Tarpon

Florida Tarpon Fishing & Guides

Marco Island Naples Florida Tarpon Fishing Charters in the Gulf of Mexico

tarpon fishing chartersOne of the greatest game fish are tarpon – the only member of the family Megalopidaeare.  Tarpon are large fish, they can grow to nearly 300 pounds. Tarpon can be four to eight feet long! Tarpon are famous for dramatic leaps out of the water after being caught and can keep an angler in a battle lasting hours.

Tarpons prefer water temperatures of 72 to 82°F (22 to 28°C); below 60°F (15.6°C) degrees they become inactive, and temperatures under 40°F (4.5°C) can be lethal.  Everglades Fishing Charters Tarpon are prized not only because of their great size but also because of the fight they put up and their spectacular leaping ability.

Tarpon are bony fish and their meat is not desirable. Most tarpon are released after they are caught. Numerous tarpon fishing tournaments are held in Florida each year focused on catching tarpon.

If you would like an opportunity to catch an amazing tarpon in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, visit the USGC-certified fishing guides below and inquire about the current tarpon fishing activity – tell them Marco Island Living sent you. Best of luck and health from Marco Island Living. Share your Marco Island – Naples FL tarpon fishing reviews or ask us about visiting Marco Island Florida. To feature your SW Florida Fishing Charter services, contact us.

Marco Island – Naples SW FL Tarpon Fishing

Go Cats on the Water
Go Cats On The Water - Port Of The Islands, Naples, FL | 239-748-4099
Marco and Naples Most Exciting Boat Tour. Explore the backwater and mangroves for an unforgettable adventure in Southwest Florida. Everglades Backwater Sightseeing Eco-Tours in our safe, and easy to drive boats. Choose a 75 minute or a 3 hour tour. Our custom Go-Cat boats are fun for all ages and can easily be operated by both younger adults and seniors.
GoCatsOnTheWater.com - Naples, FL




Everglades City Fishing Charters
Everglades City Fishing Charters, currently leaving from Everglades Bait and Tackle, Everglades City, FL | 239-253-9926

Experience the wonder of the 10,000 islands of SWFL. Fish the protected bays and rivers of the Islands and Everglades National Park. Fish among the mysteries of wrecks, hard bottom reefs, and offshore towers. Seek some of the most exciting game fish that call the Florida Everglades Home.
Everglades City Fishing Charters - Everglades City, FL


Sunshine Tours Marco Island
Sunshine Tours and Fishing Charters, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL | 239-642-5415
Sunshine Tours. Fish the 10,000 islands, the best in Off Shore, Back Water, and Near Coastal Fishing Charters. We know where the fish are. Also offering Marco Island Shelling Trips, and Sightseeing aboard one of our four fishing boats. Since 1984, Sunshine Tours has provided unsurpassed fishing charters, and on-the-water experiences for locals and visitors alike. Shared and private charters available. Contact us to book your Marco Island fishing charter.
Sunshine Tours & Charters - Marco Island, FL


