Out recently with one long time goal, catch a tarpon on the kayak, started off the day at 2 am after a long drive was in the water by 630, had a nice 8 mile paddle to find the silver ones, water was glass no wind whatsoever. Got to the grounds around 8 am, along the way trolling lures with a few puppy drum being caught. Anyway, seen a spot that looked promising and set up, anchored the yak, and tossed a spot head on my slosh 40 and it began, fish started rolling near the grass beds. They were chasing small peanut bunker. They were darting around leaving wake behind them. Finally my rod started dumping line, tightened the drag and off to the races I went in full tow. Sleigh ride on. It rolled twice on the surface then shot under my kayak and twisted up in my anchor line. My buddy came over to help get it free I was going to just cut the anchor. He was holding the anchor line when I grabbed the leader and POP line broke as that huge tarpon splashed 2 feet in front of the kayak. As fast as it started it was over. Angry yet happy at the same time. Technically it counted cause I had the leader but no pics and not being able to hold it beside the yak was frustrating. It was around 5 ft in length. Not massive but my goal was achieved. The fish continued rolling around us for another hour or so until the tide switched so decided to paddle back. We got within 1 mile of the boat launch and the tide completely fell out. Stuck, couldn't walk the yak because the mud was so soft you sank up to your knees, so we did the only thing we could, power nap until the tide moved in enough to paddle back in... made for a very long day and drive back home but the memories will last forever.