There are more ways than one to snag a giant tarpon, apparently.
But using a rod and reel has to be safer than the dangling-arm method employed by the man in the video footage.
This crazy event occurred in Islamadora, Fla. The man, identified as Ryan Reynolds, is shown wrestling with what appears to be a large tarpon that had latched onto his arm. If the footage is genuine, he jams his other arm into the gill plate for a two-armed grip.
The fish nearly drags Reynolds into the water but he ends up with the upper hand. However, watch the footage and see how the fish regains its freedom.
Tarpon are known, in some places where humans throw them food, to hang out near docks. Robbie's Pier is one such location.