Tarpon fishing is typically in full swing this month early in the month we are still digging the channels and working the shallows for larger laid up tarpon as we are waiting for the migration to start in May. Talk to me about moon phases and timing. The other fish species found in the backcountry this month are speckled sea trout, jack crevalle, pompano, blue runners, lady fish, sharks, mutton snapper, mangrove snapper, cobia, redfish, snook and barracudas. Just to name a few. On a rare occasion there can be a push of big tarpon moving in on certain areas during a warming trend. I have seen some amazing days of tarpon fishing in February.