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Old 05-05-2005, 11:25 PM
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What would you say is the best bait and hook size to use for snapper?
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:24 AM
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I use pin fish, cut up pin fish & grunts. I started using a sabiki rig and catch whatever is down on the spot I'm fishing also and use that. It only takes a little time and if it is down on the spot you are on, they will eat it. I use a 6 & 7/0 circle hook (bleeding red).
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Old 05-06-2005, 10:46 AM
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Snapper love fresh cut snapper for bait! Try it with a B liner next time on a circle hook rigged Carolina style with a 6-8oz egg weight above the swivel on 30lb mono!
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Old 05-06-2005, 09:47 PM
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Live Croakers! I have yet to find a bait better.

I always hear the Venice guides talking about using fresh tuna for snapper bait.........actually tuna bellies I think. We don't catch tuna out of Fourchon so don't know for sure how well they work.

I like 5/0 mustad croaker hooks.........the circle hooks don't work well for me (I like to jerk.....and can't for the life of me stop)

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