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Sam Kaufman reeled in this impressive silver king after hooking it on fly.

Sam Kaufman reeled in this impressive silver king after hooking it on fly.

What’s better than landing a hefty tarpon on a crisp April afternoon? The gravity-defying acrobatics tarpon are known for. With my friend and client on the bow, I watched as his line zinged tight after the hook-up. Seconds later, just 40 feet out, this beauty put on a classic display, starting with a 9-foot leap into the air – that silver king was literally over our heads! We think tarpon go through these motions in an attempt to throw the hook – and it often works. Not this time though. And after the fight, we safely released it to fight another day. Tarpon season is reaching full swing. Call or e-mail me today to reserve your piece of it!