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04-21-2019 01:09 AM
Day0ne How do you NOT catch snapper?
04-20-2019 10:25 PM
Robert.Parson I wish someone would show me how to find them like that here in SARGENT.
I got SKUNKED AGAIN !
I think I need professional help.


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04-20-2019 10:06 PM
Jolly Roger
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That sounds awesome. I was going to try and get out today but got stuck in a blizzard in Kazakhstan and just got home. Next weekend looks like a strong maybe.
We bumped out to Supermarket today. Bad trash line 30ish out, trees, docks, entire channel markers, etc... The Mississippi river flood going to screw up Sabine fishing for a few days.

Good news, can walk on water if you step on snapper. Also weed lines starting to show up, was worried flood waters were going to keep it pushed out.
04-20-2019 06:41 AM
Calmday
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Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post
Hopefully will get to show you a spot this year that the grouper will only hit tipped vertical jigs, and the jig has to be the right color, and the cut bait has to be exact bait they want. It is the damnest thing, five guys fishing side by side and once the one guy gets the combo right it is non stop action for drifts that are a mile long. Jigs alone catch couple, bait alone catch a couple. Jig+bait is nonstop.
That sounds awesome. I was going to try and get out today but got stuck in a blizzard in Kazakhstan and just got home. Next weekend looks like a strong maybe.
04-19-2019 08:40 PM
Jolly Roger
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Originally Posted by Calmday View Post
We keep it simple. Carolina rig with 50lb mono. Whole sardines or whatever we catch out of the canal for bait (live is always gona be better for bigger fish) As light of an egg weight as we can get away with.
I agree with Charlie on the fancy stuff.
Hopefully will get to show you a spot this year that the grouper will only hit tipped vertical jigs, and the jig has to be the right color, and the cut bait has to be exact bait they want. It is the damnest thing, five guys fishing side by side and once the one guy gets the combo right it is non stop action for drifts that are a mile long. Jigs alone catch couple, bait alone catch a couple. Jig+bait is nonstop.
04-19-2019 06:54 PM
reel thing If you want to target the bigger snapper get away from the main school until you only see 3 or 4 on your depth finder these are usually the bigger ones 20# to 28#s. Ithink someone said to get off of the structure and they are correct. the main school is usually smaller and stay together for protection.
04-19-2019 02:21 PM
Calmday We keep it simple. Carolina rig with 50lb mono. Whole sardines or whatever we catch out of the canal for bait (live is always gona be better for bigger fish) As light of an egg weight as we can get away with.
I agree with Charlie on the fancy stuff.
04-19-2019 01:53 PM
mstang1988 At the end of the last season they were more picky but down there in the right spots. They are easy to catch.

Fish finder rig works just fine. Dead bait or live bait. With live bait you are more likely to get an AJ. We use ~130lb/150lb fluro. I don't want to spend my day changing line and red snapper are not line shy. around here.

Butterfly jigs in various colors also work.
04-19-2019 01:26 PM
CHARLIE Drundel


Thats pretty close regarding lures with and without attached bait.
04-19-2019 11:00 AM
Drundel
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Originally Posted by Kaizen View Post
I will also stop at the short rigs on the way out and try to jerk up some larger baits. I use chrome freshwater jigging spoon like what is used for whitebass on spinning gear. I cast and let it sink way down then jerk it like crazy all the way back to the boat.
That is one thing we are trying to get better at. I really want to try dropping down larger live bait for snapper and experiment.

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Originally Posted by uscgnazzario View Post
I really appreciate the input guys. Can I ask what size snapper slapper and vertical jigs you are using.
Mostly 5/7 oz. snapper slappers. Pink, chart, blue/white, red/white in that order. I have tried the purple/black ones without near as much luck.

For vertical jigs, 5-12 oz. are what I have with me. A mix of diamond, hammered, flutter, and knife. I haven't really found one working better than the other. All of mine glow so I make sure to lay them out in the sun before I start fishing.

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Originally Posted by CHARLIE View Post
Still dont know why folks put bait on lures. The fish are eating the bait and not the lure. Why buy the lures in the first place ? Take the bait off the lure and use it. You gonna catch lot less fish. Jus sayin.
No it won't. I've experimented a fair amount, mostly drifting.

SS with bigger bait catches mostly bigger snapper (generally).
SS with smaller bait catches mostly smaller snapper (generally).
SS with no bait doesn't catch much.
Smaller bait on circle hooks catches mostly smaller snapper.
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