Monday, September 26, 2011

Stand Up Paddleboard Tarpon Fishing




My buddy Jory Pearson hooked and landed this great little 15 pound tarpon from a Hooked SUP paddleboard this afternoon.  We were fishing in a Cape Coral canal that was full of rolling fish and casting live greenbacks.  As you can imagine, the tarpon yanked him all over the place but Jory somehow managed to keep the fish out of the pilings and boat lifts.  Even more amazing was the fact that he landed the fish without going for a swim.  The Hooked SUP is actually a very stable platform and designed specifically for fishing.  You can read a short review of this board here or head over to Jory's shop, Florida Paddlesports in Cape Coral, and try one for yourself.