In the past few weeks we have been contacted by so many of our loyal customers wondering how things were going with all of us here at Bahia Honda Tarpon Charters after hurricane Irma. Without a doubt Irma was the worst storm to come in and hit the Keys in a long time. It has impacted about everyone I know, some a lot worse than others and some have lost everything. It is amazing how awesome everyone has been at working together to help people in need, and to get started on re-building their homes and cleaning up the area. Family - friends - neighbors - and even those who have had some differences in the past, are coming together as a whole community. Many charitable donation sites are being set up in order to help the local residents and business get back on their feet and re-build their communities. I will be posting some of these as new info and links become available to us.

For those of you asking about the fleet here at Bahia Honda Tarpon Charters, we do have some good news to report. All of the boats and equipment in our fleet came through Irma without damage. All of our captains have worked hard to get all of their boats and equipment out of harm’s way before Irma came ashore. All of us need some time to get our properties and homes back in order, but then it’s back to fishing in a few weeks.

We have received emails, texts, and calls from so many of our generous customers asking if everybody on our team was OK, and then if there is anything they could do to help us out. After some deep and emotional conversations with our captains, the absolute unanimous answer has been...

"Please let our customers know that we really need them to support us and our families by coming back again and fishing more charters with us this coming season”. 

The fish are absolutely just as hungry as they were before Irma hit and we certainly do expect an incredible fishing season just as we did after Hurricane Wilma hit us back in 2005.

As a show of your support, we ask you to please go ahead and get your calendars out and book your charters now for the season. Give your family, friends, and loves ones gift certificates for fishing charters for their birthdays and holidays. Add a couple more fishing trips to your annual fishing agenda. Life is short!  Fish more often with your loved ones. Spend more quality time with colleagues and workmates. Fishing is good for your health because it reduces your daily stress level, letting you live longer. We cannot think of a better way to reduce stress than spending time on the water.

We want to let you know that this is a two way street. If you have anything that you need assistance with after Hurricane Irma, please do let us know. I have lived and worked in South Florida for over 28 years now, and I do know a lot of different local tradesmen and local business owners.

Thank you so very much for your continued support and business. Now let's go catch some big fish!

Capt Pete Rapps and the crew here at Bahia Honda Tarpon Charters, LLC.

6/8/17: Wow the Tarpon catching has still been amazing and our customers have been catching so many fish this season in fantastic numbers here at the Bahia Honda. Every season is a little different and this season sure proved it. We had more wind in May than I can remember in any past season, however the tarpon didn't mind a whole lot and continued to feed. Captains Kevin, Brandon, Jeff, & Shelby have still been averaging a nice quantity of tarpon on each 4 hour charter. The bite has been good for both the morning and afternoon trips.  June is proving to be an exceptional month, even with this rain here the first week in June, the tarpon are still cooperating well. If you are looking to catch some huge tarpon with a great team of guides, please call or email us today to get your dates booked for our short 2017 season at the Bahia Honda Bridge in Big Pine Key, FL. We are a close drive from Key West, Islamorada, Marathon, Duck Key, Hawks Cay, Faro Blanco, and other popular areas of the Florida Keys. Below are some photos of recent customer's catches.

June 2017 fishing report bahia honda tarpon charters big pine key florida

 

 

5/15/2017 It is now peak Tarpon fishing season at the Bahia Honda Bridge in Big Pine Key, FL. Typical to this month, the Tarpon are here in huge numbers and they are hungry. Our team of guides are dialed into them and the bite is on. The wind has been blowing hard for a few days then it lays down for a few. The nice thing about the wind is that it is prevalent from the east, which is the best direction at the Bahia Honda because the island blocks most of the east winds. The tarpon are here to spawn and the annual gathering is happening now. As usual, The bite has been good for both the morning and afternoon trips. If you are looking to catch some huge tarpon with a great team of guides, please call or email us today to get your dates booked for our short 2017 season at the Bahia Honda Bridge in Big Pine Key, FL. We are a close drive from Key West, Islamorada, Marathon, Duck Key, Hawks Cay, Faro Blanco, and other popular areas of the Florida Keys. Below are some photos of recent customer's catches.

May fishing report bahia honda tarpon charters florida keys

4/29/17: The water temperatures have been in the low 80's and the tarpon bite has been hot. Captains Kevin, Shelby, and Jeff have been getting an incredible amount of tarpon to feed on both the incoming and outgoing tides and on the morning and afternoon trips at the Bahia Honda Bridge in Big Pine Key, FL. Below are some photos of recent catches this week on some of our charters. If you are looking to catch some huge tarpon with some great guides, please email us today to get your dates booked for our short 2017 season. We are a close drive from Key West, Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Summerland Key, Cudjoe Key, Duck Key, Hawks Cay, Faro Blanco, and other popular areas of the Florida Keys.

fishing report bahia honda tarpon charters big pine key florida

4/10/17: The Tarpon have arrived in solid numbers here at the Bahia Honda and the bite has been great. The wind stirred up the water last week making the bite weak, but the water cleared up the end of the week and made for an exceptional weekend of fishing with us at the Bahia Honda Bridge in Big Pine Key, FL.  Captains Kevin, Jeff, & Shelby have been averaging a few tarpon on each 4 hour charter. The bite has been good for both the morning and afternoon trips.  April is a PRIME month for sure with a lot less anglers and boats around than in May. If you are looking to catch some huge tarpon with some great guides, please email us today to get your dates booked for our short 2017 season. We are a close drive from Key West, Islamorada, Marathon, Duck Key, Hawks Cay, Faro Blanco, and other popular areas of the Florida Keys.


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