Indian River Slam #10 on the year
As with any front, the bite seems to heat up, and this recent cold front kept with the program. With trips scheduled throughout the week we fished several days between the 15th and 22nd.
On Jan 15th, I had Mike on board from Texas. The Trout and Redfish bite had been strong so, at Mikes request, we set out in search of an Indian River Slam (Snook, Redfish and Trout). We stayed in the Vero Beach area working the grass flats where the weather kept us soggy from the early morning showers. Mike quickly hooked up to a healthy IR Lagoon Trout measuring out at 25”. After catching a few more Trout we changed from artificial to finger mullet and began working the Mangroves Shorelines. After losing a few fish Mike finally stuck and landed a 28” snook. Unfortunately I had to let Mike down hard telling him that Snook were out of season until Feb 1st. Mike understood and we released the slot snook to grow for another angler. The day slowed a bit until the tides changed. Almost immediately Mikes mullet were getting annihilated by Ladyfish and Jack Crevalles. After a few rod bending moments we decided to move in search of Redfish. We began working some muddy bottom using DOA Deadly Combos with live shrimp. After warding off some more Trout and Catfish, Mike ended the trip by hooking up to a healthy overslot IR Lagoon Redfish which measured out at a fat 29.25”. Just overslot, but Mike got his Indian River Slam.
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