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||Posted: April 27 2004,04:56
I've seen em caught right off Dania Beach when the mullet are running. Will never forget the 7 footer (140 lb) that I saw an older guy catch on a heavy rig, 20 lb test, using a large, fresh snagged mullet from the pack.
We tried all manner of artificials that day to no avail, simply lost in the hundreds of thousands of teeming mullet. Joe hooked up with a chartreuse TerrorEyz, Mike as I recall with a R/W topwater.
A couple I met on the water fishes exclusively for tarpon, drifting live bait. That day using threadfin herring, live. They'd try hooking them differently, eg. lip, back, tail as they stated the tarpon were very fussy. A bit of weight if needed.
But they reported MANY hookups, and have landed many tarpon.
Another guy I know had good luck with fresh netted mullet, would hook them through the breast area, toss them maybe 40 feet off the beach, and "tweak" the line once in a while to throw the mullet off balance and cause an "injured fish" flutter (apparently very attractive).
There are tarpon in Port Everglades, Haulover, Govt Cut, the ICW and yes, off the beach. And the time is soon.
A wonderful target and worth the effort I think...
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