If your going to try for Tarpon you should wait until Jun or July. You might want to try a guide who fishes the beaches of of Gasparilla. When I used to live in Sarasota I fished with a guide named Roy String. Roy was very good at fishing for tarpon off of the beaches. You should also give capt.. Rick Grasset a call I have heard nothing but great reports on him and I believe that he and roy are freinds.