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Top Tarpon Fishing Charters in Key Largo



Tarpon

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

Tarpon Fishing in Key Largo

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.

Tarpon

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

Key Largo Tarpon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

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.

What People Are Saying About Tarpon Fishing in Key Largo

"Full day trip"

Tyler Duncan fished with A-Squared Charters on July 13, 2019

Had an awesome day with capt. Alejo. He had us on the fish and we jumped 2 tarpon in the first 10 casts. I have been on many charters and can definitely say capt. Alejo worked harder to keep us fishing than any i have ever been with. A true professional. Look forward to my next trip!

"Half day with Capt. Dominick"

Troy Jenne fished with Off The Hook Fishing Charters on June 6, 2019

We fished hard all day and had fish all around...landed one 35 lb tarpon and jumped another one at the same time. Missed a bunch of hits but we had a blast and got more than our money’s worth!

"Half day with Capt. Ryan Booth "

fished with Deep South Fishing Charters on October 4, 2018

Had a great day. Got on the water early morning and after about 2 hours caught 3 species of inshore game fish. Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout. Also hooked multiple tarpon just wasn’t able to land them.
Key Largo
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