Mutton Snapper Fishing Charters in Bonita Springs
Mutton Snapper are known for putting up a great fight. Once the fish realizes it is in trouble it will start to pull very hard, bend the rod and make a strong run. It will tire and when you pull it out of the water it’s not prepared for the rapid change in pressure, so he’ll drop his fight and come into the boat quietly. They are usually mis-labeled at stores as red snapper since many of them do have a red coloring.
|What do Mutton Snapper look like?|
They have 2 different types of color variations, pink and green. It has a distinct black spot on the upper back and blue stripes on the cheek region below the eye. There is a black, oval shaped spot on the upper flank on each side, the anal fin and rear edge of the dorsal fin is pointed.
|What other fish are related to Mutton Snappers?|
They are in the snapper family
|How big do Mutton Snapper get?|
We usually find them anywhere from 3-10 lbs.
|What is the world record for Mutton Snapper?|
30 lbs. is the world record caught in the Dry Tortugas and Florida record is 17 lbs.
|What other fish are similar to Mutton Snapper?|
|What are the best times to catch Mutton Snappers?|
Year round, however June and the summer months through September.
|Where are the best places to catch Mutton Snapper?|
They like reefs and grassy areas.
|What are the best ways to catch Mutton Snappers?|
These fish are usually found after we’ve been chumming for a while as they are not aggressive feeders.
|What are the best baits for Mutton Snappers|
Live shrimp or cut bait
|What other types of fish am I likely to catch?|
If you are fishing for mutton snappers, then you are also likely to catch lane snapper
|Are Mutton Snappers good to eat?|
Yes, the meat is white, flaky, and light.
|What is the best way to cook a Mutton Snapper?|
Excellent eating whether baked, broiled, or prepared by any other method.