Tarpon

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

Tarpon fishing in Florida is, needless to say, off the hook (pun intended). Siver kings populate inshore waters throughout the state, from Jacksonville Beach to the Panhandle, with hotspots being the Keys, the Everglades, the Fort Myers area, Charlotte Harbor, including, of course, Boca Grande, Tampa Bay and the Homossassa Bay.

For extensive knowhow on how to prepare for Tarpon fishing in Florida, see our All You Need to Know About Tarpon Fishing in Florida guide.

Tarpon

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

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.

What People Are Saying About Tarpon Fishing in Florida

"Fishing with John"

fished with Day 5 Charters on December 6, 2018

I have spent two days fishing with John. we hooked a nice tarpon in July and got into some snook in early December He is always smiling, know his craft and has top notch equipment and a very nice robalo bay boat I will be booking him again in January !

"Half day with Captain from Ft Collins, and first mate Greg "

Thomas Loften fished with Salty Goat Fishing Charters, LLC on November 30, 2018

We had a wonderful time with a diverse group who were friendly and nice! The crew was amazing always there when you needed them to help get your catch off your line and made sure you had bait to continue fishing. The cleaning area was very fun with tarpon and one egret that waited for some slim pickings but choice tidbits. Thanks again for a great time! We are having our catch for dinner!!

"Full Day with Captain Tim"

Brent Booker fished with JFK Charters Islamorada on November 26, 2018

30 years of experience shows. My 10 year and I were on the fish thanks to Capt Tim. We caught Redfish, ladyfish, and Jack’s one after another. Tarpon rolling all around us, we just couldn’t get a hookup. Highly recommend him for a fly and light tackle in Islamorada.
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