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Old 05-19-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Tarpon off Navarre Beach

Walked a mullet out as far as I could trying for shark and caught this guy instead... But first tarpon ever...

After I released him we saw about five more waiting on him to rejoin them!
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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Super Cool! Those are on my "to do" list this year.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:13 PM   #3
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I don't think it's a good idea to beach a tarpon. But nice catch nonetheless, and congrats on your first!
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How were you rigged ????? Whole mullet ?????
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And I didn't think of it till the other guy said so, but are you allowed to take them out of the water ????????
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wow nice fish.. you found the ladyfish's big brother.

i think you are by law supposed to tag any tarpon landed.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:29 PM   #7
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Before I get lambasted know he ate a whole mullet and had a five foot shark leader attached... The thought crossed my mind to try and remove it in three feet of water and quickly got shot down. Cutting the line and leaving the leader attached also seemed like a bad idea.

If you have suggestions I'm all ears.

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So you know I wasn't bashing, simply asking so when I catch one I know what I can and can't do.
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I don't think anyone was bashing yet hehe. I just am fairly novice and even though Konz told me they're supposed to stay in water I had never planned on hooking into one with shark tackle. I'd love to hear what to do next time.

It was funny to hear the out of towners telling me to keep it and eat it. They seemed taken back that I wouldn't.
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Just to let you know I wasn't bashing you lol just giving some advice
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