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Crystal River- First Slam Ever 9/27

Heard the weather man again this weekend but decided not to listen and fish anyways. Left Fort Island Trail about 7am in search of Reds or anything else that wanted to eat. Tide was ripping out and getting low fast but managed to catch one 18" red and a small black drum at our first stop. Once the tide got to low we moved out to some of the bars and put the Talon down. The wind was blowing pretty hard and it was choppy but we started catching fish right away. First was another 18" red. Then on my next 3 casts I caught a flounder, a snook then a redfish. All without moving. This was my first snook in Crystal River. After a little while longer we moved because I wanted to get a trout to complete a slam so we moved out to more grassy flats and within about 10 minutes started catching trout. Also ran into a cobia and caught a couple keeper mangrove snapper along with the usual "junk" fish. Headed to the ramp about 12 with a couple trout and a flounder in the cooler. Most fish were caught with gulp, doa jerk baits, mirrodines or live shrimp. Not very busy out in the gulf today. Saw Ripnlips at the ramp heading out while we were loading the boat. Overall it was a good quick day and we made it home in time to watch the FSU game.


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