The mighty Tarpon is a fish that can bring fisherman to their knees, hard to hook and harder to land, it is truly one of the great inshore sportfish.
How To Identify:
Tarpon are an elongated fish with an upward facing jaw that juts out. They have large silver scales. They are greenish to bluish, almost black at time on their back with the sides and belly a brilliant silver color. If they have been in fresh water for any time they can develop a brownish color. They can grow to over a massive 120kgs.
How To Catch:
Much has been written about catching the mighty Tarpon and they are commonly chased with live bait, lures or flies. See further articles to be written about this magnificent sportfish.
Worldwide Tarpon are found in the Atlantic ocean. Ranging on the west side of Africa down to Angola, and in the west from Canada to Argentina.