Sports

Red snapper

It’s as if the Gulf Council with the National Marine Fisheries Service is trying to drive a wedge between the charter/for-hire and private recreational angler as a solution to the inept federal management of red snapper. One thing is certain: Recreational anglers across the Gulf Coast are letting it be known that they are not happy with the direction of red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Chad Cooper
Winners: 88-257, .341
Best Bets: 13-16, .812
Longshots: 10-24, .416 (hitting the board)
Top 3 picks in the $: .517

 

Tuesday, Nov. 25
Race 1
1-10-8-5 (1-best bet)

Race 2
2-7-5-1
Race 3
9-6-7-4

Race 4
3-9-7-5
Race 5
6-5-4-3

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Chad Cooper
Winners: 84-246, .341
Best Bets: 13-16, .812
Longshots: 10-24, .416 (hitting the board)
Top 3 picks in the $: .521

 

Saturday, Nov. 22
Race 1
7-1-11-8

Race 2
4-1-6-3

Race 3
3-2-7-1

Race 4
1-2-5-8

Race 5
2-9-6-4

Race 6
3-1-5-7

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this is about as good as it gets — a mix of snow, Canada and specklebelly geese.

While duck hunting on a flooded field the other day, we were just about ready to pick up the decoys when we saw a string of snow geese low on the horizon and coming our way. The wind was honking, it was drizzling and those birds were on the deck. What looked like a sure fire deal, with easy shots at possibly the most hunter-wary birds on earth, quickly turned sour. Just about the time those geese were within shotgun range, they veered off with the wind.

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Chad Cooper
Winners: 83-236, .351
Best Bets: 12-15, .800
Longshots: 10-24, .416 (hitting the board)
Top 3 picks in the $: .527

 

Friday, Nov. 21
Race 1
1-8-4-7

Race 2
1a/1-4-5-3

Race 3
4-5-10-6

Race 4
1-5-2-7

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Chad Cooper
Winners: 83-236, .351
Best Bets: 12-15, .800
Longshots: 10-24, .416 (hitting the board)
Top 3 picks in the $: .527

 

Friday, Nov. 21
Race 1
1-8-4-7

Race 2
1a/1-4-5-3

Race 3
4-5-10-6

Race 4
1-5-2-7

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Chad Cooper
Winners: 79-226, .349
Best Bets: 11-14, .785
Longshots: 10-22, .454 (hitting the board)
Top 3 picks in the $: .526

 

Thursday, Nov. 20
Race 1
4-1-5-6

Race 2
4-2-7-6

Race 3
3-4-7-5 (4-$$$)

Race 4
7-3-5-4

Race 5
7-3-5-4

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Chad Cooper
Winners: 76-215, .351
Best Bets: 11-14, .785
Longshots: 10-22, .454 (hitting the board)
Top 3 picks in the $: .527

 

Wednesday, Nov. 19
Race 1
2-1-10-3

Race 2
4-3-7-5

Race 3
4-8-2-10

Race 4
2-4-1-8

Race 5
4-7-10-11

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Chad Cooper
Winners: 75-205, .365
Best Bets: 11-14, .785
Longshots: 9-21, .428 (hitting the board)
Top 3 picks in the $: .521

 

Saturday, Nov. 15
Race 1
2-4-6-7

Race 2
4-5-8-7

Race 3
3-7-4-6

Race 4
6-5-8-2

Race 5
3-11-2-9

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Chad Cooper
Winners: 72-194, .371
Best Bets: 11-14, .785
Longshots: 9-21, .428 (hitting the board)
Top 3 picks in the $: .520

 

Friday, Nov. 14
Race 1
2-5-3-9

Race 2
5-8-2-4

Race 3
7-11-2-4

Race 4
10-8-1-3

Race 5
10-9-6-5

Race 6
7-4-1-6

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