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Old 02-19-2019, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
Thats a nice mangrove. Ive never seen a Cobia without coming bolsters.
itís a Mutton Snapper (otherwise it would be a World record mangrove) and the boat is a Pathfinder 2300DV . Close lol
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
Thats a nice mangrove. Ive never seen a Cobia without coming bolsters.


But my mangroves ainít much smaller
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:42 AM
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Both are very impressive! Your son's very fortunate, going to get to grow up on the water learning how to carry on the tradition. Good for you!
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by MotorBoatingSOB View Post

it’s a Mutton Snapper (otherwise it would be a World record mangrove) and the boat is a Pathfinder 2300DV . Close lol



Muttons defining characteristic is the blue line under the eye and the black spot on the back . I do see a spot on your fishes back now that I look close, but no blue line. Maybe it faded away with age in the fish box.The fins do look more like mutton now that I really looked at pic. below is a mangrove.

MANGOVE
Below is a Mutton. Note the blue line under eye and spot on back.



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Old 02-19-2019, 12:12 PM
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Impressive fish ITT. Ive read all over longer fluro leaders work well for Muttons. I know snappers in general prefer fluro but Ive caught plenty of Mangos on mono.
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by barrell View Post
Muttons defining characteristic is the blue line under the eye and the black spot on the back . I do see a spot on your fishes back now that I look close, but no blue line. Maybe it faded away with age in the fish box.The fins do look more like mutton now that I really looked at pic. below is a mangrove.

MANGOVE
Below is a Mutton. Note the blue line under eye and spot on back.


Negative ghost rider, the first fish I posted is a mutton. Note the anal fin is pointed, which rules out lane snapper. The pink fins and dot are also indicative of a mutton. It in no way looks like a mangrove, which do not get that big and have none of the characteristics I described. If you look mine is super bloated from being pulled up from 240ft and I’ve seen crazy variations on snapper coloring which I believe depends on their diet and where they grew up as a juveniles.
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by kpaulhus View Post
Impressive fish ITT. Ive read all over longer fluro leaders work well for Muttons. I know snappers in general prefer fluro but Ive caught plenty of Mangos on mono.
I agree. Iíve caught just as much on mono as on floro. I prefer mono because when your leaders are ~25ft it saves a ton since I usually go through a spool each trip
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ReelGrimm View Post
I like to use waxline rather than the 3 way swivel (I don't like swivels). I mark waxline to my main line about 100 feet with a loop. I attach my weight there. Pretty similar to my swordfishing setup, I adapted to muttons with good success.

I have a dedicated mutton rod out when I'm drifting with kites, etc.
Iíll need to try that one time. Make more videos BTW. Love the series
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:10 PM
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jumbos like this around 200'+
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:08 PM
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ReelGrimm, I appreciate that you share your knowledge with us . Would you further define how you rig for muttons using waxline ? Please.
Also, please explain how you attach your sinker . Capt. Billy/Right Stuff
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:58 AM
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Funny,,, biggest mutton I've ever caught and ever seen caught were in 25' of water in the winter in the keys.
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:12 PM
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love Bahams mutons for size !
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Great score David

what depth of water did ya get them in?
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by meritmat View Post
Great score David

what depth of water did ya get them in?
20-35'
those are my boynton buddies in pic
DJ in Grand put us on em.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by ldavid516 View Post
20-35'
those are my boynton buddies in pic
DJ in Grand put us on em.

interesting

I might have to try that. Was in 60 feet of water in Bahamas and never ran into any. Got one on the troll that was it
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Originally Posted by ldavid516 View Post
love Bahams mutons for size !
Forget the Muttons,,, looks at the Hogs!!!
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paparazzi man, you know you have pay royalty fees to use my picture!!!
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:32 AM
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Weíve taken some huge muttons in Florida but the biggest Iíve seen were in 250í off NC. They grow some freaky sized muttons and hogs up there but I donít know if anyone catches them hook and line. Maybe nobody fishes for them but they are there.
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Originally Posted by dolphin44 View Post
ReelGrimm, I appreciate that you share your knowledge with us . Would you further define how you rig for muttons using waxline ? Please.
Also, please explain how you attach your sinker . Capt. Billy/Right Stuff
I'd be interested in seeing some details about how you rig the waxline and sinker as well.

I've done several variations of that kind of rig and never been 100% happy with any of them. Always looking for a better way!
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