Jessie, snagging is not like fishing with bait, but it still can be hit or miss. On any given day you can usually snag paddlefish at the tailwaters. All I can say is go for it. If you go and it is not productive at least you went, right? Vern
I was down there a couple of weeks ago and watched the snaggers at work. It seemed like they were averaging 30-45 minutes worth of snagging per spoonbill caught, and the ones they were catching were fairly small, maybe 10-15lbs.
Danny I met a commercial fisherman down here in southern IN that has custom made flatbottom boats, Look like Jon's on steriods with net outriggers, fishes for the giant spoonbills in the real cold of winter when the girlies are full of eggs, sells the eggs to Russia for caviare....I'm talking 150 and over pounders. Showed me some pictures that gave me pause.
I mean there are big fish & then there are these units.....he had to build a processing plant with overhead trolleys to handle the weight and dressing them out & all that goes into it. Dangerous work, but he makes a good living. Not sure I spelled that right, but you know the stuff rich folk put on crackers to have with their wine before dinner....he showed me a photo of one that went 180 something pounds, said that one fish got him $1200.
It's good to be king....