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Key West Tarpon Fishing With Capt. Steven Lamp

Key West Tarpon

Explosive, Powerful, Aerobatic, exhausting, and challenging are the terms used for Key West tarpon fishing. Match your desire to catch big fish without the hassle and expense of fishing offshore or deep sea.

Key West tarpon range in size from 30 - 150 lbs. Catching these fish is a memory you won't soon forget. Key West is the Tarpon Fishing capitol of the world. Tarpon are here nearly year round.

My Tarpon Fishing Charters

Very few guides in Key West can offer a more well rounded experience of tarpon fishing than Capt. Steven Lamp.

I have been professionally fishing tarpon in Key West since 1994. Recreationally since 1980. Call me seasoned. I have handled thousands of fish to the jaw for clients in every form of fishing one can imagine.

To me tarpon fishing is the most fun you can have for the money on any charter. It's a Blast. I love to see the smiles on peoples faces when they realize they are hooked up...

We can use one of two types of boats. Either my flats fishing boat or my 24 ft Yellowfin Bay boat. They both have advantages for tarpon fishing. We will decide which one when you call. 1-305-292-7212. Check Out my charter Rates here..

The Network

When fishing with Capt Steven you are working with a network of fishing guides that are constantly sharing information.

Capt. Steven and the guides at Dream Catcher Charters are on the water everyday gathering information about patterns, water temps, bait selections and movements. This info is critical when fishing for tarpon and keeping your anglers in the bite.

Welcome to the Next level. Offering you the very best chance at catching the silver king every day.

Tarpon Fishing Charter Details

I offer 4, 6, and 8 hour tarpon fishing charters here out of Sunset Marina in Key West, Florida. Located just about 5 minutes from anything in Key West.

Bring a hat, sunscreen and what you would like to drink besides bottle waters.


Voice 1-305-292-7212


Book In Advance

My schedule fills up fast. Call my office and see what is available. 1-305-292-7212. or e-mail me

Fishing For Tarpon

Capt. Steven with a nice Key West TarponI fish for tarpon with fly fishing gear and spin fishing gear. Your choice, I have no preference unless you cannot fly fish. Fly Fishing for tarpon can be quite a challenge to novices. My spin fishing gear is state of the art. DAIWA Saltiga and Isla gets the job done well with awesome drag performance and stopping power. For lighter fish I use the DAIWA Certate. All my tarpon fishing rods are lined with FINS Situational Braided line.

Tarpon fishing bait

Bait is easy. I have fresh pin fish every day right out of my traps located within minutes of Key West. Bait stop usually takes about 4 minutes. Large shrimp and crabs are also provided when available and on the menu.

Artificial lures are a huge part of my fishing on light tackle. I use an assortment of lures from MirroLure and Hogy, shrimp imitations from D.O.A. and my good olé stand by, the Bagley Finger Mullet.

Key West Tarpon Fishing Seasons

Jan - Mid April

Tarpon with a clientThe winter colder weather brings in the Gulf fish from the north to feed on our bait fish in between cold fronts. Into March the harbor fills up with some huge fish ready to eat live bait. All the way into April you will find copious amounts of fish.

April - June

Fly fishing for tarpon on the flats here in Key West this is the time. Live bait and plug fishing on spin gear light tackle are also a great way to fish this time of the year. This is the traditional tarpon fishing season in Key West. Bookings this time of the year get tight as everyone comes here for this.

July - December

Hit or miss mostly hit. We still have pockets of fish laying around. Better for the live bait guys.. For the fly fisherman the baby tarpon are the focus in the fall.

Booking A Trip

During peak time (Spring) it is critical that you call early to make your reservations. We have many repeat clientele that have booked their trips 6 months ahead to ensure they get our boats. You should do the same to make sure you are fishing with a top notch pro. Check out our booking policies and our rates page to learn more about booking with us.

To Book a Key West Tarpon fishing charter, please call my office at 1-305-292-7212 or e-mail me your questions