Caught this fish with "El Capitan" Brian Jill off of Tampa Bay on my first full day of tarpon fishing, after an hour and a half battle on a 12 weight we managed to get her boatside.
Measurements were a little tough in the rough seas but we came up with 70" long by 39" around, according to the weight calculators 133 pounds... I've been wanting to tarpon fish for a long time, but never thought I'd get that lucky!
The next day Brian wrestled a stubborn 80 pounder to the boat, an awesome gift for his 30th birthday! We paid for it with the next two days being intense sunup-to-sundown punishment from the wind, waves, and sun; only to see one school of 'poons out of casting range! Photo by Brian Jill
SAWEEET 'POON MAN.yo when the heck is TBD3 coming out and where are you guys going to be at? i hope that in one of the future movies you guys go to the bahamas or some other salt water destination. it would be REALLY cool if you guys came and and did a vid on steeleys in youre home state WASHINGTON.