There’s a reason that Boca Grande is the tarpon capital of the world!
Tarpon are a migratory fish that usually show up in late March – early April and stay in southwest Florida all the way into October. Until July, the tarpon congregate around the famous Boca Grande Pass and surrounding waters to do their annual spawn. The full and new moons bring some of the biggest tides of the year, flushing out millions of crabs and causing a mass feeding frenzy that you will never forget. The majority of fishing this time of year is either sight casting at rolling fish or using cut bait in the shallower waters.
By the time summer comes around, the tarpon fishing can potentially heat up even further. The summertime can produce some of the best tarpon fishing of the year. The fish spread out in the harbor and back bays, there are less boats fishing for them and therefore a lot less pressure. This type of fishing consists of throwing and trolling live bait, using cut bait and throwing plugs at rolling fish.
It makes no difference whether you’re an experienced tarpon angler of many years, or if this is your first time ever seeing a tarpon…tarpon fishing never gets old and is something that you will never forget.