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I am going snagging for the first time . How about some advice and maybe some of you can teach me the fundamentals . What kind of water do they like ? Holes ? sand bars ? heavy current ? flats? I have heard that they are attracted to the mouths of streams and rivers .
 

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Double set with two of the biggest treble hooks you have ever seen.. 8oz weight on the bottom, surfcasters, ect. Be sure to work out before hand.

I did this several years ago and things might have changed by now, but this should be the general protocol I would think...
 

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Oh.. and dont be surprised if you pull a lot of stuff up that aint fish.
 

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i have found snagging to be alot like making love a whole lot of excitment leading up to then alot of work and if your lucky a bit of pleasure at the end:hysterical:


now for the real stuff
heres how i was taught of course every one does it different.

we use heavy salt water rigs i will get you a pic sunday evenig of my pole and real
its a stiff stiff 6 1/2 foot rod and a penn salt water reel i beleive the numer is 49 i will have to look
we spool them with 80 lb nylon dacyron (sp) line. we use three trebles with a 16-18 oz weight you want it to drop back down fast and not have any chance of the currrent moving it we tie the weight on bottom then about 2 ft up one hook then another 6 and another 6 more.

i will try and show you how to tie one later its an art its self

to fish you want a boat that will turn sharp cause we fish the channels in the lake or up the river and you go back and forth across the channel the fish are moving up and down the channel so going back and forth you have more to "aim" at so to say it hard work you jerk the rod and then let it go back if you have enough weight it falls back quickly. and if your jerking hard enough the line kinda whips when you jerk it.

some people do it from the bank and have good luck i can't tell you any thing about that its a whole differnt game with differnt types of poles and weights too. i am speaking about boat tatics.

its not cheap to get started either my pole was like 35 bucks and the reel new was like 80 alot of people cast there own weights leads at a lb each are expensives and hooks aren;t cheap eithr i think we use 12/0 hooks there huge i will get you some pics sunday evening so check back
 

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I went to bass pro . Got the pole , reel , dacron line and hooks . The son and I fired up the wood stove , out in the shop and cast 32 , 20 oz. weights with our new mold . I couldn't see giving $3.00 for a weight .
I have the pole rigged with three hooks . We also bought two swivel seat basses and mounted them along the sides of the boat so that two people can work the poles and be comfortable . My next question is ,,,,, tactics .
Where do them little buggers hang out ? I don't expect anyone to tell me where their favorite spot is but there has to be some kind of technique to this .
Some of it is obvious , like dragging your hooks across the current . The fish are not going to be sideways in the river .
My son went with another guy last year but they just drove around in circles . The boy noticed that they hooked up more often when he saw shad on the locator . The guy he went with was one of those guys that thinks , if he cought a fish over there five years ago then that is a good place to fish . Needless to say , his shad theory went un tested .
 

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Originally posted by Big John
I know I am showing my "yankeeness" but what is this guy snagging we call it (snatching) for sharks?
spoonbill,,,,,,,,,half fish,,,,,,,,half duck.:D

:cheers::cheers:
 

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Now Henry

Originally posted by henry
Originally posted by Big John
I know I am showing my "yankeeness" but what is this guy snagging we call it (snatching) for sharks?
spoonbill,,,,,,,,,half fish,,,,,,,,half duck.:D

:cheers::cheers:
That was really funny, and pretty close to truth,lol ! :neuspeuter: OH, I'VE NEVER SNAGGED but we were fishing fast water on the osage and my buddy snagged a spoonbill, awhile back.
 

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ok i promised pics so here they are heres the reels we use.
are they the best heck i don't know but they sure work good
some of the newer penns have the string guide don't care much for them on thing to remember always always always keep the clicker one;)
 

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heres another as you can see my old reel has some salt water pitting i bought it used as there about 80 bucks new but it works just fine
 

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heres the big ole 12/0 hook don't for get a file and keep them sharp
 

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now the good stuff heres how i was taught to tie them its really just a bunch of loops as there is no knot any were

frist make a loop and stick it threw the eye
 

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put the hook threw that loop
 

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pull it tight and it should look like this

your done with step one
 

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now to keep the hook in line this is the important stuff

from the sinker end of the line make a loop you have to turn your loop the correct way notice that the sinker end of the loop is on bottom

if you twist it the wrong way you will know shortly it just comes apart
 

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put the loop over one of the shafts of the hook it don't mattter which one you start with
 

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pull that tight and it should look like this
 
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