Florida Tarpon Fishing Guide Charters
Fish the calm unspoiled waters of South Florida. Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor and the Florida Everglades are famous for the best tarpon fishing in the world.
Captain Mark Bennett, a full time Florida fishing charter guide since 1992, has a lifetime of experience fishing for tarpon along the west coast of Florida.
What Our Clients Say
“Fourteen years ago I was fortunate to have had Capt. Mark Bennett recommended to me as a tarpon guide and I have had no reason to search further. Capt. Bennett has consistently put me on fish and has created productive days often at times when it was obvious that other local guides were struggling.”
– Jeff Milley St. Pete Beach, Florida
“I truly believe that Mark is part Tarpon, he knows how to read the movements of the pods and puts you right on top of the fish without spooking them, unlike most guides I previously fished with in the past…he always finds the fish and the best part is that he refuses to join the cluster of boats in Boca Grande Pass.”
Todd Hudson Laporte, Indiana
“Mark we know fishing, not tarpon fishing, but we know fishing. We have fished our whole lives. I fished with a lot of guides all over. They all tell me how good they are. How they did this or they did that. You didn’t do that. You showed me how good you are.”
Bo Cheramie Cutoff, LA
“Captain Mark is bar-none the most dedicated and avid tarpon fisherman that I’ve ever been associated with.”
Jason Cannon, managing editor, Sport Fishing Magazine
“Capt. Mark gave us the tarpon fishing experience of a lifetime.”
Adam H. Putnam U.S. Congressman
Where are you located?
I live in the Boca Grande/Charlotte Harbor area about one hour south of St. Petersburg/Tampa. Two hours southwest of Orlando and one hour north of Ft. Myers. March-August we usually depart out of Eldred’s Marina at the base of the Boca Grande Causeway. In the fall I also fish the Everglades and Florida Bay extensively.
Are you the guy in the gray boat?
Why do mullet jump?
Mullet jump because they are happy.
Why don't you fish for tarpon in Boca Grande pass?
Crowds, crowds and crowds. During the daytime hours the pass has 150+ boats crowded together all racing around trying to fish one spot. Fighting between boats is common. Plus the tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass is highly overrated at best.
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For a breakdown of how the tarpon season progresses throughout the year. Check out my season breakdown.