Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tailwalking Tarpon In Charlotte Harbor

I finally got a decent shot of a jumping tarpon late yesterday afternoon.  This fish ate a lime green Toad fly and then launched itself into some stunning aerobatics worthy of the Blue Angels.  Unfortunately we didn't land this tarpon and if you look closely at the photo you can actually see the fly popping right out of it's mouth.  It was a simple case of the angler, (who shall remain nameless since he's a long time client, good friend, and total idiot) forgetting to bow to the king.  It can happen to the best of us, even a highly experienced sales rep for a huge New England based tackle company who's caught dozens of tarpon over the years and really should know better.  Better luck next year, John Doe.