It’s late spring and the tarpon have shown up in force in our local rivers and lagoons. They are about three weeks early this year compared to our normal migration of these fish that show up each year. This is perfectly OK with me though, because it allows my client a target at a silver king in our rivers and lagoons that they normally wouldn’t get (just yet) along the Space Coast of Florida. Live baits have been working best, however we have hooked quite a few fish on plastic Assassin swim baits as well as suspending lures like the Rapala Subwalk. These fish should stick around through June and July, so if the near-coastal waters (where we normally find our tarpon) are blown out, we have these fish as a backup plan so that our customers have a shot at a true trophy fish of a lifetime.