The weather was clean and the seas were flat. So it was a perfect day for a trip to an inlet along the Georgia coast for a bit of inshore fishing. It was November 23, 2010.
My fishing buddies, Benny and Lonnie joined me as their guide to the area on Benny's 22 foot Whaler for the trip. We fished three spots with moderate success at the first two. Our bait was live shrimp for float and bottom fishing. The target species was primarily trout.
At the first drop, we got a number of short trout. I got the first of my fish to make a grand slam, which is usually three species on a single trip.
I caught three flounder at that drop. One was a nice keeper and the other two were released as too short. I hooked them on a bottom rig.
On to next drop we motored. There I fished with a float rig with live shrimp and hooked into a large sheepshead near a tree in the water.
I got him to the boat and he was a nice one for sure. My buddies tried for them with no luck. They only got yellow tails, which are trash fish in this area. They are not yellowtail snapper, which are excellent fish in the south Florida area.
We left there for a final spot of the afternoon. We started in a hole of 24 feet, which I fished with a bottom rig, while my partners fished with float rigs. They got short trout and a plethora of short trout and yellow tails-trash fish. In the meantime, I hammered the whiting. One was even a probable state record. See the photos on youtube at my channel of the saltwaternecker.
Now, that made three species for a normal grand slam. But the day was not over and I got even more fish. I got both trout and redfish AKA red drum, or spottail