Get New Saltwater Grand Slam On License Free Fishing Day
By Space Coast Daily // November 27, 2014
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Do you think you have what it takes to catch a new and improved Saltwater Grand Slam?
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is rolling out nine new Grand Slams this Saturday, Nov. 29, which is also the last Saltwater License Free Fishing day of 2014.
The requirement to have a saltwater recreational fishing license when fishing for saltwater species is waived for Florida residents and visitors on license-free fishing days.
Catch any of our new Saltwater Grand Slams on Nov. 29 and share a photograph collage of your catches on Instagram or Twitter by using the #FWCSlam and you could receive a special prize bag filled with goodies for your next fishing trip.
“Rolling out the new Saltwater Grand Slam program on a License Free Fishing Day is just one more reason to get out there and explore all the wonderful fishing opportunities Florida has to offer,” said Nick Wiley, FWC executive director. “These challenges encourage new anglers to participate and give seasoned anglers an exciting goal to reach for.”
Grand Slams challenge anglers to catch three specific fish species in a 24-hour period. By encouraging anglers to target multiple species during fishing trips, the grand slam program entices anglers to learn more about Florida’s vast recreational fishing opportunities.
The new Grand Slams include:
• Inshore Grand Slam: red drum, spotted seatrout, flounder
• Family Slam: any three fish in the same family (example: red drum, black drum and spotted seatrout)
• Blue Water Slam: dolphinfish, sailfish, wahoo
• Florida Grand Slam: permit, tarpon, bonefish
• Shoreline Slam: sheepshead, kingfish(whiting), Florida pompano
• Reefs and Rubble Slam: black sea bass, gag, gray triggerfish
• Nearshore Slam: cobia, tripletail, king mackerel
• Bay and Estuary Slam: gray (mangrove) snapper, snook, Spanish mackerel
• Small Fry Slam: (for children 15 and under): pinfish, grunt, catfish
Anglers who share their Grand Slam with us on Twitter or Instagram are also encouraged to submit their catch information to the official Grand Slam program.
For more information or to apply for a Grand Slam, visit our MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater” and “Angler Recognition” or send an email to AnglerRecognition@MyFWC.com.