I was fishing for a week mid June, along Boca/south end of the Harbor area. Was my first time seeing the Tarpon schools in the pass. Watched multiple boats hook up, and break off I assume. Didn't see any land one next to their boat.
Question, what were these guys using for bait? Crabs? Pinfish? How deep were they dropping there bait down?
ya, I figure I might get some responses like this.
If they are dropping down, they are likely fishing a few cranks off the bottom, a bottom that varies greatly by the topology of the pass.
That's where a good fish finder combined with experience tells you how deep to fish without getting snagged while keeping the bait in the strike zone and the boat properly positioned -- that is to say it's not easy but it is definitely doable.
You might consider hiring one of the local guides -- it will be the best investment in how to fish the pass that you'll ever make, IMO.
The good news is you can catch them yourselves on the big outgoing tides in the afternoon a few days either side of the full and new moon. All you need is a long handled minnow net as the crabs will be right on the surface riding the tide out.