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Capt Joe Gruny
USCG Credential Verified
Angler’s Top Choice
1 to 4 people
Capt Bill Goudy Jr
USCG Credential Verified
Angler’s Top Choice
Capt Bill Goudy Jr, a licensed Master Captain native to Iowa. Raised on the Mississippi River, now lives the Florida dream. He’s been fishing longer than he can remember [Read More]
1 to 3 people
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Why our Lake Tarpon Fishing Guides?
We are not a booking service, but a group of Lake Tarpon fishing guides that have gotten together as a TEAM. Under the best conditions to provide you with the finest customer service on Lake Tarpon has ever experienced. For instance, our captains specialize in trophy largemouth bass, you want to shiner fish with live bait, catch them flipping, or on topwater using artificial lures, we have that captain. How about fly fishing, maybe a small group or special needs we have pontoon boats.
Why else, you ask?
Secondly, we want you to get the complete experience by being with someone that specializes in what you want to do and catch. Thirdly, we have captains that work with experienced bass anglers, who are looking for prime waters and new techniques, also novice bass anglers who are out for a true fun learning experience we can accommodate everyone.
In conclusion, what we enjoy the most is getting those first-timers “hooked” on fishing. Rest assured we provide everything you need for your fishing trip and that we don’t take being ranked #1 lightly please read our reviews and fishing reports. So take a look below and get to know the TEAM and what separates us from all the look-a-likes. We look forward to spending the day with you!
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About Lake Tarpon
Lake Tarpon is situated in North Pinellas County just a few miles from the city of Tampa and Tarpon Springs. It has been regarded as one of the top bass fishing lakes in Florida by FWC. It is known for growing trophy-sized largemouth bass. Why 10-pound bass is not an unusual catch, there are a lot of 4 to 7-pound bass to be caught.
It can be busy on weekends, with fishing clubs and locals as the area does not have a plethora of lakes. However there are only a few knowledgeable fishing guides on the lake, and they are listed above on this page.
Lake Tarpon built its fame, by holding the Florida state record for largemouth bass with a 19.6-pound fish that was caught using live shiners for bait.
The lake is nearly nine miles long, covering a total of over 2,500 acres. With many fishing opportunities; from deep-water holes to shallow grass beds. In addition to largemouth bass, the lake also has a thriving population of Bluegill, Black Crappie, Blue Tilapia, Catfish, and Sunfish.
Frequent Asked Question of Lake Tarpon
How long is Lake Tarpon?
The Lake Tarpon is nearly nine miles from end to end, covering a total of over 2,500 acres. Surrounded by houses and resorts there are lots of fishing opportunities.
Does Lake Tarpon have Gulf access?
Long ago it became a favorite Florida recreation area, Lake Tarpon is interesting in its underground connection to the Gulf of Mexico via Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs is alive and well. Flood gates operated by the South West Florida Water Management District are closed during high tide to prevent saltwater from entering the lake. This is no boat access from saltwater to freshwater!
Are there tarpon in Lake Tarpon?
Are there alligators in Lake Tarpon?
Lake Tarpon tends to have alligators, as Lake Tarpon population has grown the FWC has removed several Alligators form the lake. In general, there are less than most Florida lakes. But use caution, the lake is a great habitat for Alligators.
How do you fish at Lake Tarpon?
It fishes very similarly to most Florida lakes, with the exception it has deeper water than most. Try fishing a Carolina rig worms in the deeper water, texas rigged plastic worm along the outside grass line. Shell bars around deep water are great places to run crankbaits, big jigs, or slow roll a spinnerbait. Live wild shiners are always productive when all else fails.
How do people dress for fishing charter?
In layers is best, but fishing is casual. A sundress for ladies with bikini underneath is not uncommon. Khaki shorts for guys is as dressed up as anyone ever gets, long pants work if you’re not using to the sun. In the same vein, there are no “styles.” Get comfortable with whatever dress code is the norm. But always try to wear light colors as they are cooler.
We are continuously adding new guides to this page. If you have went with a guide before and he is not listed please call the office for details, they have most likely got moved to a different page. If you are a bass fishing guide in the Southeast Region of Florida, tired of struggling, wanting to work with a team please contact us by using this guide contact form!