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Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:47 pm
by mmcauliffe
If I wanted to target Hogfish, what pier in this area would be my best bet?

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:52 pm
by fishnfool73
Anglins or Pompano would be my choices. Live shrimp on clear water days on the edge of the reef line in spring or summer.

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:21 pm
by PhishingPhanatic
Anglins always seems to produce some, usually to tourists with frozen shrimp. I didn't catch a hogfish for my first 8 years of fishing down here and wanted to badly. Then last year right about this time I got 2 in the keys within 15 min of each other on live shrimp. I haven't gotten one since. I have seen a couple nice ones come up on crabs that were intended for permit too.

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:30 pm
by Jordan
The few hogs me and my friends have caught have been on days when the water is crystal clear. In the keys we actually sight casted one. I guess i'd say anglins.

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:36 pm
by bolo
PM GatorKong. He loves Hogfish and seems to know where to catch them on Anglins. I have caught all my Hogfish on Crabs and Shrimp. I only catch them as by catches. If I tried to target them I probably wouldn't be able to.

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:18 pm
by rshields
There have been a few brought up lately at Anglins. Under the pier between the mid hut and the T on live and dead shrimp. I got one last week and it was tasty. And there was a tourist that got one the other day on a dead nast shrimp but it was undersize

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:49 am
by Lomax aka ZEBCO
mmcauliffe wrote:If I wanted to target Hogfish, what pier in this area would be my best bet?

8) It's not a snapper.

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:47 pm
by BRunner346
its a wrasse

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:48 pm
by mmcauliffe
Zebco wrote:
mmcauliffe wrote:If I wanted to target Hogfish, what pier in this area would be my best bet?

8) It's not a snapper.


That's true Zebco, most of us already know it's not a snapper but that's how it's commonly referred to...hogfish and hog snapper. I can't remember the last time I heard someone say they caught or shot a hog wrasse. Actually it's a Lachnolaimus maximus but who's keeping score? :roll:

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:10 am
by Lomax aka ZEBCO
8) It's still not a snapper.

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:00 am
by Green Tide
look at one of the google earth pic of anglins and pick a spot by that hut

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:05 pm
by gatorkong
Like everyone else said clear waters. But not always. I saw one caught at Anglins by a guy fishing with a yoyo, using squid and very cloudy waters. It was very frustating since he was not 5 feet from me and I was fishing with shrimp. I said all that to say , usually those not fishing for them and not wanting them usually catch them so if you want them don't fish for them. :D

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:13 am
by Lomax aka ZEBCO
8) Didn't know they allowed yoyos there. I will send some business that way.

Re: Hog Snapper

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:26 am
by bolo
Zebco wrote:8) Didn't know they allowed yoyos there. I will send some business that way.


Stop being a racist. They don't like to be called yoyo. :wink: