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Mangrove Snapper

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:25 pm
by seahorse
September 17, 2007 Gulf grouper Report
Mangrove Snapper

Night Fishing for Mangrove Snapper in September is a great way to spend an evening with family and friends. Recently we have been having a lot of fun catching mangrove Snapper on most of the big reefs west of Hernando Beach. Spinning tackle with 15 pound line and live shrimp are a killer combo when fishing for Mangroves. Anchor up current from the reef and lightly chum with glass minnows. The Mangrove Snapper will come up to the surface a few feet from behind the back of the boat looking for more. During the dark they will stay aggressive and continue to eat unless the sharks come around; then things get tricky. Don’t be too surprised if you get in to the Spanish mackerel and other toothy critters. Sometimes Grouper will respond as well, so be prepared with heavier tackle near by.
Good luck on your next trip!

Capt Rick Rodriguez