Registered User. April 2016 in General Fishing #1. Can they be the same or should my snapper rig be heavier? class. A lot of people go overboard with line and tackle. As far as what we recommend goes, What price range are you looking into? All species as well. I plan on getting a pretty stout rod for the TLD 20. What kind of line are you guys using? Wow Feature of Elite Fishing Rod This quality rod comes with some tough and smooth guides that give you excellent performance. The reel seat is made of graphite and it does moderately well for different situations. Snapper are one of those fish that anyone who has picked up a fishing rod dream about catching. Fortunately, PENN is a game-changer that every angler can benefit from. They are awesome reels. Post on 5/20/16 at 6:03 pm to voros79 A good red snapper set up should be stout with a casting type reel capable of heavy drag. For a boat, pick a 7 foot 2 piece 6-8ish kg rod. Even for longer hours, there will be no pain or soreness disturbing your hands. Bubba Feesh. Tackle setup- jig a 6 ounce shimano butterfly jig with 1 penn fierce 7000 / Ugly Stick Tiger light and rig the other one with a cobia jig for casting. I would advise going to Fishing Fever tomorrow or Saturday to see what they have on sale. Tags: None. Course Overview. I'd like to buy an offshore rig, but I'm not there yet. That would depend on how you plan to fish for them. Basic bottom-fishing rods will have the reel seat aligned so the reel sits on top of the rod, and will be strong enough to lift fish. Snapper ain't fricking whales. This falls into 2 reel categories that you will want to size your red snapper rod: 2500 – 3500: 5 – 14 lb test line; 4000 – 5500: 8 – 25 lb test line; For red snapper in the 3-10 lbs range, look for: Length: see … If you also want to jig, you should get a high speed reel with a heavy drag like Avet offers. by Telec » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:51 pm, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited, Hi caught my first snapper on the pier 2.5 kg 60 cm. Join Date: Jul 2008; Posts: 48; Share Tweet #2. by mazman » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:58 pm, Post and have been doing for a long time. Does anyone have any recommendations on an inexpensive rod/reel setup for snapper fishing? Adjust weight depending on current. The hollow stuff is great where I want a lot of line but still want the mono top shot. Looking for everyones opinion on best rod and reel setup for Cobia . 6. Line capacity is fine. Copyright @2020 TigerDroppings.com. I have a finnor offshore 9500 with a 7.5ft rod custom rod. – Penn Battle II Spinning Reel – Penn Squadron 410 Inshore Spinning Rod, 7-Feet/Medium . I use hollow on my trolling gear and my AJ/Grouper gear. Red Snapper are easy, I know. The 7 best spinning reels 2019; Red Snapper Fishing Characteristics and habits of red snapper. After that, it’s time to bring out your best bait to reel them in. by tbourke45 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:25 am, Post If you are just getting into this game, buy your gear wisely. Those dreams often go along the lines of pulling in a trophy fish and taking some pictures for prosperity. From land, if you want to do the standard bait soak a 12 foot rod in the region of 6-8 or 8-12 or if you want some more versatility get a 9 foot 6-8 kg spin rod you can use to peg lures or big SP's around as well. Hey Guys, I wanted to get an idea of what kind of setups you guys use for the OBX and what you chunk with them....bait and or lures, what works, etc. by Tomcat1 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:47 am, Post That is my big snapper set up lots of fun to catch em on and if you are fishing for big snapper don't use a weight over 1 oz. On June 5th which kind of sucked but I assume I need something bigger just in case when going for red snapper. i'd go a 6-8kg 9ft rod and the 6000 bait runner 20lb braid will be fine from the pier, or 4-8kg 7ft from the boat with a 4000 reel 15lb braid 20lb leader, Thanks for the tip guys went with a shimano 6000 oc bait runner, ↳   Department of Primary Industries / Fisheries, ↳   VRFish (Victorian Recreational Fishing Peak-Body), ↳   Melbourne Fishing Reports - Port Phillip Bay and Mornington Peninsula, ↳   Gunnamatta Beach and The Back Beaches, ↳   Geelong, The Great Ocean Road and the Bellarine Peninsula Fishing Reports, ↳   Grampians