Fishing for Tarpon

Megalops atlanticus
9K logged catches • 159K followers

The silver king - one of the most respected sportsfish and proclaimed as the ultimate sport fish with explosive bites, breath taking endurance, and jaw droping jumping abilities. The only fish that can compete in fighting spirit is a blue marlin. The Tarpon inhabit warmer waters and they migrate every year.

Detailed Information

Fishing forecast


Water type

Saltwater / Freshwater / Mixed

Common depth

? - 131 ft

Common length

51 in

Maximum age

55 years

IUCN Status


Threat to humans

Reports of ciguatera poisoning

Source: Fishbase

Top Baits

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