Let's Talk Tarpon!
A casual evening of stories about tarpon and tarpon fishing legends, science, and how-to advice
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., June 3, 2014, in GCRL's Caylor Auditorium, free to the public Flyer
Sponsored by GCRL, HOSSFLY (The Historic Ocean Springs Saltwater Flyfishing Club), and CCA Mississippi's Horn Island Chapter and Biloxi Bay Chapter.
- History of tarpon fishing in the northern Gulf of Mexico and current observations
- Legendary tarpon anglers like Jose Wejebe, Hart Stilwell, Lefty Kreh, and Franklin Roosevelt
- Current research on Mississippi tarpon and how your tarpon catch and reports can help
- Fishing stories, photos, and video
- Tips on tarpon fishing
- Krissy Wejebe
Avid Florida Keys angler and President of the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation
Daughter of Cuban fishing legend Jose Wejebe, who originated and hosted the immensely popular saltwater fishing television show, Spanish Fly. Krissy will share her own experiences with tarpon and describe growing up among world-famous sport fishermen.
- Capt. Brandon Shuler, Ph.D.
Third-generation Texas coastal fishing guide.
Constituent Outreach Specialist for the Ocean Conservancy
Brandon is the editor of the book “Glory of the Silver King: The Golden Age of Tarpon Fishing” from tarpon legend Hart Stillwell’s partial manuscript. Visit the link to hear him read an excerpt online.
- Jim Franks
Senior Fisheries Scientist, GCRL Center for Fisheries Research and Development
Jim and GCRL colleagues are conducting research on the biology and ecology of larval and juvenile tarpon in local bays and bayous and the connectivity between these young fish and the adult tarpon that spend summer near our barrier islands. Jim will share current research results and fascinating details on Mississippi tarpon fishing in the 19th and early 20th century.
For questions on the event, call 228.818.8833 or send email to email@example.com.
Background information on tarpon in Mississippi - A GCRL web page profiling the Atlantic Tarpon
For tips on identifying juvenile tarpon, mouse over the image below.