C.A.’s Blog

poon-724x1024I can tell its tarpon season because I’m up every morning at 4:00am! It’s just part of the deal when you’re hunting silver kings on the beaches and in the passes. This past week I got to spend a little time with an old friend, former BRP CEO Roch Lambert, he jumped a couple of tarpon on a windy day with me down in Charlotte Harbor and hooked a monster bull shark as a bonus. Roch’s intense determination makes him the perfect tarpon angler… he never gives up; must be the hockey player in him!

All of my colleagues are focusing on the tarpon run for now… it’s going to be solid for the next 6 to 8 weeks. It gives me a chance to field test some of the new tarpon sticks Falcon Rods has sent me for my big spinners (Daiwa Saltist 4500H, 5000H). Along with the new tarpon rods, I’m testing out some new proto-type fishing line (I can’t tell you the details on this one yet, but soon). There is no better knot tester than a pissed off tarpon, I will guarantee you!

This weekend is the grand opening for the new flagship West Marine store in my hometown of St. Petersburg, FL. I’ll be there representing Raymarine Electronics on Friday 3pm to 7pm and again on Saturday 11am to 3pm… come out and swap a few fishing stories with me.

On a personal note, it’s hard not to be proud of my son Cam. His AAU baseball team took first place at the State Championship tournament over in Auburndale, FL in Division 2. And his spring competitive park team is currently in first place also, they play for that championship this Friday! Two titles in less than a week, hmmm… he might be hard to live with ego wise, lol.

That’s all for now… look for more great info here at FCTV and my personal website every week.

Capt. C.A. Richardson

May 10, 2015

Tarpon Season

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