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UNTOLD STORIES

Fish Fever

  • Aired: 09/28/2007
  • 26:42
  • Rating: NR
In 1885, the first tarpon ever taken on a rod and reel was caught near Punta Rassa - a fishing feat that revolutionized sport fishing and lured hundreds of eager anglers to Southwest Florida in search of the "silver king." Tarpon reigned supreme, but other sports species abounded. A century later, anglers and commercial fishermen were battling over the dwindling bounty of the Gulf.
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History of Sports Fishing in Southwest Florida
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