Gray Snapper (Mangrove Snapper)  


Gray snappers – also called mangrove snappers - have a dark brown to gray coloration, with red-orange overtones. Prominent front canine teeth. Looks very similar to a cubera snapper, but they do not grow nearly as large.


Larger snappers live in offshore waters up to 200 feet deep, often found near oil platforms, reefs, rocks, and other forms of cover.

State Record

18.63 pounds, Tim Champagne, 2015

Fishing Tips

Chumming is an effective technique for gray snapper, though be advised that it will bring around other species as well.