Old 05-04-2002, 12:31 PM
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Default How, when, where do you catch Snapper off NC?

Most of the head boats out of atlantic beach used to catch lots of red snapper and silver snappper when I was a kid (40 years ago) at the shelf drop off. If I remember it was 200-400 feet deep and sometimes deeper. These areas have been over fished to the point that I seldom see them bring any in anymore. Anyway we would locate the fish over structure with a sounder and drift fish with electric reels and cut squid under 5/0 hooks and 3-6 oz leads. Check on the gulf boards in floridasportsman forum as there are lots of red snapper fisherman there.
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