Club Schedule   Club RulesClub News   Club Releases    

HomeClub History  Application    Photo GalleryContact UsSponsors 


Join our club and catch



*Beware, this ailment has no known cure!


The Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club is a family orientated, fun club with about 100 memberships; we do not take ourselves or the pursuit of the “Silver Kings” very seriously.

But we are dedicated anglers who believe in conservation; no Tarpon are ever killed, even strongly encouraging that the fish are released boat side without being taken out of the water.

Tarpon ReleaseOur members use spinning or conventional tackle or fly and we fish the waters of Lee County. Our meetings are held at Bonita Bills Restaurant at Fort Myers Beach on the first Wednesday of each month during our Tarpon season. Newsletters are sent out eight or nine times through the year to keep club members informed as to what is going on. We have a tackle clinic in the spring, picnic in the summer and our awards banquet is held in November. We hold many different types of hunts during our season and our club schedule lists all the details.

Due to our Tarpon predecessors, our club is the oldest Tarpon fishing club in the world (see our history section). Located on the west coast of Florida we have this superb game fish right in our bays, estuaries and creeks as well as in the Gulf of Mexico. No expensive offshore boats or equipment is needed; a small but seaworthy craft is all you really need. It is even becoming popular to fish for the “Silver Kings” from a kayak. In the summer and fall months Tarpon are off the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel to over 150 pounds weight, in very shallow water. No matter what time of the year, to “jump” or catch such a spectacular feisty game fish will give the angler such a fight that the memory is never to be forgotten. Our club does not register Tarpon less than 50 lbs with Florida’s conventional tackle record set at 243 lbs.


"Remember to Get Tagged"


The World's Oldest

Tarpon Hunting Club

Est. 1961

Club Meetings
first Wednesday
of the month
7pm at Bonita Bills


Click below for

2014 Final Releases

Membership Application and
Club Schedule


Click here to see

By Ryan Brandt


follow us on


Click here and Enjoy some images of the

Club Awards Banquets



 President: Matt Ponzio -  239-549-FISH (3474)

 Vice President: Kevin Vertesch - 239-425-5672

 Secretary: Kim Owens -  239-209-4555

 Treasurer: John Jay -  239-466-7624

 Weighmaster: Carl Keutgen -  239-471-9218



Mike Drexler - 239-940-0027
Rick (RD) DuJardin - 239-910-4308
Ray Lister - 239-850-3275
Craig (Keg) McLucas - 239-848-6349
Bob Reed - 239-344-6697

Jerry Stephenson -  239-463-1745
Gary Danis   -  239-848-5370

Home      Club Rules      Club Schedule     Club News     Photo Gallery     Application    Contact Us   

Club Sponsors    Club History    Club Releases


  © 2016 Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club