Tarpon Springs is located on the west central coast of Florida. The Anclote River, runs for 29 miles near Tarpon Springs, Florida and flows westward towards the Gulf of Mexico from its source of creeks and springs inland. The river is home to a variety of fish and wildlife. Anclote River is home to the sponging and fishing industries of Tarpon Springs. It is a major site for tourists of the area as it flows through the Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs.
The fishing in this area is very good. Anglers target a variety of fish here such as redfish, sea trout, tarpon, grouper, snapper, snook, sheepshead, sharks and more. Anglers also can fish for largemouth bass on nearby Lake Tarpon. Take a look at our Tarpon Springs Fishing Tips page for more fishing information.
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|Tarpon Springs, Florida||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||1.5||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||2||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||0.25||1|
|Quality lodging options||0.5||1|
|Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|