I have actually captured tarpon ahead water attractions, jigs with trailers, sub surface attractions, shrimp, crabs, greenies, mullet, and bunker. I have also remained in the midst of institutions gulping air on the area and after that diving to the base and might not obtain a bite. You not simply need to discover them, you have to hope that when you do they are starving.
The very best bait is just what they are feeding upon presently. That could be shrimp, mullet, greenies or whatever baitfish is schooling. They freak out every year over a worm hatch which happens in the Keys. They hardly ever will decline a well put silver dollar sized crab (unless they typically aren't hungry). Somehow I do not have good luck with larger sized live baits, 4 or five inches is as huge as I obtain bites on, as well as these tarpon could be a hundred extra pounds or more.