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Key West Tarpon Fishing #2320516 05/19/11 08:18 PM
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So for the past 8 years a couple of college buddies and I have been getting together to bust chops and catch up with each other since we are scattered across the country. We've been going to Vegas, but that got a little old. So we decided to try some fishing instead. Headed down to the keys and got a guide for some tarpon fishing. In 8 hrs we had 9 tight lines and got 6 to the boat. The others either spit it or broke the line. Largest went 90lbs with the other in the 40-60lbs range. Those things fight like hell. You thought they were whipped until they saw the boat and would rip another 75 yds of line off.

Already can't wait for next year's adventure

Hopefully you guys enjoy the pics:
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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: js4242] #2320520 05/19/11 08:20 PM
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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: js4242] #2320522 05/19/11 08:21 PM
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Thanks JustinT


Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: js4242] #2320637 05/19/11 09:20 PM
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Nice--Great Air shots. Love the pictures up



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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: jeh7mmmag] #2320638 05/19/11 09:21 PM
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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: B-swit] #2320652 05/19/11 09:31 PM
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Looks like a blast. I've never got one of those bad boy's to the boat. Maybe next time....



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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: dkershen] #2320698 05/19/11 10:09 PM
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Tarpon fishing is definately on my bucket list! Cool pics./



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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: js4242] #2320921 05/20/11 12:23 AM
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Good times right there!


Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: Txkiller] #2320934 05/20/11 12:26 AM
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Already putting a trip on the books for next year... what guide did you use...awesome pics by the way.



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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: BOBO the Clown] #2320937 05/20/11 12:27 AM
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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: Justin T] #2321269 05/20/11 02:35 AM
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Awesome!!!

I'll be in Marco Island, FL in late June doing the same thing - but with the fly rod...

Hope ya'll left some for me!



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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: js4242] #2321272 05/20/11 02:37 AM
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How much does a trip like that run?

did yall see any sharks trying to get them


Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: Brother in-law] #2322217 05/20/11 05:08 PM
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I'm paying $350 for mine. Just me and the guide. 4-5 hrs.



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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: Slim] #2322583 05/20/11 08:04 PM
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don't over look the Boca Grande area of Florida, great place to fish and plenty of them



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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: BMowatt] #2322739 05/20/11 09:23 PM
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Thanks for the notes guys. Our trip ran $800 for a full day (8hrs). I've been fortunate to catch a marlin and some tuna, but nothing compares to a tarpon on the end of the line. It was a bucket list check off, but now I just want more action. Maybe the next trip will be "hunting" them in skinny water and actually casting to them. No sharks chasing them, but we caught an est 150lbs nurse shark off the reef. This is the guide we used - http://streamlinecharters.com/ Good guy and worked hard for us. We were going to chase sailfish and spend more time reef/wreck fishing but the tarpon action was too good to pass up.

Slim - That's got be a blast on a fly rod
bmowatt - If that's your former life I would love to know what you do now to give that up!


Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: js4242] #2322775 05/20/11 09:36 PM
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Yeah Buddy!. Boca Grande is a blast. I had always dreamed of tarpon fishing and finally got my opportunity there. I'm a pretty in shape guy with good upper body strength....but I tell ya what..I caught 3 fish in about a 5 hour period...and thats ALL I WANTED!...Like trying to reel in a gun safe full of bricks


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Looks awesome!


Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: JakeinTX] #2323154 05/21/11 12:47 AM
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Now thats sweet!!!!!



Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: BgBkHunter] #2324943 05/22/11 01:41 AM
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Thanks for sharing.


Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: dnttang] #2325118 05/22/11 03:15 AM
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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: stxranchman] #2325387 05/22/11 12:55 PM
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Re: Key West Tarpon Fishing [Re: Justin T] #2325389 05/22/11 12:58 PM
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Great pics! Looks like LOADS of fun! banana


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