The night time provides some of the best fishing for tarpon, but fishing in the dark for tarpon can be quite a challenge. Landing a tarpon during the day can be a challenge, but at night, it can be flat out difficult from a boat. Make sure you have some good flashlights, know the water you are fishing, pay attention to the current and anything that the boat can run into such as bridges, docks, the shoreline and very shallow flats.
If you know what you’re doing while fishing at night, tarpon fishing can be good in many different areas. The flats will hold some fish during higher water, but make sure that you don’t get stuck on a flat as the water recedes. Tarpon will be found around bridges, near docks, in passes and along the beaches.
Fishing from shore can also be effective for tarpon at night. If you have the opportunity to fish a pass or some lighted docks, the fishing can be much easier on shore. If you are in a good fishing spot for tarpon, you will usually see the tarpon feeding in the lights. At times, you can hear the tarpon popping shrimp all over the place on the surface. Shrimp-imitating flies are the go to bait when you see tarpon feeding this way.