Sunday, May 20, 2018
Outdoors

Captain's Corner: Tarpon visiting Tampa Bay area

What's hot: Tarpon visit our area as part of their reproductive cycle. For several weeks they were gorging on schools of bait deep inside the bays. Spawning is a rigorous activity for fish. They increase their body fat by feeding on large areas of threadfin herring, scaled sardines and menhaden. These sources of protein are also high in oil content, and that is important in giving the eggs buoyancy to float in the earliest stages of fertilization.

Technique: The key is to find their food source. Once the bait is found, you should see a few scattered fish. The best fishing often occurs in late afternoon into sunset.

Robert McCue can be reached toll-free at 1-800-833-0489 and GiantTarpon.com.

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