A New Tarpon Record by Thane Morgan and Dustin Huff….
My phone started making lots of noise this afternoon. It seems that this morning angler Thane Morgan and Captain Dustin Huff caught a very large tarpon on 4 lb. What I hear is this: they hooked the fish at 4 pm yesterday and boated it at 10 this morning–not that anyone reading this needs the help, but that’s 18 hours!
The existing men’s 4 lb tippet tarpon record stands at 48 pounds, 4 ounces. This fish apparently weighed 88 pounds–enough that, even if by some terrible turn of luck their tippet over-tests, the fish will still break the 6 lb record.
I would like to congratulate Thane and Dustin for a truly amazing catch–seriously, this represents a level of angling and guiding skill that demands respect from anyone who has ever thought about fly fishing. They have ALL of mine, and I can’t wait to hear more about this fish.
Gentlemen, nice work.