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7/16. West of Clearwater

Forecast was off.  Big shock there.
Was going to 150 but stopped in 115. Mango bite was off the chain. They were behind the boat in the first 5 minutes of chumming.
Grouper bite was slow. Did release a nice carbo. I hate killing them!
Plenty of decent AR’s. But no big pigs. Had 8 nice yellowtails.

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  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 13,572 AG
    edited July 17 #2
    Well done doc! You guys have been killing it lately!


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  • fla crackerfla cracker Posts: 187 Deckhand
    Dang, Guy!  I don't need the ARS I'd take a mango bite like that!   :smiley:
  • hook_emhook_em Posts: 292 Deckhand
  • releasegearreleasegear Posts: 920 Officer
    wow - really nice work!!
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  • harbisonharbison Posts: 5,573 Admiral
    edited July 21 #6
    " I don't need the ARS I'd take a mango bite like that! "
    Same here. NO closed season, fun to catch, great eating. 

    Fished west of Clearwater over 1/2 a century ago. Fishing was very good then; glad to see it still is.
    Nice Black Grouper:

    We do not see too many of them in Central Florida waters.
    Way  back when we called Gags Black Grouper; never heard of a Gag. 
  • bigfinn35bigfinn35 Sarasota/VenicePosts: 1,116 Officer
    what kind of bottom are you usually on for targeting mangos specifically? I know they're pretty ubiquitous, but I'm trying to up my jig/chumslick fishing game with them and mostly have only targeted them on wrecks and bigger ledges.
    Paddle faster, I hear banjo music.
  • clarosaclarosa Posts: 947 Officer
    bigfinn35 said:
    what kind of bottom are you usually on for targeting mangos specifically? I know they're pretty ubiquitous, but I'm trying to up my jig/chumslick fishing game with them and mostly have only targeted them on wrecks and bigger ledges.
    Scattered debri or rubble piles are usually really good for mangs. Any kind of ledge system will hold them as well. I do best on the rubble piles as they tend to be more spread out and once you chum it concentrates them. 
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  • bigfinn35bigfinn35 Sarasota/VenicePosts: 1,116 Officer
    clarosa said:
    bigfinn35 said:
    what kind of bottom are you usually on for targeting mangos specifically? I know they're pretty ubiquitous, but I'm trying to up my jig/chumslick fishing game with them and mostly have only targeted them on wrecks and bigger ledges.
    Scattered debri or rubble piles are usually really good for mangs. Any kind of ledge system will hold them as well. I do best on the rubble piles as they tend to be more spread out and once you chum it concentrates them. 
    thanks! makes sense
    Paddle faster, I hear banjo music.
  • drgibbydrgibby Posts: 1,912 Captain
    Those fish came off of a small old broken down wreck that barley shows up on the machine.
    But like Clarosa said any type of structure on the bottom usually holds them.
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