Once you have arrived at your fishing location, set anchor and start burlying. An easy burly to use is bread. They will find the burly trail and feed right through the water column on it.
I always like to fish as light as possible for snapper whether is be using bait or lures, they also cant resist a wafting lure. Take into account the area you are fishing and choose the lightest braid possible as long casts with a reasonably light jig head will result in more interest from feeding snapper.
If I'm fishing my local in shore reefs (south coast NSW), I'll run 10lb or 15lb Power Pro with 14lb to 16lb Ocea flurocarbon leader. I'll use jig heads between 7 and 10 grams, fishing depths of about 30ft to 60ft.
Some of the deeper 100ft plus areas with gnarley reefs will call for 20lb Power Pro and 20lb leader with 10 to 14 gram heads or the smallest amount of lead possible if using baits.
I prefer fishing either early morning till an 1-2 after sunrise or late afternoon into the dark.