Tampa Bay Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon Fishing Season Part II

By Capt. Mike Manning

Tarpon are the king of inshore game fish in the Tampa Bay region, with excellent fishing for the silver king from June into October, and even November in warm years. It’s when the Boca Grande tarpon season comes to an end that Tampa Bay tarpon fishing is just getting started.

By this time my Boca Grande tarpon fishing is over and I concentrate on what I like to call “Tarpon Season Part II.”

The giant silver kings have vacated the beaches by this time and are gathering inside the bay around bridges, on the grass flats of upper Tampa Bay  and in bayous, where they feed heavily in preparation for winter.

Using live bait or artificials, this summer/fall Tampa Bay fishing can provide some of the best quality tarpon action available anywhere. So if you didn’t get your fill during the spring tarpon season, or even if you did and you want to expand you tarpon fishing experiences or go for that real trophy fish, take advantage of Tampa Bay tarpon fishing by reserving your trip date now.