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by John21:6
Yesterday, 2:54 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Snapper Fishing—It’s HOT!
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Re: Red Snapper Fishing—It’s HOT!

boomhauer wrote: Yesterday, 2:43 pm The trees are usually smaller fish , at least in our areas…. May be different to the west
If the snapper trees on sonar indicate smaller fish, what should one look for to find the bigger ones--if this is not too secret?
by John21:6
Yesterday, 2:50 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: How Far and Deep to Catch Red Snapper--July 15, 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: How Far and Deep to Catch Red Snapper--July 15, 2024

That’s what we see back east some. There will be one or two sows on a spot…. We are divers so don’t fish them too much. With all that bait I can see why they wouldn’t bite. Where you see the numerous smaller RS, you probably won’t find big ones there. You are correct that the sows dominate the reef...
by John21:6
Yesterday, 9:30 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: How Far and Deep to Catch Red Snapper--July 15, 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: How Far and Deep to Catch Red Snapper--July 15, 2024

Cool shots with all that bait, makes me feel better about not being able to get them to bite on our last trip. Part of my reason for posting about Monday's trip was to see if anyone has some ideas on what I could do differently aside from spending more time fishing and less time fiddling with camer...
by John21:6
Yesterday, 8:43 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: How Far and Deep to Catch Red Snapper--July 15, 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: How Far and Deep to Catch Red Snapper--July 15, 2024

fishinfool wrote: Yesterday, 6:47 am Always some great photos. Keep up the fine work. :thumbup: :thumbup:
Thanks, Jim.

It was great chatting with you at your rod and reel repair shop in Midway by the Talon range a few weeks ago.
by John21:6
July 17th, 2024, 12:11 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: How Far and Deep to Catch Red Snapper--July 15, 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 320

How Far and Deep to Catch Red Snapper--July 15, 2024

How far and how deep do you need to go to find and catch red snapper is a question on my mind this time of year. Many think that when there’s heat, you must go deep. However, some friends recently caught fish in less than 100’. Being tired of 30+ mile runs offshore, I decided to do the same last Mon...
by John21:6
July 16th, 2024, 11:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best bottom fishing rig
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Best bottom fishing rig

I second the recommendation for a knocker rig and a chicken rig, which is two hooks on a line with a sinker on the bottom. On the reefs out to 6 miles, you will likely catch a lot of grunts and some seabass. If you are lucky, you might also catch a mangrove on the knocker rig.
by John21:6
July 15th, 2024, 8:05 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Offshore Seafood Buffet—Apalachicola, July 13, 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Offshore Seafood Buffet—Apalachicola, July 13, 2024

:-D Nice haul. Do you eat bonito? Didn't think you could. :-D The plan with the bonito was to cut them up for bait and freeze them for a future trip. However, we found someone who eats them and we gave the fish away. Both of the fish had been bled, one had its gills cut and the other took a gaff to...
by John21:6
July 14th, 2024, 4:25 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Offshore Seafood Buffet—Apalachicola, July 13, 2024
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Offshore Seafood Buffet—Apalachicola, July 13, 2024

Yesterday, July 13, was an offshore seafood buffet—for the SHARKS. We hooked a huge variety of fish, but it seemed like the sharks took every other one from our lines. After launching the boat at Apalachicola, we loaded the livewell mostly with cigar minnows that we caught in 60-70’ with Sabiki rigs...
by John21:6
July 14th, 2024, 8:55 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Snapper Fishing—It’s HOT!
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Re: Red Snapper Fishing—It’s HOT!

boomhauer wrote: July 13th, 2024, 12:02 pm When we dive …. The really big RS hang out as singles ,
The small ones are in the swarms
That’s good to know. It might mean I should stick with some of my old snapper spots even if there no snapper tree on the sonar.
by John21:6
July 8th, 2024, 5:08 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Snapper Fishing—It’s HOT!
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Re: Red Snapper Fishing—It’s HOT!

I believe the trigger comes close because they are a territorial fish. In my understanding, but what ever the reason glad they do. Your explanation of triggerfish behavior makes a lot of sense. Often along with closeups of triggerfish, I've heard a lot of "tap, tap, tap" sounds on my vide...
by John21:6
July 8th, 2024, 1:12 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Snapper Fishing—It’s HOT!
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Re: Red Snapper Fishing—It’s HOT!

those pictures really are nice to see! Thanks for enjoying the pictures. I started dropping the camera down just to get a better sense of how the sonar images of the bottom correspond to reality. I hoped to learn how to read the sonar and to understand what type of bottom attracts what types of fis...
by John21:6
July 8th, 2024, 9:40 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Snapper Fishing—It’s HOT!
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Re: Red Snapper Fishing—It’s HOT!

Have you noticed how the trigger fish always seem to have an attitude for the camera? Sent from my Pixel 8 Pro using Tapatalk Yes, these triggerfish are the primadonnas of the ocean. They are always first to find the camera and appear to say, "Look at me. I'm the prettiest fish in the Gulf.&qu...
by John21:6
July 7th, 2024, 3:56 pm
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Red Snapper Fishing—It’s HOT!
Replies: 13
Views: 1162

Red Snapper Fishing—It’s HOT!

Friday, July 5, out of Carrabelle, we targeted red snapper from depths of 90’ to 120’. Fishing was hot with water temperatures exceeding 87 degrees. It seems that the heat sent many of the fish far and deep. There were no red snapper at our old spots. Fortunately, the seas were flat and we explored ...
by John21:6
July 3rd, 2024, 11:37 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Carrabelle 6/29/24
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Carrabelle 6/29/24

Looks like a great day until you had to clean all those fish.
by John21:6
July 3rd, 2024, 10:06 am
Forum: Offshore Fishing Reports
Topic: Carrabelle 6/29/24
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Carrabelle 6/29/24

Shakenbake,

Check your private messages for how I post pictures.