Late Season Tarpon Fly Fishing Tampa Bay

tarpon fishing

The Late season tarpon action on fly has been great the past few weeks! We've been getting a good amount of shots each day, seeing between 20-50 fish. Most are singles and doubles, but I have seen a few larger groups between 8-15 fish. It is not the big flows of tarpon we get during the main part of the season. But the fish we are getting now definitely eat better.

We can expect the tarpon to keep thinning out. They will clear the beaches will move into the bays to feed. There is no telling when the season will be completely over. I am not planning on hanging up my 12wt rods any time soon. As long as you have the right tides and the right weather, it is always worth a look.

The fishing after dark has been real hot right now. August is my favorite month for fly fishing when the sun goes down. The sea trout are all over and you can catch as many as you want on fly. For someone new to fly fishing it's a great way to learn and have some action. I just can't say it enough. For fly fisherman of any level, there are plenty of big snook, reds, and a few tarpon around to catch after dark.

I had anglers Bob and Richard for an evening of fishing a week o so ago. Bob is from Pinellas and is a seasoned fly angler. His friend and business partner Richard came all the way from China! Richard caught his first fish ever on fly. There were some big snook around and It was too much fun watching him get excited just seeing the fish. The snook weren't biting that good but Bob did manage to land one and break of a biggin. I was a great trip that I myself enjoyed very much. Hope everyone can get on the water and wet a line!

Capt. Nick