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Florida Panhandle Kayak Tarpon

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Florida Panhandle Tarpon

No Spielberg here, but this is a clip from my tarpon last Saturday

Van Staal VJS70-325 and VSB 200
80lb braid and fluoro leader
7/0 Owner Mutu light circle
Gerry Rig live bait clip
Live leather jack
Hobie 360 PA 14

34 minutes from strike to healthy release. No initial jumps. Acted like a big shark and almost 20 minutes in before I got my first glimpse to see what it was. Only one boat half a mile away and naturally it pulled me right under them and they had to pick up both the troll and big motor to let me through. Bulldog, kayak-towing fight, and just a few jumps near the end. Thankful to be able to get everything done solo.

#hobiefishing
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