Has this year been a dissapointing Snapper season?

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Has this year been a dissapointing Snapper season?

Post by Seniorfisho » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:33 am

I don't do much fishing for them anymore but reading reports on all forms of media as well as some very good snapper fisherman that I know it seems this year hasn't been as prolific as the past few years. Could it be the amount of rain we had earlier in the year? Pinkies seem to have taken over the bay more so than some past years, could it be that the large numbers of them even in the peak months are just beating bigger fish to the bait? Could it be due to differing currents outside the heads? What are your thoughts/

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Post by Kimtown » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:09 am

Went snapper fishing twice and caught 1x 5kg and a decent gummy the second time. (Dropped a huge schoolie though)

So it wasn’t too bad for me.

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Post by purple5ive » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:51 am

Im no pro snapper angler, but i have had the best season ive ever had in my own boat this year. all on lures, so im not sure if the bait would have increased numbers. fish weren't massive by any means(l40cm to 3kg fish) but consistency was there..

ive done well other years on other peoples boats where bait is predominantly used, so maybe this season for me is something ive been missing out on all the time, or just a fluke.
time will tell.
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Post by barra mick » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:14 pm

It was a really good season this year .

Only got out maybe 10 times but good fish.

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Post by ben475 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:21 pm

purple5ive wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:51 am
Im no pro snapper angler, but i have had the best season ive ever had in my own boat this year. all on lures, so im not sure if the bait would have increased numbers. fish weren't massive by any means(l40cm to 3kg fish) but consistency was there..

ive done well other years on other peoples boats where bait is predominantly used, so maybe this season for me is something ive been missing out on all the time, or just a fluke.
time will tell.
good to hear.

were you hopping plastics along the bottom? or some other technique?

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Post by purple5ive » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 am

ben475 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:21 pm
purple5ive wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:51 am
Im no pro snapper angler, but i have had the best season ive ever had in my own boat this year. all on lures, so im not sure if the bait would have increased numbers. fish weren't massive by any means(l40cm to 3kg fish) but consistency was there..

ive done well other years on other peoples boats where bait is predominantly used, so maybe this season for me is something ive been missing out on all the time, or just a fluke.
time will tell.
good to hear.

were you hopping plastics along the bottom? or some other technique?
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Re: Has this year been a dissapointing Snapper season?

Post by Mattblack » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:05 am

Thought it was ok....just later than usual

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Post by Kimtown » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:12 am

Mattblack wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:05 am
Thought it was ok....just later than usual
Get offshore in the stabi much yet this season?

So many huge gummies been caught off woolamai and flinders since xmas

Good change up from the mega melon knobby

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Post by Lightningx » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:56 am

Didnt find it too bad at all. My mate and I caught quite a few :P

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Post by Sebb » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:19 am

Gotta be at the right place at the right time.
And I haven't been.

Few trips on my yak and landbased, nothing but pinkies (under 40cm).
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