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Chumming Mangrove Snapper
Venice, La is such an explosive fishery. Saltwater fishing, inshore or offshore is elite. The captains, guides and fishermen who have been here their whole lives are really skilled. What you want to do is learn from these fishyaf cajuns. It really hard to argue which is better the offshore fishing or the inshore fishing. In The Spread loves exploring these waters and sharing every bit of knowledge we can with you through our videos.
Mangrove snapper fishing in the Gulf is as good as it gets in the States. Fish can push 20 lbs and average fish are 7-8 lbs. The dynamic nature of the delta creates a super vibrant snapper habitat. You have loads of current, lots of structure with all the oil platforms and a mix of baits and nutrients that is unrivaled in North America.
If you want to know how to catch mangrove snapper or gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus) in the upper Gulf of Mexico, this In The Spread video with Capt. Josh Howard, of Deep South Charters in Venice, Louisiana, shares lethal strategies and tactics for chumming mangrove snapper around oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. You can use these methods on any kind of structure, not just oil rigs, so apply what you learn here to your home fishery.
Watch as Capt. Howard explains in detail what his chum consists of, his chumming techniques, how to find fish, how to work the structure, his philosophy on bait presentation, fighting tactics, productive dead baits and he assembles hi mangrove snapper rigs. These fierce fighters pack a big punch for their size, so pick up some useful knowledge with this In The Spread video and put more fish in your box.
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