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AKA: Silver King / Sabalo Family: Bastard

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Tarpon Specifications

Water: Fresh / Salt / Coastal Waters Where: Surf / Inshore / Rivers And Streams
Size: Most common at a pound or two up to 75 pounds. large fish weigh in at 100 to 150 pounds while monsters can exceed 200 with the possibilty of reaching 250 pounds.
Fight: A prehistoric monster with showy jumps and fight to match its large size and strength. A good gamester to say the least.
Deliciousness: None
Range: Both Coasts Technique: Drifting / Still Fishing / Casting / Trolling
Baits: Baitfish / Crabs / Lures / Flies Tackle: Spinning / Baitcasting / Fly Fishing

The Tarpon is characterized by his thick brutish body, covered in silvery large scale with a greenish darker swath running the topside of the fish. The dorsal fin has a long trailer pertruding from the back leading to a large forked tail. The tarpon possess a strong jawline with a decided underbite with large lips.

These fish are found in almost all florida waters, with small ones even found in land-locked canals and streams. They are present on the flats, in the surf and out to open water and everywhere in between.

Live crabs and baitfish, as well as cut baitfish make for the best natural baits, while plugs, jigs and spoons make for the best artificial bait.

Props Board Pictures of Tarpon

80lbs Tarpon
140 Lbs Tarpon
10 Pounds Tarpon
75 Pounds Tarpon
100lbs Tarpon

Fishing Reports Featuring Tarpon

11/30/16 New Smyrna Beach And Mosquito Lagoon FL
08/26/16 Bay Pines
08/26/16 Mosquito Lagoon,Daytona Beach And New Smyrna Beach FL
08/08/16 Cape Canaveral Florida
07/20/16 Mosquito Lagoon,New Smyrna Beach And Daytona Beach
06/16/16 New Smyrna Beach,Daytona Beach And Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report For June 2016
02/17/16 Tampa Bay To Sarasota
02/17/16 Central Florida Fishing Report
01/06/16 Tampa Bay To Sarasota
12/12/15 Tampa Bay To Sarasota

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