Tarpon Fishing Information
By Andrew Lerdorf
Tarpon are prehistoric animals and consider as the great saltwater fish. Tarpon fishing become the most popular game fishes in the world. The thrill of tarpon fighting spirit like jumps, long run when hooked makes game fish lovers curious.
Angler need to have skills and experience to fish this tarpon. Patient do need when tarpon is the fish you want to catch, sometimes it can take hours and hours to catch them. Angler must release the tarpon after scale the long and weigh, to kill and keep the tarpon must have the special permit. When you tarpon fishing you just can catch and release.
To fishing a tarpon need several kind of method. The general method that usual as bait, lure and fly on spinning, conventional or fly rod still very well to use. Anglers allow using natural baits like live shrimp, live crabs and live baitfish. This natural bait will attract tarpon and eat the bait, you need to struggle and survive to manage the hard fighting of tarpon, and they will try to free them self with twisting the line, flying and acrobatic leaps into the air. That the excitement you get when you do tarpon fishing.
Tarpon fishing uses 10-12 weight rods and reels, spooled with fix line, and must use a class leader tippet of 12-20 pounds. Tarpon is typically fish that huge in size, always long run and fly when you hooked, that's why you need to have the strong and special rods and reels.
And when the tarpon eat the bait you must hurry to act, manage your speed with accuracy there'll just 6 - 10 second, otherwise you get false.
Tarpon live in 74-88°F range located around the western part of Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America west coast, and Northwest Africa coast.
Tarpon fishing time is on January to June and during late summer, the best location is in south Florida. And mid - spring to mid - summer become the tarpon fishing year for the angler, they caught huge amount of tarpon in the area of The Everglades National Park. There are several locations that good to fish the tarpon, like Everglades up to the Panhandle, Boca Grande, Homasassa Bay, Apalachicola Bay and St George, the best time is during May and June.
Prepare yourself and have a good time with tarpon fishing in any place you want. Get the thrill with this artificial flying fish.
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