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Amazing Tarpon Fishing in Florida

Updated on January 6, 2012

Bow to the Silver King

Fishing in Florida is some of the best in the world, and fishing for tarpon in FL is off the hook! It doesn't get any better than this. Legendary tarpon spots like Boca Grande pass, Key West, and Southwest FL deliver some of the best tarpon fishing to be found anywhere.

Tarpon fishing is the most popular type of saltwater fishing and target species for thousands of anglers. Experiencing the excitement of sighting, hooking, jumping and landing a monster tarpon is the lifetime dream of many anglers.

If you can not get out on the water yourself, then look into hiring a tarpon fishing guide or charter boat. It will be worth it.

Experience the thrill by watching the following tarpon fishing videos.

Tarpon Fishing Boca Grande and Amazing Shark Attack

Tarpon Fishing in Boca Grande Pass

More Tarpon fishing

Tarpon Fishing Marco Island Florida

What is a Tarpon?

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Elopiformes

Family: Megalopidae

Genus: Megalops

This exceptionally fine creature is a prehistoric animal and the only fish with an air bladder. This allows it to absorb oxygen and live in waters with very low oxygen content. You can see them gulp air at the water surface. Tarpon are also called poons, tarpum, sabalo real, cuffum, silverfish or silver king and belong to the bony fish family Elopidae. The Latin designation is Megalops atlanticus.

Tarpon Sport Fishing Video

Go out and Catch a Tarpon

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