My seven year old son gets his first tarpon!

By June 21, 2012Fishing Reports

My seven year old son, Cade, has been begging me to take him tarpon fishing “forever” (his word… “forever “must be like 2 years to a 7 year old). Well, I had a day off recently and the tarpon bite had been good, so, off we went.

Cade was all fired up about going and couldn’t stop talking about catching a tarpon on his way there. I, on the other hand, wasn’t sure how he would handle fighting a fish that could be twice his size. But, he really impressed me as he whipped his first tarpon in under 20 minutes and it outweighed him by a good 25lbs. He proceeded to hook 6 more tarpon all by him self and did well fighting them but the others all got away. Some of the ones that got away were in the 120-140lb range. He got this nice 75lb fish to the boat. Check out the video!