During the spring, tarpon migrate from the south up into the shallows along the United States coast, and may be caught using live bait. Small crabs under a bobber work well in the passes, as does using cut bait like ladyfish and look for sandy pockets in the middle of the weeds where tarpon lie. Artificials like the Shimano Waxwing are best implemented when sight-fishing schools of tarpon on shallow flats. Having the right rods and reels are a necessity. Tarpon are big fish capable of making huge runs and acrobatic jumps. The Shimano Terez series of rods has a full selection of extra heavy-duty rods that will help you tame tarpon with less fatigue. Use large spinning reels like the Shimano Thunnus in sizes 6000 and above, so that you enough line capacity for heavy-duty PowerPro.