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    Default mangrove snapper

    Who's caught em on the texas coast. I caught a little one maybe 12 inches yesterday on shrimp in upper north bay. We had to look it up because we had never seen one up close before. Sure enough... Horrible day fishing with mostly two rat reds and two big stingrays. But that little guy made my day.

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    I caught several this weekend-if ya get one close to a foot, fillet it-they're good eating.
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    Heck yeah ive caught alot during the summer around the jetties in Freeport in the past

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    There is a large amount in Galveston Bay right now .... the 1st freeze will take them out ... but for now they are here ...

    No size limit on them, but to make it worth while they need to be in the >12" range .... i catch one almost every weekend when fishing with the kids and live shrimp
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    I love targeting them when I go spearfishing.
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    Used to have a large population at my dock. I thinned them out, but the freeze we had a couple years ago whacked them. I'm catching small ones now and then, but not like a few years ago.
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    Thats pretty cool. I had never caught one since i started fishing the bay 4 years ago. Pretty neat! I thought you could only find em in florida.

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    Good eatin too!
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    True, they are not very tolerant of the cold. But pound for pound, a great fight and watch those teeth. I wish we was infested with 'em!

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    Last 4 trips, all different places we have picked up a couple. Shrimp and gulp rippers, will bite either one, right in half. Lost a whole bag of new copper penny gulp anchored just down current of Bouy #blabla just out of %&*@ Pass, 2 weeks ago. And no, you can't lip one like a crappie but you can filet like one.

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