Last Remaining Spaces for 2022 Florida Tarpon Fishing Season!

Last Remaining Spaces for 2022 Florida Tarpon Fishing Season!

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The last remaining spaces on our private fishing charters for Florida’s Tarpon fishing season are available, but going fast! This is a shout-out alert to act now and reserve your spot before it’s too late.

How to Book a Florida Tarpon Fishing Charter Now:

If you want to book one of our remaining Florida Tarpon Fishing Charters for the upcoming Tarpon fishing season, then here’s how:

Book by Phone

CALL or TEXT YachtFish at: (727) 433-4200

Book Online

Submit a booking request via our online form here.

When Is Florida Tarpon Fishing Season?

Florida’s Tarpon fishing season stretches from the spring until the end of summer. You can catch Tarpon pretty much all year around St. Pete Beach, but to enjoy peak season you should book a fishing charter trip from March to July.

During spring, the west side of Florida is Tarpon heavy, before they start moving to the Atlantic side toward the end of July.

January

Water is cold in January, so although we still find Tarpon, it’s not flooded with Tarpon like it will be in the coming months.

February

From the middle of the month, resident full-grown Tarpon can provide some early season fishing in St. Pete Beach. With waters still cooler though, it’s not quite Tarpon season yet.

March

March is when Florida’s Tarpon season really kicks off! As the water temperatures reach over 70 degrees, we always have great months with plenty of hookups each day.

Last year we hooked fish ranging from 50-200 plus pounds around St. Pete Beach’s bridges, structures and rocks. We also find a great variety of smaller fish around this time of the year.

April

April gives consistent Tarpon fishing with resident fish getting hungrier and hungrier – as their metabolism works faster in the warmer waters.

Towards the end of April, we’ll see Tarpon hitting the beaches and bay passes as they make their northern migration from down south.

May

By May, Florida Tarpon fishing season is in full swing! Thousands of hungry Tarpon swarm the passes, beaches and waters throughout Tampa and St. Pete Beach. Sight fishing in May is great!

Fishing fans will be traveling from all around the U.S. and abroad to come for a taste of what we have to offer around this time of the year.

Migrating Tarpon hook-ups can weigh from 70-140 pounds! Think you can get a trophy catch? They weigh from 150-200+ pounds!

June

Mid-peak Florida Tarpon fishing season, June offers Tarpon in every direction. Boat traffic is also at its peak, but with so many fish in the water, we always have a great month!

Sight fishing is a breeze and there are fish in the passes and biting around St. Pete Beach too.

One of our favorite times of the year!

July

By July Florida Tarpon fishing season is in its final month, but it’s still good on the beach and thick in the passes.


We’ve even seen large schools run a mile long. We just drift up in the middle and see fish in every direction. It gets the hair on your neck standing up. You’ll cast out one side and then realize the other side has 5 more fish.

August

By August, Florida Tarpon fishing season has begun to fade away but can still satisfy our hungry guests on a warm day.

The migrating tarpon will begin to move on during August, but resident fish can still be found as the water is hot enough.

September

Migration in the passes is gone by September, but we’ll still see a decent amount of Tarpon as there’s no boat traffic.

But peak season is long gone. Remember – a smart Tarpon hunter books in advance for the Florida Tarpon fishing season!

Why Is Tarpon Fishing in Florida So Great?

Tarpon, also known as Silver Kings, are about more than just their stunning silver shine.

Tarpons are all about action! They are fast, leaping, hard-running fighters. We guarantee your heart will be pounding when you see them (and hear their gills rattling).

They make dramatic leaps and flips in the air and make jaws drop.

The reason Tarpon fishing is so popular is that there’s really nothing like it. There are plenty of other fun fish to catch, like sharks, grouper and redfish, but no fish shimmers and puts on a show like The Silver Kings!

What’s more – our Tarpon fishing charters offer the experience of a lifetime. Out in the fresh sea air, you’ll make memories that you’ll take to the grave. Whether it’s with your buddies, kids or partner, this is a fantastic way to spend quality time together on your own private charter without any distractions.

Where Are the Best Places to Catch Tarpon in Florida?

Here are our favorite spots for catching Tarpon on the west coast of Florida:

St. Pete Beach

Anglers head to the hotspots around St. Pete Beach every year to hunt Tarpon on the west coast of Florida. Just a short drive from St. Petersburg, the beaches are considered some of the best in Florida and won’t let you down during Tarpon season. And there are always plenty of great restaurants for enjoying a meal after your trip of a lifetime.

St. Petersburg

The sub-tropical climate and miles of unspoiled waters make for perfect breeding grounds that draw in Tarpon every year. World renown for Tarpon fishing, you don’t need to look further than St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach.

Clearwater

North of St. Petersburg you’ll find Clearwater, one of the best light tackle fishing destinations in the country. Every year Tarpon are found in the nearby shipping channels, artificial reefs and deeper waters.

Tampa Bay

Each Tarpon season sees The Silver Kings head into the bay from the Gulf of Mexico on the hunt for something to eat. Book your own private fishing charter during peak season and we guarantee you’ll be swarmed by shimmering Silver Kings in every direction!

Florida Tarpon Fishing Regulations

The State of Florida has a catch and release-only regulation for Tarpon.

Retaining is only allowed if you’re seeking an IGFA world record with a purchased Tarpon tag – which costs around $50.

Now that the rules are out of the way, let’s go fishing!

Book a Florida Tarpon Fishing Charter Now!

Florida’s Tarpon fishing season for 2022 is selling out fast! We advise you to reserve a spot in advance by booking now. The risk is missing out on the best months and waiting again until next year.

YACHTFISH provides private Tarpon Fishing Charters from Clearwater, St. Pete Beach. St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa Bay.

CALL or TEXT: (727) 433-4200

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Matt Douglas

Matt Douglas

Captain Matt Douglas is the founder of YACHTFISH and is a licensed United States Coast Guard 100 ton Master Captain. Captain Matt grew up on the waters of Tampa Bay and lived and worked in Costa Rica for over 11 years. He has extensive experience in Central America, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Florida. Captain Matt is a tournament-winning captain who has an intense passion for boating, fishing and creating life time memories for his Clients. These passions, combined with his experience, were the catalysts for YACHTFISH. Captain Matt is laser-focused on what he enjoys the most, and knows the best, in Tampa Bay and Costa Rica.
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