Snapper Fishing Videos
Venice, La is such an explosive mangrove snapper fishery. The dynamic nature of the environment provides ample habitat for snapper fish. The key is the mixing of nutrient rich waters from the Mississippi River and the Gulf with all the structure that exists. Oil platforms, as a byproduct, provide the building blocks for an incredible ecosystem. Each platform draws fish of all species, serving as a refuge and the backbone of the food chain for all types of gamefish. Snapper, being a structure oriented fish, thrive around these constructs. Mangrove snapper fishing in the Gulf is as good as it gets, thus providing a great opportunity to try new things and learn new skills. Fish can push 20 lbs and average fish are 7-8 lbs. This is big for grovers. The dynamic nature of the delta creates a super vibrant snapper habitat. Louisiana is such an interesting fishing destination. There is just such an incredible mix of current and structure. The Loop current pushes up from the Caribbean slamming into the Mississippi River. This mix of freshwater and saltwater creates an explosive nutrient rich cocktail. Then you drop in all the structure from the oil services industry. If you look at a map of the Gulf showing all the man made structures, you begin to realize how much life results from this mix of current, nutrients and structure. These are fish towns and cities. North America's most prolific fishery, if you will. Louisiana gives you the best access. The captains, guides and fishermen who have fished these waters their whole lives are really seasoned. What I enjoy is learning as much as possible from these fishyaf cajuns. It is really hard to argue with the quality of fish you catch on these giant artificial reefs. In The Spread loves exploring these waters and sharing every bit of knowledge we can with you, so you can go out an achieve success. This is not complicated fishing. If you want to pick up a few super productive saltwater fishing tips how to catch mangrove snapper in the Gulf, this is the fishing video for you. For this In The Spread video, we teamed up with Capt. Josh Howard, of Deep South Charters in Venice, Louisiana. Josh is a hard working fisherman. His hard work and love of the fishery is apparent. We are blessed to have been able to share time on the water with him. What you get to take away from this experience are some simple, yet 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. 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 mangrove snapper bait presentation, fighting tactics, productive dead baits and he assembles his 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. Never Stop Learning BUY DVD Here Watch other snapper fishing videos.
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In The Spread brings you Capt. William Toney sharing his knowledge on fishing rock piles, natural reefs, wrecks, ledges and spring holes for whatever fish are on them. At different times of the year, Gag grouper, mangrove snapper, grunts, Sheepshead, Spanish mackerel, snapper, seabass, flounder, trout and more get on these reefs. The Florida Nature Coast is one of the most productive areas for shallow water fishing. Captain William Toney explains how to find fishing spots and how to anchor a boat so you can be ready to target all the species that live in these shallow water structures. If your boat is positioned correctly, your boat will have more room for anglers to target different species at the same time. Anchoring will vary depending on the tide and current so be sure to position your boat correctly to make the most our of your fishing outing. Fishing spots could be found on charts that have reefs. Some of these charts are online and some services provide fishing spots. If you don't have access to these, you can always find your own spots by going out on a very calm day and finding yellow patches in the water. Once you find these, you need to investigate to make sure it is a structure. Sometimes small rocks work better than a wreck depending on the location, and how many people know about this spot. Another good sign of an underwater structure is spotting a turtle. Find out why and find fishing spots in your area to make your own chart with locations you can hit year round. Florida reef fish migrate year round and depending on the season, you will find different species living in these spots. Captain William Toney also explains in detail how to target the water column for Mangrove Snapper fishing or Spanish Mackerel fishing or Gag Grouper and more! The Homosassa area in the Florida Nature Coast is a very special place full of these spring holes, wrecks, ledges and reefs. In fact, as Captain Toney explains, the average water depth increases by only 1 foot per mile which makes the Florida Big Bend area the perfect place if you are targeting a depth of 8 to 12 feet of water. Learn the difference between Light Wire vs Fluorocarbon when targeting Spanish Mackerel. Spanish Mackerel have very good eyes so they will see a thicker line and will not bite as often. Gear, tackle and bait are a must as in every other style of fishing. Live bait is a great option here with live shrimp being the best this time of year. As in all of our fishing videos, we don't only cover bait options but also how to hook a live shrimp to get the best results. Bait is a great option but learn why a chum bag is also helpful in conjunction with the bait and learn why not pulling a fish out of the water as soon as you catch it is sometimes a good option. Reef fishing is a great way to bend the pole, teach a young person how to fish or just put fish in the box. Capt. Toney will talk about tackle, techniques, how to catch these fish, where to find them and what to look for when you are out there in your boat. Learn from one of the best and check out our other fishing videos. Fish with Capt. William Toney BUY DVD Here
