May Snapper Fishing
Snapper fishing is just getting started. This week we caught a few larger Vermillion Snapper and just yesterday we caught an almost 15 pound Mutton Snapper trolling. Yes trolling for bottom fish. This is a highly specialized fishing technique. You can troll for Grouper, Snapper, Jacks and more.
We were fishing with #8 planners in 60 to 120 feet of water. To get the planers down deep we fish them on 60 pound braid line, and troll just a bit faster than idle speed. We let the planner back until we feel it hitting the bottom, then reel it in just a little. That prevents bait from hooking the bottom.