Punta Gorda Tarpon Special

Starting at $920 | 6 - 8 Hours | Inshore | 1 - 6 People
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Heavy Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

About Your Trip

Are you ready for a fish that will test your strength, stamina, and fishing skill? If you can handle the challenge, the “Silver King” is the fish for you. The majestic Tarpon has become the most sought-after game fish in the Florida Keys—especially between April and July. During this short window, these mammoth fish move up and down the coast, hunting for food. Tides, weather, and the phases of the moon play essential roles in Tarpon behavior, but in the spring and early summer these kings of the inshore are always hungry, biting on both live and artificial bait. Get out there and test yourself against these prime gamefish with Captain Mike, an experienced Tarpon fisherman and one of our top guides in Southwest Florida.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer: Shearwater
Boat Length: 22 ft
Year Built: 2007
Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 200 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Mike was born and raised in Southwest Florida. A third-generation Floridian, his family were fishermen on Marco Island long before a bridge connected it to the mainland. Today, Capt. Mike and his family live on the Peace River. These waters are his backyard and he knows how to get away from the crowds to find un-pressured fish. He spends countless hours on the water, sharpening his knowledge and observing fish behavior, determined to provide you with the best possible fishing experience.

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February 4, 2022



My daughter and I spent four peaceful and interesting hours in the back bays, and though a cold front kept the fish from biting well, we saw manatees, birds, a curious otter, and caught a few nice sheepshead, which were delicious for dinner. We were not experienced with spinning tackle, ...Read More

Scott W.


April 11, 2022



5 plus stars for captain Mike. Extremely friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. Got us on fish all day. I would higher recommend him.

Ed B.


December 14, 2020



Captain Mike got on the fish. Grouper, Snapper, plenty of good size Snook and a tripletail for dinner. Weather not the best but Captains personality and knowledge made up for it. He helped my wife with out being condescending in any way and made her comfortable with her skill level. ...Read More

Fred R.


March 10, 2020



Great time with Captain Mike, his boat handle the water very nice, smooth ride. We caught lots of fish and Mike kept up with baiting our rods and handling the fish. Great Captain, no need to look for another for me!

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

Nothing additional needed.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Start Location

3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, United States