Keys Anglers Spot Albino Tarpon

Albino TarponMidCurrent reader David Dalu, who has been fishing in the “big three” tarpon tournaments in the Florida Keys, sent us this picture of an apparent albino tarpon spotted by several guides in the Long Key/Duck Key area from late April through just last Sunday.  The photo was taken by his fishing partner, Steve Ward.  And guide Todd Ziels reportedly had a client who jumped the fish.

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  • Bill Horn

    Capt Bus Bergmann and I spotted this fish off Long Key in late April. Had a shot at it but no eat. Reported it to a number of disbelieving anglers and guides. Glad that David saw it too and got photo confirmation of Moby Tarpon.    Bill Horn

  • Anonymous

    All I see is light colored long thing in the photo! How can you tell what it is by this photo? It could be a chupa cabra or a skunk ape or even a snorkeling yeti on vacation from Nepal!!!!

  • Capt Seth Vernon

    Marshall,

        While fishing the Glades this past March for a week I frequently spotted an “albino” or white tarpon near Ponce Inlet north of Whitewater bay. I was hesitant to tell my fellow guide friends of this occurance for fear of the ensuing heckling. However upon discussing this over dinner with friend Capt. Adam DeBruin he concluded he too had seen that fish several times near the same area. I wonder why we’ve never seen one “caught”?

    Thanks for sharing this news.

    Capt. Seth Vernon
    http://www.doublehaulguideservice.com

  • Capt. Bob Branham

    anomalies are aiways cool- I saw an albino permit several times one spring west of Key West

  • Capt. Bob Branham

    anomalies are aiways cool- I saw an albino permit several times one spring west of Key West

  • Sward

    All, Cpt. Rob Fordyce and I saw this fish in late April. He was cruising with about 7 other poons and was in the middle of the pack. I did cast to him, albeit with a poor angle, as we were snapping pictures. It was an awesome occurrence and I have spoken to several guides who also saw him Oceanside. It will be interesting to see if he is seen with the northbound flow of fish. Cheers.