Sheila loves a good fight behind the reel. We knew she would love tarpon, when we had her out on charter for the second time the silver king is what we were after. We set out late morning and right away we spotted a pod of fish. Crystal clear water, and these fish were swimming all around and under the boat. An amazing sight. Clear water isnt always the greatest when your trying to trick a 100lb fish into eating a live bait with a hook hanging out of it.
After only 20 minutes she was hooked up for the first time. Gorgeous fish jumping out of the water only feet from the boat. She got to feel the explosive run and see the massive size and strength this fish exerts as it leaps out of the water. This one didn’t stay on the hook. A little more time passed and Sheila always tells us the fish don’t bite till noon. At 12:00pm on the dot she hooked up to her second tarpon of the day.
Giving her a great jump, almost into a near by boat. This was a very intelligent fish. Using its weight and hiding underneath the boat to give Sheila a long battle. After 45 mins behind the reel this tarpon finally gave in. Captain Andrew got her fish boat side for a few photo’s before its release.
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About The Captain
Live bait or artificial, Capt. Andrew provides you with the tools and knowledge to be successful. He works closely with Gray Fishtag Research as well as NOAA in volunteer tagging programs.