Tarpon fishing is one of the most exciting fishing opportunities we have here on the West coast of Florida. They come here in droves in the Spring and stick around all summer.
Tarpon are famous for their strike, their drag screaming runs, and for their unbelievable leaping ability. There’s simply nothing quite like hooking a 100lb tarpon in less than 15 feet of water. The feelings, the sights, and the sounds you experience after hooking and fighting your first tarpon will never be forgotten.
Captain Eric has been fishing the Venice and surrounding areas for tarpon since he was in grade school. He knows where to go, when to go, and what bait to use to ensure your tarpon fishing charter is a success.
In Venice, Florida you will find Tarpon generally available from April and all the way through October. But the peak season generally lies between May and August. On this trip, you can expect to cruise Venice Beach in search of these Silver Kings.
Englewood, Florida is just minutes from the Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World in Boca Grande. What this means for you is spectacular Tarpon fishing without the shoulder to shoulder crowds you will find in Boca Grande. Here you will look for massive crab flows that peak during full moons from May to June.
Tarpon fishing in Sarasota, Florida allows us to combine the excitement of stalking the shallows for huge schools of Tarpon during peak season along Sarasota’s beaches. Some of these specific areas include Siesta Key, Lido Key, and Longboat Key. These trips fill up fast.
Bradenton’s Tarpon season is best from April through October. The peak season hits from April to August. Tarpon here can be found along the beaches, in backwater area’s, under bridges, in the open bays, and even on the shallow flats. The fishing stretches from Bradenton all the way down to Siesta Key.