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We always focused off chef pass.


where it enters Borne or Pontchartrain?






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Growing up I always used to hear of the old guys talking about Tarpon in the pits near the Lake Front Airport.


That is were one targets them. Caught a few there on a few trips.






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That is were one targets them. Caught a few there on a few trips.


Fishfighter, what time of year did you catch them there?






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I think we could do this in Pontchartrain. LINK

When do you think they will show up here? April is the time in Tampa bay.






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Only one I ever hooked was at the rocks while fishing the outside of SW pass. Hooked on bottom and it ran hard straight at the rocks. I thought it was a shark until it jumped completely out of the water. Easily 100+ and everyone in the boat saw it, then my line went slack.

Went to Canaveral 2 summers ago and they were all around the boat, but would not bite anything.






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wiltznucs
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I recommend Boca Grande Pass in West Florida. May and June are prime time and there are hundreds if not thousands of them piled up there (and at least that many fishermen too). I've hooked a few and they are a blast...





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BlownderLSU
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At age 8 I watched my Dad fight a 160lb tarpon for 2+ hours in the Galveston area. He got put in the paper for it - circa '92-'93. It was 6' long.

He was sore for a week after that. All i remember is the adults kept telling my brother/I to get out of the way.

To answer your question, i have no desire to be hooked up on one of those.






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stewie
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Aren't those Florida tarpon endangered? Why would you want to kill something you can't eat...




Damn Louisiana rednecks killing for sport!






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BlownderLSU
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Damn Louisiana rednecks killing for sport!


In Texas you have to pay money to keep a tarpon. I just looked at the pic of this beast, my dad/his friend were so tired they only have about 4 foot of the tarpon lifted out of the water.

Dad kept 1 scale as a souvenir. I remember at age 8 that scale was as big as my hand. If someone gives me their TD email address, I'll send pic for you to post.






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stewie
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I was just playing, there was a thread on here a few days ago discussing that issue.


Florida appears to have the same system, a kill tag.


tdstewie@gmail.com - I'll post it in a bit






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Shallow Water Expeditions out of Watercolor, FL in the Old Florida Outfitters store specialize in large tarpon on fly in the panhandle. David Mangum owns the guide service and is one of the best guides in Florida IMO. He was recently featured in Garden & Gun Magazine.

He is an artist as well. His website and videos are incredible. See For Yourself






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Tarpon Pic - love the boat.





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Blounder, that is a nice Poon. That boat was the catdaddy back in the day. Still is!





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have no desire to be hooked up on one of those.







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sloopy
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Whaler?





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stewie
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It has to be...looks like a montauk ... maybe the 21'?





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First and only one I ever caught ended up getting me on the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo board. Very fun fish to fight when they come out of the water and everything, but the fishing is so boring when you aren't seeing the fish roll. Trolling coon-pops aimlessly at 1-2 knots for 8 hours isn't the funnest thing in the world. It's very tough fishing out of Louisiana also. Big fish, but they are hard to hook.





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UFownstSECsince1950
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Have a family house right about a mile from Boca grande. You can practicly hand feed the tarpon around there, that and the ilsamorada in the keys are tarpon crazy


Where at? Little Gasparilla Island? I know quite a few people who own houses there....

And Boca Grande is definitely the place to catch them.






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BlownderLSU
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Whaler?


The guy owned a Whaler named 'Catch 22' and had a moustache only - he slayed poon I imagine in the late 80's/early 90's.







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slayed poon I imagine in the late 80's/early 90's.


I use to slay it in the late 70's/early 80's






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