TARPON FISHING

  • EASY-TO-USE: Splash Kids fishing reel and rod combo is perfect for young anglers featuring a 29-inch fishing pole that floats! This combo features a patented no-tangle design, simple push-button mechanics, and an oversized handle knob making it not only easy to use, but also fun and safe for your kids
  • FIT-TO-FISH: Lightweight and easy-to-use, these combos are made for beginner anglers. The Splash Kids combo is simple, stylish, and size-appropriate for adventurers aged 3-5. From the bright colors to the durable fiberglass rod with a tangle-free tip. It even floats if your little angler accidentally drops it off the dock. Get into gear with a spincast reel and fishing rod that fits your age, size and style
  • FUN & PRACTICE: Includes a casting plug for ultimate fun on or off the water. Cast in the backyard or on the shore to sharpen up those casting skills, or head straight to the water for more advanced practice. Its moderate action and light power is ideal for targeting everything from panfish to trout and is designed to hold a 4-8-pound line weight and 1/16-1/4 oz lure weights
  • SMOOTH PERFORMANCE: This size 20 spincast reel is constructed with all-metal gears and a 2.6:1 gear ratio for a silky-smooth retrieve. Featuring a QuickSet anti-reverse to stop your handle from moving backward and create a solid hookset in the mouth of a fish when reeling in your catch. The right-hand retrieve is pre-spooled with 6-pound Cajun fishing line so you can start your fishing adventure sooner
  • TRUSTED: Since 1949, Zebco has been inviting people to explore the outdoors. Zebco products are warranted for a period of (1) year from date of original retail purchase against defects in workmanship and/or materials
  • Fishing rod reel combos with carrier bag and nessary accessories for fishing,include: One carbon fiber telescopic fishing rod+ One fishing reel +One carrier bag +Three fishing lures +fishing line+ some nessary accessories.
  • The Rod:high density carbon fiber mixed with fiberglass make the fishing pole hard & durable,the hard and Light Weight Guide Ring Made by SIC Ceramic and The Heat Dissipation is Better. Its Lower Friction Coefficient Making It Durable, And Its International Advanced Epoxy Resin Adhesive Make The Guide Ring More Solid.
  • The Reel: This reel has 13 + 1 corrosion resistant smooth ball bearings, precision matched gears and a powerful 5.5:1 gear ratio.Give it ultra-smooth performance.Interchangeable right or left hand CNC machined aluminum handle and comes with an extra exquisite aluminum spool.Amazing aerospace-grade aluminum honeycomb design spool gives you strength and light weight. EVA knob makes it non-slip and more comfortable when long time fishing.
  • Light weight and portable, easily fits in car trunk, boat or backpack. Sougayilang spinning rod reel combo allows you to travel to your favorite fishing spot and enjoy fishing whenever and wherever you want.
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  • EASY-TO-USE: Zebco Slingshot spincast reel and fishing rod combo features a 5-foot 6-inch 2-piece durable fiberglass rod and size 30 fishing reel. The rod comes in a fun blue color! The reel features a patented no-tangle design and simple push-button mechanics for ease of use making this reel great for both beginners and experienced anglers
  • ALL-DAY COMFORT: This hard-working fishing rod and reel combo comes with a durable EVA handle to provide anglers with hours of comfort. Its moderate-fast action and medium-light power is ideal for catching medium species such as panfish, trout, walleye or bass and is designed to hold a 6-10 pound line weight and 1/16-3/4 oz lure weights
  • SMOOTH PERFORMANCE: This size 30 spincast reel is constructed with all-metal gears and a 2.8:1 gear ratio for a silky-smooth retrieve. Featuring a dial-adjustable drag and QuickSet anti-reverse to stop your handle from moving backward and create a solid hookset in the mouth of a fish when reeling in your prize catch. The right-hand reel is pre-spooled with 10-pound Zebco fishing line so you can start your fishing adventure sooner
  • EXPERTLY DESIGNED: dependable and designed to last, the Slingshot spincast combo was expertly designed. A great all-purpose fishing set-up, the easy-casting spincast reel is custom-matched to a durable 2-piece Z-Glass rod to help you to reel in the big ones all day long
  • TRUSTED: Since 1949, Zebco has been inviting people to explore the outdoors. Zebco products are warranted for a period of (1) year from date of original retail purchase against defects in workmanship and/or materials
  • MODERATE ACTION: 30-inch 1-piece fishing rod combo provides medium power and moderate action making it easier to catch light and medium species including panfish, trout, walleye, and bass
  • EXPERTLY CRAFTED MATERIALS: Durable fiberglass rod blank construction and ultra-tough dial-adjustable drag provide smooth cast and retrieves while cushioned EVA handle reduces discomfort and ensures a sure-grip
