Tampa Bay is one of the most prolific tarpon fisheries in the country… making it an absolute “must” destination for anglers wanting to hook-up with the mighty silver king! The peak of the season is typically May through June and anglers can usually expect to jump several tarpon on each trip. The region I target with clients generally ranges from Clearwater, FL (to the North) to Sarasota, FL (to the South ) with St. Petersburg, FL being the home base… depending on the biggest concentration of fish from week to week during the season.
The majority of tarpon trips incorporate “live bait” such as crabs & threadfins but I always have plug gear on board to toss artificials to passing tarpon which is always a fun “sight-fishing” alternative. And upon request, I will bring my fly gear set-ups for anglers wanting to experience the ultimate challenge… fighting a giant silver king on the long rod (12 wt or 13wt).
I do not run doubles (2 trips per day) during tarpon season, I stay focused on putting that days charter on a tarpon without the pressure of watching the clock. At Flats Class Charters, I do what it takes to ensure success so fully expect to fish a full day with lots of opportunities to fight tarpon. Remember, tarpon fishing is all about the process and making memories with a good friend or family member so the time invested is well worth it!
My tarpon trips are priced competitively at $750 per day with a $25 a day discount provided to clients that book multiple days of fishing with me during the “tarpon run” (May thru early July). And all tarpon trips are limited to just 1 to 2 anglers for maximum fishing effectiveness and comfort aboard my tarpon skiff.
**I provide everything you will need from your fishing license & tackle to plenty of ice cold water & snacks… plus, I now can provide you with the opportunity to capture your memory through a brand new photo concept called Finaddix. Ask me more about it when you book your tarpon trip this year!