Tarpon Caught on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

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Annapolis resident John Loe landed and released an 85-pound tarpon while fly fishing the seaside shallows of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. He’s now a member of a very exclusive club, catching perhaps only the third tarpon ever in Virginia waters on a fly.

Guided by Capt. Ken Eshelman of Cape Charles Fishing Adventures, Loe was casting an 11-weight fly rod with a 15-pound tippet. The fish dragged the boat nearly two miles and took an hour and a half to land.

LINK (via: Chesapeake Bay Magazine

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