Family: Snapper

Description: Color pinkish red over entire body, whitish below, long triangular snout, anal fin is sharply pointed, no dark lateral spot, red eye

Where Found: Juvenile red snapper are generally over sandy or mud bottoms

Size: Between 1½ and 10 pounds although fish in the low 30-pound range are not rare

*Florida Record: 46lbs, 8oz

Remarks: Snappers will take soft-bodied jigs, bucktails and spoons. Adult red snapper may live more than 20 years and attain 35 pounds or more.


Minimum Size Limit: 16″ TL

Daily Bag Limit: 2 per person (included in the the 10 per harvester per ay state snapper aggregate bag limit)