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#1 Grandmaster Angler

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Posted September 04 2007 - 1:57 PM

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Snook Head & Bucktail Jig / Photo
Place: Dominical / South Pacific, Costa Rica
Angler: Rapala Pro Staff Carlos Cavero
Photo credit: Rapala Pro Staff Biol. Andrés Vega



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Posted September 04 2007 - 2:01 PM

Come on GMA - show us the rest of him
originally posted by"Otter"...no matter what even if i came home with that cup of failtry, its clobberin time. you didnt bring me exactly what i asked and lay it at my feet. sometimes i think i married the killer dude from 'no country for old men' in a size 0

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Posted September 04 2007 - 2:14 PM


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Posted September 04 2007 - 2:24 PM

snook scampi style
There is certainly something in fishing that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit, a pure serenity of mind.

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Posted September 04 2007 - 2:32 PM

I'm dying to catch a snook. Tried real hard in Mexico. We found a fresh break that fed into the ocean. Nada. Was not sure what to throw. GMS what is the best way to target them? Day/night? Structures/Sandy Beach? Lures on bottom or top? Slow or cranking it? Thanks.

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Posted September 04 2007 - 3:22 PM



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I'm dying to catch a snook. Tried real hard in Mexico. We found a fresh break that fed into the ocean. Nada. Was not sure what to throw. GMS what is the best way to target them? Day/night? Structures/Sandy Beach? Lures on bottom or top? Slow or cranking it? Thanks.








Exist many ways to target them, it depend of the conditions of the fishing zone:

1. Sandy beaches: Very early in the morning or in the sunset time, using lures.

2. Night time with live shrimp in mangroove channels or near structures

3. Structures with jigging method day or night.

4. River mouths very early in the morning or sunset time, using lures.

5. Casting lures in the border of mangroove channels

6. Trolling with lures near the border of the mangroove channels or behind river mouths.

7. Cast to the border of the mangroove channel, use the countdown method with Rapala Countdown lure, then retrieve the lure softly or with stop & go method.

8. Use varible type of lures to test different depths, explore the water collumn, this is the key of success.

9. Stop & Go / Continuous movements / Variable speeds / Slow speed / all are perfect to target snooks.

10. The lures are important:

* Bucktail jigs with curl tail (soft plastic) 1/2 oz, 3/4 oz, 1 oz
* Minnows like Rapala X Rap 10, 12 or 14
* Soft Shads with internal weight or armed with jigs.

I think the best place for your first snook is Florida because they protect them and exists more quantity of snooks and the probability are high.

México and central América (including Costa Rica) January thru May, in the summer season.

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Posted September 04 2007 - 4:16 PM

nice, i should go snook and cutterfly peacock fishing next time i go to florida

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Posted September 04 2007 - 5:41 PM



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Exist many ways to target them, it depend of the conditions of the fishing zone:

1. Sandy beaches: Very early in the morning or in the sunset time, using lures.

2. Night time with live shrimp in mangroove channels or near structures

3. Structures with jigging method day or night.

4. River mouths very early in the morning or sunset time, using lures.

5. Casting lures in the border of mangroove channels

6. Trolling with lures near the border of the mangroove channels or behind river mouths.

7. Cast to the border of the mangroove channel, use the countdown method with Rapala Countdown lure, then retrieve the lure softly or with stop & go method.

8. Use varible type of lures to test different depths, explore the water collumn, this is the key of success.

9. Stop & Go / Continuous movements / Variable speeds / Slow speed / all are perfect to target snooks.

10. The lures are important:

* Bucktail jigs with curl tail (soft plastic) 1/2 oz, 3/4 oz, 1 oz
* Minnows like Rapala X Rap 10, 12 or 14
* Soft Shads with internal weight or armed with jigs.

I think the best place for your first snook is Florida because they protect them and exists more quantity of snooks and the probability are high.

México and central América (including Costa Rica) January thru May, in the summer season.

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I appreciate this very much GMA. I now have a very good friend that lives in FL. Hopefully he will show me his secret spot for Snook.

Thanks again.

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Posted September 04 2007 - 7:48 PM

They fight like crazy and taste even better.
The best part of trashing plugs is making more.

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Posted September 04 2007 - 7:54 PM


 

 


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Posted September 04 2007 - 8:11 PM

Back in May I was fishing for snook with a half oz bucktail on a med action inshore rod with a shimano 4000 stradic. I had gotten down to the water just as the darkness was giving way to light. On my third cast I felt a hit just after the bucktail hit the water. Next my reel starts screaming, in seconds I am down to the backing. I try to cup the spool and just then a 5 foot tarpon jumps and snaps my line. Talk about bringing a knife to a gun fight

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Posted December 02 2008 - 8:26 AM

Dutch, check out this thread

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Posted December 02 2008 - 11:07 AM

for what it's worht: all the snook i caught were right in the wash

small sardine pattern crank baits

my buddy ed did well on pearly white superfluke

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Posted December 02 2008 - 11:44 AM

Gulp shrimp in electric chicken or at least i think thats the name of the color- its chartreuse yellow and neon green absolutely slays snook in florida... I dont see why it wouldnt work in Costa Rica..
Quote:Originally Posted by Fly By NiteThe internet would burn down if Al Mcreynolds caught his bass these days...

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Posted December 05 2008 - 10:30 AM

if i see the beach where u fish on the pictures , it looks like iet very shalow there
i come a lot of times too linda costa-rica and try to fish too
but if i use lures in that kind of water i always hit the bottom
can u give some tips?
grasias profesor!



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