Part-time Angler | Full-time Kook
- Oct 18, 2017
- Jordan Jennings
- Boat Name
- Everglades 325cc
It was becoming a bit of a cat-and-mouse game; chasing schools of juvenile “peanut” pogies around a West Delta bay. However, these slimy, smelly little nuggets were well worth the effort, as this bait also known as Gulf Menhaden is one of the best offers you can drop for snapper.
Now, if you just envisioned the crimson flanks of an American red snapper, you’re not wrong; however, you don’t want to overlook the Gulf’s second-favorite snapper — the mangrove snapper. Capt. Ross Montet of Cajun Fishing Adventures loves his mangroves and says they measure up to reds and even elevate the game.
“As far as food quality, mangrove snapper are pretty close with red snapper,” he said. “The other thing is our limit on mangrove snapper is 10 a person; our limit on red snapper is two a person.”
On this August day, Montet started his search in about 12-feet of water, but after...