Fishing information for Fishing for fish in southwest Florida Waters.
Description:
YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER

Color of body dark blue, shading to silvery, white underneath; dorsal fin bluish, others brown-black; two dorsal fins, the first lengthy, its front forming a peak; two anal fins, the anus well in front of the first; upper jaw prolonged into spear, its cross section round.

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Size:
Remarks:

OFFSHORE in deep water.

Relatively small species. Largest caught approximately 61 pounds.

Uncommon; available data indicate that the spearfish matures at 2 years of age, and rarely lives past 4 to 5 years; they are pelagic, and feed at or near the surface, mainly on fish and squid.

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