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Old 09-02-2010, 12:50 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever chummed up snapper on the inshore holes? I have heard of it before but never seen any detailed information. what chum works the best. Block chum or a chum churn? Is it as simple as just anchoring up current and then throw out a chum bag? Do you chum on the bottom to get them stirred up then remove the bottom chum bag and place it off the stern? How long do you typically chum before moving to another spot if the snapper dont come up? How quick do the snapper react to chumming the surface?

I have never tried this before but recently found alot of natural bottom numbers inside state waters from when my dad fished in the mid to late eighties. So I want to give it a shot with light tackle.
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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A chum churn is great to have but not needed. I usually thaw out a couple boxes of frozen chum and mix in a little menhaden oil, plain oatmeal and sand just like I would in the keys for yellowtail and muttons. Anchor upcurrent and start throwing out small amounts of chum with a ladle. This works extremely well with big black snapper around oil rigs.
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As thick as the snapper are on everthing these days just buy a box or 2 of chum and and hang it off the stern and they will be chewing the prop off in no time
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i was fishing off of 3 barges and was chumming with a frozen bag of chum and throwing out cut squid. The snapper came out of the hole and came practically up to the boat... maybe 4 feet below the surface!
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After you get em chummed up float small chunks of cut bait at the one you can see and hold on.
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