*State Record:Approx. 243 Lbs.
The Silver King! This is the largest species that we target and they will put even the heaviest tackle to the test. Jacksonville plays host to schools of migrating Tarpon during several months of the year. Big tackle and heavy tippets are a must.
This is the most difficult to catch in northeast Florida
Tips on Catching Tarpon
Best Tide: Moving water at middle of tide
Best Time: Morning
Best Fly Rod: 10wt. to 12 wt.
Best Fly: Large bait fish patterns, EP Mullet in black/purple
Best Fly Line: Floating and clear intermediate sink tip
Best Leader: 9′-10′ long with min 60 lb. bit tippet
Where:Beachfront, Inlets, large creek bends, points
Method: long steady strips