Yes, tarpons don’t have teeth, but it’s still a freaky sight to see an aggressive fish chomp down on a man’s arm. 

In a video from Instagram Scotty Pierce Jr., a tarpon looks to swallow his friend Luke’s arm whole right up to the elbow. While tarpon don’t have teeth, they do have powerful jaws that allow them to stun their prey and swallow it whole. 

This fish was definitely looking for a lunch of forearm, but no-can-do this time. But now we know, you can use a bare arm as bait. So much for being picky about lures. 


A huge Tarpon swallows my man Luke’s arm

A video posted by Scotty Pierce Jr. (@scottyjrfishing) on