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.

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Captain Ernest Desporte and what was reported to be the first tarpon caught in Mississippi on rod and reel, on August 28, 1895. The fish was described as a "5'8-1/2" Silver King." Captain Desporte was serving as the harbor master at Ship Island and caught the fish in the Mississippi Sound
Captain Ernest Desporte and what was reported to be the first tarpon caught in Mississippi on rod and reel, on August 28, 1895. The fish was described as a "5'8-1/2" Silver King." Captain Desporte was serving as the harbor master at Ship Island and caught the fish in the Mississippi Sound

More Information

For questions on the event, call 228.818.8833 or send email to marine.education@usm.edu.

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.

Jim Franks holds a juvenile tarpon to be tagged and released back into a local bayou. Mouse over image for juvenile tarpon recognition tips.