Tarpon Fishing Cocoa Beach
Tarpon, The Silver King
If Tarpon is one of your bucket list fish to catch, now is the time to book your trip and make it happen! Juvenile Tarpon, ranging from 10-40 pounds, have been extremely active right at sunrise. These fish are seen seen rolling on the surface all throughout the morning, giving you plenty of shots to catch one. The Banana River and Indian River Lagoons, located in Cocoa Beach Florida, are home to resident and traveling Tarpon which use these canals to feed during the summer months. Most mornings the Tarpon are not shy and are hitting a variety of lures. The trick is presentation, patience and focus when trying to catch the Tarpon. A perfectly placed cast in front of a rolling Tarpon can often yield a bite from the silver king. Using a lick tackle spinning rod casting Swimbaits, shrimp and Topwater lures have all been very effective on the Tarpon. Fly fishing is our favorite way to catch these Tarpon. Using a fly rod allows for a very subtle and quiet presentation when casting at the Tarpon. We've been having our clients strip the fly back to the boat just under the surface, then like a freight train a Tarpon will explode on the fly and go air borne 4-5 feet out of the water! Any time we get to set the hook on a Tarpon the fish will 9 times out of 10 go jump into the air, putting on an amazing aerial show and display of strength. It's important to drop your rod tip and point it at the Tarpon when they jump so they don't break us off or throw the hook. Long, hard runs can be expected when catching Tarpon, as well as an extreme will to fight, which is why the Tarpon is one of Captain Austin Keaton's favorite fish to target this time of year. Mixed in with the Tarpon we have been catching some nice Sea Trout, Snook and the occasional Redfish. Give us a call at 407-455-4521 or email email@example.com to book your Saltwater fishing charters in today!
Tarpon Fishing Video August 2019
Written by Captain Austin Keaton