This Lure Retrieve Works Extremely Well For Tarpon [Fishing Report]
This latest tarpon trip proved once again that a particular lure retrieve works extremely well for getting strikes even if the tarpon aren’t actively feeding.
My tarpon trip last month was an absolute blast, and this one far exceeded it in terms of strikes, jumps, and catches because I didn’t have to spend a lot of time switching lures and retrieves to find what the tarpon were hitting.
When I saw some tarpon roll up on the flat as the sun was coming up, I immediately put a Power Prawn USA Jr. on and started doing the glide retrieve with it, and they were quick to respond.
Check out this fun video to see the action and what I found after trying out the Gold Digger and the new FRED versions of the Power Prawn USA Jr.
Juvenile Tarpon Fishing Report
- Lure 1: Power Prawn USA Junior Gold Digger rigged on 3/0 Hoss Helix Hook
- Lure 2: Power Prawn USA Junior FRED rigged on 3/0 Hoss Helix Hook
- Mainline: 10 lb Fins Spin
- Leader: 20 lb Ande Mono with 6″ bite tippet of 30 lb Ande Mono
- Rod: Custom Prototype 7’6″ Medium Power Fast Action
- Reel: Daiwa Legalis 2500-XH
Juvenile tarpon are an absolute blast to target since they are so strong and have such energetic aerial displays when hooked.
They can often be found this time of the year up on shallow flats in areas where small inland creeks empty out into larger bays.
The best time to find them is in the early hours right after the sun rises because the water is usually at its calmest state which makes it easier to see them rolling to gulp some air.
The key to getting strikes in my opinion is to glide one of these Power Prawn USA Junior lures past the area where a tarpon just rolled, and hold on tight because they sure do strike fast and will quickly be up in the air trying to shake out your lure.
Your Feedback Is Needed
Please let me know if you have any lures and/or colors that you have found to work best for juvenile tarpon that are holding in shallow water.
Also, please leave a comment below if you have any questions about this trip or anything in the article. I always enjoy hearing from you, and I’ll be happy to fill in any gaps I may have missed in this post.
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