Mangrove Snapper - Chumming

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Instructor: Josh Howard

Venice, Louisiana offers abundant resources for mangrove snapper, a delectable fish species found in oil platforms. Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico can be fast and furious, with fish reaching up to 20 lbs and averages 7-8 lbs. Captain Josh Howard shares simple yet lethal fishing tips and strategies for chumming mangrove snapper, including making chum, finding fish, and presenting baits. This fishing video is an excellent learning tool for those looking to fish for snapper.

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Venice, La is renowned for its vibrant mangrove snapper fishery. The dynamic nature of the environment offers a perfect habitat for snapper fish. This is largely due to the mixing of nutrient-rich waters from the Mississippi River and the Gulf, combined with the abundant structures present. Oil platforms, interestingly, contribute to this ecosystem. They attract fish of all species, acting as a refuge and forming the foundation of the food chain for various gamefish. Snapper, which are structure-oriented, flourish around these constructs. Mangrove snapper fishing in the Gulf is unparalleled, offering anglers the chance to experiment and hone their skills. Fish can weigh up to 20 lbs, with the average being around 7-8 lbs. This is impressive for grovers. The dynamic delta further enhances the snapper habitat.

Louisiana: A Unique Fishing Destination

Louisiana stands out as a fishing hotspot. The unique blend of current and structure is captivating. The Loop current, originating from the Caribbean, collides with the Mississippi River. This confluence of freshwater and saltwater results in a nutrient-rich mix. Add to this the structures from the oil services industry, and you have a thriving marine environment. Observing a Gulf map dotted with man-made structures, one can grasp the abundance of marine life stemming from this combination of current, nutrients, and structure. These are veritable fish metropolises. It's arguably North America's most bountiful fishery, and Louisiana is the gateway.

The Expertise of Local Fishermen

The captains, guides, and fishermen, having fished these waters for generations, are truly seasoned. I relish the opportunity to glean knowledge from these adept cajuns. The quality of fish caught around these colossal artificial reefs is undeniable. In The Spread is passionate about exploring these waters and imparting every nugget of wisdom, ensuring your fishing trips are fruitful. This isn't complex fishing. If you're keen on mastering saltwater fishing techniques, especially for mangrove snapper in the Gulf, our fishing video is a must-watch.

Collaborating with Capt. Josh Howard

For this In The Spread video, we collaborated with Capt. Josh Howard from Deep South Charters in Venice, Louisiana. Josh's dedication and passion for fishing are evident. We're fortunate to have spent time fishing with him. This video imparts effective strategies for chumming mangrove snapper around Gulf oil platforms. These techniques are versatile and can be applied to any structure, not just oil rigs.

Capt. Howard delves into:

  • His chum composition
  • Chumming techniques
  • Locating fish
  • Navigating structures
  • Mangrove snapper bait presentation philosophy
  • Combat tactics
  • Effective dead baits
  • Assembling mangrove snapper rigs

These feisty fish are formidable for their size. Equip yourself with the insights from this In The Spread video and enhance your catch.

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Josh Howard

Captain Josh Howard, owner of Deep South Charters, has a passion for fishing since he was ten. He has caught two state record fish, including a Greater Amberjack and Bearded Brotula. Howard's personal record for yellowfin tuna is 200 pounds, and he is determined to break the 200-pound mark for the tuna. His dedication to the sport and his love for the ocean make him a true fishing legend.

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