Red Snapper: Lutjanus campechanus
- Color pinkish red over entire body, whitish below
- Long triangular snout
- Anal fin is sharply pointed
- No dark lateral spot
- Red eye
Juvenile red snapper occur over sandy or mud bottoms. Sexual maturity is attained at age 2.
Red snapper feed on crustaceans and fish.
State Record: 46 lb 8 oz, caught near Destin
Fishing Tips and Facts: Snappers will take soft-bodied jigs, bucktails and spoons.
Adult red snapper may live more than 20 years and attain 35 pounds or more.
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