Yellowtail Snapper Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Description: back and upper sides olive to bluish with
yellow spots; lower sides and belly with
alternating narrow, longitudinal pink and yellow
stripes; prominent mid lateral yellow stripe
begins at mouth and runs to tail, broadening as
it passes the dorsal fins; caudal fin yellow and
deeply forked; no dark lateral spots.
Where found: juveniles INSHORE on
grassbeds and back reefs; adults NEARSHORE
or OFFSHORE over sandy areas near reefs.
Size: common to 3 pounds.
Remarks: found mainly in tropical waters; spawns in mid
summer; rarely exceeds 30 inches and 5 pounds in size; feeds on small fish and invertebrates.