Key Largo Tarpon Fishing Charters

Key Largo Tarpon Fishing Charters

Best Tarpon Fishing Charters in Key Largo

Top Tarpon Fishing Charters in Key Largo

Tarpon Fishing in Key Largo

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

(Megalops atlanticus)

There are many things in life that should make it onto your bucket list. Key Largo Tarpon fishing should definitely be one of them. It’s not about whether you’ll find a Tarpon or not out here, but whether you'll have what it takes to reel it in.

What to Expect  

You won’t need a long trip to target Tarpon. Anywhere from 4–8 hours will give you enough time to get to the fishing grounds and start fishing for Tarpon.

Most charters will run bay boats, flats boats, or skiffs into the flats and backcountry to target Tarpon. These are smaller boats, so group sizes are usually a maximum of four people. Most boats will have an elevated platform for sight fishing.

If you really want to test your skills, try fly fishing for Tarpon. Also kown as the Silver King, Tarpon will break the line in over 60% of hook ups, so landing one on the boat really gives you bragging rights. All Tarpon should be released after you’ve taken your photo.

A great trip to go on is one that mixes backcountry fishing with inshore fishing. Trips that start in the afternoon give you the chance to fish for Tarpon in the evenings when they're most active.

How to Prepare

Your license will be included in the price of the trip. You’ll probably need to bring along your own food and drink, but be aware of the limited space on board. Remember to leave any beverages in glass bottles at home.

For avid fly fishermen, you’ll be using up to a 12 wt rod in windy conditions – be prepared for a hard fight and you’ll have a great story to tell when you're back home.

Don’t waste a second of your vacation and book a trip with a Key Largo Tarpon fishing guide today. You’ll get to all the hottest spots quickly and be targeting the Silver King before you know it.

Key Largo Tarpon Fishing Seasons

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Tarpon fishing in Key Largo varies moderately throughout the year. High season is May to September. Low season is January and December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Tarpon Fishing in Key Largo

6 Hr. trip with Captain Armandeo
GARY W. fished with A-Squared Charters on January 9, 2021
Be ready to have a good time with this very knowledgeable fisherman!
Great trip
Jay H. fished with Local Grown Charters on November 29, 2020
Back country and move till you find them! I ain’t from San Juan. I’m from vancleave ms
Half Day Trip = Day of fun!
Ron M. fished with Off Course Charters on October 9, 2020
This was my first time to charter in the Keys. Capt Henry is my 1st choice for the future!
Half day trip with Captain Dan and First Mate Matt
Bob S. fished with Miss Chief Charters on March 12, 2020
Take your catch to Sharkeys and let them fix it up for you. Awesome!
Fishing with Ben
Rob M. fished with Leatherneck Backcountry Fishing on February 26, 2020
February is just a little early for the big tarpon run. I was hoping to get lucky on some early arrivals. It didn't happen so changed the game plan, and had a blast the rest of the day smashing all different species of fish of all different sizes. Don't be afraid to adapt or even change your game plan. You might enjoy it. I loved it!
Fishing w/ the cousin
Armando A. fished with Tail Gator Charters on February 17, 2020
Ask many questions and be prepared for weather changes. can affect your trip and expectations.
Wonderful Day Fishing!
Arlen S. fished with Leatherneck Backcountry Fishing on September 12, 2019
I recommend looking at the reviews and getting an experienced and established fishing captain.
First Bone fish.
George G. fished with Randy Stallings Charters on July 27, 2019
July not the prime time for fishing the flats. Water temp up. We did catch Mahi in deeper water-500'.