How to rig for mangroves

Currently in marathon and looking to get out tonite for
Some mangroves- will Carolina rig work? And is it best to chum like u would for yt? And am I just looking for rocky areas at reef to drop on?
Thank in advance for any advice!
Miles

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  • piner_wahoopiner_wahoo Posts: 3,633 Captain
    knocker rig
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  • fish_stixfish_stix Posts: 1,312 Officer
    If you're chumming them then fish them just like yellowtails; small hook and freeline the bait back in the chum line. I always put at least one ballyhoo or pinfish, whole, on the bottom also for the bigger snapper and grouper. Just head out towards Sombrero Light and look for the hundreds of other boats in about 35-50 feet. Find a nice school on the fishfinder and anchor so that your chum will drift back towards the fish. Any fresh bait works good; cut ballyhoo, mullet, bonita, etc. Don't anchor near the commercial boats because you can't compete with their chum lines!
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 10,700 AG
    I would have never thought of using a knocker rig for mangos. Makes sense because you would feel the bite better than if it was drifting with a Carolina rig.
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  • sk018sk018 Posts: 2,958 Captain
    light jig head
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