Did a cruises of Captiva, Cayo Costa, Boca Grande and Gasparilla the past two days... We saw our first pods of tarpon on the beaches just north...
of Gasparilla Pass. No hook ups or even good shots but it has begun! Most of the action is from Boca's 17th Street up to Gasparilla Pass right now. Lots of boats on them and they're pretty spooky. But more tarpon are showing up on each tide change.
If you want to get the juices flowing check out my Florida Fishing Videos page to see the tarpon action from the past few years ( scroll down past a few inshore videos) My website now has over 100 fishing videos of action on my charters here in Charlotte Harbor and on the Kennebec River in Maine. I have open tarpon dates in May - let' go get you one!