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Gray Snapper

AKA: Mangrove Snapper / Black Snapper / Mango / Caballerote Family: Snapper

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Gray Snapper

Gray Snapper Specifications


Water: Salt/Coastal Waters Where: Offshore / Inshore
Size: Common at 2-5 pounds with larger fish reaching up to 20 pounds.
Fight: Likes to start with hard runs and bulldog you late in the fight. A very fine game fish.
Deliciousness: Excellent When Small .Larger Fish Have A Stronger Taste But Still Good.
Range: Both Coasts Technique: Drifting / Still Fishing / Casting
Baits: Shrimp / Baitfish / Crab / Squid / Lures Tackle: Spinning / Baitcasting

The Gray Snapper is characterized by his darker copper to bronze hue, over a darker to like gradient - from top to bottom. The tail is large and unforked. The brow slopes into a large odd shaped mouth, holding small teeth and leading to a flatter underside. Their is a stripe that runs the length of his flank, just under the dorsal fin. This line extemds from snout to tail and is ever more present when the fish is feeding or excited.

These fish are found in calm shallow waters when the are youunger and migrate to the open water, mostly encountered at reefs and wrecks in the deeper waters off the coast as they mature.

Live shrimp and baitfish, as well as dead cut baitfish, crab and shrimp make for the best natural bait, while topwater plugs, poppers, jigs and streamers make for the best artificial bait.


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Fishing Reports Featuring Gray Snapper

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