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Old 05-27-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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The plan is to head out really early in the morning, but it's effing hot. Boat is gassed up and hooked up and everything is ready to load. Being that I sleep very little the night before an outing, I'm contemplating getting up around midnight to start my fishing day. Would it be worth it?
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Snapper actually bite better at night.
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If you know where any black snapper are they do better at night too.
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I have no idea where black snapper are, but I can't say I would complain if someone PMed me a spot or two. I have a list of over 200 numbers, but I don't know what's on most of them.
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I have no idea where black snapper are, but I can't say I would complain if someone PMed me a spot or two. I have a list of over 200 numbers, but I don't know what's on most of them.
You might be under-exaggerating, but I know I have twice that many in the area reachable from Pensacola pass and probably more thanks to a very generous friend. I'm still trying to learn how to fish them.

I think that by the time I figure out how to fish them well, I'll have only have a 10th of them on my list.

I'd love to learn how to target the mangroves/blacks. Mingos are my current "want to learn how to target them better species." I got a good lesson on that recently and I'm read to put it into practice.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:13 PM   #7
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I would like to target mingos too, they are very yummy.

i try to check out 1 or 2 new spots if I can every time I'm out. There have been a number of times I haven't been able to see anything on the fish finder though.
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Night fishing can be very enjoyable if you and the boat are well equipped. It beats the heck out of roasting from the daytime Sun and heat during the summer months.
You need good lighting on the boat. Cockpit lighting easy on the eyes is important, as well as a real good spotlight while underway.
If you are on a small boat, like most of us without a radar and alarm, make sure someone is awake at all times. You will be surprised at how many boats, big boats are out there at night running on auto pilot. You're little white anchor light will not save you. So have a lookout and be prepared to pull anchor. Flares are a good thing.
Night fishing can be a great experience, and we use to fish at night years ago, because the Triggers, then a pest at the time will not bite at night, while targeting Snapper.
Damn, times have changed.
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Sho- nuff aimed it up. I LOVE fishing at night. He's right about the night traffic also. Make sure someone is always awake for boats and boat trouble.

Triggers do cut off a out 15 minutes before the sun touches the water.
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And MOST of the time, the afternoon thunderstorms are gone, and it is dead calm seas with a nice breeze. Again, most of the time!
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