Grand Cayman Tarpon Fishing Charters

Grand Cayman Tarpon Fishing Charters

Best Tarpon Fishing Charters in Grand Cayman

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
4.4 / 5
Based on 28,276 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Tarpon Fishing in Grand Cayman

Kind of a slow fishing time of the year, so have fun in the reef or in the harbor, but don’t expect the big fish this time of year. Still a blast with a Captain like C!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Kind of a slow fishing time of the year, so have fun in the reef or in the harbor, but don’t expect the big fish this time of year. Still a blast with a Captain like C!!
Jah Bless Charters
Jah Bless Charters
Be prepared to have to go through some choppy water to get to the leeward side of the island. Charters won’t go out if it is too rough but it can get bouncy on the windward side!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Be prepared to have to go through some choppy water to get to the leeward side of the island. Charters won’t go out if it is too rough but it can get bouncy on the windward side!
Jah Bless Charters
Jah Bless Charters
HIRE HIM, do not hesitate, he is AWESOME! You will truly enjoy your experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
HIRE HIM, do not hesitate, he is AWESOME! You will truly enjoy your experience.
Cayman Live Bait
Cayman Live Bait
You only have to travel 2 minutes to get to your deep sea action! Great views of the island while you are fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You only have to travel 2 minutes to get to your deep sea action! Great views of the island while you are fishing.
Reelistik Charters
Reelistik Charters
Weather was not cooperative, rough seas but Captain Bobby navigated to calmer seas for a enjoyable experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was not cooperative, rough seas but Captain Bobby navigated to calmer seas for a enjoyable experience.
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
I did wish we caught more and a variety, but that's how fishing is at times. We faired better than others that didn't catch anything at all. So overall it was a great day. I highly recommend Andrew and Y-Knot
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I did wish we caught more and a variety, but that's how fishing is at times. We faired better than others that didn't catch anything at all. So overall it was a great day. I highly recommend Andrew and Y-Knot
Y-Knot Charters – 29' intrepid
Y-Knot Charters – 29' intrepid
You can’t always expect to catch something but this crew knows the best places that will increase your odds
Excellent
4.7 / 5
You can’t always expect to catch something but this crew knows the best places that will increase your odds
Y-Knot Charters – 38’
Y-Knot Charters – 38’
Yes! This was our first time deep sea fishing and Captain Steve was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes! This was our first time deep sea fishing and Captain Steve was great.
Reel Vibes Charters
Reel Vibes Charters
We were lucky. The previous two days were bad for fishing. Summertime (off-season) isn’t the best time for fishing. You will have to be patient and hope that you have a great Captain like Andrew that just has that instinct to find them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were lucky. The previous two days were bad for fishing. Summertime (off-season) isn’t the best time for fishing. You will have to be patient and hope that you have a great Captain like Andrew that just has that instinct to find them.
Y-Knot Charters – 29' intrepid
Y-Knot Charters – 29' intrepid Roanoke, IN
July is a bit slower fishing, so I'd research the best time of year to fish for a better bite. Be prepared with your own snacks if you are particular, and definitely bring a UV dri-fit fishing shirt and a hat to protect you from the sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
July is a bit slower fishing, so I'd research the best time of year to fish for a better bite. Be prepared with your own snacks if you are particular, and definitely bring a UV dri-fit fishing shirt and a hat to protect you from the sun.
Cayman Live Bait
Cayman Live Bait Franklin, TN
In July- it was pretty hot, I suggest a boat with cover/shade. Most of the ride was calm but getting around the point had about 15 mins of rough waters- so if you get sickness- take Dramamine!! If taking kids- lots of suncreen and try to find a boat with a bathroom and shade because the slow ride out can get brutal from the sun. Overall- fishing was fun and got some good fish which we could recognize from prior snorkeling in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In July- it was pretty hot, I suggest a boat with cover/shade. Most of the ride was calm but getting around the point had about 15 mins of rough waters- so if you get sickness- take Dramamine!! If taking kids- lots of suncreen and try to find a boat with a bathroom and shade because the slow ride out can get brutal from the sun. Overall- fishing was fun and got some good fish which we could recognize from prior snorkeling in the area.
Captain Jerry's Watersports
Captain Jerry's Watersports Round Rock, TX
Captain Cody recommended November through March as the best fishing times. However, for July we did extremely well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Cody recommended November through March as the best fishing times. However, for July we did extremely well.
Infinity Private Charters – 33'
Infinity Private Charters – 33' Mount Pleasant, TX
Fishing in the caymans is terrific from the standpoint of you drop from 15ft to 1000ft in just a few minutes. You don’t travel far to get on large pelagic sea creatures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in the caymans is terrific from the standpoint of you drop from 15ft to 1000ft in just a few minutes. You don’t travel far to get on large pelagic sea creatures.
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters Atlanta, GA
A little slow this time of year inshore but everyday day is different so take a chance and go! If nothing else, the water is beautiful and the company is great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A little slow this time of year inshore but everyday day is different so take a chance and go! If nothing else, the water is beautiful and the company is great!
Jackson Watersports
Jackson Watersports West Jefferson, NC
Just understand the weather doesn’t always cooperate. The chef at Tukka knows what he’s doing and you won’t be disappointed in the meal he prepares with your catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just understand the weather doesn’t always cooperate. The chef at Tukka knows what he’s doing and you won’t be disappointed in the meal he prepares with your catch.
Outcast Charters Cayman
Outcast Charters Cayman Cypress, TX
May is a good month for fishing. The boat is comfortable with plenty of shade. Kids like to feed tarpon at the dock where the fish are cleaned. Sharks come in also. Good restaurants near the dock area. Finish a day of fishing with a good meal. Very accessible from the seven mile beach area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
May is a good month for fishing. The boat is comfortable with plenty of shade. Kids like to feed tarpon at the dock where the fish are cleaned. Sharks come in also. Good restaurants near the dock area. Finish a day of fishing with a good meal. Very accessible from the seven mile beach area.
Outcast Charters Cayman
Outcast Charters Cayman Durham, North Carolina
Be sure to clarify exactly what to do when you get a fish on in terms of setting the hook and adjusting the real
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to clarify exactly what to do when you get a fish on in terms of setting the hook and adjusting the real
Reel Vibes Charters
Reel Vibes Charters George Town
A half day reef fishing trip is a great way to start. It’s not very far from shore and the water is beautiful. You’ll catch fish and have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A half day reef fishing trip is a great way to start. It’s not very far from shore and the water is beautiful. You’ll catch fish and have fun.
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters Union City, New Jersey
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.
Jah Bless Charters
Jah Bless Charters 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:)
Reel Vibes Charters
Reel Vibes Charters Westerville, OH