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Red Snapper
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Science Name: Lutjanus campechanus
Other Names: American red snapper, northern red snapper, mutton snapper
Ideal Temp: 60 to 70
World Record: 50 lbs. 4 oz, Louisiana
Environment: reef
Techniques: bottom fishing, medium tackle

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messoball | Posted: July 11, 2006

Good fish! Plus they are really good eaen if you cook them right.

Eric | Posted: August 19, 2002

By using an electric reel outfitted with either braided line or wire, you can drop a rig that consists of about 5 circle hooks down to 500 feet to 1500 feet. If you look for an underwater formation, red snapper usually hang around there along with grouper and tilefish. Use a combination of ballyhoo chunks and squid on each hook. You need about a 6 pound weight or more depending on the current and the depth.