Those in the know take advantage of this top notch tarpon action. Whether you are local to the Miami or Miami Beach area, or travel long distances to get here, the trip is well worth your while to tangle with the brute size, strength, and stamina of the mighty silver king.
Captain Dave Kostyo of Knot Nancy Fishing Charters, Inc. and Captain Gil Gutierrez of Lucky Fishing Charters, Inc. have, for many years, experienced this great winter/spring tarpon action. They have guided many, very satisfied, anglers with all levels of experience, to outstanding tarpon action.
Your Miami tarpon fishing charter begins at TNT Marine Center located at 1940 N.E. 135th Street, North Miami, Florida 33181. From there, depending on the time of year, it’s a quick run to the tarpon hole at Haulover Inlet or a slightly longer run to great tarpon fishing at Government Cut. At either Inlet, your Miami tarpon fishing charter with either Captain Dave or Captain Gil will put you at the best locations for the best chance at multiple shots with the silver tarpon.
Make no mistake, the tarpon is mean, nasty, and has a never give up attitude that will test your strength, stamina, and angling skill. Leave no doubt in your mind that your Miami tarpon fishing charter will leave you wanting to come back for more and more.
If you’re concerned about being out on the water after dark during your charter, there’s no need to worry. The tarpon are located close to the shoreline and unless they decide to run offshore a bit, we are usually never more than a ¼ mile out. Often we are just outside of the swim markers. We are so close, that many times during your Miami tarpon fishing charter you can hear the conversations of people taking a stroll along the beach, hear the music from the hotels, or smell the food being cooked in the condos or at beach parties. Also, both boats are well lit, with side lights facing forward, aft, port, and starboard, as well as hand held spot lights to light up all the antics of the tarpon. The sight of water shimmering off a tarpon as it makes it’s jumps is a beautiful sight to see.
During your Miami tarpon fishing charter, if you are fortunate enough to be out on a night when the shrimp run, you’ll be treated to sights and sounds that you will not soon forget. Hundreds and thousands of shrimp are moving with the tide and the tarpon are in a feeding frenzy. Explosions can be seen all around the boat and the slurping sounds of hundreds of tarpon having a feast is sure to get your blood boiling. Then a rod slams over and the clicker screams as line is pulled from the reel at an alarming rate. Often times another tarpon will grab the second rod and things get a bit crazy with two angry tarpon hooked up.
Want to try what we refer to as Gorilla Tarpon fishing during your tarpon fishing charter? Then ask us about catching them in the Bay. This is a highly specialized fishery that is very dependent on the tide. To catch the right tide for this tarpon fishing charter, you might have to fish the late hours of the night or wee hours of the morning, but if you’re willing to do so, the action can be fast and furious. The tarpon lurk in the shadows waiting for an easy meal to come along. Once hooked, it’s up to you as the angler to keep the tarpon away from the many obstructions that it can cut the line on. That means tighter drags and more muscle power on your part, hence the phrase Gorilla Tarpon Fishing.
Choosing either captain for your tarpon fishing trip will ensure you have the best opportunity to enjoy the thrills of catching tarpon with the beautiful Miami and Miami Beach skyline in the background.
Captain Dave Kostyo
Soon after buying a 25’ custom built Whitewater that he named Knot Nancy, he obtained his Coast Guard Captain’s License, established Knot Nancy Fishing Charters, and started taking out private charter groups. In time, he upgraded his boat to a 28’ Whitewater, equipped with all the necessary electronics. As his fishing experience grew, Captain Dave was fortunate to acquire numerous sponsors: Whitewater Boats, Penn, Yamaha, Pure Fishing, and Eagle Claw. These sponsors ensure that his fishing ‘tools’ are diverse and plentiful.
Over the years, he has guided his clients to wins in numerous tournaments. He's been featured in Florida Sportsman and Sportfishing Magazines, and has written several articles for Florida Sportfishing Magazine. He’s been featured on several TV Shows that include Tarpon Bay Tales, Sportfishing Magazine, Florida Sportsman, Mark Sosin’s Saltwater Journal and Big Water Adventures. He loves to share his fishing knowledge and adventures with everyone and does numerous seminars through out the South Florida area. Captain Dave enjoys teaching children about fishing, helping adults learn how to fish or hone their skills, and guiding his clients to the catch of a lifetime. Interested in more about Capt. Dave, click here www.knotnancy.com
Captain Gil Gutierrez
After graduating high school, he went on to college earning a degree in Liberal Studies, from Florida International University. Upon graduation, he worked for Sysco Foods and focused on tournament fishing. After several years of tournament fishing and faced with changes in the work place, he decided to buy his first charter boat. That boat, a Conch 27, would be the platform that he used to build his business. As the business grew, he needed a boat that would allow him to fish in a more comfortable manner in less than ideal conditions. In 2008 he was happy to be taken on by SeaVee boats as one of their sponsored captains. He currently fishes from a 2008, 32’ SeaVee with state of the art electronics and loaded with up to date tackle in perfect condition. Check Capt. Gil's main web site here, www.luckyfishingcharters.com
Both Captain Dave and Captain Gil have the benefit of being fulltime fishing guides and commercial live bait suppliers; this has, consistently, provided them with the ability to find fish when they are being uncooperative. By choosing Captain Dave or Captain Gil, you can take advantage of their countless amount of, “on the water”, time and greatly increase your opportunity to catch that tarpon of a lifetime.
|Miami Tarpon Fishing Charters
1940 NE 135th St
North Miami, FL 33181
|This site is designed and maintained by
Newman Graphic Arts