tarpon is a giant among Florida's saltwater game
fish. Although it is not the largest game fish
an angler can catch and release, it’s known
as “the silver king” The "Megalops
Atlanticus" is astonishingly powerful and
is famous among anglers as the mythological silver
beast that can walk on water. Tarpon, once hooked,
are known for jumping and thrashing about, their
tails skitting across the water.
hooking a tarpon can be an experience in itself.
The tarpon’s mouth is extremely hard and
has been likened to tough construction-grade concrete.
Subsequently, successful hook sets are almost
more challenging than actually getting an aggressive
tarpon to take a well-presented bait.
a tarpon finally chomps on your bait or fly, and
the hook is set, the fish will put on an impressive
aerial acrobatics show. Seasoned tarpon anglers,
when trading notes on a day’s work, will
often proudly include the number of “fish
jumped” as well as the number of fish landed.
the summer and early fall months on Florida's
Space Coast schools of giant Tarpon can be found
rolling and feeding right off the beaches. Schools
of 100 pound tarpon are common in the summer time
and anglers have a better opportunity to hookup
with these jumping giants. The best if you never
have to fight the crowds, most of the time you
have fish all to yourself. Tarpon will often respond
to well artificial lures, but when a properly
presented live bait is thrown nearby, you'd better
hang on and watch out!
To book a trip to Cocoa
Beach in call Captain Mike Badarack at 321 - 863