The big three Tampa Bay inshore species, snook, redfish and trout, are feeding heavily right now. This makes the task of catching an inshore slam a real possibility. This feat is when an angler catches a snook, redfish and trout on the same excursion.
JP Benzschawel did just that on a recent charter with his dad and friend and this is how it played out.
We started out catching snook along some mangrove shorelines. The snook fishing is outstanding right now, so the action is fast and furious. After following an incoming tide and catching 30 or more snook in a few different areas, I decided to stop by a trout spot while on the way to catch some redfish along some oyster beds.
Once at our trout spot, I did a little live-bait chumming and everyone set out a bait. Not wanting to spend too much time on trout, we caught a few and left in the pursuit of redfish.
As we neared high tide that day, I setup adjacent to a large oyster bed and chummed constantly while everyone fished. On this day, there were more snook in my redfish spot, than redfish. However, we did manage to catch a couple redfish along with many more snook.
Every day is different on the water, but this is an excellent time of year to score an inshore slam. If you’ve never achieved one, give me a call.
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