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Old 04-11-2002, 10:30 PM
Capt. Mel Simpson Capt. Mel Simpson is offline
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Baby Tarpon

Eric,
There really isn't a major baby tarpon fishery on this coast that I'm aware of. Now, there are some canals and other protected areas that will hold them at times, like during unusually warm winter periods. Mostly I leave them alone and that has something to do with the fact that we are mostly giant tarpon fisherman.

You probably know that we have the world record fish here in this area each May thru July, they average 125lbs, so you can see they kind of get our attention.

I can see my customers enjoying a day where we found snook, redfish and then had some shots at baby tarpon also but it just dosn't happen.

Good Luck, Mel
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