When fishing Florida’s Gulf waters we often head out about 10 miles in search of tasty snapper. Since there is a mix of bottom fish that normally hang around reefs, sometimes you have to go through quite a few different species until you catch your target fish.
On a recent trip we targeted eating-size snapper in about 50-60′ water using 4 oz. egg sinkers on a sliding sinker rig. The bait of choice was chunks of squid. Mike Scarlett ended up landing the two nicest Lane Snaper that were in the 2-3 lb. range and ideal for eating.