I have to say though, once I got the hang of saltwater fishing. I was all for it, I was hooked, after smoking a shit load of snook along Naples beach. I was just begging to hook into something larger, sure I landed a nice redfish at Marco Island, but still, this wasn't exactly what I was looking for. By the end of the trip, talking with a few locals and hearing that a lot of Tarpon fishermen fish the Marco Island bridge, I headed over there with my largest glass ghost X-Rap. Then when I finally hooked into something big and I was thinking I was beginning to get spooled, the species changed direction on me. Little did I know, I had hooked into a Stingray lol. Even though I was a little dissapointed, I really wasn't catching and fighting a stingray was the weirdest fight I ever felt. This bad boy could stop on a dime and change direction on you in an instant! Some of the locals were flabbergasted that I had caught this predator on a Jerkbait lol.
A month earlier, I was talking with a few other fishermen that fished this bridge, saying they got spooled using a giant swimbait. It sounded so thrilling to me to hook into a larger fish species, it's sad it didn't happen, but you can bet your ass I'll be going back down there again soon as I get some time off work. I never knew saltwater fishing was so intense, right up my alley, I would say Tarpon, Shark, and Goliath Grouper is the next evolutionary step from musky fishing. If you've seen any of the videos on youtube, these videos basically make musky fishing look like Child's Play.