Amateur Fishing Club names 2017 Tarpon Champion

There are sounds, sights, and smells associated with events that happen in our lives. Later, when something similar passes by, an instant replay video appears in our minds and it is like experiencing the original event all over again.

One of these is the goosebump-producing rattling of the gills when a tarpon goes airborne. The best way to describe that sound would be listening to a pair of maracas on steroids. Once you hear it, you never forget it. Costa Rica is world-famous for its tarpon fishing. All along the eastern seaboard, these prehistoric monster fish – which travel easily between salt and fresh water – are available in the ocean, rivers and lagoons. Recently a number have been caught on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. The fish are not indigenous to Pacific waters; scientists believe they are passing through the Panama Canal.

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