It’s A Great Time For Key West Tarpon Fishing

The Tarpon season is better than ever this year, with multiple hookups not uncommon for anglers fishing out of Key West and the rest of the Florida Keys.

Long-awaited Tarpon season has finally begun full swing in Key West so now’s the time to book a charter trip and hook yourself a Silver Monster!  Key West fishing guides are booking solid trips every day, with little room to spare during the hot tarpon season going on right now.  And big news for fishing enthusiasts: booking online will save them money and get them low price guarantees.

Tarpon fishing is a favorite of anglers everywhere, and with this season’s ultra productive returns so far, people in the industry predict one of the best tarpon seasons in decades.  Not only are the tarpon running strong and biting everywhere, but the weather is very cooperative lately, too, as reported by several charter fishing guides in the area.

It's A Great Time For Key West Tarpon Fishing

“The tarpon catch has been extraordinary so far this spring” says Randy Carmen, who’s been working in the Florida Keys fishing business for twenty years.  “My boats have seen multiple hookups day after day, especially on the outgoing tide in the evening”.  Capt. Carmen does tarpon trips in the morning, afternoon, or evening and even does multi day trips further out west of Key West.

For those who prefer the quieter islands in the Keys, there’s also plenty of tarpon in Islamorada.  In fact, Islamorada fishing may well be one of the best ways to spend your vacation in the Keys if you’re really excited about tarpon fishing.  The charter fishing guides here are back country specialists, and can set you up with fly tackle for one amazing day of catching huge tarpon on fly.  Right now, it’s the best way to catch tarpon, according to many of the guides in the area.

This has been a spectacular month for hooking tarpon, from Key West to Key Largo.  The weather is beautiful, the water is clean and clear, and the tarpon are running strong everywhere.  Boats run to the remote back country or even just anchor up around Key West harbor, both on the southern side and on the Gulf side.  The tarpon course through the waters as they travel from Gulf to Ocean and vice versa, through a channel that concentrates their numbers.  Fishing guides use shrimp, mullet, crabs, and shrimp boat trash.

Tarpon trips are often half day or evening and captains make use of a quick release anchor, which allows them to quickly start up the boat and follow the line once you hook a tarpon.  Guests on tarpon charters have reported highly successful trips this spring, and the beautiful clear waters of the Florida Keys are home to hundreds if not thousands of tarpon.  For more information you can visit www.florida-keys-fishing.org where you can learn about tarpon trips as well as other types of Florida Keys fishing.