TOO hot? not to catch Tarpon

Yes it is hot out, and yes there are a lot of nasty afternoon storms, But the cool thing is you can goo right up between 41 & I-75 and catch tarpon,
If you are on a trailer with your boat put in at either Lasiley park or Harbor heights boat ramps, If it is during the week I would go with laishley weekends Harbor heights which is much less busy.
meander your way towards I-71, if you are coming from laishley /41 you may see the Tarpon right there around that bridge but the majority of The Tarpon have been up by I-75. now you will need some 3/4 once rat-l-traps gold with back or Orange & black, cast the rat-l-traps count to 4 once it hits the water and start a slow steady retrieve. If that is not getting you hits you get out the DOA bait-busters, white or white gold or glow changes by the minute but again cast it out and count 4 after it hits the water you want some depth to it when you start to retrieve it. ”
How the Good and weird part of it. They have been hitting with in a few feet of the boat. Most of the time you are reeling in a lure and after the first half of the cast you are just cranking in to cast again, not here not now, bring it right next to the boat figure “8” it then pull it out to cast again. and set your drag as loose as you can and still reel in effectively, because if a 60 pound Tarpon hits that lure 1 foot of the boat you need to give it line to move out a safer distance, a 60 pound fish floppin in the boat is a unreal cool thing to watch, but it can be dangerous to you and a real mess to clean up, not even to forget how bad it is for that Tarpon, blood, scales, slime & poop every where, Once the Tarpon get 30 feet away from the boat, set up on the fish, grab your spoon jerk hard 3 times very quickly and let go of the spool. now your Tarpon is hooked and hang on fight nice and remember to bow { lower the rod tip } when the Tarpon jumps .
All this takes place from day light until maybe 10:am so you go out catch your Tarpon and are home before it get too hot.
I love it when these cool things are happing and it is now! so if you have a couple hours early get out there. Things will change as the summer continues
Fishin Frank

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I have been in the fishing business since 1984, and enjoy mu customers. we here at Fishin Franks bait and tackle are pretty good with our customers 95% of the time, 3% not so good and 2% we fail miserably. But all in all we hope you give us a try. and that day we don't fail at being who you hope we are. Fishin Frank

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