Tarpon fishing is great in the morning and evening. Usually the best is what we call "first light bite" starting in the wee hours of the morning! Based on guest preference, trips last 6-12 hours. Capt. Josh normally catches bait before pick up times. However, Capt. Josh encourages guests to join him to catch bait to get the full fishing experience. Start times are subject to change based on weather, tides, and other variables. Fishing time begins when the boat leaves the dock and ends when it returns. Below are the varieties of charters offered by Caloosahatchee Cowboy Charters.
The tarpon is hands down the most adrenaline pumping fish to catch in South West Florida and Capt. Josh's personal favorite. Never disappointing "the silver king" with its explosive strikes and unpredictable airborne acrobatics will leave you in pure amazement. Capt. Josh personally guarantees one will never experience a fish with more strength, more power, and more agility than a tarpon. If you are fortunate enough to stay connected with a tarpon it will be the most spectacular and memorable battle you will ever have. Come join Capt. Josh and challenge the "king" to a little one on one!
Are exactly that, wild and crazy like a bull ride at the rodeo. Guests begin the trip by catching giant baits with Capt. Josh then you will use those baits to hook the tarpon. Night time trips are one of Capt. Josh's favorites to run. More times than not your party is the only party out there and have the fish all to yourself. The tarpon are extremely active in the late hours of the night. Almost every night time trip that Capt. Josh has ever ran results in a minimum of 1- 4 bites to an upwards of 20. Freakish nights can result in 30 or more bites. Night time rates are $100.00 per hour with a minimum of 4 hours and a max of 8 hours. Night trips start times are solely based upon tides and time of year. Come ready to dance, these night time battles can be insane.
Gives you chance to see free jumping and large schools of tarpon moving up the coast of Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, Cayo Costa, Captiva, and Boca Grande. Typically these tarpon charters start before the sun comes up and end after 6 hours. Capt. Josh highly recommends 6 hours of tarpon fishing to achieve maximum results, 4 hours of tarpon fishing just isn't enough a majority of the time. Tarpon fishing off of Sanibel's beaches typically consists of drifting live baits through scattered fish in the area. During the months of April, May, and June (may is prime time) masses of migratory tarpon show up and are in thick schools all along the Gulf Coast. Booking a 6, 8, or 12 hour tarpon charter in May can often result in 5-20 hook ups especially during the new and full moons. I highly recommend booking tarpon fishing charters in advance due to there high demand during these months.
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