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Old 04-18-2019, 08:33 PM   #11
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I really appreciate the input guys. Can I ask what size snapper slapper and vertical jigs you are using.
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This is my go-to, and lands everything (Grouper, AJ, Snapper, Sharks, Kings, etc).

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Old 04-18-2019, 08:36 PM   #12
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I really appreciate the input guys. Can I ask what size snapper slapper and vertical jigs you are using.
As for jigs, it just depends on current and depth. I havent found one too big for them to eat.
I was dropping 14 and 16oz jigs (10-12" long knife jigs) for grouper, and getting bit by 15-20" snapper. I went big hoping I'd get past the snapper. I couldn't, even in 380' of water.

In shallow water, I'd go as light as the water would allow me. If I am only getting small fish, I'll go bigger. 150g-200g is probably my go-to.

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5-6 oz lime green snapper slapper with a hole sardine or cigar minnow

Drop to the bottom (If it makes it that far) then reel up 10’.

Same size Glow in the dark white for night fishing

And hold on tight!! Cause ya going to get tight!!

Just another tip: Bigger fish are farther away from the structure when looking for red snapper, at least that’s been my experience

One more tip: take off one of the assist hooks on the snapper slapper and save it for when the one gets chewed up!
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:36 PM   #14
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I'd try as hard as possible to get live bait.

Then go light. You dont need weedeater string to catch these guys.

This statewater fish are a croaker!!

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Old 04-18-2019, 11:15 PM   #15
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The reason I make my leaders out of 200 pound mono is because they get chewed up and you can catch fish over and over without them getting ruined. Later in the season I cut the hardware off and put it on new mono. love Snapper Slappers, but because I like to fish around heavy structure, that can get really expensive really quick. I find it that many times the little snapper will eat cigar minnows and sardines off of my rig before it gets a chance to get down to the big ones


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My boys use jigs from Reef Hoppers out of El Campo. We use the Lohego in 300 and 400 gm. and use a single hook instead of a treble (easier to unhook)
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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.
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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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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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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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Thats pretty close regarding lures with and without attached bait.
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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.
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