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Tarpon guides in FL.
If you want to catch your first or
next Giant Tarpon, look no further
as our site
will detail the best Tarpon Fisheries in Florida.
Light Tackle & Fly Fishing for Tarpon!
2001 thru 2007 Tarpon Charters have been so successful, that we have never had to
perform a free Tarpon Charter. That's right, if we do not put you on Tarpon,
your charter is free, it's that simple, so let's go Tarpon Fishing!
Tarpon History & Facts
12th, 1885, fishing history was made. On that date, W.H. Wood of New York
landed a 93lb Tarpon at the mouth of the Caloosahatchie River. His fish is
widely acknowledged as the first ever Tarpon landed on rod & reel. This catch,
made world news in the sporting industry. As a result, anglers across the
country, flocked to Florida to test their skills and stamina against the so
called "Silver King" of the mangroves. Many tried and failed. Then in 1898,
Mr. Edward Hofe, landed a 210lb Monster Tarpon in Southwest, Florida. This
proved to the angling community, that large Tarpon could indeed be caught on
conventional fishing tackle.
Fishing quickly became an epidemic........Now 100 years later, fisherman from
all over the world still travel to Florida to experience the extreme thrill of
very easy to see why Tarpon Fishing is so addictive. Their gigantic size, brute
strength and acrobatic displays will make any angler shake at the knees. It's
not only their physical characteristics, it's also their numbers and aggressive
feeding habits. Tarpon are quite plentiful in Florida........Florida simply
provides The Best Tarpon Fishing in the World! See it once, and you'll be
hooked for life. Like many, you'll plan your entire years schedule around
Florida's Tarpon Seasons.
will strike a variety of baits, lures and flies. Once hooked, it's pure
adrenaline. From 100 yard long drag screaming runs, to multiple 10 foot head
thrashing jumps, Tarpon will test your will as well as the best tackle on the
market. But don't take our word for it, come and experience the big leagues for
Tarpon Hill Tide &
Unarguably, this tide is
known to produce the most incredible Tarpon Feeding Frenzy known to man!
two very large natural rivers (Myakka River and Peace River), Charlotte Harbor
is the second largest inland body of water (Saltwater) in Florida.
Charlotte Harbor is home to several food sources, in particular the Calico Crab.
Crab meet Mr. Tarpon
the May & June spring tides of the new and full moon,
millions of these Calico crabs are
washed out from Charlotte Harbor through Boca Grande Pass. During this
natural phenomenon, the Tarpon move inside the pass to an area called the hill.
During a good hill tide, countless Tarpon will engage in an incredible feeding
frenzy. Picture a school of Jacks or Bluefish terrorizing a school
of Menhaden on the surface of the bay. Picture the same, except that these
fish are between 60 - 200+lbs!
If you get a
rush from seeing a Bass crush a top water plug, you've not seen anything until
you've seen a 100+lb Tarpon slam a crab the size of a tennis ball!
"Frenzy" occurs, it's almost as fast as you can cast a crab into the commotion.
During these frenzies, it's not uncommon to see everyone around you fighting a
Giant Tarpon. Our boats have had numerous double and triple hook-ups....in
other words, it's complete chaos!
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Tarpon call this area home during the months of April, May & June? Biologist
speculate that there are up to 10,000-15,000 mature Tarpon in the Boca Grande area
during Peak Season, (May & June) and this is an area the size of three football fields.
Florida "2020" Tarpon Hill Tide Dates
15th, 16th, 17th, 18th,
19th, 20th (Full moon on the
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th,
5th, 6th (New Moon on the 3rd)
13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th,
18th, 19th (Full moon on
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th (New Moon on the
12th, 13th, 14th,
15th, 16th, 17th, 18th (Full moon on the 16th)
Hill Tide Captains
(Please click on captain)
Capt. Greg Devault
Capt. Keith Benson Capt.
Capt. Dan Haley
Jimmy Willis Capt.
Capt. Phil Haley Capt.
Capt. Jon Turner
Hill Tide Tackle Used
Slammer Spinning Reels loaded with 50lb braid on 7 to 7 1/2 foot medium action
Redbone Spinning Rods or Penn Torque's with
50lb line on 7ft
GLoomis Rods (Tarpon Specials)
experience the rush for yourself and book a Hill Tide Date Today. Please
call 1-866-4-TARPON (482-7766) or complete our on line reservation form by
clicking on the button below.
Florida Light Tackle Tarpon Fishing
is one the the most highly sought after fishing charters in the state.
Florida tarpon fishing receives one of the highest marks for its abundance of
tarpon and locations to choose from. Boca Grand, Ft Myers, Port Charlotte,
Charlotte Harbor, Naples, Flamingo & Tampa are some of the main areas of large
concentrations of tarpon. Boca Grande tarpon fishing is the "Tarpon Capitol of
the World" which Charlotte Harbor connects to Boca Grande Pass forming the
biggest habitat of mature tarpon in the world during the summer migration. Tampa
Bay Tarpon fishing is also extremely focused on tarpon during the early spring
and summer months. Florida tarpon fishing has grown to one of the biggest
fisheries in the state. Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande, Florida during the May &
June tarpon spawning migration can be the most unbelievable tarpon bite you have
Due to the over-whelming request for Tarpon trips from our clients and
the angling community, we will bring in our other Pro-Staff Capts from
neighboring counties that focus strictly on Florida Tarpon Fishing to
help with the high demand for Tarpon trips. We will detail the
best places to Tarpon Fish in Florida, when to go, and a list of our top
Tarpon Guides in each area. Don't settle for
an expensive "boat ride" come and experience the
"BEST" Tarpon guides in FL,