and Surrounds Fishing Reports, ↳   Snorkeling and diving around Melbourne. Hubbard recommends at least a 4:1 or 5:1 gear ratio and prefers conventional reels, although you can catch lots of mangrove snapper on spinning reels, too. Red Snapper. by Telec » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:13 pm, Post But you will be lucky if you catch a prize fish on your first few trips as snapper are very smart and fussy feeders, especially the big ones. Sight casting bucktails, Bait and wait, Live bait, From a boat, Pier, surf. You might also consider: The larger the red snapper you’re after the bigger the baitfish should be. They became my favorite after learning how to cast because my cast accuracy went up measurably. Lifestyle and habitat of snappers coincide with one of the names – reef. Most popular examples of redfish are the red drum, lane snapper, red snapper, deep water redfish, northern red snapper, queen snapper, slimehead, red emperor, rosefish and many more. Snapper rods have changed noticeably over the years from solid glass broomsticks to fast and powerful sticks, capable of dictating terms to the mighty snapper. Climbing to rocky grounds or mangroves, they prefer ambush hunting. For more fishing tips and techniques get caught up on our podcast series by checking out our podcast series page. Red Snapper Rod/Reel recommendations I got invited by a friend to go Red Snapper fishing on saturday, but I need to bring my own gear. For instance, this combo is notorious for its accuracy and precision for ensuring the best catch. A 6000 or 60 reel size would work well with a 7-foot spinning rod. The 7 ft catana is better, but the butt is too long for my liking/technique. A spinning rod (or "boat rod") is ideal, as it's strong enough to handle a thrashing red snapper without snapping in two. Beach fishing will usually require something in the 12' range loaded with 10kg. OBX rod/reel setups 02-26-2009, 12:16 PM. I got a 10 lb red snapper a few weeks ago and it had my tiger light jigging rod bent over pretty well so I'm not sure how it would hold up to an amberjack or a something else bigger. This will give you more pulling power when the grouper starts to run. Capt. Spinning reels are better for Mangroves but open faced are much better for jigging/ fishing with weights. Subscribe to continue reading. Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:45 am. And not only red drum, but these reels are also great for landing any fish in the 1-40 lb. They aren't cheap but load it with a few hundred yards of 80 - 100# braid(I like Jerry Brown Line One, a stout jigging rod like the Heavy Action Shimano Trevalas and you've got a rig light enough to reef fish all day with and also capable of jigging Amberjack and Yellowfin if you so desire. Hooking the shrimp in the tail allows for it to live the longest. Do you want it just for snapper fishing, are you using it mainly for land based or pier fishing or will you be using it in a boat? In small boats and kayaks a shorter rod is more practical. Also need a setup for red snapper. jirrera . I also use a TLD 15 with 30 lb mono. I reread your OP and added a little more info to my post. It isn’t a surprise getting yourself subdued by the fish and it may even snatch the spinning rod out of your hands. Dylan Hubbard Came by Saint Pete Fishing outfitters to talk about what his favorite bottom fishing setups. Back to top. Back to top. Holy shite you guys go thru a lot of trouble to catch the elusive ARS. Your Instructor. 02-26-2009, 01:02 PM. Good luck! As for reel size, different manufacturers use different measuring systems. If you like spinning rods and reels a 8000 size reel on a 6 1/2 ft to 7ft medium heavy rod with 65 lb braid works good and is also great for when you want to butterfly jig for snappers or flyline for kings. My opinion is that when bottom fishing the rod is more important that the reel, but a reel with a lot of drag is important to turn a big grouper or snapper around before he runs you into his hole Tips and notes on this rig: The bait for this rig is live shrimp hooked in the tail. U don't need tackle that heavy unless you are dragging them off a rig. This unit is made from a mixture of carbon fiber and fiberglass, which makes it extra stable and extremely durable. by DougieK » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:20 am, Post If you also want to jig, you should get a