New Pending 4-Pound Tarpon Record Set in Florida

October 17, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Last Thursday, while fishing with Captain Dustin Huff, angler Thane Morgan landed a very large tarpon on 4-pound (2kg) tippet. The fish weighed approximately 88 pounds. They hooked the fish at 4 pm on Wednesday and boated it at 10AM the next morning—an 18-hour fight.  The existing men’s 4-pound tippet record for tarpon stands at 48 pounds, 4 ounces. Even if the tippet over-tests for the 4-pound class, the fish will likely still break the men’s 6-pound (4kg) record, currently at 82 pounds, 4 ounces.