try a little local flavor at Tarpon Springs Restaurants Enjoy small-town eateries or ethnic Greek diners, or take a short drive to Tampa for world-class cuisine when you visit the Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel in Tarpon Springs.
The local area offers all flavors and ethnic varieties, while neighboring Tampa and Clearwater offer bountiful culinary adventures.
From steak to salad, and from chop suey to chicken burritos, there's a taste for every palate in and around this unique area, and our Tarpon Springs hotel team will be happy to dish some friendly advice to help find the restaurant that suits your taste and budget.
Best Imitation of a Catfish The Bullhead, made by Paw Paw Bait Co. The bait was short-lived - probably due to the difficulty in shaping its elaborate body.
The Hoage Spoon-Fin was usually finished in natural wood.
They are rare, and Spoon-Fin boxes are difficult to find, too.
The long-lost audiotape surfaced just three years ago - and set the record straight.
Most Likely to Annoy Greenpeace The Neon Fire Fly, made in the 1930s by St.Perry to land the 22-pound, 4-ounce world record largemouth bass caught in Georgia in 1932.As it turns out, the famous fish was actually landed on a different Creek Chub lure - the Fintail Shiner.This particular lure, by the way, was a gift from the Layfields to the late Bob Brister, a veteran journalist for Outdoor Life magazine.Most Effective Revolving Bait Bite-Em Bate lures are among the most colorful and sophisticated antique fishing lures.Croix Bait Co., Stillwater, Minnesota, had a clear nose filled with 1.5 ounces of liquid mercury to make the lure "glow." Not many of these lures survived, and we hope, for the environment's sake, that not too many were made!