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Old 01-23-2022, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Sonís trophy Mangrove Snapper

My soon to be 8 year old son caught this last July on an offshore boat out of Destin. My wife told him if e caught a worthy fish he could get it mounted for his room.

As luck would have it he reeled in this 29Ē Mangrove Snapper all by himself. The deckhand said he thought it was probably the biggest they had ever caught of the species. From my research the record fish was just a couple inches bigger so we decided it was worthy of a mount.

The look on his face when we got home from church today tells it all.


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Old 01-23-2022, 01:53 PM   #2
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Old 01-23-2022, 01:53 PM   #3
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Old 01-23-2022, 01:54 PM   #4
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Old 01-23-2022, 01:54 PM   #5
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Thatís awesome!


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Old 01-23-2022, 01:54 PM   #6
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Very nice, Congrats

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Old 01-23-2022, 01:55 PM   #7
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That is amazing, I’m jealous of both the catch and the mount!
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Old 01-23-2022, 01:58 PM   #8
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Wow that is a giant for sure.. Congrats to the young man.. And great job getting him mounted!!
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Old 01-23-2022, 01:59 PM   #9
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That's a biggun. Bet that fish put a whoopin on the young man

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Old 01-23-2022, 01:59 PM   #10
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Great fish, beautiful mount, and fantastic smile! I love every bit of it!
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Old 01-23-2022, 01:59 PM   #11
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that is a trip he will remember forever!! great fish!
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:02 PM   #12
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very nice; congrats to the lucky fisherman!!
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:04 PM   #13
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Wow. Congrats to your son Ricky. I had no idea they got that big. Settin the bar awful high there Dad. Kind of like shooting a 168 for your first deer. LOL
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:04 PM   #14
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Awesome catch!
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:28 PM   #15
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Nice fish! Congrats!
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:29 PM   #16
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That's a biggun. Bet that fish put a whoopin on the young man

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Yes sir, it was a struggle. He lucked out that he fish hooked on about half way up when we was reeling in to check his bait.


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Old 01-23-2022, 02:31 PM   #17
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That is huge. ��
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:32 PM   #18
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Priceless!!! Congratulations…
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:32 PM   #19
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Didn't know they got that big

What a toad

Great looking mount as well
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:39 PM   #20
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Awesome!
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:40 PM   #21
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Biggest I ever saw.
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:45 PM   #22
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That is awesome....love his smile!
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:45 PM   #23
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That's very nice!! Congrats to him.

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Old 01-23-2022, 02:47 PM   #24
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Thatís awesome


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Old 01-23-2022, 02:48 PM   #25
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Pure awesomeness! Congrats to the young man on a great catch!
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:49 PM   #26
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That's Awesomeness
Congratulations
He gonna Need a bigger boat!
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:50 PM   #27
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Giant!
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:51 PM   #28
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Thatís what itís all aboutÖcongratulations to your Son!


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Old 01-23-2022, 02:54 PM   #29
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Awesome fish! Who did yíall use? We are going in June might try to take a trip one day.
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Old 01-23-2022, 03:00 PM   #30
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Only caught the smaller ones, had no clue they got that big.
Gotta ask, did yíall get to eat amy of it? Bet that big they are amazing


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Old 01-23-2022, 03:45 PM   #31
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That is awesome, congrats to him and you!
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Old 01-23-2022, 03:54 PM   #32
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Nice job Dad!
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Old 01-23-2022, 03:58 PM   #33
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Trophy of a life time right there. Don't see many giant mangroves. Congrats to the young fisherman.
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:05 PM   #34
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Very cool
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:09 PM   #35
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That's great!
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:15 PM   #36
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Awesome!!
That smile!!!
Congratulations
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:27 PM   #37
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Congrats to him. Love the smile!
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:28 PM   #38
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Congrats! That's a big one!
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:28 PM   #39
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Freaking Awesome!!!! Congratulations to your son and to you for surprising him.
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:30 PM   #40
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Dang thats awesome....Waydago!
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:41 PM   #41
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That is great!!!
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:59 PM   #42
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Big ol' mangrove! Congrats! The mount turned out nice too.
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:02 PM   #43
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That's a huge mangrove! Awesome!
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:03 PM   #44
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Only caught the smaller ones, had no clue they got that big.
Gotta ask, did yíall get to eat amy of it? Bet that big they are amazing


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Old 01-23-2022, 05:09 PM   #45
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Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:21 PM   #46
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Congrats young man..
That, is just an awesome fish..
But really, who hooked who ??
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:36 PM   #47
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Now that's winning MOM and DAD!!!! Very cool.

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Old 01-23-2022, 05:42 PM   #48
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That's awesome. Great fish!
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:43 PM   #49
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That’s the heck of a mango snappah
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:44 PM   #50
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Thatís pretty cool .
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