Paul Young is in Marathon, the largest of the Florida Keys, in this episode from his popular ‘Hooked on Fishing’ series which you can view here on FishingMagic in Sea Watch Monthly – the video magazine for shore and boat anglers.
He meets up with local character and boat owner Donnie Braswell to try for hefty tarpon, fishing around the famous Keys Seven Mile Bridge.
The action begins the minute Paul takes hold of the rod as a huge tarpon grabs the mullet bait the second it hits the water. Tarpon in this part of the world can grow to over 250lb and a 100lb fish are not uncommon.
There are lots of tackle tips, humour and plenty of hard-fighting fish with spectacular jumps culminating in Paul and Donnie landing a battling tarpon of around 80lb.
It’s free to view in Sea Watch Monthly HERE on FishingMagic