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Night Mangrove Trips

Discussion in 'Fishing Chatter = anything to do with fishing' started by adallas, Mar 20, 2020.


  1. adallas

    adallas Blackbeard
    Fishing Chatter

    When is it good to start night fishing the reefs and wrecks for Mangroves on a full moon? When are they closer in shore?
     
  2. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    I like April, May, June, and July
     
    Tarpun and mak like this.
  3. Rich M

    Rich M Mate

    Find places where you can get a few during the day and go back in evening, you might just tear em up. Picky buggers at times.
     
  4. kayakmike

    kayakmike Cabin Boy

    maybe July...if things calm down
     
  5. kujo

    kujo Newbie

    I’ve been diving them for years. They seem to be more plentiful on the ledges/reefs than the wrecks. Butt that’s daytime. No clue about nighttime and don’t want to go down there to check it out
     
  6. double gobble

    double gobble Newbie

    New to bottom fishing. What type of tackle setup do you find most successful?
     
  7. adallas

    adallas Blackbeard
    Fishing Chatter

    I know you normally fish deep but can this be good closer in? Do you chum?
     
  8. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    Search Mikes posts, he catches a lot closer...
    Profile

    mkyota1
     
  9. gatorx07

    gatorx07 Pirate

    June/July are great months down here in Sebastian and Fort Pierce. I have caught a bunch of nice mangroves in 20-30 ft of water at night with a few nice mutton's mixed in there
     
  10. adallas

    adallas Blackbeard
    Fishing Chatter

    Do you chum and fish the top or mid water column or just fish structure?
     
  11. gatorx07

    gatorx07 Pirate

    Set up, up current to the reef or structure, throw a block of chum about 10-15 feet down, free line some live bait on the surface or mid water column, start dropping lines down to the bottom and wait for that bite! May take a little while for the fish to be attracted to the chum slick. If no action after 30 minutes or so, it is time to move to another spot. Good luck and send us your reports!
     
  12. Joseph Underwood

    Joseph Underwood Powder Monkey

    Around full moon in july is when we always did good . Dad and I use to go every summer on the high bar
     

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