  • EFFORTLESS FISHING: Zebco's QuickSet anti-reverse reel stops your handle from moving backward and creates a solid hookset in the mouth of a fish when reeling in your prized catch. It features a powerful right-hand retrieve, patented no-tangle design, and comes pre-spooled with 6-pound Zebco Cajun line
  • SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION: Premium all-metal gears, a 2.6:1 gear ratio, and dual-ceramic pick-up pins ensure a buttery-smooth retrieve, extended life, and ultra-high abrasion resistance to make every fishing experience a memorable one
  • TRUSTED: Since 1949, Zebco has been inviting people to explore the outdoors. Zebco products are warranted for a period of (1) year from date of original retail purchase against defects in workmanship and/or materials
  • 36" Ugly Stik rod
  • Cork and EVA grips with twist lock reel seats
  • Pre-spooled with 6 lb line
  • 30 size spinning reel
  • Ugly Tech construction with a combination of graphite and fiberglass to create a strong, yet sensitive rod
  • 【Premium Fishing Tackle Kit】- PLUSINNO high-quality fishing lures gives beginner or expert anglers plenty of options to land virtually any type of fish, from bass to trout. 302 pieces fishing kits collects nearly all accessories including Popper/ Pencil/ Minnow/ Crankbait/ VIB/ Frog/ Spinner/ Spoon/ Plastic Worms/ Tube/ Split Tail Fishes / Off Set Hooks/ Jig Head/ Tube Jigs/ Fishing Weights sinkers/ Beads/ Swivels/Fishing Snaps and Tackle Box, suitable for all sorts of fishing condition.
  • 【Variety of Lures Combination】- The 302 pieces fishing baits set comes with everything you need: 1pcs Crankbait, 1pcs Popper, 1pcs Pencil, 1pcs Minnow, 1pcs VIB, 1pcs Frog, 2pcs Split Tail Fishes, 10pcs Spinner Lures, 59pcs Soft Worms, 20pcs soft plastic shrimp, 30pcs split shots, 10pcs offset hooks, 15pcs Jigs, 5pcs drop shot weights, 10pcs fishing sinkers, 5pcs fishing Leaders, 100pcs hooks with box and more fishing gear, reliable and all-around choice for any angler and fishing enthusiast.
  • 【High Quality Material】- The lifelike design minnow, popper, VIB, pencil & crankbait lures are made with 3D Eyes and ultra-realistic fish pattern finishes and even the smartest fish into thinking that the bait is a real fish which helps you to get fish easier. All lures are widely used and carefully selected, which are made of high-quality anti-corrosion stainless steel and plastic, strong and durable.
  • 【Easy to Carry Around】- The compact fishing tackle equipment is equipped with a double-layer box which is convenient to get the exact fishing tackles you need. The bass fishing lures Set measures7.9 x 4.5 x 2.6 inches. The portable size will make the bait suit ideal for your fishing seat box or fishing backpack, easy to carry with you! Allow you to travel to your favorite fishing spot and enjoy fishing whenever and wherever you want.
  • 【Best Gifts for Angers】 - This fishing lures set is designed to be used in freshwater or saltwater, which contains all kinds of baits and accessories that can be used in a variety of fishing occasions, great gift to any beginner or addictive anglers. Especially suitable for Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.
  • WIDELY FISHING SPECIES - Using Japan material, the freshwater fishing lures is the perfect size at 3.5in, which ready to take on multiple hits. Whether you are fishing reefs, estuaries, rivers, fresh or saltwater, the Truscend lures for fishing will become your essential paddle tail lure to target bass, trout, Walleye, pike snook, salmon, redfish and many more.
  • LIFE-LIKE ACTION - The bass fishing lures have a special 3D paddle tail to give off turbulence, ultra-realistic patterns, life-like halographic eyes and solid wire through construction to ultra-sharp BKK back hook. The Top Hook protects against hangups. Its weedless nature enables you to fish it well through all types of cover.
  • LONG CASTING JIG HEAD - Having an ideal weight for long casting and slow sinking, Truscend fishing bait can achieve a slow, flutter presentation. Featuring a precisely engineered shape, the soft body swimbaits generate the perfect kicking action. You can easily cast the fishing jigs bait into your ideal fish area.
  • JAPAN DESIGN - Constructed from high quality materials from Japan, expertly design and rigorous testing of light refraction fish pattern make TRUSCEND "Shad Paddle Tail Bait" more realistic and attractive. The soft plastic fishing lures who lively Japanese design perfectly emulates erratic baitfish action.
  • ULTRA-SHARP HOOK - Equipped with sharp high quality high carbon steel hook on back, the innovative design of these soft lures can help ensure increased fish hook ups in all situations while avoid getting hung up when fishing. The bass lures can take your bass fishing game to the next level.
