Low Country Tarpon

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South Carolina’s southeast coast has an outstanding tarpon fishery that few anglers know of and even fewer take advantage of, but that’s likely to change soon.Sam Root / www.saltyshores.com
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Chum Them Up: Fresh menhaden (pogies) are ground into chum right on the boat and used to lure tarpon close to the boat and waiting baits. Hook baits are fished in several parts of the water column and on the bottom.Joe Mahler / www.markerjockey.com
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Big and Strong: Tarpon over 100 pounds aren’t uncommon in South Carolina, and they’re eager to eat baits, flies or lures.Sam Root / www.saltyshores.com
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Alan Kikuchi