Tarpon fishing can be done many different ways:

  • Spin fishing with live bait (most popular)
  • Spin fishing with artificial lures
  • Fly fishing
  • Conventional tackle with dead bait

Fishing for these silver kings can also be done in many different Key West fishing environments:

  • On the flats in shallow water; sight fishing (a lot of times how fly fishermen go about)
  • In channels that run on the edges of the flats (most common)
  • In deeper areas like shipping channels
  • Within mangrove islands and coves (usually for juvenile tarpon)