ABOUT SNAPPER FISHING
Catching Snapper in Ft. Lauderdale & Hollywood with YB Normal Fishing Charters in Ft. Lauderdale can be very productive. The reefs in Ft. Lauderdale is very close to shore: the Yellowtail snapper’s natural habitat.
Ft. Lauderdale has various reefs including natural, artificial, and shipwrecks. The YB normal specializes in reef fishing for all types of snapper. The best way to target these fish is to anchor up on any type of structure since the snapper are current feeders.
Snapper bites best with a light to medium current. Once anchored up on a structure best thing to do is start chumming the area to bring curious snapper up the water column to investigate the scent.
The crew of YB Normal has found that it is best to use small cut baits such as fish, squid, or shrimp. Snapper have keen eye sight which makes light tackle the best choice. When fishing for snapper in Ft. Lauderdale on the YB Normal we use light spinning and rods.
The key to snapper fishing is to constantly feed line out using the piece of bait to flow and blend in just like the chum. Snapper are curious fish and may look at a piece of bait many times before deciding whether they want to eat it. While letting the line out the bite is similar to a surge there will be a short time where the line will peel off the reel, at this time you want to close the bail of the reel and come tight with the fish. Snappers are great fighting fish and excellent table fare.