How To Catch Mangrove Snapper On Demand (LIVE Fishing Trip)

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It’s mangrove snapper time!

Want to see the easiest and fastest way to catch a bunch of mangrove snapper and other inshore fish (that the entire family can enjoy – WITHOUT having to go offshore)?

We’ve been getting a lot of requests to show how to get nonstop tight line action, so that was our goal for this live fishing trip.

We went to a bridge close to Luke’s house and caught dozens of fish, including mangrove snapper, sea bass, jacks, ladyfish, and more.

If you want to catch dinner, are bringing kids out with you, or just want a ton of tight lines, this video is for you.

And not only did we catch a lot of fish, but Luke did a lot of teaching, too!

You’ll learn:

  • the 3 things you need to catch a high volume of fish
  • what most people do that causes them to lose lots of shrimp (and come up empty-handed)
  • how to position your boat and where to cast your bait to catch more fish
  • when this type of fishing is NOT a good idea
  • bridge fishing mistakes
  • and much more

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Conclusion

mangrove snapper on live shrimp

To catch high numbers of fish, here are three things you need:

  1. Structure
  2. Current
  3. Depth

If you have those three things and toss some shrimp down there, you’re most likely going to get a lot of action.

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RICHARD FIORENTINO
RICHARD FIORENTINO
2 months ago

Thanks for the nice video. Do you bleed all your keepers?

RICHARD FIORENTINO
RICHARD FIORENTINO
2 months ago

I think that is a 3/8 weight

Ron Vahey
Ron Vahey
2 months ago

Another nice video of you guys fishing and sharing tips! Enjoy them and learn something with each one, thanks. Keep up the great, fun work!

Steve Freeman
Steve Freeman
2 months ago

I haven’t heard any discussion about stainless vs carbon steel hooks. If you use stainless hooks and a fish breaks your line it will wear that hook for the rest of it’s life but a carbon steel hook will rust away in a short time.

A. Rollins
A. Rollins
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve Freeman

A good point for those who care. I stopped using stainless steel hooks to catch and release. When I’m grocery shopping offshore that’s the time I’ll use my leftover non-rusting hooks.

Ted Springer
Ted Springer
2 months ago

Guys, loved the video once again! My biggest take away was the tip on how to avoid getting spooled. Something I knew long ago, but had basically forgotten. Haven’t had this issue arise for years (perhaps unfortunately, as I don’t get out on the water as often any more), but it was a good reminder. Now it will, hopefully, be top-of-mind next time if and when it happens. Please keep the great videos coming. I love the great variety of topics on these live video podcasts!

Ken Willcoxon
Ken Willcoxon
2 months ago

great video! There is so much knowledge in your videos. Luke the fish whisperer, amazing.

Pablo Diaz
Pablo Diaz
2 months ago

Awesome video – great to see both of you fishing together

Luke Simonds
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2 months ago
Reply to  Pablo Diaz

Thanks Pablo!

Dennis Aust
Dennis Aust
2 months ago

Luke: Why don’t you put your bait bucket on the casting platform so you don’t have to go back and forth to get bait every time.

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Dennis Aust

My skiff is very tippy, so it very likely would fall off if I put it up on the casting platform.

Thomas Marks
Thomas Marks
2 months ago

Joe, National Hunting and Fishing Day is the fourth Saturday in September. This year it’s Sept. 26. It was established by Congress in 1971 and celebrated by many outdoor clubs across the nation. The Erie County Federation Of Sportsmen’s Clubs in New York claim they were the first organization to have celebrated this day and through their activism got the day designated by Congress. It’s a day to celebrate our outdoor traditions but most importantly it is a day celebrated to get our youth interested in the outdoor sport and to carry on our traditions.

By the way great podcast of snapper fishing!

Werner Boeer
Werner Boeer
2 months ago

You two are great entertainment!! Great tips on fishing around bridges and structure, from how to rig up, to leader and hooks to be used, to how to get unhung from structures and bridges to how to hook your bait on weedless. Great info if you are about to take the kids or grandkids fishing.

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Werner Boeer

Thanks so much for making time to leave the nice comment Werner!

Joseph Brumley
Joseph Brumley
2 months ago

i used the Texas Rig setup for Mangrove Snapper and Sheepshead fishing Oyster bars this winter and It definitely works. Less break offs and more landed fish than other setups I’ve tried. One other thing I do is I always have another rod setup with a slip bobber. Sometimes when they are not hitting the shrimp bumped along the bottom they are higher in the water column and the slip bobber lets you quickly adjust to different depths. Just cast out and let the tide take the bobber over the oyster bar. Using those two setups on my kayak I was able to bring home dinner every time I fished this past winter, sometimes Snapper, sometimes Sheepshead and sometimes both.

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Brumley

Glad to see that you’re enjoying the weedless shrimp rig too. Thanks for making time to leave the helpful comment.

Mark Wimmer
Mark Wimmer
2 months ago

“Lets give that boy a merit badge” I love it. Thanks guys!

Eric Hill
Eric Hill
2 months ago

I love the unedited videos. If buying bait is an issue with some folks, the mangrove snapper will chew on white bait also. I like to free line them down current into structure then wait for the “orange mob”.

Luke Simonds
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2 months ago
Reply to  Eric Hill

Thanks for making time to leave the helpful comment Eric!

Delbert Young
Delbert Young
2 months ago

Fun video. I’ll find a bridge and enjoy with my grandsons. Thanks and yes, I do enjoy theses live videos.

Perry E. VanHook
Perry E. VanHook
2 months ago

Hey guys, should have said. gulf side. between and around clearwater to the sunshine skyway. Thanks. My fault!

Perry E. VanHook
Perry E. VanHook
2 months ago

Rod,Reel,Line, Leader combo? Guys ,I will ask this over and over again. Not to be a pain in the,…. But , I’m a once a year vacationer, who subscribed, to get tips for people like me. Don’t care to spend some money,for a good outfit for that purpose. Take no offense, please. Send a link if you’ve already done a video on that. Best all around for your money combo, beach fishing,inshore.

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 months ago

Here’s a great tip on the lines that we like best for our leader assemblies along with the knots to get the most power: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/how-to-tie-a-fishing-leader-for-snook-redfish-seatrout/

We have an excellent video on the best rods and reels that we’ve found so far for inshore saltwater fishing after years of testing out a ton of them. Here’s a link to it: https://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tip/best-inshore-rod-reel-combo/

Note: It’s exclusive to Insider Club members given that they are the ones who are funding all of the research.

Josh Newton
Josh Newton
2 months ago

What size j hook?

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Josh Newton

That was a size 2 hook… I have them from size 3 to 1/0 for that type of fishing.

George Layton
George Layton
2 months ago

Brothers being brothers, GREAT !!

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  George Layton

Thanks for making time to leave the nice comment George!

STOP WASTING TIME ON THE WATER!

Do what the “SMART ANGLERS” are doing and join the Insider Club.

Here’s what you’ll receive today when you join:

  • Weekly fishing reports and TRENDS revealing exactly where you should fish ever trip
  • Weekly “spot dissection” videos that walk you through all the best spots in your area
  • Exclusive fishing tips from the PROS you can’t find anywhere else
  • Everything you need to start catching fish more consistently (regardless if you fish out of a boat, kayak, or land).

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