from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several fishes of the family Elopidae or Megalopidae, especially a large silvery game fish (Megalops atlanticus) of Atlantic coastal waters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several fishes of the family Elopidae or Megalopidae, especially a large silvery game fish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as tarpum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large game-fish of the family Elopidæ and subfamily Megalopinæ (which see), specifically Megalops atlanticus, also called jewfish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large silvery game fish of warm Atlantic coastal waters especially off Florida
For example, it probably does no damage to a 10 - or 15-pound snook or barracuda, but a 100-pound tarpon is another matter.
Using DNA is a cost-effective, less-invasive way to tag tarpon, and unlike conventional tags, it lasts forever.
Yes | No | Report from joey wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago haha, i don't turn my nose up at permit, i like to fish for them. i just think 'permit fever' is all psychological, something generated from the pages of magazines. they are a great sport fish, but far from god's greatest gift. there are only a handful of people who target permit anywhere in the overall scheme of saltwater fishing, they are frequently encountered while pursuing other fish such as tarpon or bonefish, and in only certain parts of south florida that i don't think they contribute much to the overall numbers, that's all i was saying.
My list has alot of destination species, tarpon, dorado, permit, rooster fish, mostly salty stuff.
I've always wanted to catch a tarpon, redfish, permit and snook on a fly.
Baring one tarpon (which doesn't really count) this was the biggest fish I have ever landed.
My largest fish on fly is #150 tarpon, but the marsh has not given up a catch like this one on my rod!
Merwin might have more to add to this, but the Mirr-O-Lure 65M and D.O.A. Shrimp in Glow immediately come to mind when I think tarpon.
I like tarpon, I like sharks, and I like stripers.
I've caught tarpon over 100 pounds on a medium/light outfit.