Red Snapper Fishing Charters in Bonita Springs
This fish got their name for their hunting habits. Once they wait for their prey and it comes their way, they “snap” their jaws quickly over it. They have the deep red body and are an aggressive fighter. They are considered the Gulf of Mexico’s signature fish. Economically they are the number one fish. Minimum size limits are in effect to assure that juvenile Snapper are able to grow and reproduce in the off-season. The minimum size limit on Red Snapper is 16 inches.
|What do Red Snapper look like?|
They are indeed a red fish, as they have the look of an oversized goldfish. Their teeth in the front are long and sharp. They also have sharp burrs on their gills
|What other fish are related to Red Snappers?|
They are a member of the snapper family
|How big do Red Snapper get?|
We usually catch them up to 20 lbs., The Florida state record is 46lbs, 8 oz. caught in Destin
|What is the world record for Red Snapper?|
50lb. 4 oz. off of Louisiana in 1966.
|What other fish are similar to Red Snapper?|
They are similar to the mangrove and lane snapper, as they hall have a sloped profile and spiny dorsal fins.
|What are the best times to catch Red Snappers?|
Red Snapper are biting year round, and we can catch them all year long but summer is the best because that is when they are spawning
|Where are the best places to catch Red Snapper?|
We find them over rocks and reefs but can spot their red bodies. We can also find them in the mangroves hunting for small fish.
|What are the best ways to catch Red Snappers?|
We find them in schools
|What are the best baits for Red Snappers|
Live fish and crab
|What other types of fish am I likely to catch?|
If you are fishing for Red Snappers, then you are also likely to catch another type of snapper.
|Are Red Snappers good to eat?|
Yes. Their meat is dense and dry but very few bones.
|What is the best way to cook a Red Snapper?|
Great marinated as a whole fish or even in filets with your choice of sauces.