Florida's Gulf Snapper

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Go Light

The author chose light plug tackle to best this fine red snapper over an artificial reef.By Capt. Dave Lear
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They Come for Chum

Frozen Boston mackerel cut into chunks makes perfect chum for snapper.Capt. Dave Lear
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Big and Plentiful

The average size of individual red snapper appears to be on the rise.Capt. Dave Lear
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Use subsurface swimming lures like the Shimano Waxwing, Rapala Glidin’ Rap or Sebile Magic Swimmer when fish are down in the water column. Bomber Badonk-A-Donks, Heddon Super Spooks or MirrOlure Top Dogs are ideal for surface presentations.
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Throw Hardware

When chummed into a feeding frenzy, reds will eagerly strike an artificial lure.Capt. Dave Lear
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Check the Law

Gulf fishing regulations change often, so check before you goCapt. Dave Lear