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Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday #2848039
07/10/19 11:46 AM
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Tarpon fishing was insane yesterday. There were many times throughout the day that 10 - 20 or more tarpon were hooked up. I ended up catching four. Hope this storm doesn't muddy things up.

Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848091
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Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848183
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Congrats man sounds fun.


American by birth Southern by the grace of God.....
Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848224
07/10/19 04:05 PM
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Hopefully they are there next week


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Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848246
07/10/19 04:39 PM
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Pics or it did not happen gun

Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: !shiloh!] #2848277
07/10/19 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by !shiloh!
Hopefully they are there next week

Next week should be good as long as this storm doesn't muddy the water. There probably wont be as many large schools coming by, but lots of small hungry pods. I'll definitely be there.

Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848312
07/10/19 06:23 PM
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10-20 at one time is crazy. WOW!!

I'm in GS now hoping it's good beginning Sunday

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Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848337
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Peach’s Pics:

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Peach on the left and a friend on the right fighting tarpon on both sides of the pier.


[Linked Image]

90-lber

Last edited by AC870; 07/10/19 06:48 PM.

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Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848363
07/10/19 07:22 PM
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Nice!! thumbup Congrats

Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848367
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I’m gonna have to hit up the pier next time I’m down there. Never given it much thought, but all your threads have made me second guess it. Are you allowed to fish with a boat or kayak near the pier?

Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848368
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How do you get em up on the pier, a rope gaff?

Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: jlbuc10] #2848471
07/10/19 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by jlbuc10
I’m gonna have to hit up the pier next time I’m down there. Never given it much thought, but all your threads have made me second guess it. Are you allowed to fish with a boat or kayak near the pier?

I wouldn’t lol


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Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848509
07/10/19 09:49 PM
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JLBUC, evidently you haven't spent any time pier fishing. When ANY boat gets inside cast distance the folks on the pier start throwing 1 oz or bigger lead at them. Sasq, nobody kills Tarpons if possible.


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Life is too short to only hunt and fish on weekends!

If being a dumbass was fatal some of you would be on your death bed!

Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848518
07/10/19 09:57 PM
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So couple of questions. What y’all catching em on? Second, when the fight is over and they are pier side, what do you do then? Just break em off?

Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848521
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Gonna hafta get me one of them 9 foots rods before next summer....

Last edited by AC870; 07/10/19 09:58 PM.

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Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848782
07/11/19 10:38 AM
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Nice job Peach. AC870, those are not your standard "off the shelf rods" just in case you were thinking you could just pick one up. Peach, glad to see Kevin is back on his feet and back at it with you. Hope this storm doesnt mess it up for you guys while they are here.

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Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: perchjerker] #2848800
07/11/19 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by perchjerker
JLBUC, evidently you haven't spent any time pier fishing. When ANY boat gets inside cast distance the folks on the pier start throwing 1 oz or bigger lead at them. Sasq, nobody kills Tarpons if possible.


I saw a fella throw a big pyramid sinker THRU the hull of a 40 foot sport fisherman one day when he came around for a second pass.... would of killed someone if it had hit em.


I've spent most of the money I've made in my lifetime on hunting and fishing. The rest I just wasted.....

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Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2848806
07/11/19 11:08 AM
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It’s poor form for anglers in boats to interfere with bank bound anglers. It happens to my nephew all the time. He’s a good fisherman, especially around bridges. Guys in boats see him start landing good fish and they soon encroach. He picks up chunks of riprap and starts throwing it.


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Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2849040
07/11/19 03:26 PM
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Boats are supposed to stay 300ft. from the pier. You are allowed to keep one tarpon per year if you purchase a tag. (really no need in doing it). We pull them up to the pier and break them off. Abolt300, Trying to keep Kevin healthy enough to fish has been a chore this season.

Re: Epic tarpon day at Okaloosa Island Pier Yesterday [Re: Peach] #2849089
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He's definitely had a rough go of it in 2019. You need to get him to get some of that extra weight off. That'll help a bunch with his recent ailments. How many have y'all caught in total so far?

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