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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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.
Frank Sargeant A lot of Alabama anglers may have a Florida tarpon on their bucket list, but as many have learned, the giant fish some call the silver king is not that easy to come by out of most ports.
Yes, Gregg Allman caught at least 47 sailfish and a 180-pound tarpon.
New laws and a dawning environmental consciousness helped curtail the worst abuses of commercial fishing, but in Davis’s reckoning, one practice in particular changed the gulf forever: the pursuit of tarpon.
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Origin and Etymology of tarpon
First Known Use: 1685See Words from the same year
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