Casting, drifting, still fishing, or trolling: with Tarpon, you never know what is going to hit! The only member of the Megalopidae family, these Silver Kings can put on quite a spectacle when being angled, leaping through the air as you reel them in. Whether you are in the Atlantic or Indo-Pacific seas will decide which subspecies you find. This doesn’t alter their average 6 foot and 150 pound weight, nor their silver body and blue-green fins. If you do hook one, release it. They are too bony to eat. While not a meal, this one piece can be your trophy!
When angling for Tarpon, the crew of the Frankie Anne III always follows a piece of advice they gleaned from a Disney film: “Fish are friends, not food!” We always catch and release these worthy adversaries, even when reeling in their average 150 pound weight is quite the struggle. Here at Gill McFinn’s, we all have this fishing Romper as our Tarpon trophies! It is just as edible as the fish itself and you can still marvel at the sight of the Silver King and recall your epic battle!