Anglers from all over the world come to Clearwater, Florida for our top-tier tarpon fishing May through July. Catching a monster Tarpon is one of the most breathtaking fishing experiences you’ll ever have! Captain Brian, an award-winning angler, is here to help you hook that trophy fish to tell your friends and family about.
Join Clearwater Inshore Fishing for a tarpon fishing trip of a lifetime. To enjoy an action-packed tarpon fishing excursion, be sure to book early before his prize tarpon fishing slots fill up!
On a tarpon fishing charter with Captain Brian, you’ll get to experience:
- The thrilling adventure of a fighting, jumping tarpon on your line
- Fun and effective techniques for tarpon fishing from an award-winning angler
- Reeling in a fish that could weigh as much as you!
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Bow to the Silver King!
What’s it Like to Catch a Tarpon?
There’s nothing quite like catching a tarpon. Some of these fish weigh over 200 pounds, so it’s perfectly possible to catch a monster tarpon right here in Clearwater. Tarpon fish essentially swim through the air as they jump, which is one of the reasons why they are a challenging (yet very rewarding!) catch.
You’ll see these fish flipping through the air going left, right, and upside down. They put up a fight like you’ve never seen. Luckily, an experienced and top rated charter Captain, like Brian Mathey, can show you the way to catch your own huge trophy tarpon.
Heads up! Be prepared for the following when fishing for tarpon:
- Average weight of 150 pounds during summer months but can reach 200+ lbs
- Bow to the silver king is a special technique for keeping them on the hook while they jump
- May take 1 hour or more to land
Ready to head out to catch a tarpon or three?
When’s the Best Time to Catch a Tarpon?
If you have your heart set on catching a tarpon, you must be mindful of the time of year. Some seasons are better for catching tarpon than others. With this in mind, it’s helpful to know their behavior and habits when planning your fishing trip.
Tarpons come to Clearwater in the summer to spawn. When they arrive, they are hungry! You’ll spot a lot of tarpons in our area from May to July. This is when they make their way north from the warm, southern waters.
- Tarpons migrate from south Florida, the Florida Keys, and even Cuba
- Spawning season is the perfect time for tarpon fishing
- Pre-spawning is done close to shore
What’s the Best Bait to Use for Tarpon?
Tarpon fishing is a popular and exciting sport that requires skill, patience, and the right bait. Selecting the correct bait is crucial for a successful tarpon fishing trip as it can determine whether or not a tarpon will bite.
By choosing the right bait, anglers can increase their chances of catching a tarpon and having a successful fishing trip. Some of the best bait to use for tarpon fishing include:
- Pass crabs
- Artificial baits: Big Jigs and Surreel Lures
Hook a Monster Tarpon with Clearwater Inshore Fishing
The Florida state record for tarpon caught with conventional tackle is 243 pounds. You never know what you might snag while out on the water! Book your tarpon fishing trip with Captain Brian Mathey today or call/text (727) 667-8291.