St Pete Beach Tarpon Fishing Charters

The Experience of a Lifetime

If you’re looking for an action-packed day on the water focused on catching Tarpon, then let YACHTFISH Fishing Charters take you on the trip of a lifetime with a St Pete Beach Tarpon Fishing Charter.

St Pete Beach is world renowned for being a Tarpon Fishing hotspot, and our St Pete Beach Tarpon Fishing Charter will be a favorite for anglers from around the world again this year in Florida! Tarpon season begins with spawning in early May and goes through the end of September.

 

St Pete Beach Tarpon Fishing Charter

The Tarpon

Tarpon, affectionately known as Silver Kings, are one of the most popular inshore and nearshore fish in Florida to target during the spring and summer months. They are famous for acrobatic leaps and can jump up to ten feet out of the water while rattling their silver gills. It’s an unbelievable sight to see! Their scales are like silver dollars, and if you’re lucky, sometimes one will end up in the boat as a prized souvenir. They can grow up to 8 feet long and weigh over 280 pounds with a life expectancy of 50 plus years. Tarpon is a catch-and-release only fishery, and by law, fish over 40 inches must remain in the water. The best practice is never to bring one in the boat so both fish and angler are not in harm’s way. Pictures should be taken when the fish is jumping or alongside the boat. Experienced anglers sometimes stand in shallower waters and gently cradle the fish for that picture of a lifetime. While technically edible, their flesh is packed with tiny bones and would not make a very appetizing meal.




How to Catch Tarpon

Tarpon are one of the most prized catches in the world and require a very experienced Captain.

With over 25 years’ experience catching Tarpon, your YACHTFISH Captain will locate these beauties around beaches, shipping channels, bridges, passes and artificial reefs. Tarpon are a schooling fish often found rolling in large numbers while they migrate north along the beaches in the summer months. Some of the baits these monsters will hit are pinfish, scaled sardines, threadfin herring and crabs. They also like dead mullet, shad and ladyfish sitting on the bottom. The best way to catch Tarpon will be sight fishing in the early morning and late afternoon when the sun is setting. Because Tarpon are a catch and release fish, it is imperative the Captain knows not only how to catch them, but how to properly release them unharmed.

You’ll have a day unlike any other! Hard runs, jaw-dropping leaps and heart-pounding excitement is a certainty. The Tarpon will strike your bait hard and you’ll really feel it as the Tarpon takes a run and rips hundreds of feet of line off your reel. The fight can take you to your knees and sometimes will last up to 25 minutes, even for the most skilled angler. The reward is seeing a 20-200 pound Tarpon alongside the boat that you can boast about for years to come.


St Pete Beach Tarpon Fishing Charters

The YACHTFISH Fleet


With YACHTFISH, you’ll enjoy your St Pete Beach Tarpon Fishing Charter in style! At YACHTFISH we only use new model vessels equipped with state-of-the-art safety equipment, electronics and premium fishing gear. The fleet is updated every two years, and we maintain our equipment to be in “like new” condition.

Inshore / Nearshore Equipment:

The two Avenger custom 25 bay boats with 300 horsepower will skip across the flats effortlessly and handle choppy deeper water with ease. Our recently refurbished Aquasport Classic 22 bay boat is a must for flats fishing and shallower waters around the mangroves. You’ll be fishing in style!


Why choose YACHTFISH for your next St Pete Beach Tarpon Fishing Charter?

YACHTFISH Fishing Charters is the top-rated Tarpon Fishing Charter in St Pete Beach. This isn’t your regular set-up. Our passionate crew has over 25 years of experience, making them experts in providing fishing adventures on the St Pete Beach waters. We have a fleet of top-tier boats featuring state-of-the-art equipment. A successful Tarpon trip requires an in-depth knowledge of the local waters and Tarpon behavior. With Captain Matt and the crew, you get just that. Our private trips are all about providing an experience of a lifetime for all skill levels. Whether you’re new to fishing, or a seasoned expert, we’ll customize a St Pete Beach Tarpon Charter just for you! Our guidance and customer service are second to none. Book your trip with YACHTFISH Fishing Charters early! You’ll be glad you did.

Don’t miss the boat, BOOK TODAY!

We will customize a Tarpon fishing charter trip just for you! Whether it’s sight fishing the beaches, looking for Tarpon rolling through the passes, searching the bridges or even breaking up the day with waterside dining, we can do it. Take the first step towards experiencing your St Pete Beach Tarpon Fishing Charter by booking your trip with YACHTFISH today. Fill out the form or CALL or TEXT (727) 433-4200 now!

Fishing Options


    *Rates are for inshore/nearshore up to 2 people, $50 each additional angler.

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