high speed reel with a … Check Out Our Boat Rod Range . Before I get jumped on for being a 9 foot addict, i've been soaking baits on the Catana for a while and it casts a 2 ounce sinker with a whole pillie a freaking mile. Conventional reels will give you a serious edge over spinning reels. Looks like they are going to have some great deals on some good snapper combos. You need to use live bait or you’ll wind up catching grouper, jacks, or triggerfish instead. It is never too easy to find a dependable set of fishing rod and reel combo. Overhead Boat Fishing Rod & Reel Combo's – An Overhead Boat Fishing Rod Combo can give you the power required for bringing in tougher species of offshore fish like big snapper, Kingfish, Morwong, Mahi Mahi and so much more. Rods are rated for different line weights, and the only real difference is how the reel seat and rings are set up. I'd want something a little shorter. The largest number of species is associated with the regions with the greatest distribution of reefs, including coral. Snapper Rods. Posts: 11 Location: Whiskey Creek . Already a subscriber? For spinning, jigging, reef fishing applications I use 80 non-hollow with a uni to uni splice or those tiny 80# Spro barrel swivels for shorter mono/ fluoro leaders. We love the Sougayilang saltwater fishing rods for many reasons, one of such being its durability. Posts: 102 Location: newport/atlantic beach. I use Shimano Tallus rods with Jerry Brown braid (non hollow). This is because conventional rods are positioned with the reel on top so that the line is parallel to the fish. Spinning reels are better for Mangroves but open faced are much better for jigging/ fishing with weights. I used to catch 10-15 lb snapper on heavy trout rod with 17-20 lb line all day with 20-30 lb flour carbon leader all day and would usually be done before anybody with 60 pound test had a bite. The handle with cork feels really easy to hold. I do alot of inshore fishing, and all of the rod/reel combos are light tackle. Scott goes through our gear that we used for Red Snapper in Venice, LA Sorry this content is for subscribers only. At 7 foot the rod is perfectly suited to offshore boat fishing, fast action of these rods allow the angler to feel the slightest bite and the power of the strong backbone give the lift required to set the hooks and control the fight, these are the best rods for snapper fishing. And most importantly, it is efficient to use, as well! If nothing easy is worthwhile, then I'm trying to find the most worthwhile thing in the most worthwhile way. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting. However, if you want to catch more than that, there's more to it. Slowing down the hardtail — and being patient on the hook set — are keys to landing a big one, Brent said. All rights reserved. FFS, hand lines are sufficient for the most part. Red Snapper sizes vary from 3 to over 40 lbs usually. What u have is fine. Rods: For general fishing a 6-10kg 7' setup is ideal for snapper fishing from a boat although you'll need something in a 15kg rating if chasing the really big ones. You get what you pay for most times and I found out a long time ago, you'll spend less buying quality equipment from the get go. They provide you with enough strength to drag a large catch and you can thrust your line deeper. I snapper fish with fierce 6000s and 50lb braid. Not sure if the 25 lb max drag on the reels is enough. Live shrimp work great for a number of fish species and that includes the mangrove snapper. New grouper/snapper reel & rod advice. Red snapper typically consume fish as well as squid, but they also like crustaceans, small pinfish, pilchard, and other fish. Sign in. Home Portal Forum Index Fishing Tackle Fishing Rods & Reels Search Ad blocker detected: Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. The optimal way to use a snapper fishing rod. kenack Posts: 5 Greenhorn. Rods, Reels and Line Use a medium to medium heavy rod, 6 1/2 ft to 7 ft, and a mid-size conventional reel filled with 50 lb to 60 lb mono or 65 lb to 80 lb braid. eyefish. Lots of things to think about when buying a new rod and reel. The hollow core is interesting, I just don't have any experience with it. The tiger light and penn fierce has been great for Mangroves. The reel has 60lbs of drag and holds 450yrds of 80lb braid. The following reels are great reels for starting anglers or experienced pros. REELS: Snapper reels need to be tough. Pretty new to this so I may be talking out of my a##. Watch: This Impression Of Nick Saban Calling Coach O Before Saturday's Game Is Great, Watch: LSU Releases Alabama Game Hype Video, Nick Saban Has Cleared COVID-19 Protocols, Will Be On Sideline For Alabama-LSU. From the rocks an 8' rod in the 10-15kg range is ideal. 