Tarpon time again...

mjrudd1mjrudd1 Posts: 267 Deckhand
I had a chance to do some tarpon fishing again this year, in Tampa Bay. Mostly used bait I caught on a sabiki rig. The tarpon came in on their migration and left at the new moon, but it was great while it lasted. Lots of boats target them, I've seen up to 50 at the same time in the pass but very few kayaks. The currents can run really strong and sometimes the best I can do is hold position against it while paddling or pedaling as hard as I can. Anchoring can be an event but that is part of the challenge of fishing there. Tried to keep the video to manageable length - hope you enjoy watching it.



  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 1,684 Captain
    Looks like some on Fire Tarpon fishing -- alot of fun ! I like the idea of the buoy shock absorbing the pull of the current -- Thanks.
  • palmbeachpetepalmbeachpete Posts: 2,620 Captain
    Nice video, Love catching tarpon of a kayak or paddle board.
  • kayakfrankkayakfrank Posts: 791 Officer
    Looks like you had a great time. Thx for sharing.
    Fish Hard...Or Don't Fish At All.
  • mjrudd1mjrudd1 Posts: 267 Deckhand
    Thanks gentlemen, glad to contribute a little to the forum. I enjoy the variety and catches of all that post.
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