Slamtastic SummerJuly 21, 2016
Want that Flats Grand Slam you have been dreaming of? For those of you who are new to the sport, a Slam consists of catching a bonefish, permit and tarpon all in the same day. Any one of those species can be substituted with a snook or mutton snapper. Or better yet, go for the Super Slam which is any four of the above mentioned species in the same day.
With long sunny days and light winds, the summer weather in South Florida is ideal for catching a Grand Slam. While bonefish are caught all year, the permit love the warmer summer water. The majority of the big tarpon have departed for cooler water by the beginning of July and are replaced by the younger generation.
This summer is off to a good start with a few Slams being caught and otherwise seeing good numbers of bonefish and permit. We have, however, hooked several 100+ lb tarpon since June. And June was a great time for the big tarpon! The bonefish range in size from 3-8 lbs and a few bigger. Biscayne Bay permit are generally 15-25 lbs.