Went to a spring a couple times last winter and every time it was loaded with tarpon, especially the headspring. Average 2-3ft, maybe 3.5 biggest. Does anyone fish for them in springs and have luck? At the spring I'm talking about you aren't allowed to fish but I'm sure if I could throw a shiner into the middle of the hundreds of them it'd get bit.
There are also other springs along this river
Your seeing Tarpon at Blue Springs on the St Johns??? I've never heard of that!
I've occasionaly seen them up in the Suwannee but not very often and not in numbers.
In south florida people catch them in neighborhood ponds, big ones too