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Updated: 06/14/2018 08:30:00AM

Tarpon: What’s the big deal?

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By Capt. Van Hubbard

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What’s with the tarpon hype? Either you have the fever, or you don’t. Like any addiction, the only way to start the habit is to try it. Maybe you’re a future tarpon fiend and you just don’t know it yet. How do you know how it feels if you’ve never tried it?

I’ve been hooked since I was a young man in high school, catching a few while snook fishing. Their beauty and power grabbed my soul and never let go. Many vacationers stumble upon them by accident on charter outings. Others just see them and have to try catching one.

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