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Relatively few experiences in the outdoors quite measure up to heart-pounding, tightline combat with an angry adult tarpon. One scenario that could surpass that fervor? Getting a big tarpon next to the boat with a huge hammerhead in hot pursuit.
“We were in the Tobacco Caye Channel and hooked the fish. It was probably 80 pounds...it was huge,” angler Heather Hodson told MeatEater. “I'm trying to pull it up and I can't get it up, you know? It was...
This is the fourth article in a four-part series that explains how to catch Florida tarpon without hiring guides or staying in expensive lodges. In case you missed them, here are part one, part two and part three of the series.
Tarpon were everywhere but they wouldn’t touch live crabs. Strings of 10 to 20 fish rolled into the tide, slow and lazy. All along a shallow grass flat, singles and doubles laid up beneath the surface—sleeping silver...
Warning: once you hook a giant tarpon, you’ll never be the same. If you’ve done it, you know what I mean—the world looks differently afterwards. If you haven’t, you’ve probably heard tarpon-addicted fishing buddies rant about it after a couple beers. Who can blame them? It’s been said that jumping a tarpon is like mainlining a powerful drug. Tarpon addiction has led to divorce, fist fights and mysteriously sunken skiffs. Writers have described...