Thursday, June 19, 2014

Silver King: The Birth Of Big Game Fishing

Here is an excellent documentary that first aired in 2012 about the history of tarpon fishing right here in Southwest Florida.  Our local PBS station just reran it this evening and it's always worth another look.  For those of you who don't know, the very first tarpon ever caught on a rod and reel happened in 1885 just south of Pine Island in Sanibel's Tarpon Bay. For the next half century the frontier town of Ft. Myers and our local waters were the center of the saltwater fishing universe, and as far as I'm concerned they still are.

  
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