2021 Snapper Season

Big Red's, Pinkies, Pagrus auratus, Melbourne Snapper, the Crimson Tide
Hiryuu
New Member
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:15 am
Has liked: 13 times

Re: 2021 Snapper Season

Post by Hiryuu » Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:08 pm

Hi folks, what kind of rig would you suggest I use on a jetty to catch snapper/pinky? Cheers.

User avatar
bowl
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:30 pm
Location: Wyndham Vale
Has liked: 280 times
Likes received: 487 times

Re: 2021 Snapper Season

Post by bowl » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:43 am

Hiryuu wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:08 pm
Hi folks, what kind of rig would you suggest I use on a jetty to catch snapper/pinky? Cheers.
Running or paternoster
To many boats kayak, helicopter , catch a fish,catch a fish

User avatar
Andrews
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:41 pm
Location: Bellarine Peninsula
Has liked: 197 times
Likes received: 499 times

Re: 2021 Snapper Season

Post by Andrews » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:17 am

Yeah, depends where you're fishing. Often jetty's have a lot of big stingrays hanging around so you'll often find them taking the bait and running with it, Ideally if you can use a paternoster that keeps it high enough off the bottom it helps avoid the rays haha.
Amateur EGI Fisherman / Sponsors: Yamashita / Gomexus - Check out my Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/fishingandrew/

e.welch
Rank: Snapper
Rank: Snapper
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:46 am
Has liked: 182 times
Likes received: 180 times

Re: 2021 Snapper Season

Post by e.welch » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:33 am

Andrews wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:17 am
Yeah, depends where you're fishing. Often jetty's have a lot of big stingrays hanging around so you'll often find them taking the bait and running with it, Ideally if you can use a paternoster that keeps it high enough off the bottom it helps avoid the rays haha.
if your casting it out it doesn't matter what rig I had a paternoster at Mornington on Saturday and managed to hook a huge ray its wing span was probably 2m wide and i was fighting it for 5- 10 mins before i got it to the rocks and it snapped me off.

e.welch
Rank: Snapper
Rank: Snapper
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:46 am
Has liked: 182 times
Likes received: 180 times

Re: 2021 Snapper Season

Post by e.welch » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:36 am

Hiryuu wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:08 pm
Hi folks, what kind of rig would you suggest I use on a jetty to catch snapper/pinky? Cheers.
hey, mate the rig doesn't matter it's more the conditions you fish what gear do you have because if you have a surf rod i would recommend getting some three-way swivels and setting it up with a paternoster but make the leader to the sinker relatively small while the leader to the hook is longer this means your bait will be sitting away from your sinker a bit and it has a more natural look. also depends where you are fishing i would recommend Mornington or Geelong rn there both getting good amounts of snapper and fresh bait is key to getting the big fish.

frozenpod
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:04 pm
Has liked: 77 times
Likes received: 100 times

Re: 2021 Snapper Season

Post by frozenpod » Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:35 am

Mattblack wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:15 am
ben475 wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:56 pm
Mattblack wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:54 am
Had another crack and launched early Sunday morning. Got about 200 mts out and copped a big wave over the bow, had a 'f*ck this' moment & headed back in.
Big thank you to the guy in a big red Haines (had twin 175's on the back) who offered to take me back out...good to know there are still nice people in the world.
Heard reports Black Rock is still plagued by pinkies and Williamstown is finally starting to fire up.
haha ah **** that sux, is pretty funny to read though

what boat do you have?
One that's too small! (5mt Stabi)
Its a fine size mate, don't worry about it.

Besides one wave over the front is nothing.

Mattblack
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:08 pm
Location: South East Suburbs
Has liked: 558 times
Likes received: 277 times

Re: 2021 Snapper Season

Post by Mattblack » Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:45 am

frozenpod wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:35 am
Mattblack wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:15 am
ben475 wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:56 pm
Mattblack wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:54 am
Had another crack and launched early Sunday morning. Got about 200 mts out and copped a big wave over the bow, had a 'f*ck this' moment & headed back in.
Big thank you to the guy in a big red Haines (had twin 175's on the back) who offered to take me back out...good to know there are still nice people in the world.
Heard reports Black Rock is still plagued by pinkies and Williamstown is finally starting to fire up.
haha ah **** that sux, is pretty funny to read though

what boat do you have?
One that's too small! (5mt Stabi)
Its a fine size mate, don't worry about it.

Besides one wave over the front is nothing.
That what my wife says as well....if my young bloke wasnt on board I may have persisted, but it would have been really uncomfortable at anchor and I had wet undies.

frozenpod
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:04 pm
Has liked: 77 times
Likes received: 100 times

Re: 2021 Snapper Season

Post by frozenpod » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:33 pm

If you do upgrade one day would you go glass?

Mattblack
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:08 pm
Location: South East Suburbs
Has liked: 558 times
Likes received: 277 times

Re: 2021 Snapper Season

Post by Mattblack » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:09 am

frozenpod wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:33 pm
If you do upgrade one day would you go glass?
undoubtedly glass rides better, but probably stick with tin as you don't have to be as precious with them and they're easier to tow.

frozenpod
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:04 pm
Has liked: 77 times
Likes received: 100 times

Re: 2021 Snapper Season

Post by frozenpod » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:27 am

You dont have to be precious with glass just use it.

Post Reply

Return to “Snapper Fishing”