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Join In The Spread for a sport fishing journey through the Nature Coast area of Florida's gulf coast. The waters here comprise one the states most dynamic fisheries. From Homosassa to Crystal River you have a unique feature in all the magnitude order springs pumping warm freshwater out into the Gulf. With temperatures staying in the 70 degree range throughout the cooler months, coastal rivers provide a comfortable nutrient rich habitat supplying a steady conveyor belt of food to a myriad of inshore species. One of the great inshore species to target is the mangrove snapper. This snapper fish makes for outstanding light tackle sport fishing. Being both plentiful and outstanding table fare, you can clean up on fall or winter days when you just don't want to venture out into the gulf waters. The coastal rivers of the Big Bend region holds some of the best mangrove snapper Florida fishing. In The Spread Capt. William Toney, of Homosassa Inshore Fishing, knows more about Florida inshore fishing than most ever will. William is a fourth generation hunting and fishing guide. His fishing knowledge runs deep. The great thing is how willing he is to show you his methods for how to catch mangrove snapper in backcountry creeks and rivers. William has a real knack for making all of his techniques look really simple. Using the fishing knowledge he shares in this In The Spread snapper fishing video will have you catching fish in no time. Learn from one of the best. Capt. Toney is going to show you the type of fishing rod and reel he prefers for this application and then demonstrate how to fish with live shrimp or fresh, various artificial lures, soft plastics and jigs. See how to rig live shrimp, without killing it, to achieve the most natural movement. His mangrove snapper rigs are pretty simple. You can easily use a jig head or add a split shot to a hook. See how he does it with step by step demonstrations. William will explain what to look for when trying to locate fish in these coastal rivers. Strong current is a must. Choke points with bottom structure and channel edges are great starting points. You will learn expert tactics to target these areas with several types of mangrove snapper bait or artificial lures. On of the cool things William also shows you how to use bigger size lures to target bigger snapper. Know the mangrove snapper limit in your State. If you are fishing in Florida, check with the FWC for size limits, bag limits and other fishing regulations. Enjoy this instructional video from In The Spread and never stop learning. If you can, fish with Capt. William Toney to learn first hand from one of Florida's best fishermen. Fish with Capt. William Toney BUY DVD Here Watch other snapper fishing videos.
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For the warmer waters of the eastern Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, the cubera snapper or dog snapper (Lutjanus cyanopterus) is a legendary reef bully. Sometimes mistaken for sharks that eat your catch before you get it to the boat, cubera are voracious, aggressive and get big. You can target these hogs anywhere you find natural reefs, artificial reefs, oil rigs or rocky bottom. This fierce predator presents several angling and tackle challenges. On the subject of how to catch cubera snapper, there is definitely one fisherman who you would benefit from consulting. A guy with multiple world records, knowledge seeping out of his pores and iconic status in South Florida sport fishing circles also happens to be one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. Capt. Bouncer Smith is the guy you want to learn the requisite skills for this type of snapper fishing from. He knows the reefs and wrecks that dot the topography better than most ever will. His talents with cubers snapper fishing are extraordinary. How much drag you need at the bite and for the fight usually dictates your tackle setup. You need a little more for these snapper. We will break down the type of rod you need and the size reels required to deliver heavy drag. You will learn about the bait rig, the best hooks for snapper fishing, the ideal gaffs to deal with these toothy fish, harnesses and rigging tools. We dive into the terminal tackle used to make the snapper rig and why it is imperative to use the right stuff. RJ Boyle leads you through the tackle maze breaking down all the terminal tackle and snapper fishing rigs you need. The bait and bait rig are super serious. We are using live lobsters and 12/0 hooks. Within the limits of the law, mangrove snapper make excellent baits. Yellowtail have caught fish. A nice bonita trolled around the reef is a sure thing to get hammered. For the angler, get ready. The subtleness and intensity of the bite takes a bit to get used to. The cubera will pick you clean in a split second. Once you get the bite rhythm down, you better buckle up. These incredibly strong fish will give you everything you can handle for a few minutes. Hang on and you win. It's kind of like bull riding. Boat driving is very important in this game. The ability to put your bait where it needs to be is critical. You sure don't want to get housed by a cubera. You will either win or lose this battle real quickly. Bouncer will discuss driving the boat over the structure and how to drop the bait to get good clean hookups without getting too close to the wreck. Power drifting your baits in and around the wreck or reef when there is current can be tricky. It does not have to be. In The Spread will show you how to deal with all of the finer points. Enjoy the knowledge being shared in this In The Spread Cubera Snapper Fishing video and Never Stop Learning. BUY DVD Here Watch other snapper fishing videos.
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