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Possible World Record Tarpon Released in Florida

Capt. Justin Moore released one of the largest tarpon ever caught on Florida's Gulf Coast at the end of June off Anna Maria Island. The monster tarpon was likely a state record of at least 250 pounds, and possibly a world record. But four fishermen took turns fighting it, which negates a record, and Moore didn't have a tarpon tag to keep it. ... Full story

Florida Votes To Release Tarpon and Bonefish

At their Wednesday meeting in Lakeland, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), unanimously approved new regulations to make tarpon and bonefish catch-and-release-only fisheries, making Florida the first State to do so. ... Full story

Boca Grande Tarpon Tournament Makes a Splash

The small but delightful village of Boca Grande in Lee County, south west Florida recently played host once more to the "World's Richest" Tarpon Tournament. This annual competition brings interest from anglers across the USA and around the world. Two afternoons of competition chasing the giant tarpon of Boca Grande Pass brought lots of action. ... Full story

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel Kicks off Tarpon Season

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel claims the first recorded tarpon caught on a rod-and-reel so it’s only natural it should host two major tournaments in May during tarpon season. The second annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament on Fort Myers Beach takes place May 4 and the 31st annual World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament kicks-off in Boca Grande on May 23. ... Full story

30th Anniversary of World Famous Tarpon Tournament

2012 will mark the 30th anniversary of the world famous Tarpon Tournament held at the world famous Boca Grande pass in Florida. ... Full story

Obsession; A Novice's Tale of Florida Redfish

When Warren Crame finally succumbed to trying his hand at fly fishing for the redfish in Florida's famous Mosquito Lagoon, little did he know that he was about to become just another victim to the obsession that captures us all. ... Full story

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