Key West is a tarpon fishing mecca and Dream Catcher Charters specializes in tarpon fishing.
A migratory species of sport fish tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) have no food value so they are always released unharmed but to the sport fisherman there are few fish that offer the fight, arial combat and the size that tarpon do. Ranging in size from 40 – 150 lbs here in Key West tarpon have proven to be at the top of any salt water anglers dream species to fish for.
Here at Dream Catcher Charters we fish for tarpon in Key West all year long for three different versions of the same fish. We generally consider tarpon season to start in March and run all the way through the summer into July and sometimes August. The early fish in March are usually Gulf of Mexico tarpon also called “brown backs” that come in to feed on copious amounts of bait that are in Key West waters and take a break from the cold Gulf temps. These fish move in and out during the late winter cold front and can show up as soon as January. The traditional migration happens from the first week in May and lasts till the end of June where the fish that are migrating North from the Caribbean waters make their way to Key West and the Florida Keys shore lines to spawn. The third version of tarpon we fish for in the fall are what we call “resident” tarpon and “baby” tarpon. These fish are here all year and offer our anglers shots, when the conditions are right.
Tarpon Fishing Charters
We offer 4, 6, and 8 hour tarpon fishing charters for our clients on board our state of the art bay boats and flats boats for 1-4 anglers per boat. Check out our Tarpon Fishing Rates to find out more about the cost of tarpon fishing charters.
We offer live bait, spin fishing, fly fishing and artificial fishing for tarpon in Key West. We have all the best tackle by Daiwa, Orvis and Key Largo Rods. Without a doubt the nicest equipment collection in Key West HANDS DOWN!
To book a Tarpon Fishing Charter with Dream Catcher Charters.
Dream Catcher Charters has been at the top of fishing charters in Key West specializing in tarpon fishing since 1994. Our guides are on the water everyday and they know where to find the fish from one day to the next. We are also the core of the Key West guide network, constantly exchanging information from one to another ensuring the best results for our clients day of fishing.
Florida Keys Tarpon fishing guide is a great way to find out more about Tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys and Key West.
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