Tarpon The Silver King
Tarpon: are slow growers; matures at 7 to 13 years of age; spawning occurs between May and September; can tolerate wide range of salinity; juveniles commonly found in fresh water; can breathe air at surface; feeds mainly on fish and large crustaceans. The fish anglers target are females, who exceed 200 or even 250 pounds. Males seldom get bigger than 140 pounds. Tarpon spawn on a new or full moon, way offshore. A female may spawn 4- to 20-million eggs a year for 25 or 30 years. Seasons- different Tarpon fishing areas of South Florida; Miami, Biscayne Bay, Flamingo, Keys and Everglades Tarpon Fishing Miami Florida December thru June- This season starts at Haulover Inlet in December, the Tarpon will gradually move south during the following 6 weeks to Government Cut. These Tarpon school up waiting for the Shrimp runs usually on or around the full moon; when it occurs hold on! These Tarpon will run from 30lbs to 150 lbs. In April the Tarpon change feeding habits to Blue Crabs, this is a very active time for Tarpon to feed. March thru July - Tarpon migrate south along the edge of the Biscayne Bay flats towards the Keys.