Everglades Tarpon Fishing Guide
The Florida Everglades. Tarpon fishing in the Everglades National Park the last true wilderness area in Florida.
Explore the jungle rivers, hidden backwater creeks and calm bays while in pursuit of the world’s greatest gamefish.
It is all about the migration…
It has been scientifically proven during the spring and fall months thousands of tarpon pass through the Florida Everglades. After the annual spawn in Boca Grande they head back south to the Everglades to rest and feed before completing their journey back to the Atlantic, Caribbean and beyond for the winter.
Tarpon in the Everglades average 60 to 120 pounds with fish as big as 150 to 180 pounds are not uncommon.
In other words, for tarpon fishing in the spring and fall months, the Everglades is the place to be.
The Florida Everglades is the largest sub-tropical wilderness area in the United States. Hundreds of miles of mangrove shorelines, backcountry creeks and jungle rivers, it’s vast expanses and diverse terrain is a fisherman’s paradise.
The Florida Everglades is the only place in the state to find tarpon in an un-pressured and natural state on a daily basis. The lack of boat traffic and fishing pressure is a tarpon fisherman’s dream.
How we fish the Florida Everglades:
I fish the backcountry bays, creeks and rivers. Gulf shorelines, river mouths and flats. The islands, channels and basins of Florida Bay
We target the tarpon with spinning or fly tackle.
If fly fishing is your game call or email and we can discuss all the details of what you will need for the trip. Flies, depending on conditions, I use a few baitfish patterns as well as a few creature flies.
On spinning rods we cast a variety of swimbaits.
Where we fish in the Florida Everglades:
I fish the southern end of the Everglades out of Flamingo. It is a long ways from everywhere. Right smack in the middle of nowhere.
From Florida Bay to the south all the way to Lostman’s River to the north, the possibilities are endless.
I fish the backcountry bays, creeks and rivers. Gulf shorelines, river mouths and flats. The islands, channels and basins of Florida Bay.
Where to stay:
We meet in the morning at the Earnest Coe Visitors Center at the entrance of the Everglades National Park in Homestead. Flamingo is 38 miles from there.
There are a few hotels in Homestead but only a couple I can recommend. The Marriott Courtyard and Hampton Inn in Homestead are right next to each other. They are in a nicer part of Homestead.
I stay in Key Largo. I highly recommend staying there. There are lots of hotels and resorts to choose from, plus the restaurants are just awesome. Alfredo’s and The Fish House are favorites!!!
For even more information on our tarpon fishing in the Florida Everglades check out my website dedicated to our adventures there.