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Triple Tail Fun In The Gulf

Author: Albert Acosta

Fun Catching Triple Tail In The Gulf

Triple Tail Fun

Fishing out in the Gulf of Mexico can be very rewarding if you put your time in knowing what the fish are feeding on and where the bait is located. Knowing ahead of time where the fish will be congregating and their patterns is key to a successful day. I love fishing out in the Gulf because of the diversity of fish and the natural beauty that is out there. Southwest Florida has some of the most beautiful waters you can fish and you always have a great opportunity to catch some really nice fish.

Targeting Triple Tail

One fish that is very special is the Triple Tail. I love this fish and it is very good eating! This fish is not easy to find but if you set your mind on finding them and really look for them carefully you will find them...and you will not be disappointed. So in this article I’m going to give you some tips on finding and then catching this sneaky stealthy fish. First of all triple  tail are very good at hiding. They are very stealthy and blend in with their surroundings. So lets start with Location. Tripple tail hang out around structure like mangroves overhangs and tips of island points, markers, buoys, logs, floating debris in water and sometimes just floating around in the current looking like seaweed waiting for a quick snack to float by. You have to keep your eyes open for them and once you know what you are looking for you will be productive. 


Triple tail can be voracious eating or they can be very finicky. I like to use live shrimp on a small 2.0 hook or small jig head. I like to use a float with about 28” of floro with the small hook and shrimp...that’s my favorite set up. Usually they cannot resist that. I have caught triple tail on lures as well soft plastics and lures. When they are hungry they will pounce on anything that swims by them as they wait in ambush mode. They take flys as well but I have not been able to get one on fly as of yet...but I will one day! Triple tail love crabs...if you can get some small crabs and throw one at one they will not resist it. 


When fishing for triple tail i like to use a light set up, medium light reel 30-40 size and Bullbuster 20lb braid and 30lb floro. These fish are usually on the surface and will smack your bait and then make a run out and then towards the bottom. They are hard fighters but after a few short runs and bottom digging you will get them up to the surface. You don’t need heavy gear for these fish and they can be great fun on light tackel. 

I hope this helps you catch more fish and gets you into some triple tail! Remember Spend More Time Fishing! 

Triple Tail Is Good Eating

Triple tail is excellent eating. Take a look at the article below to learn more about how to cook this awesome fish.

Cook Triple Tail

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