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How To Catch Tarpon – Index

Learn How to Find and Catch Tarpon!

Tarpon swimming underwater in natural habitat in Boca Grande, Ft. Myers, Florida.
Tarpon can get big and very aggressive, sometimes jumping up onto or over the boat while hooked. Caution is advised when targeting these massive gamefish.

Welcome to TARPON101! We cover everything you need to know about finding and catching one of the world’s most exciting fish – big tarpon! Use one of the links above to find out more about this incredibly powerful fish. We’ll teach you the tarpon hot-spots, techniques for catching tarpon from boats or shore, which artificial and live baits to use, and what the laws are regarding taking tarpon. Hint – tarpon is NOT good to eat, and most of the time it’s illegal to keep them at all.

Tarpon 101 is under constant development as we add new informational pages to help you find and catch more tarpon on your fishing excursions. Maybe you’ll become addicted to tarpon fishing too?

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Fishing Tacklebox Essentials

Florida Fish Regulation Ruler (Belt)

Florida fish legal limits – make sure you get for the year you will be fishing.
Durable and waterproof, this essential fish ruler will keep you out of trouble on the water! Get yours HERE.

Fish Scale (Digital and up to 110 lbs.)

Fish scale to weigh your fish. Also has measuring tape.
Know how much your fish weighs immediately. Buy this handy scale HERE.

Florida Fishing Identification Booklet – 5×7″ Laminated (Waterproof)

Florida Saltwater Fish ID guide for helping you identify legal fish caught in Florida.
Some fish are difficult to identify. Make sure you know 100% which fish you have before you keep it. Florida fishing regulations are strictly enforced. Buy this little 5 inch by 7 inch booklet HERE.
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