Phatfish Kayak Charters: Tampa Bay Tarpon Video

During my recent trip to Florida I had the pleasure of meeting up with Derick Burgos over at Phatfish Kayak Charters. This guy knows his fish and the area like the back of his hand.

Before the sun was up we could hear the baby tarpon rolling all around us. Call it luck, but on my first cast I was able to get hooked up on a nice fish. We went on to land multiple juvenile snook along the mangroves before calling it quits around 10 am.

View the video below to see highlights from the trip.

If you are in the Tampa Bay area I would highly recommend getting in touch with Derick over at Phatfish Kayak Charters.

Call them direct at: 1-813-447-4732

Keep your hearts right, and your lines tight!

Capt. Jesse Males

Published by Backwater Fly Fishing

I’m Capt. Jesse Males, an avid fly fishing, snook snatching, kayak paddling, tarpon slaying, mountain hiking, manatee swimming fool from Central Florida. Over the years fly fishing has had a huge impact on my life and particularly on how I view the world we spend our time in. I am currently the owner and operator of as well as our online fly shop, The lifestyle that is called fly fishing has taken me to some amazing destinations and has provided me with some amazing experiences in the wild. From chasing big salty critters in the Florida Keys, to roosters in Coast Rica, to small wild trout in the Carolinas, and all the way up to the high mountain cutthroat of Wyoming; I have been blessed to experience fly fishing at its finest.

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