Mullet Snapper



Mullet Snapper are a likely catch if you drop down cut bait over parts of Hannibal Bank. Also on topwater plugs when drifting over significant rocks in 100 foot depths. Another delicious snapper to eat, Mullet Snapper have a fairly wide bloodline meat to cut out of it’s white fillets. Mullet Snapper Heads make excellent soup. These once existed in massive schools over many spots. Not what they used to be, yet they are more plentiful and bigger here than you will find anywhere else.




Plentiful, large schools containing hundreds of mullet snapper circle over many deep water rocks off the islands and over the Hannibal Bank. Good chance of hooking one on a top-water plug when cast while we are drift fishing big live bait for Cubera snapper. Common catch with chunk bait and smaller live baits.


The Mullet Snapper is distinguished by its light and dark stripes on its sides. They are usually dark grayish-green to a reddish color and have a silver belly. However, the mullet snapper found deeper in the sea appear to be more reddish than those above the surface.  These inshore fish are normally found near offshore islands in the Pacific off of countries from Mexico to Panama.


These snapper can grow up to 35 pounds! However, some records show that the occasional mullet snapper can reach up to 50 pounds!  They feed on:

  • Prawns
  • Crabs
  • Shrimp
  • Crustaceans
  • Gastropods

These feisty fish have a strong will to live, and once hooked, they are prepared to fight! So, get ready for a challenge of a lifetime with these strong and might fish. Sport fishing in Panama will be well worth it when you catch the Mullet Snapper! Mullet Snapper also will hit jigs and lures when they feel like it.

Some other types of snapper you may catch during your Panama Sport Fishing trip include:

  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Barred Snapper
  • Yellow Snapper
  • Silk Snapper
  • Pacific Red Snapper

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Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and general sport fishing trip dates to Isla Coiba in Panama tend to fill up quickly each year.  Contact us NOW to book your trip of a lifetime with Marlin Panama! We have so many fishing opportunities available. You are assured of having a fantastic sport fishing adventure in this beautifully exotic and remote part of Central America.  Don’t wait, call now to help assure yourself of getting the dates you want!  We supply everything you will needs as far as food, drink, bait and tackle are concerned. We are very knowledgeable in fishing this area and have been doing so for decades. Join us soon! You will be glad you did!

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