Tarpon Fishing In Thailand
Freshwater Tarpon Fishing in Thailand, Nicolas was very happy after hooking into one of our aerobatic Atlantic Tarpon and successfully lading it! many are hooked into but very few anglers manage to actually land one. It was quite a busy 3-day fishing with him capturing 10 different fish species including 7 arapaima…
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The Atlantic tarpon is a ray-finned fish that inhabits coastal waters, estuaries, lagoons, and rivers. Also known as the silver king. Found in the Atlantic Ocean, typically in tropical and subtropical regions, though reported as far north as Nova Scotia and the Atlantic coast of southern France, and as far south as Argentina. As with all Elopiformes it spawns at sea. Its diet includes small fish and crustaceans. Weights recorded at up toan astonishing 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in length and weighing up to 161 kg (355 lb).
A tarpon is capable of filling its swim bladder with air, a bit like a primitive lung. This gives it a predatory advantage when oxygen levels in the water are low. In appearance, tarpon are greenish or bluish on top and silver on the sides. With the largemouth turned upwards and the lower jaw contains an elongated, bony plate. The last ray of the dorsal fin is much longer than the others, reaching nearly to the tail. The tarpon is the official state saltwater fish of Alabama. It is mostly inedible but valued as a game fish.
The Tarpon has a reputation for great aerobatics skills and has been the subject of media attention, including the TV mini-series Chasing Silver released in 2004. Now you can have the chance to catch your dream fish in Thailand!