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Tarpon Season

If you like Tarpon fishing or ever dreamed how it would feel to fight a monster like the “Silver King“, you are in the right place. This is by far my favorite fish that we pursue: the “eat”, the jump, the size…nothing else compares!

Most of our Tarpon fishing is done in Apalachicola, FL from May to August where the water is clean and the bite ratio, we believe, is better than anywhere else in the country. These massive fish migrate up the coast of FL each year and generate quite a following among the angling community. While fishing with us, expect to see fish cruising, rolling, and often just laid up from time to time, all of which provide for some exciting shots with a fly rod. So come join us on the FL Panhandle this summer for a trip of a lifetime. Once you hook up, you’re hooked for life!

Note: Our tarpon charters are full day only, and we encourage you to book early as our season generally fills up well in advance of the season’s start.

FFSW cover shot taken while fishing with Capt Christian Yergens

Expectations

  • FISH: Average 70-90 lbs. Shots at 100+ lb fish common. Sightfishing over grass and white sand. Fish come in singles, small groups, and large strings of 20+ at a time.
  • GEAR: 10-12 wts, typically using floating lines. 45-65 ft casts, sometimes in stiff wind. Flies are generally small patterns, varying colors based on conditions.
  • CONDITIONS: Ranging from calm in the mornings to windier afternoons once the sea breeze picks up. We use casting platforms with cages for added stability.

Memories

Christian put us in the spot multiple days in a row. We had tarpon pushing through for hours at a time. Patience and persistence paid off, Christian knows his fishery and can produce. Great experience and good time, looking forward to fishing with him again.

— Carter Andrews | Islas Secas, Panama