Tarpon Springs Fishing

Tarpon Springs Fishing

Tarpon Springs may be an American city, but it has strong Greek influence. Located on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, Tarpon Springs has the highest percentage of Greek Americans. This has created distinctive cultural and architectural features in the city. The city has numerous bayous that feed into the Gulf, and local production has flourished with sponge diving off the shore. The city has focused heavily on beautifying the shoreline, and anglers have discovered why this city was named after a desirable saltwater fish.

As the name suggests, Tarpon Springs fishing is best known for Tarpon. When early settlers first chose Tarpon Springs, they noticed plentiful Tarpon jumping out of the water. Even today, Tarpon are still caught in great numbers near the shore. If you plan on inshore fishing in the area, then Tarpon should be on your target list. Other common catches include Flounder, Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout. Inshore fishing opportunities are plentiful with the numerous bayous. Plus, Anclote Key is part of the area, and this small string of islands has ample shoreline for eager anglers.

Tarpon Springs fishing is also possible with nearshore venues. The shore can be rather shallow along the coast, and there are various reefs and wrecks that attract fish. At these depths, you might bring home one of the many Snapper and Grouper species. Trolling the reefs and wrecks should produce Barracuda, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel. At certain times of the year, the population of Cobia is also quite robust. Any of these fish make for delectable hauls.

With the Gulf of Mexico so close, it is no surprise that offshore Tarpon Springs fishing is also quite alluring. When you move farther away from shore, you can enjoy the bounties of the deep. Some of the species you might encounter can include Grouper and Snapper on bottom, and Blackfin Tuna, Mahi-mahi, and Wahoo on top.



Top Tarpon Springs Fishing Spots

PASCO REEF #4
4/13/2011 4:20:43 PM - Name PASCO REEF #4 County PASCO Depth (in feet) 27 Relief (in feet) 8 Description "272 PIECES OF CONCRETE 1RST OF TWO LOADS" Date of Deployment June 3 1998 Primary


Sheridan Wreck
6/4/2012 11:37:11 PM - MV D.T. Sheridan GPS Coordinates: latitude: 27°52.562' N longitude: 083°11.140' W depth: 82 max. D. T. Sheridan is an 180 foot Ocean going tug that now rests


SAND KEY NOURISHMENT REEF
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Tarpon Springs Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 7 - 11 AM on Sunday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Tarpon Springs, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Snook - 26% Catch Rate
    Snook

  2. Atlantic Tarpon - 26% Catch Rate
    Atlantic Tarpon

  3. Red Drum - 14% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  4. Gag Grouper - 10% Catch Rate
    Gag Grouper

  5. Spotted Seatrout - 8% Catch Rate
    Spotted Seatrout

  6. Red Snapper - 4% Catch Rate
    Red Snapper

  7. Recommedations above based on 47 local reports and 11 species of fish for October in Tarpon Springs.

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Top Tarpon Springs Fishing Charters & Guides

Absolute Flats Fishing
Absolute Florida Flats Fishing with local saltwater guide, Capt. Rich Knox, who has been a fishing guide service on the West Central FL Gulf Coast for over 20 years, fishes the beautiful expansive Florida Gulf Coast from Tampa Bay to New Port Richey,

2 Shea Charters
My years of experience in the Gulf give me an unmatched knowledge of its seasons and spots and the 2 Shea is more than ready to carry you quickly and comfortably to them. Whether you are after some nice grouper just off-shore or those large amberjack

GulfStar Fishing
World class fishing-first class service..We Catch EM!

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Top Tarpon Springs Bait & Tackle Stores

Tampa Bay Bait N' Tackle
Tampa Bay Bait and Tackle is the largest salt and fresh water bait supplier in the Tampa Bay area.

Bait House
Open since the 1940s, The Bait House Tackle & Tavern is located in the marina on beautiful Clearwater Beach. We are proud to offer the freshest fish, highest quality tackle and gear, and some of the best food on the beach. Our daily menu features

Sunset Landing Marina


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Top Tarpon Springs Marinas

Anclote Village Marina
Located at the mouth of the Anclote River, Anclote Village Marina offers unparalleled access to the Gulf of Mexico. Both wet and dry slips are available, along with a fleet of rental boats.

Sunset Landing Marina


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Dunedin Causeway
Good Snook fishing here, especially in the fall. You can catch small Gag Grouper around the rocks.Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefi
Striped Mullet

White Mullet

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