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Topic Title: Mangrove Snapper
Topic Summary: on top water plug
Created On: 06/18/2020 04:57 AM
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 06/18/2020 04:57 AM
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jdbman

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One of my favorite lures is a Sebile bonga minnow 72. My favorite place to fish is out of Bokellia in Charlotte Harbor. I have a 2000 Mako 171 with a 115 Evinrude etec.

Went out yesterday at odark thirty. Headed over to Bull Bay, Turtle Bay area. Its pretty much catch and release for all inshore species in this area. Its working. Snook and trout are more prevalent and bigger. Reds are still not back in numbers or size.

After multiple hook ups and releases on 18-23 inch trout and 2: 20 inch snook, I headed over to the Bokellia side near Jug creek. Its around 1130. The water is crystal clear over the grass and oyster bar. I'm throwing the top water. SNAP....Mangrove snapper in 2 feet of water. First one was just under 10". Started catching them one after the other and throwing them in the live well. Got around 8. Selected the best 5 ( limit).
Very nice fillets...Egg wash....saltine crackers crushed up and fried in a shallow cast iron pan. Fresh made cole slaw and French fries in the air oven. Wife and father in law were very pleased.

Also, as I was heading across the bay I spotted a large school of greenies. I sabikied up several. When I got back to the ramp , another boat was heading out. They were heading to the pass for Tarpon. I gave them the greenies, they were very thankful and stoked.

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 06/18/2020 05:14 AM
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Cole

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Nope, never had a mangrove on a top water. Sounds like a blast and oh so delicious. I have to say they are just about my favorite eating fish.

Sebile makes some of my favorite lures too, but I've been finding a ton of them on super sale, I wonder if there is something up with the company?
 06/18/2020 05:30 AM
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Plan B

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Ha. That's pretty sick. In regards to Sebiles... yeah, I've seen em for sale too. Strike Zone had a bunch of decent looking ones at the last tent sale I went to. They went into the shoebox full of lures I gave my brother for Xmas.... hopefully they produced some Stripers by now (been off of work for awhile in NY due to Covid)
 06/18/2020 08:30 AM
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HAPDigital

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Mangrove snappers on artificial is fun. Used to kill mangos at the dragon point back in the day when the river was a bit more active. Right at the tip of the rock ledge there. The Eau gallie cswy used to have some good ones too.

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 06/19/2020 03:27 PM
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Cole

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Strike Zone had a bunch of decent looking ones at the last tent sale I went to.

Yep, got 4 for tarpon.

Ollie's of all places had the lure below for $6. I have a box full. lol

http://www.sebile.com/sebile-h...c-swimmer/1405307.html
 06/22/2020 06:43 AM
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stokedpanda

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nice! never got one on topwater but have had them crush live mullet on top

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