Mid March - April 15
Boca Grande, Bradenton, Sarasota. Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa Bay, Orlando and the Disneyworld Area .
"Pre-season" Florida fishing tarpon charters, pass, beach, shoals, and backcountry. Bait, spin, plug, flyfishing charters.
NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2012
Charlotte Harbor Estuary - Boca Grande, Florida
The World's Best Giant Tarpon Fishing
|World Famous Boca Grande, Boca Grande Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound ,Southwest Beaches and Saltwater Flats Charters.|
"Beach and The Charlotte Harbor Estuary": Charlotte Harbor Estuary is the state's largest natural estuary and the most productive wetlands in Florida. The estuary has a large watershed, including the Peace River, Caloosahatchee River and Myakka River basins and covering 12,653 square kilometers. In short, the Charlotte Harbor Estuary is staple to the entire reproductive cycle of global stocks of tarpon. It seems the fish are all, going there, leaving there or living there and that makes the estuary the most logical place to fish Florida tarpon. Fish the beaches, flats, and backcountry fishing with light tackle - spin, fly, or plug for Giant Florida Tarpon along some of Florida’s most beautiful coastline. Endless schools of unpressured "happy" Florida tarpon. Recommended fishing charters for both virgin and expert tarpon fly / flyfishing anglers. The average "beach" fish is 125 lbs. For more information on beach, flats and backcountry tarpon fishing , please visit The Tarpon Series part two.
"Boca Grande Pass": Fish world famous Boca Grande Pass on medium jig and livebait tackle. This is the place for monster giant tarpon. In 1997, the first 200lb tournament tarpon was landed in Boca Grande Pass. Since 2005, the tournament record stands at 216lbs. In 2002 we unofficially snapped the United Sates all tackle record with 243lbs and again in 2003 with 250lbs (see "In The News"). A dozen hookups a day are not uncommon here. For more information on fishing Boca Grande Pass, please visit The Tarpon Season part three.
Mid July - October 30
"Post Spawn" Tarpon Charters Are Our Specialty.
You may hear that that the “tarpon season” is over during this time while
searching the Internet. This is the best time of year to avoid the crowds
and fish tarpon during their post spawn stage of migration. Post spawn
tarpon inhabit the Charlotte Harbor Estuary for one reason, to feed in
regaining lost body fat from the rigors of spawning. The tarpon are hungry
and very receptive to live bait and to those who love to fish tarpon by
casting/trolling artificial lures on bass tackle. For fly fishermen, the
waters are dark and often require “blind casting” areas of rolling tarpon.
For this reason, the fly-fishing for tarpon at this time is best suited for hard-core
fly-fisherman. Visit part 4 of the tarpon series for
January 1 thru December 31
Fish our Juvenile Florida Tarpon (20-60 Lbs.) Year Round On Ultra-Light Tackle In The Backwaters.
Fish with the original finder of these backyard baby silver kings. "Grand Slam" Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout attempts on Full Day Trips.* Flyfishing Charters Available.
*As featured in the July 1997 Florida Sportsman magazine, "Triple Slam". Legendary writer Herb Allen, testifies to his eyewitness account to a Grand Slam for each of the three anglers aboard the Bounty Hunter on a one day fishing trip and the camera rolling.
Flats - Backcountry - Beach - Pass-Bays - Inlets & Rivers
WE ARE EQUIPPED AND HOLD THE PROVEN KNOWLEDGE TO DO IT ALL !
For a in-depth look at fishing Florida tarpon, visit our complete series on tarpon.
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Last Update 30JAN13
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