Each year the Miami and Miami Beach area plays host to what can be considered one of the most well guarded secrets. world class tarpon fishing action that surprises even the most experienced, avid tarpon anglers. (No we are not talking about fishing over crowded bridges on out going tide) We are talking about some secrets spots, little over looked areas and places to fish that only come after years on the water. I will take you on my 22ft Pathfinder center console safely to the best most remote spots on any tide. For more information also check out my other site or my YouTube channel at the bottom of the page www.flyandfish.com
During the January through June time frame the warm waters of Miami and Miami Beach are filled with various baits. This does not go unnoticed by the mighty tarpon and they are here to enjoy the feast of the easy to catch meals
Make no mistake, the tarpon is mean, nasty, and has a never give up attitude that will test your strength, stamina, and angling skill.
Leave no doubt in your mind that your Miami tarpon fishing charter will leave you wanting to come back for more and more.
If you’re concerned about being out on the water after dark during your charter, there’s no need to worry. The tarpon are located close to the shoreline and unless they decide to run offshore a bit, we are usually never more than a ¼ mile out. Often we are just outside of the swim markers. We are so close, that many times during your Miami tarpon fishing charter you can hear the conversations of people taking a stroll along the beach, hear the music from the hotels, or smell the food being cooked in the condos or at beach parties. Also, the boat is well lit, with side lights facing forward, aft, port, and starboard, as well as hand held spot lights to light up all the antics of the tarpon. The sight of water shimmering off a tarpon as it makes it’s jumps is a beautiful sight to see.
During your Miami tarpon fishing charter, if you are fortunate enough to be out on a night when the shrimp run, you’ll be treated to sights and sounds that you will not soon forget. Hundreds and thousands of shrimp are moving with the tide and the tarpon are in a feeding frenzy. Explosions can be seen all around the boat and the slurping sounds of hundreds of tarpon having a feast is sure to get your blood boiling.
Then a rod slams over and the clicker screams as line is pulled from the reel at an alarming rate. Often times another tarpon will grab the second rod and things get a bit crazy with two angry
tarpon hooked up.
Want to try what I refer to as Gorilla Tarpon fishing during your tarpon fishing charter? Then ask us about catching them in the Bay. This is a highly specialized fishery that is very dependent on the tide. To catch the right tide for this tarpon fishing charter, you might have to fish the late hours of the night or wee hours of the morning, but if you’re willing to do so, the action can be fast and furious. The tarpon lurk in the shadows waiting for an easy meal to come along. Once hooked, it’s up to you as the angler to keep the tarpon away from the many obstructions that it can cut the line on. That means tighter drags and more muscle power on your part, hence the phrase
Gorilla Tarpon Fishing.
A note from your guide: HI ! Captain Fraser Simpson here! You won't have to worry about not being prepared. We provide everything you need to get you started on the right foot. We offer permits, rods, bait, and tackle.
If you want to fly fish for Tarpon, I provide all TFO Temple Fork Outfitters fly rods and reels , and of course flies.
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Fishing guides in Miami are not hard to find. The hard part is finding a good one.
As a professional full time guide, I offer you multiple advantages:
• First and foremost, I am on the water constantly. On many days, I fish double trips. This helps me “dial in” on where the bite is happening.
• Guiding is my full time occupation; I have no distractions with any other job. There are many part-time guides, whose primary source of income comes from their “other” job. Guiding is my sole occupation and source of income.
• I am an owner/operators. I book all my trips. You’ll speak directly with me, not a hired assistant or secretary. On the day of your trip, I am the one's who will be your Guide/Captain.
• The rate I quote includes all the services I provide. There are no hidden fees that you find out about on the day of your trip. Don’t be misled by guides who may charge less. There could be hidden charges that you find out about on the day of the trip; this could bring the cost of your trip up to, (or more than), an amount that is out of your
• All my business comes from repeat customers, referrals, advertisements in fishing magazines, and my websites. I do not pay anyone commission to send me customers. Many guides do use a concierge or booking service. They pay huge commissions for other people to book their boat that can range from 20% - 40%. This does not ensure that the guide chosen is the one that is best suited to your needs.
• Many charter operations sell fish as an additional source of income. They will give you a fillet or two at the end of the trip and keep the rest to sell. All edible fish, (within legal limits), that I catch, belong to you. I also practice catch and release; the choice is yours.
• My boat, fishing tackle, and equipment are in top notch condition to ensure that you have the best opportunity to make that catch of a lifetime. I put my reputations on the line with everyone I fish with and always strive to show you the best experience I can.
• I network with several other top notch full time guides who, like me, believe in providing honest, top quality service. If the date you’d like to book is already taken, I'll refer you to one of them.
• I am not overzealous promoter of taxidermy (fishing mounts). I can provide the information for this service if you are interested. Remember it is not necessary to kill a fish to have a mount created.
Edited and filmed all on Charter in Miami, Everglades and Bahamas by you guide Capt. Fraser. It has some of the best Miami Tarpon fishing of the past year. Check out our YouTube channel for more at @flyandfishwithfraser