What’s the best time of year for catching snook and tarpon ?

4 Answers

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answered Nov 14, 2017 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
Where I lived in Florida snook could be caught year round. I always found that Fall, during the mullet run, was the best time to consistently catch them in the surf as they followed those huge schools of mullet. Tarpon were not a fish I could count on very much so I did not target them. I could see them during the mullet run crushing the schools, but they were generally out of casting distance from the beach.
+1 vote
answered Nov 17, 2017 by CaseyW (143 points)
I live in the TB area of Florida and prefer wade fishing for snook in the winter when they move up in the shallow flats.  Can't help ya with Tarpon as I prefer to wade fish. I know folks who caught Tarpon wade fishing or off of the beach but I target snook and redfish.
+1 vote
answered Jan 29, 2018 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Used to catch them in the fall at Marco Island. Just casting off the beach, wading in a bit too, and even some tidal pools. Long long time ago, before all of the development. It was so beautiful back then.
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answered Nov 14, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
Depending where you are, it can change. Here is an article I found, hopefully it helps!

http://www.tarponsnook.com/Page%206.htm
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