Aussie style snapper.

Discussion in 'Reef fish' started by Gozz, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Gozz

    Gozz Senior Member

    146
    0
    Down here in Australia "Melbourne anyway"we have what we call red fever.
    I call it red fever because all we think about is snapper snapper snapper and more snapper for about 3 months of the year when the snapper come into our bay.
    Snapper have some kind of aura about them which makes grown men become little kids.
    What can I say I'm one of those people.
    I've caught them with bait and soft plastics and I never get sick of catching them.
    Last year me and my mate took one month of work and fished for snapper almost every day.
    This is how our snapper look.
    This fish went about 5kilo,its what we call old man snapper with the big knoby nose.
    [​IMG]
    This fish was just over 6kg and was caught over reef in about 8 meters of water.
    [​IMG]
    And a couple more caught over mud.we catch heaps of fish over mud here,the snapper love it.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

    1,440
    9
    Gozz,

    Welcome to 360tuna.com
    Nice snappers, how far out do you have to go to catch those snapper?
     

  3. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

    1,374
    5
    Welcome aboard.
    That first snapper reminds me of my mother-in-law.
     
  4. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

    5,979
    1,854
    Welcome aboard.
    That first snapper reminds me of my mother-in-law.

    I was gonna say it reminded me of you!:eek: :D

    welcome to 360tuna, Gozz
    -B
     
  5. Gozz

    Gozz Senior Member

    146
    0
    Thanks guys.
    My mother in law wishes she looks that good.
    Just joking she's cool.

    We don't need to go very far at all,anywhere from the jetty to about 20 km out.
    All depends where the fish are.
    Mainly about 7km out in about 17mtr of water.
     
  6. greenguy

    greenguy Member

    85
    0
    nice snaps we got some of those big boys over here too

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    one around 16lb and the other was 19
     
  7. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

    1,406
    100
    I love them pink buggers too. Once a year i do the 8hr drive up the coast to Byron Bay to fish with a good mate on his boat. The FAT one is me

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Another mate with a couple of rippers from his South Oz trip
    [​IMG]

    They are a good species that go hard and nice on the tooth too
     
  8. spineyman

    spineyman Senior Member

    2,033
    57
    Welcome Mate. Nice snapper.
     
  9. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

    1,374
    5
  10. Astronut

    Astronut Senior Member

    3,179
    342
    is this a juvenile? or different species?

    [​IMG]

    I think that species is called "snapper bait"..lol.

    astro..