The high tide is a great time for tarpon fishing. You can still find plenty of tarpon in deeper water of the bays, near the passes and the bridges. However, if you want to go shallow, the high tide brings tarpon back into some of the backwater areas where the fishing can be super exciting. Both sides of the high tide will work, but the fish may position themselves differently based on an incoming tide or an outgoing tide. On an incoming tide that is approaching the high tide, tarpon know they can navigate the shallow waters safely, so they can be found all over the place in the backwater areas. As the tide is going back out though, many tarpon will get out of these shallow water areas, so the better spots will be any choke point that funnels fish from a larger area through a smaller area to get back to the deeper water in the bays.