Tarpon Season in Boca Grande

Tarpon Season is a time of year that everyone looks forward to in Southwest Florida. Folks come from all over the world for fishing in Boca Grande. As a matter of fact, Boca Grande is considered the Tarpon Capital of the world.
For many years the “World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament” was hosted by the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce on Gasparilla Island. These days the big tarpon tournament has been replaced. If tarpon tournaments are your “thing” there are still plenty of opportunities to participate. See our running list of tournaments on the home page. We include tarpon tournaments, snook and redfish tournaments, childrens fishing tournaments, and more. Contact Captain Mark Becton if you are interested in competing in any of the  tournaments you see listed.
Tarpon Season” generally runs from April through July and even into August. Captain Mark will advise you on the best times to plan your fishing trip based on tide charts, behavior of the fish, and his years of experience fishing the waters in Southwest Florida.