After a few snapperless weeks I went out this morning at 5.30am. The shallow waters have been given me nothin’ so I headed to the horizon off Mordialloc.
Good plan: it worked. My bright golden deep diver had me onto a lovely fish at 6.25am. I actually thought it was a stingray at first the way it was fighting. It is the first fish that I’ve really felt on the arms.
Just as I got a good look at the lovely red scales in the sun – and as soon as the snapper saw the hull - it put in one last ditched fight and shook its head. It snapped my line.
The line snapped half way down the trace from the swivel. Perhaps the line had been nicked from a lure hook from a previous trip?
I was fishing with 10lb mono.
My technique is to basically reel the sucker in as fast as I can. Is there more ‘technique’ that would have stopped this from happening?
Suggestions and learnings most welcome! It was a very sad and lonely 1 hour paddle back in…