TEXAS TAGGING

2004 Daily Detail of Tarpon Tagged in Mexico That Migrated to Texas

WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO

2005 Mexico Spring Tarpon

Movement from April to August

2014 Fall Tarpon - Two Tags

Movement from September-October

2007 Mexico Spring Tarpon

Movement from May to September

     

         For more than ten years, a significant number of tarpon have been satellite tagged on the western side of the Gulf of Mexico.  Tagging has taken place in Mexico and Texas.  The fish tagged in Mexico in the spring have migrated northward toward Texas and into Louisiana.  Tarpon tagged in mid to late summer in Texas have either remained in Texas or migrated to Louisiana.  In the fall, tarpon tagged in Texas have migrated toward Mexico as cooler water temperatures take hold of the northern latitudes.  What follows are examples of tracks and data derived from various tagged tarpon on the western side of the Gulf of Mexico.


2012 Texas Localized

Movement in September Off Corpus

2012 Texas Localized

Movement in September Off Galveston

2014 Fall Tarpon - 200 lb. Tarpon

Movement from October - December

MEXICO TAGGING