How and When to Catch Tampa Tarpon
Tarpon (AKA Silver King) are one of the most targeted gamefish in Florida and people from all over the world come to catch Tarpon. Tarpon are a very warm blooded fish and typically are targeted in the warmer months of the year.
You will find Tarpon migrating the entire west coast of Florida every year by the thousands. Sizes for Tarpon range from 5 lbs all the way up to 220lbs. During the months of May and June we typically find the migration fish milling around the beaches in big schools.
You will also find these same fish dropping off into the deeper passes as they look for food. Different types of bait for Tarpon consist of Pass Crabs, Mullet, Threadfin Herring, Shad and many others. Dead cut bait is another very successful way to catch Tarpon as they love dead bait on the bottom.
During the later months of the summer smaller juvenile Tarpon move into Tampa Bay and use its river systems as home. These areas are rich with plenty of bait and also give refuge from predators. Tarpon while are a Big game fish are catch and release only and offer no value to eat.
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