BIGFISH: Mangrove snapper fishing is heating up offshore

If you've had your fill of speckled trout this summer, mangrove snapper is a tasty and challenging alternative to inshore fishing. Captain CT Williams shows us where to go and how to catch these great-tasting, hard fighting fish.

If you’ve had your fill of speckled trout this summer, mangrove snapper is a tasty and challenging alternative to inshore fishing.

Mangrove snapper is a delicious fish that lives just offshore, in many places less than six miles off of Louisiana’s coast.

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Source: Captain CT Williams

A Great Alternative To Speckled Trout

Often called mangrove snapper, grey snapper can be found closer to shore than their cousins the red snapper.

The creel limit is five-times more than red snapper. And often, even when you see them, they can be a challenge to catch.

Where are the fish biting?

Captains Lane Zimmer and Mitch Rogers joined me in Lafitte to make a run to the rigs just six miles south of Grand Isle.

The clarity of the water will determine how little or how much you have to hide your bait.

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Source: BIGFISH Report

How long will the great fishing last?

Captain Lane Zimmer expects this action to last for quite some time.

“When it’s blazing hot outside, July, August, and early September. When it’s steamy hot, that’s when I find it I do the best with them (mangrove snapper).”

So six miles off of Grand Isle, there’s great fishing for mangrove snapper, cobia, and a lot of other spices.

That’s this week’s BIGFISH report. With Captains Lane Zimmer and Mitch Rogers, I’m Captain CT Williams for WAFB 9 News.

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