With the heat of summer upon us it's easy to think. "Oh its just to hot to fish". To avoid the heat I always suggest two things. The first is leave earlier when the sun is still coming up and the temps have yet to rise. The water temps are cooler and the fish are more active. This is especially true for species such as Tarpon. Although Tarpon season is over we still have opportunities for the silver king. We also have what i like to lovingly call the silver prince or baby tarpon. The Juvenile fish that haven't grown large enough for the annual migration. I like to target these little acrobats with artificial baits such as D.O.A. Cal or D.O.A Shrimp.
My other suggestion for the not so early risers would be a late afternoon/evening trip. This trip would leave four or so hours before sunset and be heading back to the dock in the glow of sunset. Jack Crevalle and Sharks would be likely suspects in this endeavor. Hard fighting under appreciated fish that can be as aggressive as anything out there.
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