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FPI 9-28-12 The lost tarpon - Video

Team InsideOut Fishing was eager to compete in this year's Michael Shields Memorial Inshore Fishing Tournament this past weekend. We put a lot of work into getting ready including pre-fishing for tarpon because it was the one species I was most concerned about reliably getting boat side and onto our score card for the event. We had some luck in and around the Ft. Pierce turning basin a few days prior. The fish were smaller - mostly 30 to 40 pounders, but we were just looking to put one on the card. Following tournament rules we began fishing at about 7:15 on Friday night. The plan was to fish all night and through about noon the next day. It was going to be a long night. You know what they say about the "best plans of mice and men", well a single fish took us out, and WRECKED our plans. I put together a video which tells the tale. Upfront I will tell you there is no footage of the fish itself but watch and you will get the picture.

Though it was a heart wrenching ending we have mad respect for such an amazingly strong animal.


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