Monster mangroves on a half day!

Got out for a half day this morning. Busy day as we’re headed back out this afternoon too for a 3/4 day. But good fun on our AM trip with some big mangrove snappers! We focused on this and got our cooler filled for a good hook & cool. Tried for tarpon for a bit too and saw a bunch. We tried feeding them pilchards and mullet but no dice. Mangrove snapper is one of the best eating fish we have and it’s fun targeting the larger ones definetly a mix of skill & luck to get the largest!

The afternoon we did some patch fishing on the reef which was very productive. Fought a huge jack for a while we popped off. But plenty to eat including some cero mackerel. Calm days let ya enjoy it all here in the Florida Keys.