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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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. ST Martins Reef
    12/7/2016 7:20:17 PM - ST Martins Reef

    5/6/2011 11:53:46 PM - 37 CONCRETE CULVERTS

    5/6/2011 11:53:42 PM - CONCRETE RUBBLE]]> 27.9195 -83.026

    5/6/2011 11:52:50 PM - 28.0316833333333 -83.0484666666667

  7. Nona Gale
    5/8/2011 1:37:14 AM - Attributes RECRD 222 VESSLTERMS NONA GALE FEATURE_TYPE Wreck - Submerged, dangerous to surface navigation LATDEC 28.298611 LONDEC -83.301508 GP_QUALITY Low DEPTH 0 SOUNDING_TY

  8. Jewfish Sink
    1/13/2018 11:02:12 PM -

  9. Courtney Campbell Causeway - Little Bridge
    4/11/2013 3:46:32 AM -

    4/13/2011 4:19:14 PM - BAHIA BEACH REEF (BAY) REEF#3 Depth (in feet) 19 Relief (in feet) 8 Description CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKING RAILINGS AND RUBBLE FROM TREASURE ISLAND CAUSEWAY Date of Dep

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Tarpon Springs Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Tarpon Springs, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Scaled Sardine

  2. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 16% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 10040 Scaled Sardine counted.

    Tarpon Springs Scaled Sardine Counts Chart


  3. Spotted Seatrout

  4. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 14.64% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 9185 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Tarpon Springs Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  5. White Grunt

  6. White Grunt

    There is a 13.01% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 8163 White Grunt counted.

    Tarpon Springs White Grunt Counts Chart


  7. Pinfish

  8. Pinfish

    There is a 9.34% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 5859 Pinfish counted.

    Tarpon Springs Pinfish Counts Chart


  9. Spanish Mackerel

  10. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 5.65% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 3547 Spanish Mackerel counted.

    Tarpon Springs Spanish Mackerel Counts Chart


  11. Sheepshead

  12. Sheepshead

    There is a 4.76% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 2987 Sheepshead counted.

    Tarpon Springs Sheepshead Counts Chart


  13. Gag Grouper

  14. Gag Grouper

    There is a 4.74% catch rate for Gag Grouper, based on 2973 Gag Grouper counted.

    Tarpon Springs Gag Grouper Counts Chart


  15. Ladyfish

  16. Ladyfish

    There is a 3.55% catch rate for Ladyfish, based on 2226 Ladyfish counted.

    Tarpon Springs Ladyfish Counts Chart


  17. Black Sea Bass

  18. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 3.19% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 2004 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Tarpon Springs Black Sea Bass Counts Chart


  19. King Mackerel

  20. King Mackerel

    There is a 2.92% catch rate for King Mackerel, based on 1833 King Mackerel counted.

    Tarpon Springs King Mackerel Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 103 species of fish and 62758 fish counted for March around Tarpon Springs.

To date, there are 158 species of fish and a total of 1222971 fish counted for Tarpon Springs and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (163 years).

Last Update: 3/29/2023 2:37:15 AM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Latest Tarpon Springs Fishing Reports

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    3/23/2023 5:44:07 PM - It’s what we’ve been waiting for – fantastic spring fishing. Our flats trips have been crazy good with snook and redfish the main targets. The [...] The post Spring Fishing i

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  • Fishing Report – March 20th 2023
    3/21/2023 8:42:05 AM - Here is the March 20th 2023 fishing report. My reports are published in the Tampa Bay Times every 4th and 20th of the month! The post Fishing Report – March 20th 2023 appeare

  • Fishing Report – March 4th 2023
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  • 44 hour 3/8/23 trip report
    3/8/2023 2:11:00 PM -     I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! From our previous email and posts sent we ended up needing to move our trip to 3/8/2023 due to weather. We ended up going out wit

  • Finest Florida Fishing
    2/20/2023 3:57:47 AM - There are beautiful skies and bountiful catches to be had here in Florida along with the finest fishing that the west coast has to offer right here in god’s country of sport

  • Nice Trout Bite – reds too
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  • That time of year for Fishing Charters Tampa
    2/7/2023 7:15:05 AM - Its getting to be that time of year for fishing charters Tampa. Great fishing with some great action. As our weather begins to start warming and we move into spring it will b

  • Fishing Report – February 4th 2023
    2/6/2023 4:07:22 PM - Here is the February 4th 2023 fishing report. My reports are published in the Tampa Bay Times every 4th and 20th of the month! The post Fishing Report – February 4th 2023 app

  • March 28th~ 1/2 day fishing
    2/1/2023 4:09:14 PM - This was another overcast one today. The winds were blowing about 15 knots in the beginning part of the trip but it turned slick calm on the way home. The depths of water were

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Top Tarpon Springs Bait & Tackle Stores

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

  2. 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

  3. Sunset Landing Marina

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Top Tarpon Springs Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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. 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

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

  4. Capt. John O'Hanlon Fishing Expeditions
    We are fishing the St. Joseph Sound area. Featuring Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island and Three Rooker Bar. The Islands offer a convenient access from Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, and Tarpon Springs. Both Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island are

  5. Captain Brian Caudill Inshore Fishing Charters
    Clearwater Fishing Guide Capt. Brian Caudill has expert knowledge of the shallow water flats, beautiful mangrove islands and sandy beaches around Clearwater, Tarpon Springs and Dunedin in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. With his extensive knowledge of C

  6. Double Eagle Deep Sea Fishing
    ocked in the Clearwater Municipal Marina on Clearwater Beach the Double Eagle fishing fleet is conveniently located to Tampa and St. Petersburg on the gulf coast of Florida. Whether you're an avid angler or novice, a vacationing family or busines

  7. Skinny Water Charter
    Pro Fishing Guide For Clearwater, Tampa Bay, Redington Beach, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island Beach, & St. Petersburg Beach Areas.

  8. Above Average Charters
    We are located in sunny Clearwater Florida, just a few steps away from beautiful Clearwater Beach in the Clearwater Municipal Marina. We offer deep sea fishing or sport fishing charters for beginners to experienced anglers.

  9. Fun Flats Fishing
    Join Captain Mark for a great day of fishing! Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice, you will enjoy an exciting, fun, action-filled fishing charter. Tampa Bay is home to many species of fish including snook, redfish, trout, mangrove snap

  10. Gone Fishing Charters
    The Tampa, Tampa Bay, St Petersburg, and Clearwater areas offer a broad array of tampa fishing opportunities. Your Tampa fishing charter might begin fishing along our beautiful, world class beaches for game fish like Snook, whose drag screaming runs

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Top Tarpon Springs Marinas

  1. 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.

  2. Sunset Landing Marina

  3. Blue Pelican Marina
    More than just a marina, Blue Pelican Marina is a home for your boat. With unique amenities and member benefits, patron guests are part of an exclusive club where our professional staff will constantly insure your experience exceeds your expectation

  4. Tampa Harbour
    Tampa Harbour is the answer to all your boating needs. Our convenient South Tampa location is just seconds to the open waters of Old Tampa Bay. For landlubbers we are the home of the world famous “Hula Bay Club” and “Duke’s Retired Surfers Bar”. Just

  5. Hernando Beach Marina

  6. Hubbard's Marina
    Hubbard's Marina is the Original Pary boat fishing fleet and Dolphin watching company in the State of Florida! We have been in operation since 1928, fishing local waters for over 80 Years! We offer 5,10,12 & 39 hour party boat fishing trips.

  7. Port Hudson Marina LLC
    Modern, Fully Operational Marina Situated on 12 acres of Pristine Gulf Front Property

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