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Captains Corner: Timing is right for inshore slam

Triple play: Conditions are right for an inshore slam — catching a trout, redfish and snook in the same outing. Water temperatures have cooled, bait is abundant, and all three species are active. Many times these fish can be found in close proximity to each other if attention is given to the slight variations in habitat that each prefers. Even better, all three can be landed on the same outfit and the same bait.

Gear up: A spinning rod loaded with 10-pound class braid, a section of 25-pound fluorocarbon leader and a small No. 1 to 1/0 hook is all that's needed. For bait, use scaled sardines.

Game plan: This week's full moon should boost appetites and encourage aggressive feeding. Use poor water movement periods to change locations and put yourself in the right place at the right time.

Brent Gaskill runs Summer Vacation Charters out of the St. Petersburg area and can be reached at or (727) 510-1009.

Captains Corner: Timing is right for inshore slam 10/17/10 [Last modified: Sunday, October 17, 2010 9:52pm]
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