How to Catch Pink Snapper
Rigs and Techniques
A 6-8kg spinning rod with 6-10kg line and about a 20kg mono leader will do just fine. Sometimes the heaviest gear isn’t the best for catching big pinkies.
Snapper are fished most often on baits such as mulies, slimy mackerel, pilchard, squid and octopus. The bait is often floated or lightly weighted in shallow waters or attached to larger fixed sinkers for fishing in deeper water. A berley trail is a good idea- try to drop some fish cubes down to the bottom. You want to drop your bait just at the edge of structures like reefs and drop offs and bottom bounce the bait. Snapper can also be caught on leadhead jigs and metal lures.
Need a WA fishing licence? Don’t forget to check if you before heading out.