For starters, tide changes tend to get the fish moving, while the lull between tides usually signals it’s time to stay put, rest and regroup, usually in depths where tarpon feel most comfortable. During high tidal stages you often find tarpon up coastal rivers and creeks, or traveling along shoreline troughs and across various grass flats. Then, it’s also common to find fish in the backcountry, laid up in protected coves, bowls slightly deeper than the surrounding flats, or in small troughs adjacent to oyster bars. When the current is strong, often the case during full and new moon periods, some tarpon also station behind fallen trees, submerged stumps, or other structure creating eddies inside rivers and creeks. By contrast, during low water, tarpon tend to congregate at the mouths of the same rivers and creeks, cruise in channels, or travel along the deeper edges of outer flats.