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Red Snapper

Postby tears143 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:10 pm

Seems like Red snapper is open in statewater in the Atlantic and will open for ferderal water in the Atlantic as well.

3 miles from shore... wonder where you can catch some that's 20+" :-p
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Re: Red Snapper

Postby Username28 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:13 pm

tears143 wrote:Seems like Red snapper is open in statewater in the Atlantic and will open for ferderal water in the Atlantic as well.

3 miles from shore... wonder where you can catch some that's 20+" :-p

Jacksonville, up near there. I know of some NICE ones caught up there.
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Re: Red Snapper

Postby tears143 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:22 pm

too far >.< and I probably will need a boat eh?
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Re: Red Snapper

Postby Username28 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:34 pm

tears143 wrote:too far >.< and I probably will need a boat eh?

yup x2
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Re: Red Snapper

Postby coolcow » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:21 pm

Good luck inside three miles up there. Closest spot is Jax wreck and I think that's 6 miles outside the inlet. Some guys have spots from shrimpers who snag their nets on the bottom inside three miles, but lips are sealed on those spots. Of course, it's tricky to prove the fish were caught inside or outside three miles.

The guys I know up there who hardly go offshore anymore because there's not much you can keep. It's seabass and triggers. Who targets those when you have the Jacksonville inshore fishery?
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Re: Red Snapper

Postby Username28 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:42 pm

coolcow wrote:Good luck inside three miles up there. Closest spot is Jax wreck and I think that's 6 miles outside the inlet. Some guys have spots from shrimpers who snag their nets on the bottom inside three miles, but lips are sealed on those spots. Of course, it's tricky to prove the fish were caught inside or outside three miles.

The guys I know up there who hardly go offshore anymore because there's not much you can keep. It's seabass and triggers. Who targets those when you have the Jacksonville inshore fishery?

Some friends of mine are going up there next weekend for red snaps, I will let you know how they do next Monday :thumright:
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Re: Red Snapper

Postby coolcow » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:08 pm

so?
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Re: Red Snapper

Postby Username28 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:34 pm

trip got cancelled...family issues. they will try again in 2 weeks.
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Re: Red Snapper

Postby Green Tide » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:27 pm

coolcow wrote:Good luck inside three miles up there. Closest spot is Jax wreck and I think that's 6 miles outside the inlet. Some guys have spots from shrimpers who snag their nets on the bottom inside three miles, but lips are sealed on those spots. Of course, it's tricky to prove the fish were caught inside or outside three miles.

The guys I know up there who hardly go offshore anymore because there's not much you can keep. It's seabass and triggers. Who targets those when you have the Jacksonville inshore fishery?


i agree, it is very shallow up there for several miles with almost no structure/hard bottom. I would think the flounder, redfish, trout and whiting are other targets this time of year.
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Re: Red Snapper

Postby coolcow » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:45 am

The sheepshead fishing up there is second to none. You can't forget about the trout and black drum either.

Two weeks will be grouper season so it may be a good thing.
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