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Tarpon Fishing

April 1, 2024 by reelguides_dev
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Tarpon Fishing


Tarpon fishing has grown in popularity among anglers around the world. These fish are known for their size, strength, and incredible acrobatic displays when hooked-up. Tarpon can grow to impressive lengths, ranging from 4 to 8 feet, and they can weigh anywhere from 60 to 220 pounds. 

Tarpon season (link) typically peaks during specific months, varying depending on the location. In Florida, the best time to catch tarpon is from April to July. During this period, tarpon congregate in significant numbers, providing anglers with prime opportunities to target these fish.

Whether you’re a seasoned angler looking for a challenge or a beginner eager to learn, our Tarpon charters promise a day filled with excitement, learning, and memories that will last a lifetime!


What to Expect?

Your charter will be guided by an experienced captain, and in some cases, a first mate will also be on board. Once you arrive to the Tarpon grounds, you’ll receive helpful instruction and tips on how to maximize your chances of landing this game fish. 

Depending on your captain’s preferred method of fishing, you may use a variety of techniques to target the Tarpon such as live bait fishing, artificial lure fishing, and/or fly fishing. Tarpon can be unpredictable—some days you’ll get bites right away, but other times, it takes more time and effort, so patience is crucial. 

Once hooked up, be prepared for heart pounding excitement! When a tarpon strikes, you will be able to experience why anglers around the globe travel, near and far to encounter these creatures. Tarpon are known for their acrobatic jumps and powerful runs – so get ready for a fight of a lifetime!


What to Bring?

When preparing for a day of Tarpon fishing, we encourage you to bring along sunscreen with a high SPF. You may also want to bring a hat and sunglasses. To stay energized and hydrated throughout the day, bring along food/snacks and any additional beverages you may want to have. You’re welcome to bring alcohol, but please avoid glass bottles for everyone’s safety while on board. By packing these essentials, you’ll be well-prepared for a fantastic day on the water!


What’s Included?

Tarpon charters typically include bottled water, as well as cooler space on board for storing drinks and snacks. Safety gear like life jackets is also provided. It’s advisable to check with your captain beforehand to confirm all inclusions and make the most of your day on the water.


Let us help you find the ultimate Tarpon charter!

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Top-Rated Tarpon Charters:

Key West, Florida
Live Action Sportfishing
95 Reviews ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
From $700 USD

Naples, Florida
Down South Charters
81 Reviews ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
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Big Pine Key, Florida
Fair Winds Fishing Charters, 

99 Reviews ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
From $500 USD

Fort Myers, Florida
Goodman Charters
65 Reviews ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
From $475 USD

Key West, Florida
Reel Easy Fishing Charters
232 Reviews ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
From $650 USD

Naples, Florida
Southern Gentlemen Fishing Charters
95 Reviews ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
From $600 USD