Vibrating Blade Lures

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Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:54 am
Kayak Make: Mission
Kayak Model: Catch 390
Location: South Auckland

Hi All,
Is there any experience out there of vibrating blade lures working on snapper in relatively shallow water, say 20-30ft?

Just bought a 7g switchblade brand from FCO; looks the business! Yet to try it.
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Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:46 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 400 Lite
Location: Wellington

I've used them in the tropics to good effect. They vibrate like nothing else, I found long rod sweeps were an effective technique. Good luck
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Location: Glen Eden Waitakere City

Ive used them in Aussie catching Bream and Flathead so cant see why they wouldn't work on Snapper .
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I've been using vibrating blades occasionally on snapper for the last few years (though more recently I'm predominantly running deep-diving bibbed minnows). They work especially well at this time of the year on fish schooling to spawn. The biggest attraction to me is their ability to get to the fish fast and no need to replace chewed soft baits or plastics.
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