The Best Live Baits for Tarpon Fishing
Tarpon feed on wide variety of live baits such as Mullet, Porgies, Grunts, Herring, Sardines and many others. Live bait is by far the easiest method for catching a Tarpon. Mullet, Pilchards, and Pinfish are a popular choice with many Tarpon guides.
Part of that could be attributed to the fact that they are usually the more readily available baits or are easier to find and catch. By far the best choice as summer progresses would be Blue Crabs, if you can get them.
No self respecting Tarpon fisherman would ever go afield without a good supply of Blue Crabs, assuming or course that you can get them from your local bait shop. See the video below to learn how to properly hook a crab for Tarpon.
There are times depending on where you are fishing that certain bait works better than others. It's probably due to the fact that the fish are used to feeding on a particular bait fish in that area. As a fisherman it's your job to figure that part out.
Best live bait for Tarpon fishing - the Blue Crab.
Hook your Blue Crabs just on the very edge of the shell.