What kind of snagging rod do you use?

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by kickin_wing, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. kickin_wing

    kickin_wing New Member

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    I just got myself a new Ozark Snagler, cant wait for the fall season to start, What kind of rod do you use?
     
  2. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Hey Austin!

    Which one did you get, the 6' or the 7'?
    I had a 6' and it is a beast of a rod, but not long enough. You've seen what I use now, that 8' Surge rod.

    Eric
     

  3. kickin_wing

    kickin_wing New Member

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    I actualy got the 6,6 rod, KC got a deal on them on e bay. I stil need to get a reel for it. Ill probobly get a used Penn 309 for it.
     
  4. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    yep i use a 6'6 ozark snaggler and a 6'6 beef stick
    snaggler is stiff but the beef stick holds its own and i like it
    never used the snaggler
    got the 3 of them for 48 bucks new in plastic when they sell for 40 each at store
     
  5. Buknasty

    Buknasty New Member

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    I use the 3rd of that batch of snagglers from ebay. i cant wait to use it in 3 days!
    woot
     
  6. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    I'm hoping to make it up to Meyer this weekend. Don't know for sure yet.

    Eric
     
  7. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    i got my penn 309 at the doctor right now so ill be usin my big tidewater50 and backup tidewater30
    i have a snaggler and a beef stick
    cant wait for tomaro
     
  8. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    I went tonight. No luck. I hit a carp once, brought in a scale & actually hooked something small another time, but it got off.

    BTW, take the advice of someone who has snagged with both the Penn 309 and the Tidewater. Make the TW your main reel and the Penn your back up.
    The Penn's retrieve is WAY too slow and you'll get snagged in the rocks much more often than with the TW.

    Eric
     
  9. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    thanks for the advice on reels
    went for an hour this morning at quincy dam on my boat
    didnt hit anything, couldnt seem to get any contact with the bottom with 4 ounces of wight there
    will have to try meyer
    also i broke the handle off of my secont TW today. i will use a bolt like my other one but do you think it is from yankin on the reel as much as the pole?
    ever happened to you?
     
  10. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    Oh,man is that ever illegal here! Welp' good luck to ya anyway! :lol:
     
  11. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    i use a shakespere cirrus, a diawa flyrod, and a eagle claw cat rod,, need a new reel for that though.

    buddahs right,, if you get caught snaggin up here in pa,, big fines
     
  12. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    Tom, You shouldn't even have/own a snaggin rod! Those are rods specifically designed for that. Illegal as all hell around here! I wouldn't be surprised if you got a fine for even ordering one! LOL Very strict up here on that. I don't think its very kind to the fish cause I catch and release but thats not in Pa. waters either. No harm done to me! Fish on I say!!
     
  13. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    NOpe, never broke a handle. I do not pull on the reel, just the rod. :lol:

    Snagging isn't illegal around here, but we have seasons for it. Too bad PA doesn't allow it, it's a blast!

    Eric
     
  14. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    just so you guys know
    we snag for spoonbill and asian carp mainly
    pretty much only way to catch them
    we dont go for catfish ect..
     
  15. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Snagging I no nothing About Please tell me what you are fishing for what kind of lure hook so on :confused2:
     
  16. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    you use a super super stiff rod (if i have a friend hold the tip and i pull back as hard as i can it only bend a little) and big ol baitcaster. tie a wight to the end and put a hook a foot or however high you want above it. then another hook if you like. these are 8/0+ sized trebles.
    lots of people use 100+pound braid i just use 50 lb mono.
    you throw it out and rip the hook through the water as fast as you can over and over. wears you out fast.
    you can only keep spoonbill and non game species
    spoonbill and bighead carp are the 2 bigguns
     
  17. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    I use a 6'6" Ugly stick Big water boat rod for snagging spoonbills. I fish from the boat so a longer rod would be better if your shore fishing.
    I've had this rod for years and caught litterly hundreds of spoonies with it and it has held up to all the punishment I've put it through. I believe i paid around 70 bucks for it when I bought it.
    I'm not into those Broom stick rods as I like to feel the fish.
    Strap on a Penn reel 209, 309 or 220 gto and you can land any spoonbill.
    Good luck out there......
     
  18. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Thanks guys Iwould love TO catch a spoonbill:cool2:
     
  19. Believer

    Believer New Member

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  20. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I've got a couple of Ozark Snaggers I bought from a BOC brother several years ago, but not for snagging; IMO, they're just too short. To do any good snagging here, you have to make casts over 100 yards. Great for horsing a big old flattie out of a logjam, though. One of the best snagging rods for this area is custom built locally from a 14' Fenwick blank. I've got one that I bought new in the 80s, and one that my father-in-law gave me; part of the tip has been broken off that one though; a new tip guide fixed it right up. I can only snag for about 5 minutes at a time, then I have to rest for a while.