red snapper

 

Red Snapper
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Detailed Information on the Red Snapper
red snapper
Appearance:
Color pinkish red over entire body, whitish below.
Long triangular snout.
Anal fin is sharply pointed.
No dark lateral spot.
Red eye.

Habitat:
Juvenile Red Snapper occur over sandy or mud bottoms. Sexual maturity is attained at age 2.

Behavior:
Red Snapper feed on crustaceans and fish..

State Records:
Florida ~ 46 lb 8 oz, caught near Destin

Fishing Tips and Facts:
Snappers will take soft-bodied jigs, bucktails and spoons.

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