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Fishing Live Snappers on the North Shore

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Each year there are lots of snappers around the Huntington area where I fish. I tried once drifting snappers for fluke with no luck. Now I am wondering if a striped bass -or even a larger bluefish, might enjoy a fresh caught snapper. Has anyone had success fishing fresh caught snapper for Bass - do they enjoy them, -how should I rig them? Any advice would be super.
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ive had luck fishing them for large ocean blues on a float suspended where the fish are. Also use then for tuna with great success.
I hook them lightly just behind the dorsal. By lightly i mean with a thin hook so that it doesnt hit the back bone. The farther back hook position tends to cause the fish to swim deeper. Good Luck.
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