never been snagging before , give me some advice

Discussion in 'Fishing General' started by mobiggerbucks, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. mobiggerbucks

    mobiggerbucks New Member

    Jul 21, 2005
    lake of the ozarks
    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 .
     
  2. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Not sure about all that, but I know it takes alot of beer!!!
     

  3. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    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...
     
  4. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Oh.. and dont be surprised if you pull a lot of stuff up that aint fish.
     
  5. Squatter

    Squatter Member

    385
    Aug 15, 2003
    St. Peters MO
    Maybe Jimmy Hoffa:dancin:
     
  6. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    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
     
  7. MUHunter

    MUHunter New Member

    777
    Aug 13, 2003
    NE MO
    HFFF, you just gave out a lot of trade secrets there.......I don't know if the old man will let you back in the boat now.:ass:
     
  8. mobiggerbucks

    mobiggerbucks New Member

    Jul 21, 2005
    lake of the ozarks
    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 .
     
  9. Big John

    Big John New Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    I know I am showing my "yankeeness" but what is this guy snagging we call it (snatching) for sharks?
     
  10. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    spoonbill,,,,,,,,,half fish,,,,,,,,half duck.:D

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  11. River

    River New Member

    131
    Dec 7, 2002
    Beaufort,Mo.
    Now Henry

    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.
     
  12. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    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;)
     
  13. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    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
     
  14. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    heres the big ole 12/0 hook don't for get a file and keep them sharp
     
  15. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    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
     
  16. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    put the hook threw that loop
     
  17. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    pull it tight and it should look like this

    your done with step one
     
  18. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    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
     
  19. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    put the loop over one of the shafts of the hook it don't mattter which one you start with
     
  20. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    pull that tight and it should look like this