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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Tarpon Springs

What are the best fishing charters in Tarpon Springs?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 trip in Tarpon Springs: Intercoastal and Nearshore Gulf of Mexico - 24' Pontoon guided by Ben.

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Other popular fishing spots nearby for booking a charter include Clearwater, Tampa and Indian Rocks Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in Tarpon Springs?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Tarpon Springs as well as nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Tarpon Springs are: 1. black drum, 2. king mackerel / kingfish, 3. mangrove snapper, 4. redfish, and 5. snook.

The most common fishing techniques in Tarpon Springs are artificial lure fishing, bottom fishing, and drift fishing but heavy tackle fishing and light tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Tarpon Springs fishing charters cost?

in Tarpon Springs prices can range anywhere from $475 to $800, but the average price for a half day in Tarpon Springs is $475. The average price for a full day in Tarpon Springs is $725.

When is the best time to go fishing in Tarpon Springs?

The best time to go fishing can depend on a number of factors. Call us to talk fishing!

Where can I get a Tarpon Springs fishing license and what are the bag limits in Tarpon Springs?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Tarpon Springs, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Tarpon Springs. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Tarpon Springs.

Tarpon Springs Fishing Charters

The fishing opportunities in Tarpon Springs are top notch with plenty of sought after inshore and nearshore species to target across a diverse range of habitats. Whether you love sight casting on the fly or bottom fishing the reefs, Tarpon Springs has trips for anglers of all levels. If the fishing alone isn’t enough, this area has mild weather and some of the most picturesque white sand beaches making it one of the best vacation spots in the country.

Tarpon Spring Freshwater Fishing

Lake Tarpon is on the east side of Tarpon Springs and happens to be one of the most robust fisheries in the world. This lake is fairly large with a surface area of 2,500 acres and a healthy largemouth bass. This fishery is thriving due to low fishing pressure which makes it a prime spot to wet a line. Biologists who monitor Lake Tarpon found that the largemouth population is well balanced making it one of the top ten best bass fishing lakes in the state.

Tarpon Springs Inshore Fishing

The shallow waters near Tarpon Springs are home to popular inshore fish and a few bucket list species. The incredible inshore fishing is due to an abundance of excellent habitat which offers plenty of cover and prey. While fishing with conventional tackle is common, anglers who love fly fishing will want to take advantage of these prime backwater spots.



From spring through the summer, tarpon swing through the area on their annual migration with snook following close behind. In the summer and fall giant bull redfish move through the bays and channels into the flats to spawn. When the water temperatures start to drop speckled trout become extremely aggressive and feed on all the baitfish and shrimp they can find.

Tarpon Springs Nearshore Fishing

Just off the coast of Tarpon Springs, the seafloor is littered with reefs and wrecks that hold bigger and more powerful fish. A nearshore trip will put you on some of the most amazing fish without spending a ton of time traveling to the first spot. Bottom fishing around deep structure is the best way to target snapper and grouper species along with the formidable amberjack. On the fringe of the reefs, schools of kingfish and cobia can be caught by casting bait.

Things to Do in Tarpon Springs

While Tarpon Springs is a top tier fishing destination, it also offers plenty of activities and amenities back on land. Sunset beach is frequently one of the top ten beaches in the country making it the perfect place to unwind. If you want to learn more about the unique greek culture in Tarpon Springs, take a trip to the sponge docks or try any of the incredible restaurants. When you need to get fueled up or wind down there are plenty of other food and drink options in town as well. With plenty of places to stay and things to do, Tarpon Springs is the perfect place for your next trip.

Tarpon Springs Tides and Weather

While the weather in this part of Florida is almost always perfect, bad weather can roll through from time to time. To be better prepared for your trip to Tarpon Springs, check out tide times and charts here, and weather forecast here.



How are fishing conditions in Tarpon Springs?

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