Original Documentary
12:16 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Silver King: The Birth of Big Game Fishing

 

In 1885, a single, sensational catch at Sanibel Island’s Tarpon Bay made international news -- and revolutionized sport fishing. For the first time on record, a mighty, silver-sided tarpon was taken on a rod and reel, a feat that created a frenzy for the fierce-fighting fish -- and made southwest Florida the epicenter of a brand-new sport. The newly crowned Silver King of fish lured celebrities and presidents, and transformed Southwest Florida into the birthplace of big game fishing.

Writer/Producer: Lynne Howard Frazer
Narrator: Peter Thomas

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