In this exciting video we show you how we fish for Tarpon from bridges! The bait we prefer is live shrimp and tarpon can’t resist them. The lighter the line the more you will get and the less tarpon you will be able to land, the heavier the line the fewer the bites you will get and the more tarpon you will land. All depends on what you are trying to accomplish some just like the jumps and some like the photo. I like to flatten down the barbs on the troll rights and get a couple jumps out of them until they spit the hook.
What to use and what was used in the video:
Daiwa Saltiga 4000-H
Line: 15 lb mono
Leader: 20 lb fluorocarbon
Jig: Troll Right 1/4 oz (Pink Or White)
Shimano Sustain 2500FG
Line: 8 lb braid
Leader: 12 lb fluorocarbon
Jig: Troll Right 1/8 oz (Pink Or White)
Choosing the right pole is just as important as what fish species you are truing to catch, there are a huge variety of fishing poles on the market today to choose from. Fishing poles come in two classifications fresh water or salt water and then by category fishing type; casting, spinning, specialty rods, fly fishing, ice fishing etc. With name brands like Airrus rods, ALX rods, Berkley, Big Bear, Carrot Stix, Cashion, Cousins, Daiwa, Denali rods, Enigma, Falcon, Fenwick, Fitzgerald rods, G. Loomis, Halo, Hammer fishing rods, Irod, Jackall, Megabass, Powell,Shimano, St. Croix, Quantum and more. The fishing line you use on your pole can make a difference as well, fishing line by type so you have fluorocarbon fishing line, copolymer fishing line, monofilament fishing line and braided fishing lines. Depending on what size fish you are trying to catch the line weight per pound should be considered from 2 lb. or 80 lb. Fishing lines range in price from a few dollars up to around $175.00.