is tough to find both.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reef fishing is spectacular in Grand Cayman and you are all but assured bent rods and good eating. Mix that in with a trip to stingray city or snorkeling and it will make for an awesome day. We opted for an offshore trip and had a GREAT time. "Gunner" is an extremely well-equipped boat with the best tackle money can but (rare for a charter boat) with a top-notch crew that is both knowledgeable enough to impress an experienced angler and very kid-friendly. It is tough to find both.
Joseph  M.
Joseph M. George Town
Take a keen look at the winds and weather. Unusually strong winds of 20 knots prevented us from deep sea fishing, but nonetheless, had a great day of reef fishing with a good variety of fishing options... along with a final pull of a barracuda as we trolled back to harbor.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a keen look at the winds and weather. Unusually strong winds of 20 knots prevented us from deep sea fishing, but nonetheless, had a great day of reef fishing with a good variety of fishing options... along with a final pull of a barracuda as we trolled back to harbor.
Hunter  K.
Hunter K. Cayman Islands
Wahoo and tarpon, barracuta are plentiful and fun inshore fishing lots of mutin snapper
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wahoo and tarpon, barracuta are plentiful and fun inshore fishing lots of mutin snapper
Travis  H.
Travis H. Silver Spring, Maryland
Check with the boat captians before you book to find the best time to fish inside the reef
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check with the boat captians before you book to find the best time to fish inside the reef
Robert  P.  L.
Robert P. L. United States
Absolutely incredible experience fishing the crystal clear reefs of the north sound. Capt Dwight was terrific and would definitely book again on our next trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely incredible experience fishing the crystal clear reefs of the north sound. Capt Dwight was terrific and would definitely book again on our next trip.
David  R.
David R. Framingham, Massachusetts