How To Catch Tarpon

If you are having difficulty, just change your rigging, change your bait, change your location, change your depth or leader…just use the trial and error until you happen on a tactic that will entice the tarpon out of hiding and onto your hook.

It is not difficult to set the hook when fishing for tarpon. The mouth of the tarpon is very hard. Really, all you need to do is to put the rod tip in the water, and reel hard once you feel the tarpon bite. Another way to set your hook tarpon fishing is to let ten feet of line drop back and then let the line tighten up as the fish swims out and begins stripping line off the reel. Use light tackle for tarpon fishing. About 30 pound conventional or 20 pound spinning gear is good, or for open water fishing when your prey is smaller tarpon, you may choose to drop down to 15 pound tackle.

Have fun catching when you head out to catch these amazing fish.

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Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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