Saturday, June 26, 2010

Matt's First Fish

My 3 1/2 year old nephew Matt landed this trophy pinfish on his first ever saltwater fishing trip last week. I took Matt and his dad to one of my highly classified pinfish spots deep in the backcountry waters of Matlacha Pass where the pins regularly grow to this size and larger. We were using 20# Power Pro line and a live shrimp as bait on a #8 Mustad hook, a little undergunned for this species but Matt landed the 1/4 pound pinfish completely on his own after an epic 30 second battle. Matt didn't have much to say after the fight and immediately went back to playing with the shrimp in the livewell. A future IGFA Hall of Fame member is born.