Big Birthday Red and Slam, by Gary Rankel

I got my second biggest redfish in 10 years today, my birthday, as part of a slam with a few seatrout, a nice snook, and a few smaller reds and other species. It took an hour to get the big dude in.

I have a policy of always buying something for myself on my birthday so I can count on getting at least one thing I like. No need to do that today.

Fall is here – whoopie!!

Gary

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Snook is number 2 on the slam

 

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Seatrout is number 3

 

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This jack joined the birthday party

 

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Bonus redfish

 

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8 Comments

  1. fish kayak

    Thanks Gary,

    Wow, what a birthday party! 😀

    Happy birthday to you!
    After all these years it seems to me that you keep getting younger 🙂

    Yoav

  2. Pete

    Happy Birthday Gary!
    Pete

  3. PackerYaker

    Thanks, Yoav and Pete. Don’t know about getting younger, just a little more ornery.

  4. Fish Wiz

    That’s the kind of birthday present I’d like to get!…
    FW

  5. Hasdrubal

    Very nice story, happy birthday!
    -Hasdrubal

  6. RoxCT

    Now that’s a Great Birthday present!!

    Congrats on the Big Red, and Happy Birthday Gary. 🙂

    Tight lines and MoPaddle safe all.
    Rox

  7. One-Shot

    Happy Birthday Gary! Whooo Hoooo!!! Great Catch!

  8. PackerYaker

    Thanks much for all the birthday wishes. Now, onto the next year of fishing.

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