Why go Tarpon Fishing in the Florida Keys?
What can you say about Tarpon fishing in this little piece of the world we call paradise other than “WOW”! The Florida Keys offers some of the best tarpon fishing in the World! This type of fishing will truly wear an angler out! When they migrate into the warm waters of the Keys, they come in a hurry and they are big! It is a common site to see them over 100 lbs. swimming and rolling right around your boat. And don’t worry, because most of these fish are not alone! They are surrounded by a school of big fish as well! This is where we come in! Catchalottafish Charters will put you on the fish, and do whatever it takes to ensure that you get your trophy!
Tarpon can reach sizes up to 8 feet, weighing up to 280 lbs. They can live 50 plus years. Due to its size and color, it is nicknamed the “silver king.”
They are strictly carnivorous and mostly feed on mullets, pinfish, sardines, shrimp, and crabs. Tarpon feed during the day & at night.
The best time of day to catch them, is early morning and late afternoon in the spring, summer, and early fall months. Tarpon will bite at night on live bait or fresh dead bait. Lures are not very successful at night.
The largest tarpon ever caught was recorded at 286 pounds, 9 ounces in March 2003.
- Islamorada & Marathon in the Florida Keys.
- St. Augustine, Florida.
- Boca Grande, Florida. Located at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor near Fort Myers.
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Sportfishing capital of the world?
Florida Keys Tarpon fishing is truly the sport for all sportsmen, and is something that every angler should experience at least once in his or her lifetime. Islamorada is called the sportfishing capital of the world for a reason. So, come on down to the beautiful Florida Keys and Let Catchalottafish Charters show you the fishing excitement you have always dreamed of!