Mangrove Snapper Fishing Charters in Bonita Springs
These fish are also known as grey snapper. Mangrove snappers are very similar to the black snapper or cubera snapper, and the two are often mistaken for each other. Mangroves usually come a bit smaller and they are relatively easy to find and easy to catch with the right approach and the right set up.
|What do Mangrove Snapper look like?|
They are typically a grey color but they can change from bright red to dull red. It has a dark stripe running across its eye.
|What other fish are related to Mangrove Snappers?|
They are in the snapper family
|How big do Mangrove Snapper get?|
We typically catch them from 8-14 inches
|What is the world record for Mangrove Snapper?|
17 lbs. was caught off Pt. Canaveral in 1992.
|What other fish are similar to Mangrove Snapper?|
We will come upon many other backwater fish like red drum and snook.
|What are the best times to catch Mangrove Snappers?|
Usually the summertime when they are spawning and peaks in September.
|Where are the best places to catch Mangrove Snapper?|
In grassy flats and when in open water they prefer structures or reefs.
|What are the best ways to catch Mangrove Snappers?|
We drift the boat and will usually find a bunch in the same spot. They like to nibble your bait, so they can be frustrating.
|What are the best baits for Mangrove Snappers|
Live shrimp or cut bait
|What other types of fish am I likely to catch?|
If you are fishing for mangrove snappers, then you are also likely to catch cubera snapper
|Are Mangrove Snappers good to eat?|
Yes, it is light and flaky, but in the snapper family it is considered the dark meat of the species.
|What is the best way to cook a Mangrove Snapper?|
Since they come smaller, we filet them and if you sautee or bake them with vegetables itís a great meal.