How To Catch A 4-Species Slam Fast (Spots, Lures, Tactics & More)
It’s slam time!
In this video, I want to take you on a trip with me where I caught a four-species slam in just a few short hours.
I caught redfish, snook, black drum, and tarpon, and in this video, I’ll show you exactly how I did it.
- How to find feeding fish fast
- The best lures to use to catch a slam
- How to catch fish even after they’ve been spooked
- And much more
Check it out below.
How To Catch A 4-Species Slam [VIDEO]
Here are five tips that I used to catch a slam on this day.
Tip #1: If you hear or see action on the surface, cast to it.
For the first fish of the day, I heard a splash near the shoreline so I quickly retrieved my lure and cast to the splash.
I was rewarded almost as soon as the lure hit the water with a nice red.
So whether you see tailing redfish, bait getting busted on the surface, or mullet jumping, cast to it because there might be hungry predator fish nearby.
Tip #2: Use proven lures
Here are the lures I used on this trip:
- Gulp swimming mullet (this is my go-to lure for juvenile tarpon, but other inshore fish will hit it, too)
- Gulp shrimp (this is my go-to lure for black drum)
- Alabama Leprechaun
- Slam Shady
I use pretty much the same lures almost every time I go out.
I know when and where to use them, and how to work them to get more strikes.
One mistake I see people making a lot is that they waste money on the hottest new lures and waste time tying on new lures every five minutes on the water.
The best strategy is to get good at just a few lures and use those exclusively.
Tip #3: If a school gets spooked, follow them and wait for them to settle down
I found a big school of black drum early in the morning.
They got spooked and the next thing I knew, there were hundreds of black drum going crazy right in front of me.
Instead of writing the school off, I followed them at a distance and let them settle down.
After they were happily feeding again, I was able to catch a couple of them.
And here’s another tip when fishing schools (especially from a kayak): anchor up so the fish can’t pull you into the school and spook them again.
Tip #4: Juvenile tarpon & snook love backwater creeks
If you’re looking for some fun aerial action, find some backwater creeks and canals.
Juvenile tarpon and snook love these areas and I was able to add a few more species to the list on this trip.
Tip #5: If a spot is hot, come back to it
The flat that held the black drum in the morning also held a nice redfish later in the day.
So if you find an area that’s holding a lot of fish in the morning, it’s usually worth giving it another shot later in the day to see if there are still fish around.
Hope you enjoyed this trip with me!
To catch more inshore fish, follow these tips:
- If you see or hear action on the water, cast to it
- Use proven lures
- If a school gets spooked, follow it and wait for them to settle down
- Hit backwater creeks for juvenile tarpon and snook
- And if a spot is hot, hit it again
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