OK, so I am sitting in my office working when my son walks in sporting some Get Bent Sportfishing Head Gear. Well this just kinda put me in the mood to go fishing. So I head to the inlet and arrive during an incoming tide. Worked some plastics for a few hits but no hookups till this one (not even sure what it is), looked like a real big Pin Fish or something. Well this is not what I was after but at least NO SKUNK so I continue and land a Snook right after Twister shows up. Not big but a Snook so happy. We moved out to the main jetty where Bill hooked up a number of times and I just gave bucktails to the inlet. Eric from Strike Zone was there and slaying the fish, Snook and Red Fish and big ones at that. Finally offered up enough jigs so went back to the Cat Walks for two more small snook. Talked to a couple of guys and decided I would head back out to the long jetty. Produced two more good sized Snook but no Reds. Messed around some more when it happened. Something big hit and peeled line off the reel like it was nothing. Had lots of 40# braid loaded on my Stella 4000 so wasn't to worried. Thought maybe it was a Big Red Fish until in the moon light we saw a silver bodied fish jump. YES - a Tarpon. I have hooked many but landed none. So the fight goes on, this is a nice sized Tarpon. Not huge but good size and definitely the biggest fish of the night. Feeling pretty good about things as this guy is not spitting the hook even during the jumps. Finally got him to the edge of the jetty and looked as though I had Finally landed my first Tarpon. I had my hands full with this guy along with the current, waves and now the net as well. Got the net down and about lost the rod so grabbed it a bit higher to get enough leverage to bring the fish to the net. Well, my heart broke as a SNAP was heard down the jetty. Seemed my trusty rod had had enough and broke into a number of pieces and the Tarpon disappeared into the depths. So I STILL have not landed a Tarpon although came very VERY close tonight. Of course no picture of the Tarpon but here is one of my rod Yes my nice flame job 8' inlet rod is no more. In fact I now no longer have a decent inlet rod. The night was going so well and ended so bad. Oh well, another time perhaps.