Tarpon, aka the Silver King, is arguably the most sought after gamefish in the state of Florida but a 6-footer was just caught off the beach in Cape Cod.
20-year-old Hans Brings Jr. reeled in a ‘trophy’ tarpon while fishing off the beach in Mashpee, Cape Cod. Suffice it to say there is no possible way he knew it was a tarpon that ripped his hook when the rod first bent over.
The Megalops atlanticus is found throughout the Southeast. They can be targeted in North Carolina during the Summer and they’ve caught some big fish there, including a state record 193 lb. 5 oz. fish caught in 2008. And some fish are sparsely caught north of NC in Maryland and Virginia but beyond that they are exceedingly rare.
To catch a tarpon in Cape Cod is virtually unheard of. But they have the video to prove it happened!
Brings Jr. told Boston 25 News “I could not believe my eyes when I saw it, it was…