Gearing up for the Silver King

Tarpon Season is creeping up on us here in Ormond/Daytona Beach and I for one can not wait!  Unlike the local resident juvenile tarpon that reach max weights of around 20 pounds.

Tomoka River Juvenile Tarpon

Tomoka River Juvenile Tarpon

The larger migratory Summer Tarpon reach weights of around 50 pounds and larger.  The Tarpon is the gamefish of all gamefish in my opinion.  The Tarpon is beautiful, strong, agile, and best of all an aerial acrobat.  They are also extremely difficult to hook and land due to their bony mouths, rough sandpaper like teeth, extreme stamina and their aggressive fighting techniques.  Sometimes the reward is just jumping a few and other times the lucky ones get to hold the fish up for a photograph!

Summer Tarpon Fishing in Ormond Beach Florida

Summer Tarpon Fishing in Ormond Beach Florida

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