Tarpon Fishing Charter
Countless people have visited the West Coast of Florida to mine their share of precious Silver – as in the “Silver King”: Tarpon.
Tarpon combine the traits of many elite gamefish into one bruising yet acrobatic package: the speed of a bonefish; the aerobatics of a sailfish; the grueling runs of a marlin and the ferocious bites of a tuna. Nothing makes you as “weak in the knees” quite like witnessing a triple-digit Tarpon inhaling your bait a few feet from the boat to be followed by breathtaking jumps and bicep-testing runs. What’s more is that Tarpon have no table value, which means that the Tarpon fishery is strictly Catch and Release.
Captain Ben has grown up in the Tampa Bay area and specializes in the pursuit of Tarpon all year long. His unbridled passion for Tarpon fishing has led Captain Ben to meticulously tracking their behaviors and eating habits to ensure his clients have the best chance at hooking a trophy fish. Captain Ben has been named the Top Tarpon Fishing Guide by ReelReports.com for eight consecutive years for the Tampa and Clearwater region. He works hard to not only put his clients on these amazing fish, but also to sustain the species through tagging and research.
Certain times of the year are better than others, but Captain Ben can arrange an intimate meeting with the Silver King all year long. The size and availability of Tarpon vary with the seasons and certain conditions such as tides and moon phase. Captain Ben tailors the tackle and approach to ensure that you enjoy an exciting fight. If you’re up to the task, Captain Ben enjoys targeting bigger fish on lighter tackle as well as fly rods.
Nobody lives and breathes Tarpon fishing like Captain Ben and nobody has mapped out the Tampa Bay region quite like him. His passion and dedication will deliver the fishing experience of a lifetime!
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