What is the best tarpon fishing in the world?

Islamorada. The Florida Keys remain the most popular tarpon-fishing destination on the planet, and Islamorada is the fishery’s epicenter. Anglers target giant tarpon around the bridges with live bait and conventional tackle.

What rig do you use for tarpon?

Whether you’re rigging up live blue crabs, live baitfish, or soft plastics on a jighead, the free-line rig is by far the best rig for tarpon.

What moon phase is best for tarpon fishing?

New-moon tarpon fishing can be among the most productive times of the season, and we’re right in the middle of one. The new and full moon phases each month feature the strongest late-afternoon outgoing tides. Tarpon instinctively know and gather in traditional spots.

What is the tarpon Capital of the world?

Boca Grande
As most know, Boca Grande is known internationally for being the tarpon capital of the world.

What is the world record tarpon?

286-pounds, 9-ounces
The all-tackle world record (additionally certified as the 80-pound class record) for a giant tarpon is 286-pounds, 9-ounces caught by Max Domecq in Rubane, Guinea-Bissau, Africa on March 20, 2003.

What size leader should I use for tarpon?

Use Proper Leader When you’re setting up your leader for fishing for tarpon, it should be five feet of 50-pound fluorocarbon leader. You should attach this to 15-20-pound main line that is doubled. If you’re fishing off of a bridge, try 6-10 feet of 60-80-pound leader tied right onto 50-pound braided main line.

What tide is best for tarpon?

The best tide for tarpon fishing is the first two hours of the outgoing high tide. The outgoing tide washes shrimp, crabs and small fish out of the estuaries, mangroves and grass flats through the passes, inlets and channels straight to the hungry tarpon.

Why is tarpon in Boca Grande?

If you think about any wildlife they tend to go to areas rich in habitat, protection, and food sources. Boca Grande fits this bill. It is an inshore estuary, with deep waters, as well as protected shallower backcountry areas. For food, Tarpon in the area really dig the blue crab in the area.

How deep is Boca Grande Pass?

80 feet
The Boca Grande Pass, just off the southern tip of Gasparilla Island State Park, is world-famous for sportfishing, particularly tarpon. The pass connects the Charlotte Harbor to the Gulf of Mexico and is one of the deepest natural passes in Florida, reaching depths of 80 feet.

What is the best hook for tarpon?

A 5/0 hook is the best size hook for catching tarpon. That hook size is perfect for hooking all of the tarpon’s favorites like finger mullet or large threadfin herring, ladyfish, pin fish, crabs or silver and striped mullet without affecting their swimming abilities too much.

Is fishing good right after a storm?

Yep. Many weather systems actually improve fishing. Slowly approaching storm fronts, for example, often stimulate the local bass to move and feed. The dark skies and dropping air pressure that precedes with these storm systems can produce some of the most productive fishing you’ll ever have the chance to enjoy.

What is the tarpon Capital of the World?

When should I go tarpon fishing?

The best time for fishing is May to June, and that’s when people from throughout the world come and catch Tarpon. The flats that surround Crystal River and Homosassa Bay are packed full of huge Tarpon. Another good place to fish during June and summer is Apalachicola Bay.

Are there sharks in Boca Grande?

BOCA GRANDE, Fla. — Video obtained by our news partners at WWSB shows a hammerhead shark thrashing around in ankle-deep water in southwest Florida. A small crowd can be seen gathered at the water’s head as the shark attempts to swim just feet away.

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