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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








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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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meauxjeaux2
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watson
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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.





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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


quote:

Catch em in the hot water canal that size all the damn time.






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meauxjeaux2
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watson
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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





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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.





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Kcrad
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Slidell
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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.






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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





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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.





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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


quote:

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






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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.





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Riseupfromtherubble
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re: Mangrove Snapper in Lake Borgne


^^this, almost

That's a grouper candy pigfish.



Eta: this is a pinfish, we called them choafers in FL



This post was edited on 9/28 at 12:17 pm


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