Florida Fishermen Battle Aggressive Alligator To Get Tarpon In The Net

Alligator attacks tarpon

Fishing in Florida ain’t for the faint of heart.

Probably a bit more than these lads bargained for when fishing from a bridge, but hell, in that neck of the woods maybe they are on their toes a bit more for this kind of stuff.

Alligators are one cool animal. They will eat just about anything the can get ahold of, some have even been found with license plates and bullets in their stomachs.

They can get massive too, with large males pushing 1,000-pounds and 11-feet long. On top of the fact that they have the strongest bite force in North America.

That’s not an animal you want to have trying to bite your catch.

This group of fishermen are seen standing on a bridge fishing. They hook into a nice one and a gator starts attack the fish. They won’t give up the fight and double down.

One lad is even seen beat the gator with the handle of his rod. They must really want to get that fish in…

As they try to net it, the alligator opens his jaws and lunges. The group continues to fight and as it lunges again towards their fish.

They get it into the net and up to safety from the gator.

They boys came out with a really nice tarpon for a catch.

Helluva fishing story.

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And here’s the fish:

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