Tyler Kapela is a long time tarpon fishing guide and the host of the TV show and website North American Fisherman. His hometown St. Petersburg is the capital of tarpon fishing. This trip Tyler takes Ramsey McGrory, President of Scout, and Megan Pagliuca, Global CEO of Accuen, for some big time silver kings.
Megan is an avid scuba diver but has never been tarpon fishing before. Tyler set her up along the beach and threw a crab right out in front of a small school of tarpon cruising in the shallow water. Within ten minutes, Megan was hooked up with her first Florida tarpon. Megan said it like this, "I was incredibly surprised by the power of the fish and I first thought it was more powerful than me. It's a war and goes on longer than you'd anticipate."
After landing her first tarpon,Megan put it perfectly, "You haven't lived, unless you've tarpon fished."
Ramsey added, "Fly fishing is like dating, bass fishing is like boxing and tarpon fishing is like MMA sports. It's a full on, full contact sport."
To see more videos on tarpon fishing and more, check out Tyler’s videos below.
PROPER TARPON CASTING AND REELING
RIGGING A CRAB FOR TARPON
THE PROPER TARPON EQUIPMENT