Tarpon Tango

The mighty tarpon is one of the most popular sport fish due to it intense fighting ability and its well-known acrobatics. It is able to jump up to ten feet out of the water creating a memory not to be forgotten! Tarpon grow to be massive and can be found throughout the state of Florida. Florida currently holds 29 world records for tarpon with a state record is 243 pounds, caught by Gus Bell in Key West in 1975 on just 20-pound test line. We have covered the state with our top outfitters to help ensure you have the best opportunity to catch your trophy tarpon.

Miami – Biscayne Bay
  • Season : January to June
  • Outfitter : Joe Gonzalez
  • Tips : It is not all about South Beach. Miami has some fantastic fishing. If you want a trophy tarpon January to June you have migratory tarpon in the area which means Big Tarpon! You will also have resident tarpon throughout the year.

Islamorada
  • Season : April to June (prime season), but tarpon can almost be caught year-round.
  • Outfitter : Captain Randy Towe
  • Tips : Tarpon like to swarm around the bridges. Best time to catch a trophy is during the summer months. You will also have plenty of chances to hook a tarpon anytime because the Keys has resident tarpon ranging from 30-60 lbs. It is Islamorada and there is a reason it is called the Sportfising Capital of the World.
  • Season : Guy Harvey Outpost Islamorada

St Augustine Beach
  • Season : June – September, but tarpon can almost be caught year-round.
  • Outfitter : Captain CA Richardson
  • Tips : St Augustine has large tarpon prowling the waters during the summer months. In addition to top of class tarpon fishing you can also enjoy the history of the nation’s oldest city and outdoor activities of St Augustine.
  • Stay : Guy Harvey Outpost St Augustine Beach Resort

Homosassa/Crystal River
  • Season : May to June
  • Tips : All of the major fly fishing records have been caught off of Florida’s central west coast in the Homosassa area. Homosassa has some of the best tarpon fishing you can find.
  • Outfitter : Captain CA Richardson

St Pete Beach
  • Season : May through September
  • Outfitter : Captain CA Richardson
  • Tips : St Pete/Tampa has world class tarpon fishing. It is a great family destination where you can enjoy the Guy Harvey Outpost on St Pete Beach with JetLev, Rumfish Grill, the Sandbox, and it’s top rated beach!
  • Stay : Guy Harvey Outpost St Pete Beach

Little Cayman