Florida: Hammerhead Ate My Tarpon (with pic)

By Al Keller

Just won the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS) in Boca Grande on Sunday! The fish was 144lbs.

I had the winning fish last Sunday on for about an hour and a 15' hammerhead chased it down in the last couple of minutes and ate it. Check out the photo below. You can see more pics on this website.

I am in Fernandina Beach now for the FLW Redfish event. Fishing-wise, it’s prime time for tarpon now, which should last for several more weeks, especially in the 10,000 Islands. Wind can make sightfishing tricky, so getting an early start and working falling tides is the key. Staple tarpon patterns, like tarpon bunnies and so forth, are the ticket. Make a good cast and retrieve, and they will eat.

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