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

An Iowa native, Capt. Ross became a snowbird moved to Southwest Florida in 2005 at the age of 19. After getting his first taste of the salt as a teenager out of Venice, LA. He knew life by the sea was his calling. With years of dedication, hard work and fisherman’s luck, Capt Ross. has become a full-time angler, guide, and outdoor content creator.

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