quote:yeah it happens often
We fished this weekend out of Venice, first time for me and two sons. Fished in East Bay, never left state water, 37 to 44 feet. Kept 30 mangrove, 6 red snapper, 6 redfish (1 bull). Fish not kept, one black tip(still swimming with gaff), one bull shark, and two gag grouper( each about 15 in). We were chumming and fishing near the surface, just seems shallow for some species.
quote:thats mangrove fishing. if youre hooked for longer than 3 seconds, youre boating it. Ive been catching them all summer.
. The first two/three seconds was crucial.