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Old 08-06-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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Lookin to target em inshore here pretty soon. Talked to a few guys on here that consistently target and catch them. Looking for advice info maybe I go with you you go with me either way. Not interested in catching em out the pass along the beach. Lets hear it!
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
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I jumped about a 40-50lber last week in the river. I generally don't start targeting them until late september. I start targeting them at the 3 mile bridge then once the bait gets good and thick up towards the river it gets pretty consistent. When I say bait I am referring to menhaden. I catch 90% of the fish on top waters like big spooks. You can find singles cruising around now they will school up later. Perdido river mouth will also hold a bunch of 10-40lb fish in decent size schools. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:41 PM   #3
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Oh... you said "Tarpon" ... you may have to pull a few strings to catch one.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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Saw a school of big tarpon in the pass a few weeks ago but that is all the help i can give ya never hooked one
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For what it's worth I hooked one incidentally in the bay this past weekend throwing at a huge school of bonita. He jumped once and threw the spoon - not a huge one but the first one I've actually ever hooked on traditional gear in my life... and no it wasn't a skipjack.
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