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Tarpon Tango

Tarpon Tango

The clear, emerald waters off the beaches of Manatee and Pinellas counties attract large numbers of migrating tarpon every Spring. The tackle-busting “silver kings” lure anglers from near and far, hoping to hook up with one of the world’s premier gamefish. Fly Fishing guide Bryon Chamberlin’s photo captures the thrill of battling these magnificent behemoths. Tarpon range throughout Tampa Bay, with football-sized juveniles often found in rivers and backcountry wetlands.

Did you know? Tarpon can gulp air at the surface when they are in a habitat that doesn’t provide enough oxygen.

Photo by: Bryon Chamberlin

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