Keep Silver Kings Reigning Best Tarpon Fishing Practices

When fishing for tarpon this season, be sure to use best fishing practices to keep silver kings reigning. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) consulted a number of external partners, including charter captains, Salt Strong and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, to create a comprehensive list of best Tarpon fishing practices to guide anglers looking to target … Read more

FWC Arrests 2 For Illegal Killing of a Tarpon in Key Largo

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested two individuals for the illegal killing of a tarpon in Key Largo. Officers are working to identify a third individual who was also involved. In March, the FWC received photographs and video of a large tarpon being held by three individuals on a dock in Key … Read more

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Has New Florida Keys Manager

An organization focused on conserving and restoring bonefish, tarpon and permit populations through research and education has brought on a new leader to oversee its local efforts on the island chain. Last month, Ross Boucek, a Naples native, was hired as the Florida Keys initiative manager for the non-profit Bonefish & Tarpon Trust  based in … Read more

Florida Keys Tarpon – Reel Yakkers – Video

In this episode Kasey and I travel to the Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys. The Keys are hold several different species of pelagic. However the one fish we had in mind was the “Silver King” Florida Keys Tarpon. Enjoy our journey in tackling this monster fish. You can also Feed Tarpon at Robbie’s … Read more

Wrestling With Giants in the Florida Keys

By Scott Mackenthun “Bow to the king,” advises fishing guide Rick Stancyk. His advice is a simple reminder that when tarpon jump, you should drop your rod tip and give slack so the hook doesn’t pull out, in effect bowing when the powerful fish pushes through a series of leaps. Stancyk is a second-generation fishing … Read more