Snuck out in the arvo last week to my secret snapper spot to have a cast with the fly rod. I've caught plenty of snapper in the same spot with plastics but I wanted to try and get one on the fly.
I was on mum's stand up paddle board which I find easier to cast from because there is nothing to get the fly line caught on(it's sort of like a kayak, right?). Got out to the spot and started casting up current and letting the fly drift down slowly to the bottom at about 4-5 meters where I thought the fish would be holding. I probably don't have the right line for fishing this depth, it's just a floating one, so I left it for a bit longer so it could get to the bottom all the while keeping in touch with the line and giving a few twitches.
After doing this for about 20 min I got a hit and was able to set the hook. At first I thought it was a small bream because he kept on swimming towards me and couldn't keep the line tight. After he got close to the surface he took a bit of line.
I was super stoked on getting my first snapper on the fly, 36cm. Not massive by any means but it's a start. I know there are bigger ones out there.
I got another hit after that but it was as I was putting the rod down to paddle back to reposition myself and I didn't set the hook. Oh well, next time
Has anyone else had any experience targeting snapper on fly?
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