There has been a lot of talk about tarpon on this blog. Tarpon (Megalops Alanticus) are not only one of the most unique fish swimming in the ocean, they are one of the favorites for fly fisherman around the world. Tarpon can weigh up to 200 pounds, and have a longevity of 50 years, which means you can catch and release a tarpon and your child or even grandchild can catch the same fish in its lifetime. Tarpon spend their first 10 years living in backcountry waters before they are ready to swim out and join the migrating schools in the deep ocean. Tarpon do not even begin to breed until the age of 10.