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February 24th, 2010 | in Fishing 2 comments

Tarpon fishing is well known to be one of the most popular game fishing charters in the world. When the water is warm and the wind is calm, many fishermen can be seen pulling in Tarpons. Tarpon fishing is possible any time of the year as well, although the best times are considered to be from April to September. Many fishermen also find it a thrill to be catching a fish that is almost as heavy as they are; it is certainly a challenge and provides a unique rush. When it comes to large game fishing, Tarpons ranks as one of the best catches.

Tarpon are generally caught in water that is 3 to 8 feet deep, they can be caught through a variety of methods, conventional fishing is the most popular one, although some people use fly fishing for tarpon as well. Tarpon fly fishing takes a very strong fishing rod as well as a lot of experience.

When fishing for tarpon, you will need both knowledge and the right set of equipment. Tarpon fishing tackle is important; the tackle must be designed specifically for catching tarpon, as many conventional tackles will not hold against such a large fish (this can get quite expensive, so if you want to save some money, you could always buy used fishing tackle). You will need to choose the right bait as well, crab is known to work well with tarpon, and many artificial types of bait are also used as well. For the most effectiveness, try placing baits and hooks in different depths of the water, one for the bottom, one for the middle, and one for the top.

Successfully catching a tarpon can be a fair amount of work. Many fishermen inexperienced to tarpon underestimate the strength and speed of the fish. Finding the tarpon themselves can also be tricky and many factors depend on the wind and the temperature of the water. There may be some charts available to help you to locate the tarpon, but you may still need a fair deal of experience to find them.

If you do not catch anything on your first time, do not give up. Tarpon fishing can be very complex and as you gain more experience, your results will increase. You might want to research both on how to find and how to catch Tarpon, do not rely on previous fishing experience because tarpon fishing is a in a completely different category. If you have any knowledgeable fishing friends, you could consult them for tarpon fishing tips.

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