My son is 10 and sort of new to offshore. We resolved to test GH reef. The night time just before I did a freezer cleanse out and chopped up a pair ziplock baggage of pins, shrimp and mullet. We also netted a reside nicely full of white bait just before we headed out.
We anchored up and uncovered some first rate recent. Started chumming and acquired a bunch of mackerel in the slick. Caught two and started viewing darker, thicker fish a tiny even more back. Drifted back a reside greenie and hooked up about a 16 inch mangrove! My son was fired up! Two or 3 other snapper followed the fish to the boat so I considered we had been into them.
Then all of a sudden these mangroves had been long gone! Never saw them once again!?!? We held throwing handfuls of white bait and almost nothing but mackerel came all-around the rest of the excursion.
So my problem is…what the heck took place? What did we do mistaken? Is this prevalent with mangroves?
Thank you for any assist on this.