Inshore Mutton Snapper Muttons can be caught inshore near reefs and along mangroves. 1. One of the all-time favorites snapper baits is a ballyhoo plug, one cut so it brings out the flavor of the bait while thwarting the little guys. The deep sliding sinker rig is a perfect bottom rig for mutton snapper. This type of bait presentation is not always possible or easy to master, but is very effective. 1) Make a Bimini Twist on the end of the main line. My Favorite Mutton Snapper Bottom Rig 1) On the end of your line tie on a swivel. You will see many times where Muttons are more interested in a, well presented, fresh bait than a live one.
Make use of the number 4 short stem hook and … Tips For Fishing While Fishing Inshore - Rig a 6- foot spinning rod and reel with 15-pound test monofilament when targeting muttons inshore. 2) Thread the double line through the open end of a 150-pound snap swivel. Mutton, just like most snappers, also respond well when the bait is naturally drifting with the current (especially on the bottom).
These rigs are fished on the drift, preferably over sandy patches that run between reefs. The best baits for Mutton Snapper are: Speedos malpica, Ballyhoo escribano, Mullet lisa, squid calamar, mackerel macarela, Herring machuelo, blue crabs haivas, Bonito and Pinfish chopa. A knocker rig or a jig work well for this. They are also prevalent along “Cuts” or Inlets where there is a good amount of tidal flow. Any good knot will do. This mutton snapper was caught by Bullbuster Ambassador Flying Fish Charters In Key West. Attach a ten to fifteen foot section of 30 pound test line. 3) Fasteh the double line to one end of a barrel swivel of similar size.