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A short trace or leader will give the angler a direct feel and contact with a hooked up snapper. However, there are times when the angler is required to have a longer leader, for example when the tide is running really fast. Over the years there was strong belief that snapper would come on the chew when the tide begun to run, but the snapper would go off the bite when the tide was running fast. So it was thought that snapper did not like to feed into a strong current. As time has proven this theory is not necessarily...

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  Snapper can be found dwelling in and around shallow and deep reefs, with a particular liking to rubbly grounds, within the sheltered bays and also in the deeper offshore systems.  A snapper’s diet consists of octopus, mussels, crustaceans, squid and small fish like bluebait, whitebait and pilchards.  Additionally, Snapper have a special taste for prawn. This is a very inexpensive and accessible bait for all anglers around Australia.  Snapper are a grazing fish and usually feed whilst they are on the move. This principle is true for both their feeding habits, snapper feed on the bottom for Octopus, crab...

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Locating Snapper One reason that may have contributed to snapper being constantly on the move around the bays, would have previously been the scallop and mussel dredging in Port Phillip and other bays. Now that that has come to somewhat of a halt in recent years, it will be interesting to see the future behaviour of snapper in the bay.  Based on this, it is hard to predict where snapper might show up at the same time each year. Perhaps with the banning of netting in the bay, it might just bring some consistency in the movement of these mysterious...

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In Victoria it is illegal to anchor up in a shipping channel, as they can be very busy and big cargo ships cannot manoeuvre as quickly as a modern conventional power boat. You will be putting yourself and your crew members at risk by doing so. As we have discussed snapper like reefs and they also particularly like the edges and drop-offs of channels. Many old time anglers believe that the thrust of a power boat zipping by will dislodge morsels off the banks or edges of these channels, therefore these areas can make good feeding grounds. The running sinker...

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Shallow Water 1-5 meters deep is regarded as shallow water fishing to most old time anglers and the results can be as good as those form deeper areas, if you come to understand the movement of snapper in your local area. Noise is the major difference between the techniques applied from shallow water fishing to deep water fishing.  During rough seas even in the shallow water, making noise will have little impact on your success. However, it is a different ball game when the seas are calm. It is essential that as little noise as possible come from your vessel,...

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