Tarpon fishing in Miami and Miami Beach is similar to tarpon fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. With the change in seasons we have different types of bait fish migrations. In the fall and winter months the large mullet and shrimp come through. So mullet and shrimp are the obvious bait of choice. Fishing with mullet is quite simple. The bait is used live and rigged with a circle hook or live bait hook through the nose for surface baits or under its tail for bottom fishing. At the end of March and all of April these silver kings come into the cut to feed. Pinfish, small mullet, and crab are fairly popular tarpon baits and are rigged with "troll-rites" for bottom fishing or with circle hooks or live bait hooks on a long leader for surface fishing. Once a tarpon hits, the fight is usually long and arduous. They are strong and do not give in easy regardless of their size.
Tarpon are pre-historic fish that actually gulp air and use it in circumstances where the O2 levels in the water are very low. They are extremely bony and are covered with large hard scales like an armor over its body. In Florida, tarpon fishing is a recreational sport that requires a special tarpon stamp if the angler desires to keep one. They do not make good table fare are released 95% of the time.
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Miami Harbor Entrance or Government Cut as it's known, is Miami Beach's premiere tarpon fishing location. Biscayne Bay is flushed everyday through the inlet on the incoming and outgoing tides. Tarpon gather at the ends of the jettys waiting for schooling baits to wander aimlessly towards the safety of the rocks. Trolling baits off of the edge in the center of the cut will almost always guarantee you a strike. The best times to fish the inlet are at dawn and at dusk and the most exciting bites during the slack tides. Slack meaning the time between incoming and outgoing tides when the water is fairly calm.
Although tarpon charter fishing in Miami seems like a tough sport, light tackle or fly fishing is the best choice as it gives the fish a good fighting chance and the angler the best fight. Jumanji fishing charter Miami and Miami Beach is the boat to call. Don't wait BOOK NOW!
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