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Million Dollar Tarpon

Could a Tarpon possibly be worth a million dollars? Yes it can, at Boca Grande Pass it can and itís called the inaugural Mega Money Tarpon Tournament being held on July 7, 8, & 9, 2001. Imagine a fishing tournament that has the same excitement as a NASCAR race. The teams are slowly moving over the depths of the Pass, their finely honed fishing machines stand at the ready for the start of the contest. Just several hundred yards separate the combatants from the gallery of fans, and some even closer in their own boats as the countdown begins. There is only one pole position here, and thatís setting over tens of thousands of Megalops Atlanticus, or as we...
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Tarpon Fish Species Information

Scientific Fish Name: Megalops
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Regions Fished: Atlantic, and the other to the Indo-Pacific oceans.
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They grow up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) in length and sometimes weigh 160 kilograms (350 lb). When swimming in oxygen-poor water, tarpons can breathe air from the surface.


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