Snapper fishing takes place most commonly and are caught on the top of the reef, off the deep edge of the reef & out on the Wreck’s. Snapper fishing is great light tackle fishing and available all year round. All the Snappers are a great light tackle Deep Sea Game fish that we commonly find while Bottom Fishing near the Gulf Stream edge, around wrecks and the edge of the deep reef. Snappers can be caught snapper fishing with live bait, dead bait, cut bait, lures & Jigs. They are great on light tackle, they pull hard & dive deep.
We look for the red snapper fishing that will inhabit waters from 30–200 feet (9.1–61 m), but can be caught as deep as 300 ft (91 m) or deeper on occasion. They stay relatively close to the bottom. All Snappers inhabit rocky bottoms, ledges, ridges, and artificial reefs. Including offshore oil rigs and shipwrecks. Like most other snappers, red snappers are gregarious and will form large schools around wrecks and reefs. These schools are usually made up of fish of a similar size.
The main habitat of red snapper changes as it grows and matures. This is due to increased need for cover and changing food and feeding habits. Newly hatched red snapper spread out over large areas of open benthic habitat. They will then move to low-relief habitats, such as oyster beds & Small reefs. As they near one year of age, they move to intermediate-relief habitats. The previous year’s fishwill move on to high relief reefs with room for more individuals. Around artificial reefs such as oil platforms, smaller fish spend time in the upper part of the water column while more mature (and larger) adults live in deeper areas. These larger fish do not allow smaller individuals to share this territory. The largest red snapper spread out over open habitats, as well as reefs.