Definition of tarpon
: a large silvery elongate bony fish (Megalops atlanticus of the family Elopidae) that occurs especially in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and warm coastal waters of the Atlantic, reaches a length of about six feet (two meters), and is often caught for sport
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Sunday’s trip was followed by an inshore trip on Monday that produced five snook, a mutton snapper, 10 jack crevalles and a tarpon that jumped off.
Charter a boat in the Tarpon Capital of the World Boca Grande Pass has long been considered the world’s best place to catch Atlantic tarpon.
Florida fishermen out on a boat near Boca Grande spent 45 minutes trying to reel in an Atlantic tarpon, only to see three bull sharks swarm and destroy the fish in seconds.
June is the height of tarpon season, which is a highly popular fish in Florida.
SOUTH FLORIDA INSHORE: There was a good tarpon bite earlier in the week around Keys bridges and channels and that should resume when the weather settles.
Connecticut tarpon (hickory shad) can be found mixed in with schoolie striped bass.
Most Keys backcountry guides were fishing for tarpon, but there have been good catches of mangrove snappers, sea trout and snook in Florida Bay and Everglades National Park.
The tarpon here range from 90 to as much as 200 pounds, with the average creeping steadily upward thanks to the virtual end of any harvest in 1989 when a $50 kill tag program was put in place by the FFWC.
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Origin and Etymology of tarpon
First Known Use: 1685See Words from the same year
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