Record Fish Stories

October 1, 2015 | Categories: Fun Stuff,Gremlin Fishing Photos

Record Fish Stories courtesy of Outdoor Life by Rick Bach  June 3rd, 2013

Tarpon: A Tipless Trophy Catch

Angler: Max Domecq
Where: Guinea-Bissau, Africa
When: March, 2003
Weight: 286 pounds

Why it’s Interesting: No matter your favorite species, you never forget your first tarpon. The magic of the fight, the aerial acrobatics and the dread that you’ll do everything right and the magnificent creature will still throw your hook. My first tarpon was just shy of ten pounds; Max Domecq’s was 276 pounds heavier. His first tarpon ever set a world record that has stood for a decade. Lure manufacturer Patrick Sebile was the guide that put Domecq on the enormous fish. It wasn’t a Sebile lure that the tarpon ate, though, but a live a mullet.

The kicker? Rumor has it, Sebile, the guide, didn’t receive a tip. What’s a gotta do?

-Photo courtesy IGFAStory 8