Nov 9th: Doug Pruessing from Arizona has landed the first ever tarpon taken by a Club guest. While no monster (it was estimated at around 15lbs), it gave an excellent account of itself, jumping clear of the water four times. The whole thing, including the hooking of the fish, was filmed by Doug’s son Eric and we have posted the clip on YouTube (see below).
The fish was taken near the blue hole in Cherokee Sound, where several tarpon have been seen in the last two weeks. Doug actually hooked two others but broke in them on shortened bonefish leaders, before he switched to a proper tarpon cast and scored at the third attempt. Doug was guided by Robin Albury.
See the movie by clicking on this… http://youtu.be/7PACn_M-0EY