Recent Reviews

While the fish bites were sporadic at best, we landed 2 fish with 4 total bites. We had a good time!!!

Scott S. with Armando M. of Carolina, Carolina

Great morning out for my son’s birthday & Father’s Day!

Christy E. with Blake S. of Dickinson, Texas

Alex kept very busy, trying to make sure all of us were baited and trying to catch fish. Very patient and we did ok, considering no one out their today had good catches. We would recommend Alex as a great guide to everyone!

Debbie W. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, Texas

Fantastic trip with Captain Carlos. He worked hard to make everything pleasant and exciting. Definitely recommend!!

Tom D. with Armando M. of Carolina, Carolina

Cody was amazing. thanks for saving our trip after our offshore got canceled due to weather.

Patrick G. with Blake S. of Dickinson, Texas

Captain Patrick made our trip special for my family. He was able to get us on the fish!

Stephen A. with Patrick G. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

We had a great time and caught a lot of fish!

Earl P. with Pat M. of Orange Beach, Alabama

Greatest time ever. I met captain Alex’s mom and Grandmother. I’m coming back and bringing others with me to share experience.

Vincent G. with Alex H. of Destin, Florida


Mike F. with Joshua S. of Galveston, Texas

We really enjoyed the trip, Ruben was great 👍

Maricela R. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

Everything You Need to Know About Mangrove Snapper Fishing

What is a Mangrove Snapper?

The mangrove snapper (Lutjanus griseus), also known as the gray snapper or colloquially as a “mango”, is a species of snapper located in the Atlantic Ocean, in both brackish and fresh waters. They are popular commercially, as gamefish, and also in the aquarium trade. Although they are named after the mangroves where they like to reside, they can also be found in deep rocky bottoms, wrecks and reefs, seagrass beds, and even inshore estuaries, rivers and lakes.

They are usually a grayish red color, but can also be found range from bright to copper red, with a dark stripe across their eye. Although they become fully mature at about 2 years, these snappers can live for up to 20 years.

How big do Mangrove Snapper get?

The smallest of all the snappers, the average size of a mangrove snapper is only one to 3 pounds. However, in rare instances, they can reach over 18 inches and 10 pounds. Unlike many fish species, both the females and males tend to be about the same size, and are externally indiscernible.

What's the biggest Mangrove Snapper ever caught?

The current record with the International Game Fish Foundation is held by Tim Champagne, with a 32 inch long, 18 pound, 10 ounce mangrove snapper. On July 22nd, 2015, he landed the beast out of Cocodrie, Lousiana while aboard Captain Andre Bourdreaux’s boat, M/V Showtime. Using live croaker, it only took five minutes to reel into the boat, and completely crushed Steve Maddox’s 1992 record of 17 pounds.

Where is the best place to catch Mangrove Snapper?

Mangrove snapper can be found in the southern half of the United States, into the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. As their name suggests, you can find them in mangrove lagoons, the largest will be found on offshore reefs and wrecks.

Some of the most notable places to target these snapper are the Gulf of Mexico, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico.

When should I catch Mangrove Snapper?

Although mangrove snapper are good to catch year round, they spawn from April to November, making summer the peak season.

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