Megalopse Atlanticus (Tarpon) is the best shallow water game fish the world has to offer. These fish swim in very shallow water, eat fly’s just under the surface in plain view and jump over 6 ft out of the water. If you are looking for a fish that will take every last foot of fly line and burn all your backing off your reel over and over again then look no further, Tarpon fly fishing offers just that. With over a 17 years of experience Salted Flats Fly Fishing specializes in the art of locating and site fishing for these prehistoric monsters. We will have no problem getting you hooked up to a 100+ pound Tarpon. If the excitement, rush, and visuals of these Silver Kings in the air is what it takes to get your blood flowing then we are the guide service for you!
In May we relocate back to the Estuary of Florida’s Apalachicola Bay located up on the Panhandle. This system covers a 208 square mile area including East Bay, St. George Sound and St. Vincent Sound. Apalachicola Bay has long been known for it’s seafood, most of all it’s Oyster’s. The realization or interest of Tarpon in the area however is not old knowledge. Fly Angler’s have only been targeting Tarpon here since the late 90’s. Salted Flats Fly Fishing heads off the migration of these fish in the summer months of May thru August. During these months Tarpon make an annual heavy migration through the Panhandle waters. They swim in depths of 1-8 ft. and willingly eat fly’s regularly. The reason these Tarpon are so prone to eat is because they haven’t seen a boat in over a 140 miles, so they are as fresh as they will be at any point on their migration up the west coast of Florida.
We have lodging information upon request and all equipment will be provided. All you have to bring is yourself and some sun block and share in the addiction of Fly Fishing for the Silver King!