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Re: Tarpon school 2 years 3 months ago #28042

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Keeping this on the front page so people keep it in mind :)
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Re: Tarpon school 7 months 3 days ago #85188

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This seams like a really cool event you all did!! Any chance it will occur again this year?
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Re: Tarpon school 7 months 3 days ago #85196

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It didn't happen last for what I think was lack of interest or planning. I was really looking forward to it.
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Re: Tarpon school 7 months 3 days ago #85214

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Did it happen the first year and just not last year?
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Tarpon school 7 months 2 days ago #85234

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That's correct, Nick.
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Tarpon school 7 months 2 days ago #85281

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Ill help out Gary with this this year and we will make sure we get it going! Stay tuned folks!
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Tarpon school 7 months 2 days ago #85282

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Im in. Room for 2 more on my boat.

Edit: I guess I didn't read the thread. For some reason I thought this was the thread about experienced tarpon guys going oit with guys who have never caught tarpon.

Maybe it is. 10 pages is too much to go through right now. I'm going to bed.

Edit #2. Yup...that's what the thread is about. So yeah, Jack, I am in as a guy who has a boat but never landed a BIG tarpon.
"Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned." - Izaak Walton
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Tarpon school 7 months 2 days ago #85283

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I didn't have a boat last time this was attempted. Tarpon is on my bucket list.
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Tarpon school 7 months 2 days ago #85296

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Im in but will probably need one of the more experienced guys on my boat. I should have room for 2 more.

Also if I can help with anything at all please let me know. I'd love to be involved.
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Tarpon school 7 months 2 days ago #85304

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I'm up for it again this year using our boat as well and can take two or three.
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Tarpon school 7 months 1 day ago #85391

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I never caught a Tarpon so I'd be in too, but only have a tandem kayak... so a strong paddler is more than welcomed on board... :)
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Tarpon school 7 months 1 day ago #85423

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Hey LKuba generally in the past is we have held some classroom seminars on tarpon fishing and how we do it in the bay, which differs from tactics used in Boca Grande and differs from how they are generally fished in the keys. We still have a lot of time to get these lists together but we will get a list of guys with boats who are willing to take other forum members out that may not have a boat or have the oppurtunity to target them.

I personally like the skyway bridge- the hole at egmont-and the beaches depending on when it is, but also the gandy, the franklin, and the CCC will hold them later into the season.

If you are looking to getting a setup for tarpon this year Ill tell you my favorite rig.

Kris Greene custom tarpon rod. 8ft 20-40lb rod
4500 Daiwa Saltist spinning reel
65lb power pro
60-80lb flouro leader
hooks depend on the bait and thats something that can get covered in the classes.
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Tarpon school 7 months 22 hours ago #85514

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Lostmans1 wrote:
If you are looking to getting a setup for tarpon this year Ill tell you my favorite rig.

Kris Greene custom tarpon rod. 8ft 20-40lb rod
4500 Daiwa Saltist spinning reel
65lb power pro
60-80lb flouro leader
hooks depend on the bait and thats something that can get covered in the classes.

Wow! That's a lot of bucks. I know Kris charges at least $250 and that's just the rod! I know you tarpon fish a lot so that's a good investment for you. For me, who only fished for tarpon a couple of years ago, I took Dave Rieumont's suggestions at TFO and paid, I think, under $150. Unfortunately, due to operator error :blush: the rig now rests somewhere under the Skyway. :fishing02:

P. S. Thanks again, Tim and Dawn. :)
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Tarpon school 6 months 4 weeks ago #85715

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I just found this thread and it sounds like a cool idea. I didn't get a chance to read through to see how last year went but I would def be interested if people are attempting this year. I am new to fishing FL and just got a boat. Tarpon is definitely something I will be going for this season but I don't know much about it yet. Any idea if this is going on this year?
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Tarpon school 6 months 3 weeks ago #86195

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barrynfla wrote:
Lostmans1 wrote:
If you are looking to getting a setup for tarpon this year Ill tell you my favorite rig.

Kris Greene custom tarpon rod. 8ft 20-40lb rod
4500 Daiwa Saltist spinning reel
65lb power pro
60-80lb flouro leader
hooks depend on the bait and thats something that can get covered in the classes.

Wow! That's a lot of bucks. I know Kris charges at least $250 and that's just the rod! I know you tarpon fish a lot so that's a good investment for you. For me, who only fished for tarpon a couple of years ago, I took Dave Rieumont's suggestions at TFO and paid, I think, under $150. Unfortunately, due to operator error :blush: the rig now rests somewhere under the Skyway. :fishing02:

P. S. Thanks again, Tim and Dawn. :)

Sorry you lost that rod Barry.

We're in again if we can get it going. Still need to get one to the boat. Met a bunch of good people doing it the first time around.
Tim
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