Florida Tarpon Fishing Charters

Florida Tarpon Fishing Charters

Top Florida Tarpon Fishing Destinations

Best Tarpon Fishing Charters in Florida

Top Tarpon Fishing Charters in Florida

Tarpon Fishing in Florida

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

(Megalops atlanticus)

Ready to come face-to-gills with the “Silver King” and put your angling skills to the ultimate test? Then going after Tarpon should be your next adventure. These goliaths of the flats are the greatest challenge inshore fishermen can face, and there’s no better place for it than the Sunshine State. If you’re coming here for the first time, we recommend booking a trip with one of the Tarpon fishing charters Florida has to offer.

You’ll find the magnificent Tarpon in inshore waters throughout the state, from Jacksonville Beach to the Panhandle. These acrobats are famous for their powerful headshakes, aerial acrobatics, and size. They can grow to be over 100 pounds. Tarpon are most active in spring and summer (depending on the location), but you can target smaller specimens all year.

While you can book a shorter Tarpon fishing trip and have decent results, dedicating a full day to it is usually far more productive. There are many guides that specialize in targeting Tarpon, and they’ll know exactly where to go and how to put you on the bite.

Practically the whole state of Florida is one big Tarpon fishing hotspot, but there are some destinations that stand out. The Keys, Boca Grande, Biscayne Bay, the Everglades along with the Ten Thousand Islands, Islamorada, and Tampa Bay are just some of the epicenters. All you need to do is pick a location, book your charter, and may your epic Tarpon fishing trip begin!

Rules & Regulations

The most important thing to remember is that all Tarpon are strictly catch and release in Florida. The only way to keep one is if you’re looking to break the IGFA record, but for that, you’ll need a special Tarpon tag. Only one tag per person per year is available. 

Florida Tarpon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Tarpon fishing in Florida varies moderately throughout the year. High season is May to August. Low season is January to March and November to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Tarpon Fishing in Florida

4hrs with AJ
Benjamin M. fished with AJ’s Bass Guides on September 22, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Capt. AJ made it perfect. He knew exactly where to catch. Boat and gear were top notch. The absolute best experience!
6 hour trip with Captain J.
Josh D. fished with Bad Juju Charters on September 18, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Awesome time to hook up on some reds and tarpon.
Half Day with B&B
Madison B. fished with B&B Charters on September 18, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Hydration, sunscreen and hats....and Dramamine
Fishing with Robert
Tango E. fished with Have Fun Charters Co. on September 18, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Lot of good fish was out of season couldn't keep it
8 hr deep sea fishing
Celena P. fished with Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters on September 18, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Let the Captain know what you’re looking to do and they do the best they can to make it happen!!! Very clean and professional crew!!
Half-Day Trip with Captain Greg
Jim S. fished with Reel Magic Adventures on September 16, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Love the port and wide variety of fish and types of fishing.
September fishing trip
Tom C. fished with Golden Legacy Charters, LLC on September 14, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Definitely would recommend booking with Golden Legacy Charters when in PCB!!!!
Family time ❤️
Tammy M. fished with Infinite Blue Charters on September 12, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Know that the weather can be unpredictable on the water and change quickly.