Video: Handlining Tarpon from a Kayak

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There’s been an explosion of anglers paddling out in kayaks in recent years. Because of the portability and maneuverability, kayaks offer professionals and weekend warriors alike the option to fish from almost any body of water.

Modern fishing kayaks have rod holders, waterproof gear storage and plenty of room for an angler and all of his toys. But straight out of Hemmingway’s Old Man and the Sea, this angler (from Team Googan) didn’t feel the need to clutter his kayak with rods, reels, or tackle boxes full of lures.

Instead, he uses a hand line on a spool–or yoyo– to land a huge tarpon. After towing the fisherman’s kayak around, the tarpon was landed and safely released.