Red Snapper caught and released
Capt. Mark Rosen
July 25, 2016
Port St. Lucie - Saltwater Fishing Report
I had a father and son from Brazil out on a trip. We went to a spot north of the snapper hole in 90 feet of water. The seas were absolutely flat, water temperature was 84 degrees and water clarity couldn't have been better at least 50 feet and blue as it could be. There was very little current. We were able to hold bottom with 4 once sinkers. We were using triple hook chicken rigs I hand tie. The day started with lots of small grunts and under size sea bass and some large spinner sharks. I put 2 live grunts on a line with a float allowing the grunt about 15 feet of leader. We had nice run off but it bit off. I made several moves around the area and did hook up with some trigger fish and some porgies as well as some lane snapper. I decided to try an area in slightly deeper water 115 feet. We caught a nice 17" trigger fish there and the sea bass were a bit bigger as well. Then we hooked up to something large, the charter thought it was another shark but it wasn't acting like a shark. Once we were able to see the fish it was clear it was a nice snapper. When he got it to the surface it was a nice red snapper, I netted the fish we took measurements and a picture and released it. The snapper was 30" long and really made their day.
bottom fishing snapper, trigger fish, sea bass, grouper
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