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Red Snapper Season 2019

Discussion in 'Fishing Chatter = anything to do with fishing' started by Nautical Gator, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. lobsterman

    lobsterman Seaman Recruit

    Hopefully the seas are favorable.
  2. William OBrien

    William OBrien Treasure Hunter

    I don't mind hooking into a hog of a ARS anytime I go out, they are fun to catch. Even with the de hookers and air venting needles, I still see coda or shark waiting for me to let that puppy go so he can get a meal.
  3. Aluminati

    Aluminati Treasure Hunter

    Hope to go snapper fishing during the july openings. I just got back from a somewhat disappointing trip to the keys. I did catch the biggest yellowtail snapper of my fishing life. She was 27", didnt have a scale to wiegh her. Caught her on the Marathon Lady party boat after my buddies boat when down for the week right after launching it! IMG_0378.JPG
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  4. BothShores

    BothShores Pirate

    Hey fishin folks... I can share our logic. I have 3 different (unrelated) sets of friends i rotate and do the snapper days last couple years now. I like to go every day its open weather pending but I understand not everyone can accomplish this. We have a simple ideology. We follow the intel / fish reports (kings, dolphin, cobia (thermocline) etc.) Whats been biting? Whats been hot up to a few days before snapper season? Then we go... we target those fish. We catch so many red snapper on accident now, that we end up getting our 4 or 3 fish that we need. This sounds like a simple thing, but psychologically the entire demeanor of the trip changes. We are going on a fishing trip Number 1. Number 2, we just happen to be allowed to keep ARS on these days. Super. My two cents..... but makes for fun days and less stress. except for the boat ramp.
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  5. j204burkett

    j204burkett Pirate

    Never fished this season, how far out of Ponce do you have to run to find them?
  6. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
    Fishing Chatter

    five mile reef or all the way out to the fathoms...
  7. j204burkett

    j204burkett Pirate

    Thanks Nautical Gator!
  8. Floridays

    Floridays Pirate in the making

    This is definately a success story in fish population managment. However like most good things we dont know when to move on. We can hardly botom fish for the pesty red snapper.
  9. 311sarge

    311sarge Powder Monkey

    I agree both shores. I’d rather just fish how I’d normally fish and target the same spices as normal and keep them as a by catch. I mean I know they are elusive and endangered after all. Lmao.
  10. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
    Fishing Chatter

    yeah but it is still always nice to have a go to fish to just have a good time enjoying line tension for those who do not mind catch and release as a sport.
  11. alex23

    alex23 Pirate

    Looking forward to it. Let’s hope the seas are calm and we can really target that population. Would be nice to make a dent in them and catch other fish during the non season.

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