The tarpon game is different from bonefishing. It isn’t just that the fish are bigger or that they are often harder to find, it is that they are just more difficult. That is why you actually talk about the fractions of success you have. How many fish you fed, how many you jumped, statistics that would be ridiculous in most other settings.
While you count the fractions, all those fractions, no matter how many there are, they never add up to one. Only landed fish count as One.
I fed a few tarpon down in Belize while on the honeymoon at El Pescador. I had two days that I got to cast at those magnificent fish.
That said, sometimes feeding tarpon is really just about as good as it gets… like hand feeding the tarpon at the Sunset Grill in San Pedro.
The Mrs. and I headed into town for lunch and to seek out the tarpon. We found them. They request that you actually pay for a meal to feed the tarpon. We would have done, but we had just eaten. They were kind enough to let us do it anyway, but I’d suggest you do try to give them some business if you head there.
They got out some false sardines and I got to hand feed tarpon… big tarpon… it was simply awesome.
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