Inshore Grand Slam Defined

FlecFlec Posts: 463 Deckhand
In baseball, hitting a home run with the bases loaded is called a "Grand Slam".
In fishing inshore, catching a trout,snook, and a redfish in the same day is also referred to as a grand slam, of fishing.
I have heard some people refer to catching a trout,snook,redfish,and tarpon as a "super slam".
I am guessing the slang shortened version of grand slam has become just "slam" over the years.
Anyone have a different opinion?

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  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 4,349 Captain
    Also depends in what part of Fl. your in.
    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you
  • FusionZ06FusionZ06 Posts: 928 Officer
    Slam - Trout, Red, Snook
    Grand Slam - Trout, Red, Snook, Tarpon
  • DropTheHammerDropTheHammer East CoastPosts: 558 Officer
    I know this one!  ;) 










    We all new what we were doing until DropTheHammer showed up.
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 2,908 Captain
    Different places have different “requirements”...  but I’ve  never seen anything in writing... In my area, the backcountry of the Everglades, it’s any three out the following for a slam -trout, redfish,snook,or tarpon.  Catch all four (and hopefully release them) by a single angler and that’s a grand slam... Using only fly fishing, that’s the achievement of a lifetime. 
    At the other end of the spectrum a “trash can slam” is not something for anyone to brag about since we think you’re talking about a catfish, a lizard fish, and a puffer ...
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  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 4,193 Moderator
    Like was said before, depends upon what part of Florida you are fishing.  In the Keys and South Florida, it is a Tarpon, bonefish and permit.  Here's a site where the State recognizes various "slams"
    none of which include trout, redfish and snook ???

  • WadeFishermanWadeFisherman Posts: 372 Deckhand
    FusionZ06 said:
    Slam - Trout, Red, Snook
    Grand Slam - Trout, Red, Snook, Tarpon
    This is what it used to be by the fl Fwc , but different for each are, down in the Keys, it was a bone, permit, and tarpon....tough...fwc does not recognize them anymore, they switched it up to get other species involved...they used to give a shirt, certificate, etc, now it is different
  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 2,155 Captain
    In north Florida an inshore slam is a redfish, trout and a flounder. 
    You should have been here yesterday
  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 4,193 Moderator
    It also appears that the State does not recognize the ultimate slam, a Sail, White Marlin and Blue Marlin with the grand slam by adding a Swordfish
  • mplspugmplspug Lake Mary, FloridaPosts: 6,443 Admiral
    http://catchafloridamemory.com

    Check the definitions here.

    Captain Todd Approves

  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 5,383 Admiral
    It also appears that the State does not recognize the ultimate slam, a Sail, White Marlin and Blue Marlin with the grand slam by adding a Swordfish
    WHEW..That'd be something there. Kinda stuff that gets you into Heaven...
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • WadeFishermanWadeFisherman Posts: 372 Deckhand
    I know this one!  ;) 










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  • KenKen Posts: 111 Deckhand
    I always heard that in Miami, the Keys, and the ‘Glades, a grand slam was tarpon, bonefish, and permit in the same day, while an inshore/back country slam was snook, redfish, and trout.
  • MangroovinMangroovin Posts: 91 Greenhorn
    For Me -
    Flats (Keys) slam -  tarpon, bonefish, and permit in same day.
    Backcountry (Everglades/10,000 islands) Slam - snook, redfish, trout same day.
    Backcountry Grand Slam - snook, redfish, trout, tarpon
    Backcountry Super Slam - snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, bass

    Usually I catch some combo of slam/trash can slam.  Some of those puffers can be tough.....lol


  • acme54321acme54321 Posts: 287 Deckhand
    Snook, red, trout, tarpon and a bass in the same trip would be an accomplishment
  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 4,349 Captain
    In north Florida an inshore slam is a redfish, trout and a flounder. 
    Some replace flounder with pompano
    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you
  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 2,155 Captain
    Slough said:
    In north Florida an inshore slam is a redfish, trout and a flounder. 
    Some replace flounder with pompano
    I’ve not heard that. I guess that would be an April or may slam
    You should have been here yesterday
  • DriftinDanDriftinDan Posts: 25 Greenhorn
    First I've heard of the Pompano reference in the NE slam. Red, Trout, Flounder for me. I guess you could throw in the Tarpon or Snook. That would be one hell of a day!
  • permit_mepermit_me Posts: 864 Officer
    whats the panhandle slam?
    One August morning I doubled up on a 60 lb tarpon and 41" red, then caught a cobia, a nice flounder and a gator trout. I figured that was some sort of divine intervention. a tampabay slam of sorts?
  • johnDjohnD Posts: 6,388 Admiral
    i guess a inshore grand slam would be a red , a trout and a flounder in a 24 hr period according to the fwc.

    i've always thought a slam is a snook , a red and a trout in the same day. (where i fish tampa bay)

    http://myfwc.com/news/news-releases/2016/october/21/sar-programs/

    http://catchafloridamemory.com/programs/saltwater-grand-slams/

  • SUPER DSUPER D Posts: 637 Officer
    Page 20 of 2018 saltwater fishing regulations mag explanes the Grand slam.

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