Feeding Stock Island Tarpon

If you want to see dozens of 100+ lb tarpon behaving like trained dogs, throw the scraps from your catch into the water at the Stock Island marina.  These fish know an easy meal when they see it.

I was talking to one of the boaters there at the marina, and he was remarking on how he didn’t get the allure of tarpon.   Because you can’t eat them, and you see them so often, they don’t have the mystique of tuna, dolphin, or even big grouper.  I used to feel the same way, until I spent three days fishing for them.  That experience, and finally hooking and landing one, made a believer out of me.  And of all the fishing experiences I could pursue, I want nothing more than to go stand on the bow of a flats skiff and throw a fly to a monster tarpon.

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