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                         HOW TO CATCH TARPON

 
 
 
   

                     How To Catch Big Tarpon

Tarpon Tackle - Use a heavy spinning outfit for Tarpon.  A 4000/5000 series reels and medium heavy  to heavy 7 ft rods loaded with 65 lb power pro line and a 50 to 100 lb mono leader. Fluoro carbon will work in larger lines like 100 lb but does not handle the cuts and abrasions in smaller sizes.

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  Tarpon Techniques - Tarpon live in saltwater and brackish water.  Tarpon are exhilarating to catch in the shallow waters of the bays, the tidal rivers, in the gulf passes and along the sandy beaches. If you haven't hooked into a large tarpon you haven't been fishing yet. These are very powerful fish and will break off most inexperienced Tarpon fishermen. So much so that the hook up along is prized and brings bragging rights. A lot of fishermen refer to "jumps" as a day's fishing. They might say they jumped 4 tarpon today for instance. The stronger the current usually the better the tarpon fishing. Try fishing for them a night for the best action ever. Tarpon will hit Topwater, Jigs, Rubber Baits, Rubber Worms, live shinners, pinfish, cut baits and jumbo shrimp. Try free lining an artificial shrimp up currentin one of the Gulf passes, a bridge or other tarpon outlet. Let the lure drift with the current and be ready to crank like mad to get the line slack out and set the hook. Tarpon want to see a bait approaching them from up stream and moving with the current just a real live bait would do.

   

   Rubber Baits Also Work For Tarpon

 Rubber Baits Fishing -   Many different rubber baits will work for catching big Tarpon. Artificial sardines and pinfish lures catch their share of tarpon. Shrimp imitations lures are probably the best for catching tarpon, next to actual live baits. Try free lining artificial shrimp baits up tide and letting them drift past schooling/rolling tarpon.

   Another great tarpon fishing time is at night around the dock lights. The rivers always offer some great tarpon fishing opportunities. The regulations on tarpon fishing are very strict in some states so be sure to check the latest tarpon fishing regulations before landing a tarpon.

 

                            Big Tarpon Tips

   Tarpon Tips -  Always check on the latest fishing regulations when targeting Tarpon. Tarpon is highly protected in some areas. go the fishing regulations for the latest information.

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