A live snapper is an excellent bait for big weakfish and fluke. I like to fish them on a smaller version of a live bait rig that is used for striped bass. Tie a drail (torpedo sinker) that is heavy enough to get the bait to the bottom to the end of your line. Attach a four-foot leader of 40-pound test mono to the drail and tie on a 2/0 treble hook. Insert one hook of the treble into the nose of the bait and fish it near the bottom. This rig will catch the biggest weakfish and fluke. This is Ed, Steve and Bernie of Seaview with nice bluefish caught on live snappers.
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