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Twenty years ago the standard out fit of the southern big snapper specialist consisted of a large diameter centrepin reel, nylon line with a minimum breaking strain of a hundred pounds and a ‘billiard cue’ style solid fibreglass rod. I wasn't comfortable spending that much money on line without even knowing how to use it. Picky Eaters. Mono or Braid? Go for something in a 10foot rod that can cast a decent weight with a 4000 sized reel with some 15lb braid. One 24 inch female red snapper, which is 8 years old, produces as many eggs as 212 17 inch, 5 year old, females. We recommend cigar minnows and pilchards for shiny, eye-catching fish. Try one month for $1. So, when you are angling with your spinning tackle, ensure that you find a lightweight and strong one. They are so small for their capacities and capabilities. There’s nothing like the precise accuracy of a baitcasting setup. Redfish are popular for being the commercial source of food. by Basti » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:25 am, Post A palm sized pinfish is a good option and if you butterfly this to the bottom, red snapper will go after it because the flapping draws them. Looking to get a spinning reel and rod combo for mangrove snapper and cobia. Penn Spinfisher V 7500 with 30 lb mono 3/4 oz sinker tied straight to a 5/0 circle hook. The same size reel may be listed as 6000 or 60 from two different manufacturers. Guys, I live in the Clearwater/St Pete area and fish offshore in 30 to 150 feet for grouper, snapper, amberjack, kings, cobia, etc. Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:53 am. With bottom fishing, you will be aiming for large fishes like red snapper, halibut, grouper, and most predatory fishes in the sea, moving close to or under the sea bed. Snapper fishing is quite a challenge because they put a fight. by nickb123 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:18 pm, Post Thanks for the info. With a conventional rod, the reel is positioned at the top of the rod instead of the bottom. I might take you up on that one day. Agreed that it's great for baiting but I find it a little unwieldy to use with sp though. This fishing rod combo features a fishing rod reel, a carrier bag as well as the many fishing essentials you would require as a newbie or professional. Mistake #3: Not Having The Proper Rod & Reel A high-speed reel is mandatory for offshore snapper. This product comes with a metal build for both the side plate and the body. To give you a choice of high-quality rod and reel combos, we have chosen fishing gear from leading manufacturers such as Shimano, Daiwa, Ugly Stik, Penn, and more. The rod’s length is determined by the size of the boat but usually does not exceed 2m (6ft 6inches). Set the Rod in the Rod holder and start fishing and let the rod holder and boat hook hook the fish. I assume so bc last time I went snapper fishing I caught a huge Amberjack. Thanks for all of the responses.Plan is to head out abut 25-30 miles into south tim. by purple5ive » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:19 am, Post Red snappers are pretty clever fish, they’re not going to be biting onto any limp piece of bait. welcome First thing, welcome to the board. We get alot of questions about exactly which rod reel line and hook we are using for different applications. A good red snapper set up should be stout with a casting type reel capable of heavy drag. Conventional fishing reels are the best reel for the bottom-firing. Overhead success Two styles of overhead predominate, a larger jigging model or a smaller baitcast reel, and the decision essentially comes down to the style of snapper fishing you’re intending to use it for. I have 2 Avets, a SX 2 speed and a JC 2 speed with the raptor drag and Magnetic Cast. Mutton Snapper Fishing Rods ... One the clip is removed the swivel is small enough to reel through the rod guides to the reel the fish all the way to the boat. 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