Red Snappers Not Endangered in GOM

Discussion in 'Reef fish' started by cabosandinh, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. cabosandinh

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    We spent a week fishing out of Freeport TX last week on my
    boat. We can pretty much catch our limits of red snappers
    at all locations visited. Red snapper stock is really healthy
    this year, one of my best year so far. I think IKE helped
    pushed the big ones in.
     

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  2. cabosandinh

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    we also saw a Hammerhead shark and dolphin swimming next
    to each other
     

  3. jaredchasteen

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    nice fish those are some mangroves in there. Better eating. You must have been using lite line to catch those magroves.
     
  4. cabosandinh

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    friend / foe ?
     

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  5. cabosandinh

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    nice fish those are some mangroves in there. Better eating. You must have been using lite line to catch those magroves.

    we got them on 30lb mono to 80lb Spiderwire braid, all
    with 80lb leader and OWNER 7/0
     
  6. cabosandinh

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    great catch & report San , NOW lets get some Tunas. BTW awesome job taking the kid out fishing.
    would love to take my kid soon next year

    if it works out I may be able to take you and your kid fishing
    next year. We're planning a week long fishing with several
    boats out of Freeport, TX first week of August 2010. (7 days)

    I am ready for Tuna, hope we have enough heads to sail
    on Aug 29
     
  7. Bret

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    Hey San, great report.. looks like yall slayed the snapper reds and mangroves.. how did the shifters work??
     
  8. cabosandinh

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    Bret

    my shifters are working a lot better, did not have any
    'stuck in gear' mishaps, thanks for all the info and advices!

    Let me know if you want some snappers for dinner

    I even stumbled on some big groupers by accident:
    caught snappers, groupers ate snappers, rod bend over, can not
    turn groupers, groupers ran back into wreck, I cut lines :(
    (pretty frustrating)

    How's your boat coming along? Would like to fish with you
    some day
     
  9. crazyjigr

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    I like how you process your fish it looks like you remove the gills and heart why don't you remove the rest of the organs and stomach at the same time?
     
  10. cabosandinh

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    I like how you process your fish it looks like you remove the gills and heart why don't you remove the rest of the organs and stomach at the same time?

    wow, you're very observant!

    I do prefer to remove guts and all but I was in a hurry
    that day and just wanted to at least get the blood out.
    I was captain/deckhand and the bite was too furious and
    I didn't want to miss out. There were 3 other boats
    drifting over the same wreck.

    Back at dock I remove the rest then vacuum seal the
    whole fish (preserves the flavor longer )
     
  11. crazyjigr

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    Definetly makes a huge difference on maintaining quality of the fish, keeping them whole is something I'm going to start doing w snappers