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TigerTatorTots
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Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne

I am flabbergasted...had no idea these things moved into the lake. Amazing day fishing. Beautiful weather and placed 2nd in the black drum and redfish category




Sid in Lakeshore
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
Wow, never heard of snapper.

Jacks and Tarpon, but not snapper.


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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
Catch em in the hot water canal that size all the damn time. Theyre like piranas upbin there.


DrTyger
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
I've caught them off the dock in the pearl before. Was shocked then too.


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papz
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
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Catch em in the hot water canal that size all the damn time.


meauxjeaux2
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
Can't get a skrimpz to the bottom hardly in the winter in the HWC


papz
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
My parents love to eat croakers so we'd just park the boat in there and fill up the ice chest. Pin fish, croakers, snappers, etc. Every now and then we'd pull in a nice size red in there too.


Kcrad
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
Are pinfish good?

I always throw them back.

Tomorrow morning, I'm going to one of the Pearl Bridges on 90 and try my luck.


reds on reds on reds
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
caught 6 there last summer right on the outside of delouts canal (however you spell it). all exactly 7 inches


Mr Mom
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
We catch them at the rock wall on the MRGO. Never big enough to keep unfortunately.


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DrTyger
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
BTW, we use the same bottom rig.


Tino
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
we caught a bunch of them off the pier at Bridgeside a couple weeks ago


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Fishhead
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
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Wow, never heard of snapper. Jacks and Tarpon, but not snapper.
Tripletail hotspot, too.



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papz
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
If u eat crockers, it taste the same. Thing is we braise it to all tAste the same.


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Woody
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
Lots of juvenile mangroves in the marsh this time of year. I've been catching them on artificial around fourchon.


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TigerTatorTots
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
thats my buddy's setup and his hand in the picture. My bottom rig is so much easier and more efficient


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Icansee4miles
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
I've caught them in the MRGO and at the Fourchon jetties over the years. They like structure, and apparently will come close to relate to it. That said, pretty sure that's not a mangrove snapper. We used to catch those at my grandpa's in Mississippi growing up-I think it is called a grunt. My grandpa used to say people in Mississippi liked to eat grits and grunts.

Grunt


tree
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
That's a pinfish


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Athanatos
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Baton Rouge
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
Yeah, that is a pinfish, not a mangrove.


Riseupfromtherubble
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne
^^this, almost

That's a grouper candy pigfish.
Image: http://www.fishing-boating.com/baitprofiles/pigfish.jpg



Eta: this is a pinfish, we called them choafers in FL
Image: http://www.sms.si.edu/irlspec/images/lrhomboides1.jpg
This post was edited on 9/28 at 12:17 pm


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