Inshore fishing for Tarpon in the Texas Coastal Bend is a possibility. Problem is we don't have the population of resident fish and migratory fish that say, Florida has. The difficulty in Texas inshore waters is compounded by the fact there are many places in a Bay system where they could be and further compounded by the fact the window of activity for Tarpon seems to be very small. I don't think they move to far, but they do not seem to be in the same places all the time. With short windows of activity, it is a challenging game to say the least. Since summer of 2018 my Tarpon efforts have seen two tarpon hooked on fly by a fishing buddy, another fishing buddy got a cool eat on a soft plastic from a rafted up Tarpon. In that same time frame I personally have hooked eight tarpon, seven of fly, one on a spook jr. Out of those eight, I have got a leader touch on one, landed two, broke one off, the others saw the hook come out after one jump. Catching Tarpon is an act of patience and perseverance. On the days tarpon have been hooked, more often than not, that was the only bite(s) we had. Am I mad to chase these fish with such low production? Not really. I base my Tarpon fishing around certain tides and currents and chase redfish, specks, and drum the majority of the time. Enjoy the video and pics. Had the Cigar in my humidor labeled "Tarpon" since I first dedicated myself to catching a Texas Tarpon on Fly back in the summer of 2017. Hurricane Harvey pretty much took care of my tarpon fishing that year, got back to it in 2018 until flood waters shut me down. Had a pretty good effort in 2019, but did not get a picture of the tarpon I landed in 2019. I finally earned the Cigar in 2020.
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