Twenty year fishing veteran now offers evening trips to maximize the catch on what is turning out to be a banner year for Tarpon.
Online PR News – 15-July-2010 – – Tarpon season starts during the Spring season in the Florida Keys, when warmer weather begins, and runs through Fall. During these warm months, Tarpon run strong and anglers arrive from all corners of the country to experience the great thrill of hooking one of the Silver Kings. For this, the Florida Keys and in particular Islamorada have long been known as a top destination for salt water sport fishing for Tarpon. This year is no exception, and may well be one of the best years in a decade, says some captains who run charter fishing boats out of the Keys.
With an average size of 90 to 100 pounds, Tarpon are one of the most popular salt water sport fish. Local guides are well versed in all the hot spots for Tarpon running with the tides each day, and most have years of experience so they know a good year when they see one.
And this year is one of the best, according to twenty year Key West and Islamorada Fishing captain Captain Cliff Westerly. Licensed by the US Coast Guard for forty years, Capt Westerly knows backcountry fishing like no other guide in the Florida Keys. So when he says it's a good year for tarpon, you can bet there's going to be some heavy action on the water! He operates boats out of both Islamorada and Key West.
To allow even more visiting anglers to try their hand at hooking a Silver King, Capt Cliff Westerly is now offering evening Tarpon trips. "Early morning and early evening have always been great times to catch Tarpon." Says Capt Cliff. For those who are on vacation to try some Islamorada or Key West Fishing, getting up in the morning for those early charters may not seem ideal. That's why Capt Cliff and his boat take anglers out for the evening run of Tarpon. The sun is not as high in the sky, the sunset is spectacular, and the Tarpon eat as the sun begins to dip down towards the horizon. It's the perfect setup for an unforgettable day of Key West Tarpon fishing.
Why does it look like this is turning out to be a banner year for tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys? One reason may be the sheer size of tarpon catches evidenced so far by Capt Cliff and other charter fishing guides. Most recently, a charter customer from Ohio, Mr. Bloom, caught an eighty pound tarpon in back country waters. Consider the strength of such a fish, and then imagine catching one on light tackle. Capt Cliff and other Islamorada charter fishing guides specialize in this sort of sport fishing, where large fighting fish are targeted, and the lighter line the better.
For more information on catching the Silver King, or any other back country sport fish and charters in Islamorada, Florida, visit http://florida-keys-fishing.org. On the website you will find species info, charter booking info, and charter rates for a great day, evening, or half day on the water with Captain Cliff Westerly.