Whats tour favorite snapper rig?

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Whats tour favorite snapper rig?

Post by smile0784 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:17 am

Time has to start preparing gear for incoming snapper season.
Got to look amd all the rods and reels and oil up what i need to after a 3 month lay up.

Just wondering what rigs people use for sanpper?
Do people prefer the snapper snatchers?
Or
Run a sinker slider on main line then a swivel and then run a 1+mt trace to your hook?

Or what do you use?



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Post by cheaterparts » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:43 am

My favourite snapper rig has a snapper on it :rofl:

but really I just use a sliding sinker rig to a swivel with 1 - 1.2 meter leader - early season 2 - 5/0 j hook snelled about 6 - 7 cm apart with a thin strip bait
tends to hook up better on slow bites
later season when they become better on the chew I go back to Circles

and I dont tend to use snapper snachers just plain hooks
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Re: Whats tour favorite snapper rig?

Post by Lightningx » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:20 am

I use a bit of both. In the past the snapper snatchers have caught me plenty and so have a double snelled rig with a small ball sinker :)

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Post by smile0784 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:28 pm

I caught all my snapper on home made simple paganoster rigs lol
Thought i try something new this year.

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Re: Whats tour favorite snapper rig?

Post by Bugatti » Sat May 25, 2019 3:29 am

smile0784 wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:28 pm
I caught all my snapper on home made simple paganoster rigs lol
Thought i try something new this year.

I have had a lot of success with the humble paternoster rig too. Mainly with suicide hooks for when they are "biting" and not attacking baits.

But my "put-down" rods are either:

* a paternoster with snatcher style hooks (either home-made or hooks off of ebay then I tie them into rigs) that are circle hooks , , , , they grab , , , , then I lift and load :)

or

* a running bean sinker with two snelled hooks , , , , again , , , , they grab , , , , then I lift and load :)


These rigs are also unfortunately great for Dog Sharks, Port Jacksons and Banjos , , , , go figure :(


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Re: Whats tour favorite snapper rig?

Post by Tim399 » Sat May 25, 2019 6:28 am

I fish shallow for snapper (1.5 to 5m) early season I tend to use just a 5/0 suicide hook with no sinker (or if fishing in a bit of breeze a small pea sized running sinker), then I use home made snapper snatchers later in the season which are 5/0 circles on twisted dropper loops. I am no snapper guru, but these rigs have worked for me



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Re: Whats tour favorite snapper rig?

Post by smile0784 » Sat May 25, 2019 6:29 am

Don't most rigs pj and banjos lol

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Re: Whats tour favorite snapper rig?

Post by rb85 » Sat May 25, 2019 7:53 am

Early season I use a “western port” running sinker rig. Using the ducks nuts sliders they pick up less weed.

https://www.bustedwholesale.com/busted- ... ducts.html

40lb fluorocarbon leader to a snelled cpoint hook with a dx on the bottom.

Later in season I run circles.

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Re: Whats tour favorite snapper rig?

Post by walkinginunison » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:23 pm

rb85 wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 7:53 am
Early season I use a “western port” running sinker rig. Using the ducks nuts sliders they pick up less weed.

https://www.bustedwholesale.com/busted- ... ducts.html

40lb fluorocarbon leader to a snelled cpoint hook with a dx on the bottom.

Later in season I run circles.
They look neat! Although how do you prevent the line running from the slider to the sinker from wrapping around the hook leader or main line? To me that is one of the best aspects of ezi-rig type clips

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Re: Whats tour favorite snapper rig?

Post by Mattblack » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:11 pm

Interesting how people use different rigs early and late season....what sort of setups are you guys using over winter?
*I swear by snapper snatchers



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