Fishing captain lands first 40-inch redfish; client snags 40-inch snook

The 40-inch club is something most local anglers dream about. It usually refers to snook. But there’s an even rarer club that anglers find themselves in — the 40-inch club for local redfish.

Capt. Griffin Deans recently joined the 40-inch club for redfish while captaining another angler to the 40-inch snook club. As a captain Deans usually fulfills the request of his clients, but a suggestion of his own turned into a once-in-a-lifetime catch. On a late June trip, Deans was just about done for the day when the monster struck.

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