This Is My New Favorite Lure For Juvenile Tarpon
On a trip just last week, I found my NEW favorite lure for juvenile tarpon!
Juvenile tarpon are insanely fun to target because they strike and behave like larger tarpon, but you can catch them on inshore tackle.
This trip was all about THIS lure that completely outshined the rest.
Find out what it is in the video!!
My New Favorite Lure For Juvenile Tarpon [VIDEO]
I was out fishing with fellow Insider Member Tony Prescott and we were after redfish.
But once we got to the spot we picked out, tarpon were rolling EVERYWHERE!
In many cases like this, juvenile tarpon are extremely finicky in the shallows.
Additionally, most of the lures you would normally use for redfish, trout, or snook would not work to catch tarpon.
However, the Power Prawn USA Junior in the Gold Digger color absolutely crushed it!
Gold Digger is another one of our proprietary lure colors that is all black with gold flecks sprinkled throughout the body of the lure.
This lure in tandem with the right retrieve had these tarpon jumping out of the water all day!!
At first light, I had the Moonwalker tied on and saw some tarpon rolling right up against some mangroves around a point.
I tossed the Moonwalker out there and within a few cranks, a tarpon came up and hammered the lure but did not stick.
A little later on, Tony was able to hook into a juvenile tarpon close to his kayak and then worked his way over to show me what he had been using.
Lo and behold, it was the Power Prawn USA Junior!!
This was basically the only lure I had left to try because I thought it would be one of the last things tarpon would eat.
A few casts later, I hooked into my first tarpon of the day.
The fish really seemed to love the Gold Digger on this trip.
I was using the Gold Digger and Tony was using the Natural color lure.
Since it was his idea to use the Power Prawn USA Junior, I figured I’d give him a Gold Digger lure to use!
Not long after that, Tony hooked into the biggest tarpon we saw that day.
It came up and slurped down the Power Prawn USA Junior within inches of Tony’s kayak!
Mistakes To Avoid
A mistake I made early on this trip is not giving my rod enough leverage and space to “bow to the king”.
During the fight, the tarpon sped off fast in one direction,
Instead of relying on the drag and maintaining a solid bend in the rod, I dipped the rod down and that’s when the tarpon jumped.
So I did not have the time to “bow to the king”.
When a tarpon jumps, you need to give them some slack.
Otherwise, there will be too much tension in the line and their powerful headshakes will snap the line.
Retrieve & Rigging
I want to also highlight the retrieve that got it done on this trip.
It was not the same as if I was targeting redfish, snook, or trout.
For juvenile tarpon, a straight constant retrieve just below the surface is the ticket.
I had this lure rigged up on a 3/0 Hoss Helix Hook.
Next time I’m going to give the Hoss Football Jigheads a try because of their exposed hook.
A weedless presentation is not always the best for targeting juvenile tarpon.
What an amazing trip!
I never had as many tarpon strikes on artificial lures as I did on this trip.
If you’re ever out on a shallow flat and see juvenile tarpon rolling, go ahead and give the Power Prawn USA Junior in Gold Digger color a try!!
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