81576 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33036
Copyright © Anglers Answer Sport fishing
Yellowtail Snapper: Ocyurus chrysurus
Appearance: Back and upper sides olive to bluish with yellow spots; lower sides and belly with alternating narrow, longitudinal pink and yellow stripes; prominent midlateral 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 spot.
Habitat: Juveniles INSHORE on grassbeds and back reefs; adults NEARSHORE or OFFSHORE over sandy areas near reefs.
Behavior: Found mainly in tropical waters; spawns in midsummer; rarely exceeds 30 inches and 5 pounds in size; feeds on small fish and invertebrates.
State Record: 8 lb 9 oz, caught near Ft. Myers
Book a trip 305-204-6789 or 239-877-7875