Where to fish for Snapper? Reefs, Rock ledges, and Wrecks.
Australian Snapper can be found in all depths of the ocean – as long as there is some kind of protective structure within their vicinity.
Most of the larger fish like to linger around reefs, both natural and man-made.
While it’s true that an amateur may believe there is only one clear-cut way to catch a fish, it’s important to remember that fishing is a complex and nuanced activity. Experienced anglers know that there are many variables to consider when attempting to catch a specific type of fish, such as water temperature, weather conditions, time of day, and the specific habits and behaviors of the fish in question. It’s always a good idea to keep an open mind and be willing to try new techniques in order to improve your chances of success.
What Size Rod & Reel Combo?
A spinning reel size 4000-6000. Shimano Baitrunners are a popular choice, Myself I fish with a Shimano Baitrunner 4000 paired with a Shimano Revolution 741 fishing rod as Pictured below
My Snapper Rod is 4-8kg Shimano Sonic Pro in the picture. A rod in 6-10kg class is recommended when bait fishing fast current.
Sienna 4000 gets the job done for me, it’s a cheap option. if your wanting to spend a little more check out shimano Baitrunner range .
Bait Fishing i like to use mono this is spooled on my Sienna 17lb Berkley Trilene for 300m is around 14 bucks.
Reedy’s Ultra Rig with the new Uv Glow is must have in your tackle box
Rig Tying Video Make your own Snapper Rig’s
This video was made a few Year’s ago, nothing has changed when tying this rig. the only new update is we fish the ultra rigs,
How to Catch Snapper on a Boat
Here are some tips on how to catch snapper on a boat.
1. Choose the right gear.
You’ll need a rod and reel that is strong enough to handle snapper, as well as some bait or lures. If you’re using bait, make sure it is fresh and appealing to snapper. If you’re using lures, choose ones that are designed to imitate snapper’s prey.
2. Find the right spot.
Snapper are found in a variety of habitats, but they are most commonly found in rocky areas with sandy bottoms. Look for areas with structure, such as reefs or wrecks, as these provide snapper with places to hide and ambush prey.
3. Use the right technique.
When fishing for snapper, it’s important to use the right technique. If you’re using bait, let it sink to the bottom and then slowly retrieve it. If you’re using lures, cast them out and retrieve them at a moderate speed.
4. Be patient.
Snapper can be a bit finicky, so it’s important to be patient. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t catch anything right away. Just keep casting and retrieving, and eventually you’ll get a bite.
Here are some additional tips:
- Use a flasher rig. A flasher rig is a type of fishing rig that uses a brightly colored lure to attract snapper.
- Use a fluorocarbon leader. Fluorocarbon leaders are less visible to fish than monofilament leaders, which can help you catch more snapper.
- Fish at dawn or dusk. Snapper are most active at dawn and dusk, so these are the best times to fish for them.
- Be aware of your surroundings. When fishing for snapper, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings. Make sure you don’t cast your line into other boats or people.
3 Tips For First-Time Boat Fishing
- Be prepared.
Before you go boat fishing, make sure you are prepared. This means having the right gear, knowing the rules and regulations, and being familiar with the area you will be fishing in.
- Be safe.
Always wear a life jacket when you are boat fishing. It is also important to be aware of the weather conditions and to make sure you have a plan in case of an emergency.
- Have fun!
Boat fishing is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. So relax, have fun, and catch some fish!
What To Do When You Hook Your First Australian Snapper
Don’t Strike with circle hooks!
When you first feel a bite, resist the urge to strike. Snapper are not like other fish that will immediately take the bait. They will often take the bait and then swim away, trying to dislodge it. If you strike too soon, you will likely miss the fish.
Untighten Your Drag.
The drag is the knob on the top of your fishing reel. It controls how much line is released when the fish pulls on the line. When you first hook a snapper, you need to loosen the drag so that the line can freely release as the fish pulls. This will help to tire the fish out and prevent it from breaking the line.
Tire Your Fish First.
Once you have loosened the drag, you need to tire the fish out before you try to reel it in. Do this by letting the fish run with the line. As the fish pulls, the drag will release line, allowing the fish to swim away. The fish will eventually tire and you will be able to reel it in.
Use a Net.
Once the fish is tired, you can use a net to bring it into the boat. Hold the net in the water and then gently scoop the fish up. Once the fish is in the net, lift it out of the water and into the boat.
Handle the Fish Carefully.
Once the fish is in the boat, handle it carefully. Snapper are strong fish and they can easily be injured if they are not handled properly. Use a pair of pliers to remove the hook from the fish’s mouth. Once the hook is removed, you can release the fish back into the water.
Here are some additional tips:
Use a strong rod and reel. Snapper are strong fish and they will put up a good fight. Make sure you have the right gear to handle them.
Use the right bait. Snapper are attracted to a variety of baits, but some of their favorites include squid, pilchards, and small fish.
Fish in the right spots. Snapper are found in a variety of habitats, but they are most commonly found in rocky areas with sandy bottoms. Look for areas with structure, such as reefs or wrecks, as these provide snapper with places to hide and ambush prey.
Be patient. Snapper can be a bit finicky, so it’s important to be patient. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t catch anything right away. Just keep casting and retrieving, and eventually you’ll get a bite.
I hope these tips help you catch some snapper!
To catch Australian Snapper, you will need to
● Fish over natural and artificial reefs, rock ledges and wrecks.
● Try all depths of water.
● Use a Flasher Rig (Reedy’s Rigz Ultra Rigs), live or fresh bait.
● Use luminous beads and fluorocarbon leader line.
● A good brand of rod and reel.