Tarpon fishing in the Keys is a mix of finesse and shear brute force. On one hand you can stalk them in gin clear shallow water with live bait or a fly rod and wait them out to take a perfect shot at them. Sight fishing for tarpon is an art form and an addiction. Perfect casts and plenty of patience can pay off with a fish of a lifetime.
Then there is the other side of the coin where you will drift live baits through the many channel passes that are in the area. This method is a time proven way to find the tarpon bite. Just when you are all relaxed on the boat a tarpon that can grow to over 200 lbs. It will shatter the serenity and then its you versus an armor plated beast! Night fishing for tarpon is a great way to end your day in the Keys.
Watch the sunset over the water and listen to some Buffet on the Sirius Satellite radio on board then BAAMMO you are hooked -up and in the fish fight of your life. We use top quality spin and conventional gear in the 20 to 30 lb. class for tarpon fishing and fly tackle from 10 to 12 weight for those who like tossing the fur and feathers.
Backcountry/Night Tarpon Fishing:
A great way to fish the Keys is to try a little of both in one trip. We leave the dock at 2:00 P.M. and rocket into the backcountry waters of the Everglades National Park. Here we will catch snook, reds, sea trout and huge sharks! Then we will zip back to the deep water channels that lay between the Keys and drift for big tarpon from 7:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. You get the best of both worlds this way all in one action-packed trip with Bamboo Charters. This is a very popular trip and we can even order a great dinner from one of the waterfront restaurants that are on the way to the tarpon action. We can even order a pizza for delivery along the way to the channels! You’ll need your energy for the Silver King!