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Florida Keys Tarpon Fishing Charters

Tarpon Jump Florida KeysCaptain Jeff offers Tarpon fishing in April, May and June. Located in Marathon Florida, Captain Jeff can often have you fishing for Tarpon 15 minutes from leaving the dock.

Less travel time, means more fishing time! Tarpon hang out near and under bridges, because they hide in the shadows of the pylons and ambush bait fish as the strong current forces them by.

Captain Jeff has decades of experience positioning his boat perfectly under bridges to drift live baits past those pylons and trigger bites.

Getting a bite is only half the battle. Captain Jeff will instruct you how to fight that fish, and also knows how to drive the boat during your epic battle which is equally important.


What You Can Catch Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon fishing requires a lot of experience and preparation to do it successfully with consistency. Fortunately, Captain Jeff is an expert at doing just that. He is one of the most experienced Tarpon guides available in Marathon Florida. The time of year has a huge impact on where Tarpon can be found, and their location determines what Tarpon are most likely to eat in that area. This is why Captain Jeff is such a great find. He knows which baits to use and where to fish increasing your chances of success. When you go out with Captain Jeff to fight a big Tarpon you will soon learn what it means to “Bow to the King!”.

Marathon Florida Tarpon Charter Trips


Yellowtail Snapper are a staple in Florida Keys Fishing and for table fair. They are a popular go to when it comes to reef fishing during the cooler months but they can be caught all year round. Not only are they  delicious to eat but they are also lots of fun to catch! Captain Jeff uses light spin tackle for Yellowtail which allows for them to put up a good fight.

Jack Crevalle

Jack Crevalle are a bycatch of targeting Tarpon but they are still a load of fun to catch. While they aren’t very good to eat, they are a great Sportfish to fight on light tackle as they are notoriously strong.

Blacktip Shark

Blacktip Shark

It is not uncommon to encounter a wide variety of sharks when Tarpon fishing.  Captain Jeff uses circle hooks and when that hook finds the corner of the mouth of a hungry shark you are welcome to fight that too! This happens usually with Blacktip and smaller Bull sharks.  There are also very large Hammerheads and Bull Sharks around, but those are usually more interested in eating a whole Tarpon rather than a Tarpon bait.

Captain Jeff’s Promise

When you go fishing on my boat, we have the ability to fish all gamefish species in the entire Florida Keys region any day of the week. From Tarpon to Sailfish, from Goliath Groupers to Blue Marlin, the Catch ‘Em All is properly equipped to handle them all.

Capt. Jeff Shelar

A nice smooth ride and ample seating for up to six people.

We use only top of the line Shimano rods and reels for the best wear and tear that the ocean salt and fish can deliver. Our fishing line of choice is Sufix, and it is strung on every reel on the Catch ‘Em All.

All tackle and rigs are top of the line lures and terminal gear. We are continuously testing cutting edge lure and tackle technology to stay ahead of the sportfishing game and outsmart the fish.

With more than 20 years of running Florida Keys Fishing Charters Captain Jeff knows how to catch fish.

Four large live wells so that you can fish with lots of bait and several types of bait all at once. Top of the line EZ anchor puller for fast moves from one fishing spot to the next.

Top of the line Garmin chart plotter and Sirius satellite radio for great music everywhere we go!


Here’s what our happy anglers had to say about our charter:

Had a blast, and would highly recommend Captain Jeff and Catch ‘Em All Sportfishing Charters to anyone interested in a fun day on the water catching fish. Captain Jeff really DOES know how to catch them all — we got at least 12 different species! I will definitely be going back to fish!

Been fishing for a long time and have gone out with Capt Jeff a couple times, he knows his stuff and will make sure you have a great time and will catch a bunch of fish as well as take home some great memories. Can’t wait to do it many more times with Catch em all.

Caught about 50 fish 11 different species captain Jeff filleted them for us and advised Franks grill to take them to be cooked which we are doing tonight. Very patient with two novices even when I crossed my line. If you want a great fishing experience Captain Jeff is your man.

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