The afternoon is the worst time of day to fish for tarpon. However, it is common to see large schools of 20 to more than 100 tarpon roaming the beaches and even bigger schools of tarpon can be found in deeper water around the passes and bridges during the annual migration. Because so many tarpon can be found, it’s still very possible to have some great fishing days during the afternoon. It’s simply a numbers game. If you have the opportunity to get your bait in front of dozens of fish in a day, you should be able to hook up with a few of them.