It is very exciting to catch your own fish right from the waiting to the tugging of bait, the struggle and finally heaving it up on board. Many fish lovers simply cannot contain their excitement when fishing season draws and they religiously prepare their boats, bait and fishing tools. If you are an expert fisher one of the fish that provides a definite thrill and fishing experience worth remembering is the snapper. The snapper, commonly known by fishing lovers in the region as the Big, is found all year round so you can choose anytime of the year to have your fishing experience. However, the red tide is between the months of October to April when a huge bounty can be caught.
Those ambitious for a big catch should do their fishing in deeper waters and at night when snappers feed closer to the water surface. However, it might take time to spot a feeding area but once you locate one get ready for a big catch as they move in schools. Also, get ready for quite a struggle, as they do not give in easily. Get a firm line and securely attach your bait. The advantage with snapper s is they will eat almost anything so you get a wide variety of bait you can choose.
Those ardent on fishing red snappers will advocate for use of a squid head, but you can choose cuttlefish, pilchards, salmons, octopus and silver whiting for bait. Do not be deceived to think that the battle ends with getting it on the boat. Ensure you net it properly to avoid it getting back into the water. Use one with a firm large mouth and a long handle to give you advantage over the strength of fish and condition of the water. Always net it with it on its side.
Any angler echoes the Boy Scout in being prepared with the proper rod set and the burley and awaiting the snapper. Maybe this is the season you will bait that twenty-pound Big Red and get stories to tell until you grow old on top of a hearty snapper meal.