World class tarpon fishing in a metropolitan area? Miami’s got one of the state’s most consistent and explosive fisheries.  I headed over to fish with Capt. Fraser Simpson to chase adult tarpon during the winter shrimp migration inside Biscayne Bay.

Outgoing tides after dark trigger a biomass migration of shrimp from the shallow grass flats of Biscayne Bay. As the tide starts to ebb, the shrimp release themselves into the current, flushing out toward the ocean to spawn. This huge moment of food produces some of the most epic tarpon fishing I’ve witnessed.

Gear List:

Rod: Sewell Custom 8′ Heavy Fast Action Spin

Reel: Shimano Twin Power 8k

Line: Power Pro 50lb

Leader: 50lb Fluoro, 80lb Mono

Lures: Hogy Lures Pro Tail 7inch 1.75oz Eel – Black Purple Flake

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Capt. Ross

Longtime resident of Southwest Florida. Captain Ross hails from the historic waters along the Caloosahatchee River. Publisher of The Intrepid Angler, with a history of guiding anglers from the Florida Keys to Southeast Alaska. His mission is to target big game species with lures and does his best to do it by kayak when he can! Follow his adventures around Florida and the world.

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