Hooked into a 5 1/2 foot tarpon tues (8/19) while redfishin. Fought it for about 2 minutes. It jumped twice about 50 foot from our fine vessel, then broke me off at my line (85lbs braid). Guess it swallowed deep cause I use close to 3 foot of 80 lbs mono leader. Reels set at 14 lbs of drag for these reds. Aint jokin when I say we land these fish as fast as possible. They still peel line. I use that much drag for bluefin tuna.Next time I'll know to back my drag down when bait clicker SCREAMS off. Tuna don't burn it like that. Did not think tarpon came up this far in the gulf. Happened two days in a row at the same time, 11:00-12:00 at night. DR. Reds and I WILL land that beast. Then there will be hootin and hollarin. Shakin right now from adrenaline and I got 10 to go. It's a bad, bad habit but what can we do. We are trying to get the video camera worked into our deal but tough with only two people. Up for any offers or suggestions.