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Monday, July 27, 2009

Northeast Florida Red Snapper Report

We went snapper fishing again this past weekend. We had a great bite last week at the turtle grounds area about 37 miles off of Mayport so I figured we would trying bottom fishing there again.

Finding live bait was a little tough but we ended up with a decent amount of Cigar Minnows, Sardines and hardtails that we caught with our sabiki rigs at nine mile and EF.

Once at the turtle grounds I immediately noticed that I wasn't getting quite the show of fish of the Furuno fish finder as I was last week. We started fishing anyways and it was much slower. We were able to caught about 2 dozen good size vermillion snapper to 4 pounds but only 1 keeper red snapper at 22 inches. We then moved offshore to the 21 bottom area.

Our first spot was loaded with Amberjack but patience paid off. John Porcella caught a nice 20 pound red snapper and Steve Croix followed it with a 17 pound red snapper. They were only biting on live bait!

Good luck!

Nice Red Snapper
John Porcella's big Red Snapper

Our red snapper and vermillion snapper catch:
Red Snapper and Vermillion Snapper caught off Northeast Florida

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