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Snapper rigs

PostPosted: 03 Sep 2019, 12:20
by ROYCEB
With snapper season here and incoming, I wanted to ask what kind of rigs are effective
and will it work if I throw a light weighted or free weighted pillie out the back while drifting?
I usually use plastics so I dont usually anchor up :up:

Thanks

Re: Snapper rigs

PostPosted: 03 Sep 2019, 13:02
by vicyak
With free Weight it depends on depth and tide flows. Fishing non tidal and in shallow water <6m then don't need weight. I find using a very small sinker (size of pea or smaller) does help. But you will need to anchor.

If your drifting then a paternoster rig with 2 lines hanging off with a reasonable sinker (based on conditions will be required)

Also linked to another thread I've done. I still use the same setup but early season I now don't use circles and use 6/0 Gamakatsu Octopus.

http://vyak.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=23778

Re: Snapper rigs

PostPosted: 03 Sep 2019, 14:21
by ROYCEB
Thanks for the advice
Looks like I'll have to anchor up but ill give the paternoster drifting ago