Tarpon Fishing in the Florida Keys

Scientific name: Megalops Atlantica

Best time to fish: Late April through July

The hunt: Several strategies are successful for catching the prized silver king, including sight fishing the shallows for the famous daisy chain formation, and drifting bait in deeper waters. Whatever the plan, once one of these giants takes your line you’ll be rewarded with gravity-defying acrobatics. These colossal fish fight back by jumping out of the water, head thrashing in an effort to throw the hook. Listen to your captain for tips on how to keep him on!