Tarpon Fishing and Catching The Elusive Silver King - Megalops Atlanticus

Written by Greg Smith

Learn more about this magnificent ocean creature at http://www.tarpon-fishing-i.com/. Growing to lengths of more than eight feet and weighing more than 280 pounds, it is easy to see whyrepparttar tarpon is one ofrepparttar 140728 most sought after saltwater gamefish inrepparttar 140729 world. It's habitat is close torepparttar 140730 shoreline so fishermen of all types and skill levels can catch them.

If you have ever hadrepparttar 140731 priviledge of hooking up on a big tarpon then you knowrepparttar 140732 exhilaration and thrill of testing yourself in battle against one ofrepparttar 140733 most sought after gamefish inrepparttar 140734 world. This distinction is easy to see at first glance asrepparttar 140735 tarpon starts a series of spectacular acrobatic leaps inrepparttar 140736 air that will have your heart pounding, your rod bending and your drag screaming. You better hold on!

Sincerepparttar 140737 tarpon's habitat is so close torepparttar 140738 shoreline, fishermen of all types and skill levels can catch them. They can be caught from jetties, passes, docks, bridges, beaches, piers and rivers. Tarpon can be caught while using many types of tackle, rods, baits, lures and rigs either while fishing from a boat, canoe, kayak or walking and wading fromrepparttar 140739 shoreline asrepparttar 140740 tarpon work up and downrepparttar 140741 beaches.

Live bait fishermen's bait of choice isrepparttar 140742 'dollar crab'. A small live blue crab about two inches across its carapace, hooked through one end of it's shell or underneath through a swimmer leg. Other extremely effective live baits include pinfish, threadfin herrings and pilchards. On days whenrepparttar 140743 tarpon is being finicky in it's tablefare selection, try these forrepparttar 140744 best results, and oh, byrepparttar 140745 way, don't forget about a live mullet. If you can get them, use them. Flyfishermen are not left out either. The stealth of castingrepparttar 140746 right fly can sometimes berepparttar 140747 trick to hooking up.

But Just What is a Tarpon?

Scientific classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Elopiformes Family: Megalopidae Genus: Megalops

Lightweight Backpacking: An Example

Written by Steve Gillman

I was inrepparttar Weminuche Wilderness Area whenrepparttar 140727 snow came. It was my second day out of Silverton, whererepparttar 140728 locals told me it rains or snows every day in August. I made a note to myself to do some research next time. Then I made a note to myself to findrepparttar 140729 trail. I was lost again.

Lightweight Backpacking

I came torepparttar 140730 San Juan Mountains in Colorado to try my new gear. I used a tarp shelter, and a light down sleeping bag. The first rainy night I stayed dry. A good start, but now aboverepparttar 140731 trees, I was lost in rolling tundra, unable to findrepparttar 140732 trail under several inches of snow. I had my ultralight rainsuit on, though, and I was fine.

It was beautiful, with mountains appearing all around at every break inrepparttar 140733 weather. Eventually I found myself onrepparttar 140734 map. The sun came out, and there were white mountain tops rising out ofrepparttar 140735 green forests everywhere. Mountain goats played onrepparttar 140736 cliffs with me.

The fourth morning, I was on my way up Mount Eolus. In Colorado you can go up 14,000-foot mountains without climbing gear. They call them "Walk-ups," but some require more than hiking. The "catwalk" on Eolus, for example, is easy, but only if it's easy for you to walk a three-foot-wide edge, with a drop to your death on either side. I made it torepparttar 140737 top.

Sunlight Peak, a couple hours later, required a leap across a thousand foot drop to reachrepparttar 140738 summit. At least it was an easy jump. Chased off by a thunderstorm, I didn't get to go up nearby Windom Peak.

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