Tarpon Fishing SWFL

April 25, 2016 by Andrew Herzog

Trip Info

The Catch

Tarpon are starting to show up in their usual patterns.  You never forget the very first time you hook into a tarpon.  Rarely you hook, and land your first fish but today that’s exactly what happened for our client Raygin.  She hooked into this 100lb + fish on a live crab and 6/0 circle hook. This fish was full of energy giving everyone an aerial show as it jumped completely out of the water a few times. 

Raygin did a great job of bowing to the fish ( pointing the rod towards the fish) as it jumped trying to shake and throw the hook.  Gear for this fish was a Penn Battle 6000 filled with Bullbuster 50lb Braid on a Tsunami Airwave Costal Series Rod.  Select dates are available in MAY-JUNE.  Make your deposit today to lock in your dates and get out on the water.  Its going to be a great season.

Book your trip with Big Bully Outdoors

Big Bully Outdoors

Fishing Charter Boca Grande , Englewood and Charlotte Harbor.  Explore inshore grass flats and protective mangrove shorelines of Charlotte Harbor & Gasparilla Sound.  This area is home to snook, redfish, trout and more. Looking for big…

Other Reports by This Captain

Snook Fishing Inshore

March 14, 2017
The bite on the Gulf coast has been great this spring.  The snook are loving our mild winter and warm water temperatures.  Guests on ch…


March 01, 2017
Its officially open harvest on Greater Amberjack. Anglers are allowed one fish per day over 34 inches to the fork. Seafood lovers enjoy t…