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#11913271 - 11/02/16 11:35 AM Key West Tarpon ( video)
Capt. Mac Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 960
Loc: Sanger Tx.
My wife and I stayed in Marathon Florida over the Christmas holidays last year. We spent a day walking around Key West and another day on the water out of Little Torch Key looking for Tarpon with Capt. Scott Yetter. I had just started doing videos when we took this trip so I wasn't sure which direction I wanted this thing to go, mostly because I knew almost nothing about editing. I got busy doing other videos and this one kept getting put off. I just couldn't put it together in my mind. I finally decided to sit down and just do it. This is what I came up with.
I hooked five and boated two. They are not big fish by any means but still a heck of a lot of fun. Had a shark hooked up for a few seconds but didn't have the right leader for one those things. I also caught a small Jack. My wife and I managed to do some damage to some shrimp po boys all up and down the keys so it was a successful trip.
Hope you guys enjoy the video. I made some mistakes shooting but I think I edited them out pretty well. As always, constructive criticism is welcome.

#11913368 - 11/02/16 12:40 PM Re: Key West Tarpon ( video) [Re: Capt. Mac]
Wayfaring Texan Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/31/16
Posts: 18
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Awesome video! Looks like a great time was had!

#11913417 - 11/02/16 01:14 PM Re: Key West Tarpon ( video) [Re: Capt. Mac]
Linecaster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1180
Loc: Richardson TX
Enjoyed the video, Very good. Thanks for posting.
In the beginning God created. Gen. 1:1
All things were made by him and without him was not anything made. John 1:3

#11913594 - 11/02/16 03:28 PM Re: Key West Tarpon ( video) [Re: Capt. Mac]
Smurfs Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 3060
Loc: Fort Worth
Great video, thanks for sharing!
Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God

#11913913 - 11/02/16 07:05 PM Re: Key West Tarpon ( video) [Re: Capt. Mac]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 42903
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Awesome post and video. Thanks for sharing. thumb

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#11914016 - 11/02/16 08:10 PM Re: Key West Tarpon ( video) [Re: Capt. Mac]
Jesse10 Offline

Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 307
Loc: Grandview
You made my day! Great footage. I had a hard time letting those babies have slack when they jumped. I like your method better. I know it only shows bits of the fight, but you keeping tension on them looks like it worked. Glad you and your wife had a great time. I'd like to fish with you someday. Take care.

#11914293 - 11/02/16 10:54 PM Re: Key West Tarpon ( video) [Re: Capt. Mac]
OliverBassin Offline

Registered: 10/18/16
Posts: 162
That was an awesome video. Enjoyed it. fish
Why so complicated?

#11914387 - 11/03/16 12:24 AM Re: Key West Tarpon ( video) [Re: Capt. Mac]
Robert Hunter Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 3847
Well it's about time you got done with that one! Too bad they did not jump a little higher for you hmmmlol. Great stuff!

#11914925 - 11/03/16 11:13 AM Re: Key West Tarpon ( video) [Re: Capt. Mac]
RonL Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 704
Loc: W.Texas
Nice video , did you take your own gear or guide supply ?

#11915640 - 11/03/16 05:30 PM Re: Key West Tarpon ( video) [Re: Capt. Mac]
FishyB Offline

Registered: 05/29/14
Posts: 423
Loc: Keller, TX
Once again my friend you have out done yourself. It's been over 30 years since I have been to Key West, absolutely the sight seeing aspect of the video; the tarpon, BONUS!!! Great stuff! smile

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#11915968 - 11/03/16 08:11 PM Re: Key West Tarpon ( video) [Re: Capt. Mac]
Capt. Mac Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 960
Loc: Sanger Tx.
Thank you guys! I do appreciate it. Sorry about the late reply but I've had things going on this week.

Jesse10 - it wasn't by design, I just forget to " bow to the king". Probably why I only boated two of five. Yes, we'll have to get a trip together sometime soon.

Robert - I would sit and stare at my computer for about ten minutes, couldn't find a song I liked to start it out, couldn't decide which clip to start it out with, get up and go outside... Those things spend about as much time in the air as they do in the water.

RonL - we flew down there and I didn't want to hassle with airline about gear. I did take my own flies, I like to catch fish on flies I tied but everything else was supplied by the guide. Very nice gear to.

FishyB - I'm sure your sick of hearing me, "I REALLY need to get that Tarpon video finished".

Again, thanks everybody, you guys have helped keep me afloat this week.

#11916439 - 11/04/16 08:08 AM Re: Key West Tarpon ( video) [Re: Capt. Mac]
J-Moe Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3217
Loc: Brenham, TX
Wow!!! Another incredible video Capt. Mac. You have the touch.

Everyone around here tells me a catch rate of 1 in 10 is good on tarpon so you exceeded expectations by 4 times. Great angling thumb

It took me 2 days to watch in on Vimeo though bang

#11916796 - 11/04/16 11:24 AM Re: Key West Tarpon ( video) [Re: Capt. Mac]
Texjbq Offline

Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 92
Loc: San Marcos, Tx
Looks like a great trip, great video, congrats on the fish, thanks for sharing!!


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