Miami Tarpon Fishing Charters

Miami Tarpon Fishing Charters

Best Tarpon Fishing Charters in Miami

Miami: 48 fishing charters available

Joey Flats Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Miami
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Reel Limit Fishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(20 reviews)
Miami Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $900

Miami Inshore Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(39 reviews)
Key Biscayne
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Fly & Fish With Fraser

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Miami
trips from $550

Urban Legends Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Miami
trips from $450

Captain Jax Peacock – Largemouth Bass

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Hialeah
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $399

South Florida Fishing Charters – Miami

Miami
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Miss Tra Sea

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(107 reviews)
Miami Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Tarpon Fishing in Miami

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

(Megalops atlanticus)

The game fish you want to target on your next vacation to Florida has to be Tarpon. More specifically, you have to try the Tarpon fishing Miami has to offer. This is a hard-fighting, high-jumping fish that will break the line in over 60% of hook-ups and can be found in a range of places in Miami.

What to Expect  

The best time to go hunting for Tarpon is between May–July. This is when they come into the marshes and shallow waters to spawn. With the right captain though, you can find Tarpon year round, in either the flats or further out into deeper waters.

Depending on the time of year and where you’ll be fishing, you’ll either be spending the day on a flats fishing boat or a center console. The flats boat can take a maximum of four anglers out, whereas the center console can take up to six.

Most of the flats boats will have a sight casting platform to give you that extra edge in finding your prey. If your going out during rough weather, especially in deeper waters, the boat may also have a Tarpon cage to help keep you in place. If you really want to challenge yourself, spend your trip fly fishing for Tarpon. This is best left to the experienced anglers, as the conditions for fly fishing can be tough for beginners.

One of the best times to go Tarpon fishing in Miami is during the evening. With the lights from the bridges and downtown brightening up the waters, you’ll even be able to sight fish long after the sun sets. This is when the Tarpon are feeding and therefore most active, which will give you the best chance of reeling one in.

How to Prepare

When on the flats boats, be aware of the limited space and only pack the essentials. You’ll want to bring your camera, as Tarpon must be released once caught. Tarpon over 40 inches should be kept in the water – the captain will gauge the size of the Tarpon for you and let you know if you can bring it on board.

Let the captain know what type of fishing you’d like to do and your current fishing experience level. The captain can then make sure the right gear is on board for you to use. If you’re bringing your own rods and reels, inform the captain prior to the trip so he can make space for them.

The time of year will alter the bait and lures the Tarpon go for. You could use live bait, flies, or artificial lures. Beginner anglers will use live bait to entice Tarpon, such as mullet, shrimp, and crabs.

The “Silver King” is ready and waiting to test your lines and skills in the Miami waters. Book a Miami Tarpon fishing trip today and fish with a local captain who can take you to the best spots – whether you’ll get the fish to the boat is up to you.

Miami Tarpon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Tarpon fishing in Miami varies moderately throughout the year. High season is March to May. Low season is January and September to December. There is no closed season.
Miami
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Tarpon Fishing in Miami

