For a high-jumping, hard-fighting train ride of a fishing experience, nothing beats the giant, silvery tarpon. Known for its power and acrobatics when hooked, the tarpon is for some people the most exciting species to catch, hands down. Once you've hooked your first tarpon, you'll know exactly what we mean!
This fish sometimes grow to be eight feet long, and when hooked, they throw all their bulk into the air in an attempt to throw the hook. There's nothing like it, and if you try one of our Key West tarpon fishing charters, you're bound to experience this amazing power and remember it for a lifetime. In fact, some people just can't seem to get enough of the thrill of hooking a tarpon, and come back to Key West year after year just to fish for tarpon.
There's a little bit of skill involved in hooking tarpon, and our Coolcast guides are the best in the business. You see, a tarpon has a very bony mouth, which makes it hard to get a hook into. Knowing where to anchor up is also key, and factors such as incoming or outgoing tide, time of day, and bait can make or break your day. The guides for our Key West tarpon fishing charters do it up right every time. They'll know where the tarpon are running that day, and how to catch them. Knowledge of spots and methods is essential for tarpon fishing because these fish are finicky eaters. Sometimes they'll only eat one certain type of bait, like crab, or squid in different situations.
Tarpon trips can be booked in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Your guide may take you to Key West harbor, the channels near the harbor on the Gulf side, or further in the Gulf - into the back country. You don't have to go far to get tarpon, if you have athe knowledge of the little niches, cuts, and underwater structures that surround Key West. Your guide may have to check several spots before you find the right one, but he will know where to check, and will find the tarpon for you. So enjoy the ride, and get ready for some intense sport fishing action!
The Coolcast is Coolcast Charters' largest boat, and Captains Chris Garcia and Damon Santelli could possibly be the hardest working charter fishing guides in Key West! Captain Chris and Damon have both been known to fish 10 hour trips back to back and love every minute of it.
The waters of Key West, Florida are a familiar territory for Damon Santelli Captain Damon Santelli has been on the waters of Key West since his days as a young boy. The knowledge that Captain Damon Santelli has of the area and the waters allow him the title of one of the best Charter Captains in the entire Florida Keys.
Aboard Captain Dan Smith's boat, the Outcast, you'll be made to feel right at home. By the end of the day, it'll feel like you've been fishing with an old buddy, and you'll already be thinking about coming back for more!
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