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Welcome to the forum.You don't need a guide to catch tarpon, snook, and peacock bass, it can be done from land. Find a canal close to a spillway and you will find all of those species and more in the same canal system. Make sure to use at least a 25-30 pound mono leader since the snook and tarpon can quickly cut your line with their mouths and gill plates. 50 pound or heavier mono will be better if you plan on hooking one of the big tarpon or big snook that resides in these canal systems.

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9 hours ago, soflabasser said:

Welcome to the forum.You don't need a guide to catch tarpon, snook, and peacock bass, it can be done from land. Find a canal close to a spillway and you will find all of those species and more in the same canal system. Make sure to use at least a 25-30 pound mono leader since the snook and tarpon can quickly cut your line with their mouths and gill plates. 50 pound or heavier mono will be better if you plan on hooking one of the big tarpon or big snook that resides in these canal systems.

You make it sound so easy, it isn't, especially getting a big tarpon.

 

If you only have one day to fish, you definitely want to get a guide, especially if you want to get a nice tarpon.  Even then you probably won't get one.  Peacock bass are easy, nice snook are not.  If you're happy with catching smaller individuals of those species, you can do that on your own in the brackish waters.

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I have been catching snook tarpon and redfish up around Boca Grande

 

It is the premiere Tarpon place to fish

 

The guy I  use is Flying Hawaiian charters

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9 hours ago, Doelman said:

You make it sound so easy, it isn't, especially getting a big tarpon.

 

If you only have one day to fish, you definitely want to get a guide, especially if you want to get a nice tarpon.  Even then you probably won't get one.  Peacock bass are easy, nice snook are not.  If you're happy with catching smaller individuals of those species, you can do that on your own in the brackish waters.

 

That's sounds like what some northern folks told me when I told them I wanted to catch my first muskie from land in a weekend.Most told me I needed to hire a guide and even then I probably wouldn't catch one of these fish.These folks where wrong,I ended up catching my first muskie along with other nice fish on my first day of muskie fishing.I did months of research before I even fished for muskie,it payed off and I am sure the OP is doing is his own research.As for catching big tarpon,go to the keys bridges and fish with live crabs,mullets,fish flair hawk jigs by bridges,etc.Haulover inlet is another good spot for big tarpon,snook,there's freshwater canals less than 30 minutes away from here as well.Thousands of South Florida fishermen have caught tarpon,snook,and bass in the same day,it can be done and happens often,especially if you don't mind catching these fish near spillways.A lot of these spillways have a freshwater side and saltwater side,fish both sides for best results...

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