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Old 10-05-2010, 08:19 PM   #1
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What is the best bait to use when targeting snapper? I've been using cut up pieces of cigar minnows and had pretty good luck.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:35 PM   #2
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Live pinfish are easy to get and work pretty well
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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Live pinfish, Whole cigar minnows, Whole northern mackeral, Live Rubylips and small Live Snapper.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:50 PM   #4
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Butterflied bluefish or Bonita slabs. There's no bait too big if you want to catch a big snapper.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:07 PM   #5
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i worked on a snapper boat nack in 73 we got ladyfish and spanish filleted them put in beer flats salted each layer, keptk a few boxs cooking, salt hardened made it harder for fish to steal bait earlier this yr had good luck with cigar minors cause i couldnt get nothing else, had cigar and pinfish sat, but caught snapper on bonita we caught earlier in day,, they say live bait rules tried to catch some sat spanish bit off every rig only got one elwie in
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:22 PM   #6
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where could i catch some bonita? or would it just be easier to buy a few?
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:20 AM   #7
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Catch the bonita just offshore a few miles out by trolling or if you see a school busting up top throw a sling jig into the school and reel very fast.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:07 PM   #8
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We went Friday and they hit white trout that we had caught and butterflied and wouldnt touch cig's and on staurday they wanted nothing but cig's we took squid and caught a bunch of undersized Triggers and the AJ's were all over the trout and nothing hit saturday we were 14 miles out SE.
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Aki jigs for the big boys. Will be doing it myself on saturday and hopefully sunday too. but not fishing any bait for the big ones.
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Get some good chum and fish the top water with a spinning reel and cut up cigar minnows. No weight.
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