Originally Posted by Meadowlark
That's some awesome stuff, Scott. As a member of BTT, I'm pleased to see the groups working together to increase our knowledge of this great fish.
That track of the summer 2011...am I reading that write? That Tarpon went that far inland?....and then returned via a different route to the Gulf? I must be reading it wrong.
Actually, you're not. One of the things we have discovered is the extent to which these fish are going inland on the west coast of Florida. It is not a simply anomaly. It seems to be a pattern we are getting from these tags, we've got 170 lb tarpon was was tagged in Boca Grande this year that is right now sitting 30 miles up a river on the west coast of Florida. We can't post some of this real time information because most states prohibit tracking devices on fish to be used to track and catch fish. Eventually, we'll probably give more details.
This is a big deal for us in Texas this year. We have discovered that the new PAT tags we are using can be used as SPOT tags (i.e. tags that will send us real time information on location if a satellite is overhead when the fish rolls without having to wait for the pop-off to happen). We've not been able to do that in Texas to date and hopefully at the Project Tarpon Texas Tournament Series
events in POC we can get some fish tagged with these new tags and see some new stuff about Texas tarpon. Even more reason for you guys to show up and compete.