Capt. Billy Wells and the f/v Wild Bill, landed some nice tarpon recently near South Pass in the Gulf of Mexico. He landed, three, as a matter of fact, and it’s a good tarpon tale, for all anglers keen on fishing for silver kings.
On a slick calm day, with water like a mirrored surface, Capt. Billy and a customer set out for a charter. Freeman Boat? Check. Shimano Rods & reels? Check. Simrad electronics? Check.
Mustad circle hooks (more on this later)? Check.
The sole purpose of the trip was to fight tarpon. They had to run around a bit to find them, but when they did, the game was on.