You don’t have to go far to find big fish in the Florida Keys. From late May through the Summer large Trophy size Tarpon can be found under bridges and inshore throughout Marathon. Capable of growing excess of 300lbs and living to ages older than 50 years these fish are strong and smart and put up a heck of a fight! Currents force bait through the bridge pylons where Tarpon remain on the other side to strike from the shadow of the bridge, and this is where we drift our baits. Words can not describe the adrenaline rush you get from seeing a 100+lb Tarpon somersault clear out of the water with your bait in his mouth. This jaw-dropping sight causes many anglers to completely forget to wind because it is that awesome! This is only the first tactic of wise Tarpon as they have many more tricks up their sleeves. Tarpon will make a very long initial run of several hundred yards and jump at the end of the run in an attempt to shake the hook out of their mouth. Contrary to all other fishing methods this is the time where you actually want to drop tension on the line to keep the hook in the fishes mouth and minimize the hole in their mouth from widening. If you manage to hang on to your Trophy for this long now you are in the strength and will part of the test, depending on the fish you are looking at a fight that can last anywhere from 40 minutes to several hours. During this grueling battle of strength and wits your Tarpon can take you into to marinas, canals, swim through pylons, under other boat’s anchor lines even take you a few miles offshore! Do you have the will to make a 100+lb Tarpon your trophy? If you plan to be in Marathon Florida anywhere from May-July contact Capt Greg Fabrizzi and he will put you on them!