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Early November Mangrove Snapper and Gag Grouper Fishing

Early November Mangrove Snapper and Gag Grouper Fishing
As winter approaches even in Florida the weather is not always picture perfect resulting in fishing trip cancellations. But our time will come!
The good news is before and after front fishing can be fantastic. 
Check out this typical 'after-front' November, 2017 catch:

The Mangrove (Mango) Snapper and Gag Grouper were on fire. 

The Friday 11/5/21 Florida Fisherman ll 39 hour trip was canceled due to the:

Tuesday, 11/9/21, the fish have been holding-up due to 14-15 foot seas bringing strong currents. They should be starved. Will it be 2017 re-visited?
Let's go see.

We will be targeting two of the best eating fish ever to swim, Mangrove Snapper and Gag Grouper:

After a fantastic hot dinner & a good 'days' sleep it's time to go to work:

This looks good, really good:

Dan has been fishing on the Florida for decades:

This is looking like a major Mangrove Snapper bite:









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  • harbisonharbison Senior Member Posts: 5,668 Admiral
    Night fishing for Mango Snapper can be superb.
    Day time can also be very good:


    Mangrove Snapper can even be caught in bays & rivers. 
    But not like these: 

    Dan's experience shows. He is one of the best:

    After the catch the thrill continues:

    Check out what fellow Florida native Captain Dylan Hubbard has to say about Mangrove Snapper.

    https://youtu.be/c2w8qPNuInk

    American Red Snapper is catch-vent-release. 
    Next June is spay back time:

    As the weather cools the Blackfin Tuna bite will get even hotter. 
    Just before & immediately after sun rise is the 'hottest' time:

    Mr. Leo Smith, a proud retired Marine, like Dan is one of the best:

    I am honored to call this American Hero a friend.
    Thank you sir, thank you for many years of dedicated service to the American people. We are FREE because of you and the men & women like you. THANK YOU!
    And the 'battle' continues:


    The sharks won this battle:



    One of the best eating fish ever to swim, the mighty
    Gag Grouper:



  • harbisonharbison Senior Member Posts: 5,668 Admiral
    It's been a long hard fought night-day.
    Are you...

    Tammy,  you are the best!

    After a fantastic meal followed by a good night's sleep:

    Will it be 2017 re-visited?
    Well ! 

    ' Dan's experience shows. He is one of the best:'
    Dan, once again, won the snapper jackpot:

    Mystery 'creature.' What is it?


    credits
    WTVT
    NOAA
    Bass Pro


  • bigfinn35bigfinn35 Senior Member Sarasota/VenicePosts: 1,167 Officer
    Mantis shrimp, watch those thumbs near it.
    Paddle faster, I hear banjo music.
  • harbisonharbison Senior Member Posts: 5,668 Admiral
    Correct!  Those little dudes can really hurt. 
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