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There is nothing that else compares to Tarpon fishing, and regardless of what you’ve read or seen on TV you have to experience the power and spectacular jumps of the Silver King. We fill up early for Tarpon every year, so please don’t wait, you can book your Fort Myers Tarpon fishing charters online now. This is and our Fort Myers Light Tackle charters are the most popular charters we offer. You should find answers to most of your Fort Myers Tarpon fishing charters questions here. If not please call us and we will be happy to answer them for you. Our Fort Myers Tarpon fishing guides have over 40 years of experience of putting clients on their first Tarpon.

Fort Myers Tarpon Fishing Season

Tarpon Fishing By Month

Jan & Feb - An occasional Tarpon

March & April -  Starts when water Temp Hits 80

Late April & May - Best Months Of The Year

June - Excellent fishing especially 1st two weeks

July & August - Slow due to high water temps

Sept & Oct Great fishing until first big front in hits sometime in Oct

Nov - An ocassional Tarpon

Dec- An ocassional Tarpon

Timing Your Fort Myers Tarpon Fishing Charter

Fort Myers Tarpon Season is open all year, it is however 100% catch and release. There isn’t any closed  season. We catch Tarpon every month of the year, but the best time to go Tarpon fishing in Fort Myers is from early April until October. As you can see from the table to the left, Tarpon do don’t like water temperatures below 80°. One of the keys to planning your Tarpon Charter is to monitor the March weather here in Fort Myers.  If the area is having above normal high temps and the lows are in the high 60’s you can bet that by April 1st the resident Tarpon will we be feeding.

Dependable Resident Fort Myers Tarpon

Nice resident Fort Myers TarponOur Fort Myers Tarpon fishing charters focus on our resident Tarpon, they are dependable biters and the fishing is good from April thru early October. The biggest factor is water temperature and the frequency of passing cold fronts during the cool water months. As a general rule starting sometime in April the Tarpon will be moving out of their wintering areas and begin to feed heavily. This is the fastest and most thrilling Tarpon fishing of the year, and when the Tarpon turn on the bite is nothing short of remarkable.

Our Fort Myers Tarpon Fishing Charters are always early morning, from first light until about 11am. This is the very best time of the day to fish and that first 1/2 hour of the day is always big Tarpon time. The great part of an early morning Tarpon fishing charter is that you have the rest of the day to enjoy the Fort Myers area where there is lots to see and do.

Info About Our Fort Myers Tarpon Fishing Charters

We want your Fort Myers Tarpon fishing charter to be a great experience, one you will always remember. With this is mind, we have to limit the number of fishermen to a maximum of 3. Its been our experience over the years that having more than three people casting lures at the same time is never a good idea. So please remember when booking your Tarpon fishing charter that you need to keep your group to three or less anglers and everyone will have a great time. Please remember that you need to book as far in advance as possible, Tarpon fishing is very popular and we fill up early for the Spring and summer season.

Tarpon Fishing in Fort Myers and the 10K Islands in the best Tarpon fishing in the world. We have more Tarpon per acre than anywhere else and of course this adds up to lots of people who want to check Tarpon off their lifetime bucket list. You will see 100’s of Tarpon on most days and know that the next cast might be the one that counts!

Kids Under 14
Since everyone will be casting it has been our experience that kids under 14 don’t have the upper body strength to fight a big strong fish. However we realize that every child is different, especially at 14. Please call us if you have kids under 14 that you feel have the fishing skills and upper body strength to fish effectively.

What To Expect During Your Tarpon Charter

On our typical Fort Myers Tarpon fishing charter we will be leaving approximately 30 to 40 minutes before sunrise. We went to have you rigged and ready to go at first light when the fish turn on. Invariably the biggest fish of the day always seem to come in that first 30 minutes of low light. You will be casting lures to rolling feeding Tarpon for the entire charter, and while it’s nice to know you are constantly on fish don’t forget, they are Tarpon.

There’s nothing more frustrating in fishing than having a giant fish roll right where you just cast. That’s just how Tarpon are and when you accept that fact, you’ll have a much better time. Most days the Tarpon will slow down by about 10 AM although on occasion they will continue to feed until around 11AM.  The truest thing we can say about Tarpon is that on any given day you never know exactly how they’re going to behave regardless of what they did the day before, I think they evolved to frustrate fisherman. So get ready for a fun and exciting day on the water!

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