2 Tips For Catching Keeper-Size Inshore Mangrove Snapper
It’s dinner time!
In this video, we’ve got Capt. Mark “Hollywood” Johnson from FloridaKeysFunFishing.com showing you how to catch keeper-size mangrove snapper when fishing inshore.
These fish are delicious to eat, fun to catch for the whole family, and with these tips, you can catch a ton of keeper fish without going offshore.
- An easy (and cleaner) way to chum up mangrove snapper
- How to catch the big snapper (and avoid the little ones)
- What bait to use to catch keeper-size snapper
- And much more
Check it out below.
How To Catch Big Inshore Mangrove Snapper [VIDEO]
The first step to catching mangrove snapper is to chum them up.
You don’t have to chum, but if you want to catch lots of fish fast (who doesn’t?!), then this is the best way.
Now most people use a chum block in a chum bag, but Capt. Hollywood’s been using this Chum Dinger chum box.
It works just like a chum bag, except it’s more durable and much easier to clean (so it doesn’t smell so bad).
It fits a standard 7 lb. block of chum and within just a few minutes we had loads of mangrove snapper to the boat.
Of course, we had lots of small snapper as well as big snapper, so the question is this: how do you catch the big ones and avoid the small ones?
By using cut bait instead of shrimp.
If you use a 1/2″ chunk of cut bait (we used pinfish and ladyfish on this trip) and a 3/0 circle hook, then it’ll be much harder for the smaller snapper to get the bait and hook in their mouth.
For the most part, only the bigger snapper will eat these big chunks and get hooked, so you’ll catch a lot fewer small snapper.
And here’s a final tip for mangrove snapper: they have sharp teeth and pointy dorsal fins, so grab them under the chin to avoid getting bitten or stabbed.
If you want to have a fun day on the water, catch tons of fish, and have a delicious dinner, targeting inshore mangrove snapper is a great option.
First, chum them up, and then, use cut bait to catch the keeper-sized snapper.
Have any questions about catching inshore mangrove snapper?
Let us know in the comments below!
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