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.
Mangrove Snapper - Chumming(00:51:40)
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.
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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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.Read more