Grand Slam

May 29, 2020 7:59 pm By:
Tom’s 130 pound tarpon making one last jump nest to the boat before we landed it
Captain Tim landing the big tarpon

Tom from Chicago has been dying to get back down to Naples with his buddies since a great trip we had last summer. A wedding in Sarasota got him close. Where better to meet in the middle from Naples, than the magical waters northern Pine Island Sound in Pineland, one of the other special fisheries of SW Florida, snuggled up between Captiva, Boca Grande, Pine Island. I’ve got some game up there, so it seemed simple. Well Tom is also stubborn, and drew the line in the sand, I WANNA TARPON. Not always so simple. Well, Tom, Matt, and Brian, all childhood friends from Middle School, got their tarpon (a big one) along with a nice mess of snook, reds, and a couple trout to seal up a coveted Grand Slam!

Tom and Matt with a nice redfish caught in the mangroves on a pilchard

As it was last summer, the day was filled with stories, laughs, lost giant fish, more stories and big smiles, until I wore em out, broke em and they tapped out after a long fun trip.

Brian with another redfish

The Northern Pine Island Sound laid another special day down on the memory books for some tired fishermen and happy captain!

Matt and Brian with a pair of snook
Tom posing with a snook
They weren’t big, but we caught a few little seatrout just to close out a grand slam of a day! Here is Matt holding one.

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