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The Polish Pirate

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Tarpon - Boca Grande
« on: Jul 01, 2013, 03:05 PM »
Hooked 6 and landed 3 this day ... life-long dream to catch one of these. He was too big to hold up on my own. Fish was just over 7' long.


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Re: Tarpon - Boca Grande
« Reply #1 on: Jul 01, 2013, 03:06 PM »
nice looking fish. i might have to go after one of those someday ;)

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Re: Tarpon - Boca Grande
« Reply #2 on: Jul 01, 2013, 03:29 PM »
Did you keep a scale?

The Polish Pirate

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Re: Tarpon - Boca Grande
« Reply #3 on: Jul 01, 2013, 04:05 PM »
Yes .. used pliers to pull one off of each .. scales are insanely big !

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Re: Tarpon - Boca Grande
« Reply #4 on: Jul 01, 2013, 04:17 PM »
that's a beauty tarpon   do you have a weight on it
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Re: Tarpon - Boca Grande
« Reply #5 on: Jul 01, 2013, 05:16 PM »
180 - 190lbs or so .. After about 45 mins .. I wanted to just cut the line and end my pain. The only way to describe it is to take 100 lb braid on a musky rod, hook it to the back of a crotch rocket motorcycle and tell the kid to gun while you have the drag cranked right down to the point you can't hardly pull any line out.  After 5-6 150+ yd runs like that, you just want the pain to go away !! But it was incredible and I'm very fortunate that the day I was out, the fishing was on. 

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Re: Tarpon - Boca Grande
« Reply #6 on: Sep 16, 2013, 12:08 AM »
Beautiful fish....my inlaws live in Port Charlotte...and we always do a ton of fishing when we are doen there (I live in Indiana)...I have caught a ton of Snook, Reds, and just about everything that Charlotte Harbor has to offer...Except...a Tarpon. But catching of of those beautiful fish is definitely on my bucket list.

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Re: Tarpon - Boca Grande
« Reply #7 on: Sep 16, 2013, 05:31 AM »
Hey I know that spot! I fished there in the winter with my dad!! Nice Fish btw
16 kings, 100 dropped!! Its not all about how many you get to the bank, its about the fun and friendship!

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Re: Tarpon - Boca Grande
« Reply #8 on: Sep 16, 2013, 07:12 AM »
That's awesome....    Congratulations to you....   :thumbup_smilie: :clapping: :thumbup_smilie: :clapping:
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Re: Tarpon - Boca Grande
« Reply #9 on: Sep 23, 2013, 07:19 PM »
Awesome fish! Great workout too.

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Re: Tarpon - Boca Grande
« Reply #10 on: Jun 20, 2014, 08:22 PM »
Nice one

 



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