Every year, huge schools of migratory tarpon will move into Florida and up both of the coasts. Tarpon move north into the Gulf Coast waters and up along the southern part of the Atlantic Coast. Some areas will receive much larger schools of fish, which obviously results in better fishing. The migration occurs in the early spring and runs through summer. The southern part of Florida will start seeing these fish in February, while Virginia (considered the northern most point of the migration) will see fish in July and August.
Some of the better places to fish during the tarpon migration are Boca Grande Pass, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Pine Island, the Florida Keys and Tampa Bay.