Good evening chaps....I have just joined the forum as I hope I can get some good advice on here.
I am a mad keen hunter and angler from England and I have just found out I have a business trip to make to Jupiter, Florida in the next couple of weeks. I have specifically arranged the flights so I have the Sunday free so naturally I of course need to go fishing.
There seem to be a lot of boats available out of Jupiter and the surrounding area, but a lot of them seem to be more party boats crammed with people whereas I would like to take my fishing more seriously.
I was in the Caribbean last month and caught my first bonefish and permit and lost my first tarpon....so I am now desperate to land a tarpon!
Would anyone be able to be so kind as to give me any advice as to what is a good boat / captain please? Is it worth me bringing any travel spinning gear and a few lures to fish from the beach? ( I intend to stay at Jupiter Beach resort) I think I would need to get a 3 day license to do this and it may not be worth it when I am only there for 3 nights.
Does anyone know whether I am likely to be able to get into any tarpon out of Jupiter or do I need to be further south in the keys more?
Many thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.
Here is your guy. Captain Russell Kleppinger
Contact Captain Russell Kleppinger at 786-290-3474;firstname.lastname@example.org
He is based out of Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, but can work something with you.
Just came back from Jupiter this week, no tarpon, but lots of snook. Real good drift fishing- Country Club Sport fishing- Capt. Jim Barton. 561-262-5329-fishes out of Jupiter. Snook- Capt. Ken Hudson-561-723-5654 fishes Stuart, 5 miles up the beach. If you go with these guys you don't need to buy any license, they carry them. Not sure about the tarpon, these guys can help you with that.--Capt. Rich Adler