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Tarpon Fishing - Biscayne Bay - Miami  

 "Few things get the blood pumping like the sight of a huge silver fish rolling on the surface of the water on a flat, calm day."

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*Florida Tarpon Fish Record: 243 lbs.                   

Tarpon fishing information: slow grower; matures at 7 to 13 years of age; spawning occurs between May and September;  can tolerate wide range of salinity; juveniles commonly found in fresh water; can breathe air at surface; feeds mainly on fish and large crustaceans. The fish anglers target are females, who exceed 200 or even 250 pounds. Males seldom get bigger than 140 pounds. Tarpon spawn on a new or full moon, way offshore. A female may spawn 4- to 20-million eggs a year for 25 or 30 years.

 Seasons- different Tarpon fishing areas of South Florida; Miami, Biscayne Bay, Flamingo, Keys and Everglades

Tarpon Fishing Miami Florida

December thru June- This season starts at Haulover Inlet in December, the Tarpon will gradually move south during the following 6 weeks to Government Cut.  These Tarpon school up waiting for the Shrimp runs usually on or around the full moon; when it occurs hold on! These Tarpon will run from 30lbs to 150 lbs. In April the Tarpon change feeding habits to Blue Crabs, this is a very active time for Tarpon to feed.

March thru July - Tarpon migrate south along the edge of the Biscayne Bay flats towards the  Fl. Keys, fly fishing is the game here but they will eat lures and bait. Small Tarpon gather in the motes around Islands in Florida Bay, great fly fishing opportunity.

February thru April- Backcountry at Flamingo for Giant Tarpon. These fish eat artificial lures and flies without hesitation. These are big Tarpon the small ones are usually over 60lbs.The peak of this bite is usually around the full moon in March, the water temperature needs to rise to above 70 degrees for several days.

April Thru October-  The Tarpon school up on the outside of Flamingo, from Florida Bay to the Shark River area. These Tarpon  are in open water, on the flats and in the channels that border the flats. These Tarpon range from 5lbs. into the 150 pound class and better.

 



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