How to catch snapper blues for bait?
Posted August 27 2009 - 7:07 PM
Posted September 13 2009 - 11:50 AM
Posted September 13 2009 - 3:16 PM
Posted September 13 2009 - 4:29 PM
Once baited up, just cast out, let it sink a few feet and look for any twitches in the line which would indicate a bite. If you do not get a bite, crank the reel a few times and let it sink. Keep repeating this. If you notice snappers following it but not hitting it, vary retrieve speed and how much you retrieve each time you reel. Also vary how much you let it sink. This method should be done with no float and no weight. If it is too windy, a float can be used but it is best without it. When you get a bite, give the snapper a couple of seconds and ust a twitch of the wrist is all that is needed to set the hook. this way of snapper fishing will out fish any other way, and it will easily out fish snapper poppers.
Hope this helps. Good luck
Posted September 13 2009 - 7:37 PM
Originally Posted by billthe5th
for snappers I'd go a bit lighter, maybe a 1/8 or 1/4 oz kastmaster.
Those small kastmasters come with treble hooks which harm the snappers big time.
Do you change out to a small single hook - if so what hook do you use?
Posted September 13 2009 - 10:54 PM
Posted September 13 2009 - 11:26 PM
i started doing this after they kept chasing my chartruese clouser and would only chew on the feathers. drove me nuts! good luck
Posted September 14 2009 - 3:36 AM
Ps. A trick I like to do is use a small peice of metal...snapper zapper, kastmaster, w/e.. and find a guy using the snapper popper. I then cast along side him, and I typically outfish him. The trick is, I believe the snapper see the water being thrown up, and then see my peice of metal swimming a few inches below the surface, and are more likely to take that, then his topwater tubing...but then again its just my opinion... Those poppers do make great snapper catchers though..