Tarpon Fishing in the Florida Keys

Based out of Bahia Honda State Park

The Florida Keys

The old 7 Mile Bridge at Bahia Honda in the Florida Keys.
        The bridge stretches into the distance over turquoise water, the sky is
        clear and blue.

The Florida Keys is one of the most unique and beautiful seacoasts in the country. This area offers some of the best tarpon fishing in all of Florida.

Our tarpon fishing takes place just minutes from the dock in the calm protected inlets between the islands. The Bahia Honda bridge provides an exciting challenge to tarpon fishing. During the spring it is not uncommon to see hundreds of tarpon feeding on the surface of the water.

The average tarpon is about 80 lbs. However, we see many larger than that ranging up to over 150 lbs. Whether average or giant, a jumping tarpon can strip all the line from a reel if you’re slow to give chase. More than one angler has said, “this is the most exciting fishing I have ever done.”

My boat has a very large cockpit to give you plenty of room to work when fighting the Silver King. The boat is equipped with all electronics and safety equipment. We supply all tackle and live bait. You only need to bring your food, drinks and enthusiasm.

I run two trips per day, one early morning and the other late afternoon. Tarpon tend to like the shadowy part of the day but I will fish whenever necessary to catch them even all night. My goal is to catch tarpon and give you an experience you will always remember.

The Keys are readily accessible by air and land. Marathon airport has frequent commuter service from Miami International Airport. Flights take only about 35 minutes and usually run twice a day. By car, Marathon is about 3 hours from Miami. The drive will take you through the scenic chain of islands leading to Marathon.

When not fishing, the Keys offer a wide variety of activities; there are white sandy beaches in Marathon, Bahia Honda and Key West. In addition there are several snorkeling and scuba diving options. Many dive shops offer full or half day excursions to experience the coral reefs.

There are hotel accommodations ranging from economy on up. If I can help you find the right accommodations to suit your needs just let me know.