Inshore Tarpon Fishing Charters

Nighttime Tarpon Fishing (Up to 6 People)

  • Trip Length: 4 Hour
  • Trip Time: 6pm-10pm / 7pm-11pm
  • Boat: Custom Carolina 50′
  • Target: Big Game Species: Tarpon

Tarpon fishing inshore Fort Lauderdale and Miami is an experience like no other. South Florida is known as one of the top rated areas in the world to catch Tarpon. The Tarpon, also referred to as the Silver King, is one of the largest marine game fish and one of the most powerful fish, pound for pound, in the world. Not only are Tarpon strong fighters, they are impressive jumpers. On just about every hook up, these fish provide gill-rattling jumps and long reel screaming runs to get the adrenaline pumping. There is nothing like a healthy 100 lb’er clearing the water by eight feet. No matter the expertise of the fisherman, Tarpon fishing is a rush every time.

As an experienced Tarpon fishing captain, Captain David Ide and his crew are able to teach the techniques for successful Tarpon fishing and insure every angler is able to enjoy the excitement that comes with hunting down the giant Florida Tarpon to winning the fight. It is exhilarating for the angler and equally exciting for the Captain to see.

Tarpon fishing has turned into an obsession for many anglers. You might be asking yourself why Tarpon fishing is so addictive. Tarpon can grow up to 200 pounds and are not easily taken. Tarpon tend to throw hooks more often that not and setting the hook is a difficult task. Tarpon fish have a mouth with similar texture and consistency of a cinder block. Imagine yourself trying to penetrate steel… Between their violent head thrashing shakes and acrobatic jumps, landing a Tarpon is an experience that fisherman can’t get enough of. There’s your answer. Tarpon fishing has become a passion for many anglers and this is why they plan their whole year’s schedule around the Tarpon season. Rest assured Captain David’s years of experience will guide you along the entire way fo your catch.

Tarpon trips are great if you, your family member or friend is prone to sea sickness, as we mostly stay in the intercoastal and protected calm areas.  These are also great trips for kids to get an introduction to big game fishing inshore. Ask Captain David to put together the perfect tarpon trip for you.

$750Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charter

BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY! Call Us: 954-761-8045


Rough seas yield sailfish bonanza!

My wife and I arrived late on November 19th, as our taxi driver took us on a unscheduled (you know what I mean) tour. Captain David calmly assured me that we would still make out fine, and in fact the rough seas that day were actually a good sign and improved our chances of a sailfish strike. We stopped to pick up some of the best bait available which they call google-eyes (small extra cost, highly recommended). They fish sailfish with kites in south Florida if weather permits. I’ve fished with a kites before, but not in the same manner as the crew of the Lady Pamela II. This windy day they flew two kites with multiple baits on each. It was truly a sight to see and they explained everything as they were going, so it was very interesting and educational too. It wasn’t long before one of the orange floats was zig-zagging across the water and the mate grabbed the rod and free spooled for a few moments before gradually pushing the drag up to strike. Just as he did this, the orange ball seemingly flew horizontally across the top of the water at an amazing speed (I swear as fast as a car) for about 100 yards…the sail was hooked and the rush was exhilarating! I took the rod and began fighting the fish just as I heard the captain and mate discussing that this was a very large sailfish…smiles were all around the boat. The fish put on an incredible fight lasting about 25 minutes and did a few amazing jumps, dancing across the top of the water for 20 feet at a time. We eventually brought the fish to the boat and it was an impressive 7 feet, 3 inches long! (I’m on the left in the picture)There were high fives all around. I’m having it replica-mounted, and it will be a long overdue addition to my present collection. A few moments later we were on another large sail which my wife fought for 20 minutes (we have some incredible footage of jumps on my GoPro) and got just outside the reach of the leader when it unfortunately pulled the circle hook. She was tired and a bit sore after, so when a third sailfish was hooked, I fought this one all the way to the leader too! Later in that day we hit a school of Mahi-Mahi which devoured all the baits in the water in seconds…another rush and it also provided some supper as well. Lady Pamela II was one of the most comfortable boats I’ve fished on, and definitely was family friendly with a clean and spacious restroom as well. David and his crew were professional and courteous and I would have no hesitation recommending them for a family outing, or to experienced deep sea fishermen like us. The trip was a magical memory that we will never forget. Thanks David!