2024 Tarpon Season Outlook

Here you can read our latest fishing reports.  I try to keep this section updated regularly when we are tarpon fishing consistently.  Though remember in the off season we may not be fishing as much or we may be targeting other things.

May is here and its starting to feel like summer time somewhat.  Overall April was definitely still on the chillier side of what we’ve come to expect from water temperatures in recent years.  But fishing was still great overall.  I’m hoping we have a stellar May since it feels like we still have some fish due to show up from the annual migration but time will tell.  The wind forecast for early May looks really good and there are a decent number of fish around currently so it’s looking alright.  If you are looking to catch tarpon the next couple of months should be a good bet – just try and avoid right around that full moon if you can!  I’m also hoping this year our later May/June timeframe will be more productive, as we had a late start with the early season stuff so hopefully that leads to more fish being around at the tail end of ‘prime time.’  Night trips are do-able now with more tarpon being caught locally, so don’t be afraid to ask about evening fishing – my team is ready to get you on the silver king!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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