Nothing fancy but was nice staff with the equipment needed. 4 hours was perfect time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nothing fancy but was nice staff with the equipment needed. 4 hours was perfect time.
Kyle  S.
Kyle S. Ashburn, VA
Just get out there. Tell the captain what you’re looking to do and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just get out there. Tell the captain what you’re looking to do and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Patrick  S.
Patrick S. Bingham Farms, MI
Be sure you and people in your group have no sea sickness, or they can suffer a lot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure you and people in your group have no sea sickness, or they can suffer a lot.
IRINA  T.
IRINA T. Miami, FL
I was given advice from friends that fishing above the keys would not be that ideal. However, we had a great time and expect to catch more fish in the area soon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I was given advice from friends that fishing above the keys would not be that ideal. However, we had a great time and expect to catch more fish in the area soon.
Susan  C.
Susan C. United States
It was our first experience. Deep sea fishing has such different techniques. Great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was our first experience. Deep sea fishing has such different techniques. Great experience.
Zarmina  R.
Zarmina R. Greenwood, IN
On this particular day it was very windy and not good for shing. But after all it is mother nature. would do it again though
Excellent
5.0 / 5
On this particular day it was very windy and not good for shing. But after all it is mother nature. would do it again though
Bernard Van De Boogaard
Bernard Van De Boogaard Fort Garland, Colorado
I recommend that if you want to spend a fishing time with friends or family. Book with you. Helpful and very profecionales.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I recommend that if you want to spend a fishing time with friends or family. Book with you. Helpful and very profecionales.
Alexis  G.
Alexis G. Hialeah, FL
Yes, but know your personal limitations. Choppy water is rough if you suffer from motion sickness. Prepare properly and enjoy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, but know your personal limitations. Choppy water is rough if you suffer from motion sickness. Prepare properly and enjoy.
Terry  C.
Terry C. Laval, QC
Focus on the guide, not the boat. You don't need a 30ft boat to run around in the Miami bays and get to the good fishing!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Focus on the guide, not the boat. You don't need a 30ft boat to run around in the Miami bays and get to the good fishing!
Joel  M.
Joel M. United States
Great time for Tarpon due to the shrimp hatch. Beat the heat. Beautiful weather. Fish at night when there isn't any boat traffic.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great time for Tarpon due to the shrimp hatch. Beat the heat. Beautiful weather. Fish at night when there isn't any boat traffic.
Frank  G.
Frank G. Williamsburg, VA
Either find a decent charter, have some friends who know the area, rent a boat to get to the spots where others are, or go to a jetty or pier. Can't go wrong with jetty or pier fishing and putting some shrimp/crab/ squid on a setup with a hook and a weight like a Carolina rig. Plenty of exotics in the canals as well that will bite even in December. Just watch for gators and snakes!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Either find a decent charter, have some friends who know the area, rent a boat to get to the spots where others are, or go to a jetty or pier. Can't go wrong with jetty or pier fishing and putting some shrimp/crab/ squid on a setup with a hook and a weight like a Carolina rig. Plenty of exotics in the canals as well that will bite even in December. Just watch for gators and snakes!
Josef  S.
Josef S. Atlanta, GA
It’s a time during transition. There are fish to be caught, but it is rough waters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a time during transition. There are fish to be caught, but it is rough waters.
Chris  S.
Chris S. Bellevue, WA
Fishing in Miami provides s great opportunity to enjoy the beauty in the region, as well as get connected to some great fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in Miami provides s great opportunity to enjoy the beauty in the region, as well as get connected to some great fishing!
John  D.
John D. Waterford, Michigan
Takes no time at all to get to DEEP sea fishing...10 miles and you're at 1,000+ feet. Possibilities are endless but you better be with the right crew and boat or you're gonna have a disappointing day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Takes no time at all to get to DEEP sea fishing...10 miles and you're at 1,000+ feet. Possibilities are endless but you better be with the right crew and boat or you're gonna have a disappointing day.
Coleen  C.
Coleen C. Ambridge, PA
It's going to cost more than they tell you when you book the trip. If you don't have your own rods It was only an extra $13 But if we didn't have the extra on us it would have been a problem. We paid a $33 deposit and we expected the rest would cost us 77 but that's not what happened when we got there
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's going to cost more than they tell you when you book the trip. If you don't have your own rods It was only an extra $13 But if we didn't have the extra on us it would have been a problem. We paid a $33 deposit and we expected the rest would cost us 77 but that's not what happened when we got there
Robert  M.
Robert M. Orlando, Florida
Give it a try. There was some rookie anglers on our charter and they caught some beautiful fish
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Give it a try. There was some rookie anglers on our charter and they caught some beautiful fish
Brad  C.
Brad C. United States
No recommendations the trip was great and the shipmates were very professional and nice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
No recommendations the trip was great and the shipmates were very professional and nice
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Spartanburg, South Carolina
If you have some experience, it is worth to consider bringing your own fishing gear. It will give you possibility for different catches.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you have some experience, it is worth to consider bringing your own fishing gear. It will give you possibility for different catches.
Marcelo  N.
Marcelo N. Miami, Florida
Just book it get your self i e cooler with ice and get ready to take some fish home
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just book it get your self i e cooler with ice and get ready to take some fish home
Youngmin  K.
Youngmin K. Harker Heights, Texas
Do your homework and check out your options for the experience you are looking for. Remember there are no guarantees that you will catch fish but the likelihood of doing so is high. As well prior to booking ensure there ae no hidden extra fees.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your homework and check out your options for the experience you are looking for. Remember there are no guarantees that you will catch fish but the likelihood of doing so is high. As well prior to booking ensure there ae no hidden extra fees.
Sean  B.
Sean B. Kitchener, Ontario