Night charter tarpon Key West

Night charter caught tarpon -Key West, Florida Keys

We are starting to see large numbers of big tarpon here in Key West.  These are mainly the gulf fish and we are finding them in the deeper channels but are getting into some laid up fish too.  Water temps have hit 80  Deg. We stuck a few big ones on a couple of my charters last week.  I landed a nice  one the other day on a black death fly.  The ocean side migration should be starting soon.  It’s blowing 30knots as I write this.  I will be kiteboarding this afternoon.  When the wind lays down this weekend I am expecting the tarpon fishing to go ballistic.  The permit fishing has been very strong as well.  I still have a few April and May day open but am booking up fast for tarpon and permit on fly.   We’ve been using a lot of SS flies from Peter Smith.