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 Mid July 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 crabs" 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 (11wt or 12wt).
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 making memories with a good friend or family member so the time invested is well worth it!
My tarpon trips are priced competitively at $795 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 mid 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 also do my best capturing the action with my camera for some great action photos!