Snapper is a very popular and succulent fish that is usually marketed whole. It reaches maturity at a length of about 39 inches. The common adult length is 60 inches but may reach 100 inches. The maximum published weight is 10 lbs, and it can be caught as deep as 300 ft.
Snappers feed primarily off shrimp and squid, making them one of the tastiest fish available! There are many variety of snappers, which vary from red to yellow in color. The flavor of snapper is generally sweet and mild yet complex, with a fine-flaked, juicy texture. The most popular form of cooking snapper is whole, either grilled, baked or fried.
Note: Rockfish is often referred to as "snapper" or even "red snapper". This is because rockfish can legally be called red snapper in California, Washington and Oregon. However, there is no true American red snapper on the U.S. West Coast. True American red snapper is only found in the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic. At Catalina Offshore Products we carry true Pacific snapper from Baja California, Mexico. Varieties include: Yellowtail Pargo, Rose Snapper, Cardinal, Dogtooth Snapper, Green Bar Pargo and Pacific Snapper, commonly referred to in Baja and Southern California as Huachinango.
Lutjanus guttatus, Lutjanus argentiventris, Lutjanus synagris
Year round, but primarily fall and winter
Primary Product FormsWhole,G&G,Fillet (Skin on)
Day Boat Hook & Line
Southern Baja California
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