Fishing off the piers for tarpon is not very common. Anglers may have targeted tarpon from the piers more in the past, but since Florida changed their fishing regulations for tarpon, it is much lesson common nowadays. In Florida, you can’t remove the tarpon from the water. If you want a picture, you need to lean down to the fish while it rests in the water at the side of the boat or you can get in the water with the fish to snap a photo. This new regulation changes how pier fishermen think once tarpon come into the area. In other states that allow for anglers to take the tarpon out of the water, fishermen do catch some tarpon from the piers. Most of the time, tarpon are caught with live bait or cut bait fished near the bottom.