Saturday, August 4, 2012

One More Tarpon From Matlacha

Brian and Len Favara came out one more time to chase the yesterday and managed to get a decent ten pounder to the boat first thing in the morning.  From there our mission was to complete the Grand Slam and the guys landed a couple nice trout and the snook pictured above.  The redfish was a problem and we spent almost two hours casting into a pile of mullet and other baitfish near Smokehouse Bay.  Brian finally managed to draw a really good strike from a red on a Zara Spook and got it right next to the boat where it pulled loose as soon as I grabbed my net.  It wasn't a technical Grand Slam but since it's my boat it was close enough and I'm counting it.  Another great day on the water either way.