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Red snapper

I haven’t been offshore recently and I am going on Friday for ARS and wondered what depth people are seeing them this year? Also and Mahi and tuna around? And last has anyone fished the roatan recently?


  • showstoppershowstopper Posts: 45 Greenhorn
    Small ones in 120 ft everywhere.  Bigger fish 160 to 170.
  • winterbeater89winterbeater89 Posts: 50 Greenhorn
    edited June 2019 #3
    Was out 6/11.  Fished to 148’ with family (not hard core fisherman). 57 miles off Sanibel.  No snapper (have caught them years past but don’t have lots of spots saved). While on a hot grouper bite ~140’ had a school of 25-30” Mahi show up and my 12 year old and I were each able to land one.  Lots of Sargassum out deep.  Got chased off by T-storms around 1:30.  Had a great time despite no snapper
  • EvanrEvanr Posts: 12 Greenhorn
    I’m heading out to 180 on Friday and hitting some spots around 130 on the way in.
  • Capt Dan MedinaCapt Dan Medina Posts: 814 Officer
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  • Firetruck1Firetruck1 Posts: 141 Deckhand
    175-230 for 25’ plus fish. I would imagine you’d like to at least get them over this size if your spending the gas $ to hunt them. Keep in mind, Big Gags and Scamp are in play here also. Was out yesterday and limited out on ARS in under 30 minutes and got 2 scamp, 3 Gag and 7 RG all over 28’. Largest being a scamp at 34. Gags were 27, 28 and 32. ARS WERE ALL 25’ and 5 over 30’, largest at 32. Bring 10oz lead, pretty good current out there. 260 heading out of Gasparilla, get out deep and start shopping.
  • EvanrEvanr Posts: 12 Greenhorn
    Tried some bottom by the roatan and didn’t catch any good fish, fished some spots on the way in and didn’t catch much else.
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