Believe it or not we do have a Tarpon fishery here in South Carolina! These big powerful fish migrate into our waters in mid summer, typically arriving in June and leaving in October. Definitely my favorite fish to pursue here in South Carolina. I have caught tarpon here anywhere from 50 to 180 pounds, with most fish being in the 100 or 100 + pound range. In my opinion there is nothing more exciting than being hooked up to a beautiful South Carolina Silver King. Most always these fish come completely airborne multiple times during the fight. It can be quite exciting. Now I will say it is not a guarantee. We do experience bycatch most all of the time, various species of sharks, big redfish, and stingrays. Some days we hook multiple tarpon, some days we only see them, some days we don't see any at all, but i guess that's fishing? They are a challenging yet rewarding fish to land, but depending on the tides and wind direction I can get us in an area with the best chances for success! 

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Big Tarpon on DOA swimming mullet 

Big Tarpon on DOA swimming mullet 

Happy client 

Happy client 

Marc Merrils Tarpon!

Marc Merrils Tarpon!

Big Tarpon aired out!

Big Tarpon aired out!

Repeat customer with a nice Tarpon 

Repeat customer with a nice Tarpon 

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