Wait a minute, these guys are swimming with a school of tarpon?
OK, Ill be the first to say it…This is crazy, and these guys are insane.
Diving into a massive school of giant sardines 70 miles off the west coast of Florida just doesn’t sound like a good idea. Tarpon are just shark magnets, after all.
To experience an event this uncommon from above the surface would be enough for the average angler, but these guys took it to the next level by free diving right into the heart of this massive school of wayward tarpon.
I have lived in Florida my entire life, and have fished almost every square inch of this state, and never have I seen tarpon congregate like this way offshore.
This is a common event on the beaches, passes and inlets around the state, but to see a massive, flickering ball of tarpon in blue, open water really is just bizarre. But the footage these renegades came back with seems to make the risk worth the reward.