Silk Snapper

Your next sports fishing trip in Panama might include catching Silk Snapper!

The yellow iris differentiates a silk snapper from a American red snapper. This is very high quality snapper meat, freezes for months and still tastes fresh. Silk snappers were targeted here on the Hannibal Bank by commercial hand line fisherman for years, a dozen or more boats fishing at night during January & February. They must have been spawning, since now, they appear to be over fished. Silk snapper are a short lived species with a maximum age of 3 – 6 years.

We still catch them with chunk bait or blue runners and usually keep one because they taste really good.

They have an interesting array of colors on their bodies It gradually shades from pinkish-red body to yellow or reddish fins and has a thin yellow line along its body.  It’s a relatively small snapper, typically weighing 5 pounds.

Silk Snapper can be found in:

  • Western Atlantic
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Bermuda
  • Pacific Ocean

They are usually found offshore inhabiting rocky ledges, ridges, and offshore locations. 

Silk Snapper primarily feed on:

  • Crab
  • Shrimp
  • Small fish

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