Yellowtail Snapper Fishing Charters in Bonita Springs
These fish are pretty and look like tropical fish. One of the tricks I have learned about Yellow tails is they like to be chummed There is a technique of adding rolled oats to the chum to help cloud up the water and put these fish in a feeding frenzy. This also helps to mask the line, as they have excellent vision. Yellowtail snapper are attracted to the sound of the motor so we usually keep it running.
|What do Yellowtail Snapper look like?|
A very pretty fish. They are a light bluish color with a yellow stripe that runs the full length of the body from forward of the eye to the deeply forked yellow tail. They also have yellow spots on the top half and yellow stripes on the lower half and yellow trimming along it’s fins.
|What other fish are related to Yellowtail Snappers?|
They are in the snapper family
|How big do Yellowtail Snapper get?|
We usually find them 3-5 lbs. and 5 pounders are called “flags”.
|What is the world record for Yellowtail Snapper?|
11 lbs. in Key West
|What other fish are similar to Yellowtail Snapper?|
Mutton and mangrove snapper
|What are the best times to catch Yellowtail Snappers?|
The season is never closed so we fish year found for these guys.
|Where are the best places to catch Yellowtail Snapper?|
We troll them along reefs and ledges and feeding off the bottom.
|What are the best ways to catch Yellowtail Snappers?|
Yellowtail are masters at cutting lines on the edge of a drop-off, or wrapping them around reefs. They are among the wariest of biters, generally requiring lighter lines. When we get a yellowtail bite, usually, the line will strip off the reel very fast. I immediately close the bail and reel.
|What are the best baits for Yellowtail Snappers|
Live shrimp and chum
|What other types of fish am I likely to catch?|
If you are fishing for yellowtail snappers, then you are also likely to catch grouper and mutton snapper
|Are Yellowtail Snappers good to eat?|
They are fantastic
|What is the best way to cook a Yellowtail Snapper?|
Pan-fried with some lime, lemon and garlic, but almond crusted is another favorite.