Tampa Tarpon Fishing

The annual tarpon migration has arrived in a big way here in Tampa Bay. The action has been non stop and it’s just getting started. I have been doing well out on the gulf beaches as well as up in the Bay. Tampa tarpon fishing should continue well into the fall. I wait patiently all winter for this time of year. Tarpon fishing isn’t for everyone but for those who want to give it a try, I am the guide for you. It is hands down the most exciting form of inshore fishing. Sight fishing for these ancient fish requires both stealth and patience. When a 100 lb tarpon eats your fly or live crab in 4 feet of water the payoff is huge. I offer Tampa tarpon fishing charters on spinning tackle as well as fly fishing in Tampa.

Tampa fly fishing for tarpon

The fly fishing for tarpon in Tampa Bay is superb during the summer. Depending on the weather you can fish the gulf side beaches or hit lesser known spots inside Tampa Bay itself. I spend a lot of time developing and testing new tarpon flies to maximize your success on the water. The right fly can make all the difference on a tough day. Fly fishing for tarpon can rattle the nerves of those new to this experience. Rest assured I can calm you down and talk you through it. If you can cast 40 feet and are willing to learn, you can fly fish for tarpon in Tampa Bay.

Tampa Tarpon Fishing Forecast

Things should only get better as we head into June and July. More and more tarpon will continue to come up our coast and move into Tampa Bay. After July we tend to focus on tarpon in Tampa Bay proper more often. Groups of fish will frequent certain areas well into the fall. There will also still be fish on the beach just in smaller numbers. These fish tend to eat well due to less fishing pressure that time of year. All in all we have the making of a great Tampa Bay tarpon season. Click here for more information on Tampa Tarpon Fishing.