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    Reference to another post under the Spotted Grunter thread. A small forward swimming mudprawn, tied with SF from Fishient.


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    Very little has been documented on the Snapper prawn. During my bait fishing endeavours the snapper prawn has been outstanding bait, the flesh is much firmer than the mud prawn and sand prawn, which makes it last longer on the hook. Getting Snappers is backbreaking work, definitely worth the effort.

    Also known as the "Kabeljou kapper"(Kob prawn) in Knysna, the Snapper prawn can be heard "snapping"? on soft mud banks covered by grass, apparently living in a simbiotic relationship with mud gobies.

    The Snapper prawn has a dark olive colour along the top and a white/cream colour along the bottom of the abdomen, the tail ends in an orange "stripe"?. The "snapping" nipper is much larger than the secondary "grabbing"? nipper. Stay clear of the "snapping nipper", this will be self explanatory once you see the prawn snapping.

    These prawns, like the other species swims in a forward direction and scatters rather quickly backwards when threatened. Snapper prawns seem to be the better swimmers, compared to mud and sand prawns.

    Up to 7cm total body length. I have encountered Snapper prawn as far east as the Kromme River estuary near Cape St. Francis in the Eastern Cape. I am sure they are more widely distributed along the South African coast.

    It would be nice to see some new flies evolving in SA this season.



    Last edited by FlyCraft; 3 Weeks Ago at 08:19 AM.

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    Tape Worm, grunter candy:-) I know at times when conditions are right these worms will swim freely, found in mud banks.

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