Monday, November 30, 2015

Dad's Slam

Normally when I take a family out on a charter it's the youngest or least experienced member who catches all the fish. That got flipped around on Sunday when local angler Todd Goguen outfished his boys Tyler and Sam in the north end of Pine Island Sound.  We were only using artificial baits since the pinfish and puffers are out of control right now.  Live shrimp won't last ten seconds on your hook before they're chewed to pieces.  Todd stuck with Gulps under a Cajun Cork for the whole morning and landed a handful of big trout, the 26" red in the photo above, and a 24" snook on his last cast to complete the Slam.  I have to admit, it was very cool to see an old guy show his boys how it's done for a change.  Nice job, Todd.