  • 8 SEGMENTS LIFELIKE LURES: Designed with 8 segment multi-jointed body, TRUSCEND fishing lure can sink slowly and move flexible in water. In addition, life-like swimming actions make it attracting more catches and provoking predator fish to strike.
  • HIGH SIMULATION: With 3D realistic looking eyes and pearl powder coating, this swimbait appears very delicate and vivid that looks like a real fish. A perfect fishing bait that easily cheats the target fishes.
  • BASS VIBRATION: Made of high-quality ABS material and equipped with built-in rattle, this vibe lure can continuously emit the fish sound wave to during the swimming to provoke the feeding urge of the fishes and induce them to attack.
  • WIDELY FISHING SPECIES: This bass fishing lure can be widely used to catch bass, yellow perch, walleye, pike, muskie, roach, trout, snook. salmon etc. This swimbait is quite suitable for both saltwater and freshwater and functions well in all water layers.
  • ✅45° Pistol Grip Fishing Pliers - Multi-purpose pliers include Split Ring Head, Hook Remover, Wire Strippers, Crimper, Wire Cutter for ordinary nylon fishing wire, carbon wire or iron wire. Three crimping slots are designed for different types of leads. Quickly remove hook or replace treble hook on your lure while catching fish or utilize the carbide cutters to cut fishing line or other fishing tasks. Spring non-slip grip handle avoids pliers slipping. Overall Length: 9 inches; Weight: 8 oz.
  • ✅Fillet Knife with Sheath - Overall Length: 10-1/2 inch. Ideal for detailed precision cutting and scaling, a super thin blade featuring a serrated edge on back side, allows for effortless remove meat without loss. Ergonomic handle grip with groove ensures non-slip during use, provide ultimate knife control and protect your fingers. A lanyard hole offers a better carry. Plastic sheath features with 2 inch knife sharpener, the belt clip makes it safer carry and protects the knife when not in use
  • ✅ Trigger Pull Fish Gripper - Overall Length: 7-1/2 inch; Weight: 2.96 oz. The stainless steel tube and components won't break down in saltwater and will survive years of hard use. The rubberized grip gives you a firm grasp, ergonomic handle prevents slipping during use, safety guard protects your fingers. The adjustable wrist strap at the bottom is up to 12 inches long which is great for protecting the fish gripper from being lost.
  • ✅ Folding Line Snip & Fly Fishing Retractor - Folding scissor features plastic modules that protect your fingers from being hurt, increase non-slip friction and contact area, suitable for cutting fabric and single strands of fishing line, thread. Overall Length: 5 inch; Folded Length: 3-1/2 inch, mini size for pocket storage. The fly fishing retractor can be used as key chain, retractable nylon cord can be 360°rotated, extends up to 33 inch.
  • ✅ Perfect Gift For Fishermen - Tips: Clean & Dry the tools after use, then put back into the box. You can get a superior package contains fishing pliers, fillet knife&sheath, trigger pull fish gripper, folding line snip and retractable key chain, which is a perfect gift for fishing lovers. Warning: improper use may result in injury. Do not use if damaged or blade is loose or apply force onto back of blades. Keep out of reach from children.
  • DOUBLE-BLADE UNIQUE DESIGN - TRUSCEND fishing lures for bass uses a double-blade rotating tail design, which delivers a heavy sputter as it moves across the surface, create noise and commotion that fish can not ignore. It also "roll resistant" and works well at a variety of speeds. Interestingly, when the monster bass bites the top water fishing lures, its tail will close to prevent the bass from spitting it out.
  • HUGE TOPWATER BLOWUP - Bass baits teasers fishing have a extra weight on the belly, control barycenter easily and make it do a farther casting distance effortless. When you rapid and steady retrieve the bait, the rotating tail will spin and make splashed water. It's really hard for bass to resist the lure!
  • HANDMADE - WINNING QUALITIES - Perfect size and awesome colors bring you a real visual experience. Equipped with 3D holographic eyes and full hand coating body and realistic fish scales, these freshwater fishing lures appear very delicate and vivid that looks like a real fish. A perfect swimbait that easily cheats the target fishes.
  • HIGH QUALITIES - Made of high-quality ABS material and rigged with rust-proof sharp treble hooks, excellent puncture ability, strong abrasion resistant, the bass fishing gear lure is especially important for schooling striper and other monster bass.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - Our fishing lures offer 12-months quality assurance and lifetime professional customer service. Please feel free to contact us anytime. Our friendly and reliable customer service will respond to you within 24 hours!
Tarpon fishing in the Florida Everglades.

Tarpon fishing in the Florida Everglades.

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