Fish Pic Friday - Yellowtail Snapper

Friday, March 27, 2020
Luiza coordinates colors with her catch
 The fish of the week is the Yellowtail Snapper:
The yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) is an abundant species of snapper native to the western Atlantic Ocean including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Although they have been found as far north as Massachusetts, their normal range is along Florida south to the West Indies and Brazil. This species is mostly found around coral reefs, but may be found in other habitats. They occur at depths of from near the surface to 180 metres (590 ft), though mostly between 10 and 70 m (33 and 230 ft). This species can reach a length of 86.3 cm (34.0 in), though most do not exceed 40 cm (16 in). The greatest weight recorded for this species is 4.1 kg (9.0 lb). It is a commercially important species and has been farmed. It is sought as a game fish by recreational anglers and is a popular species for display in public aquaria. This species is the only known member of its genus.
Darcizzle with a pair

In certain reefs, most notably in the Florida Keys, this beautifully colored fish is commonly spotted among divers and snorkelers. Yellowtails feed on shrimp, crabs, worms, and smaller fish. They spawn in groups off the edges of reefs from spring to fall, but heavily in midsummer.

Yellowtail snapper are typically caught in 30–120 ft of water on and around reefs and other structure. The most common method of catching them is with hook and line, and the use of frozen chum, typically leftover ground fish parts, to attract the fish. The chum is placed into a mesh bag or metal basket in the water, and as the chum slowly melts, small pieces of fish drift out and down towards the bottom, where the yellowtails typically feed. The chum keeps them near the boat for extended periods of time, as well.
Brandi Metts in basic black
Light tackle is the generally accepted means of catching yellowtail snapper. Typically, the fish are relatively wary of higher-test or thicker line, and larger hooks. Most fish caught by anglers range from eight to 14 in, although catches to 16 in are not uncommon. Yellowtail snapper can be caught on a variety of baits, including both live and frozen shrimp, squid, and a variety of live and frozen minnows or smaller baitfish. Yellowtail tend to be wary fish, and the appearance of larger predators, such as dolphins or sharks, can scare off schools until the predator leaves the area.

Most anglers pursue yellowtail snapper during the warmer months, but they can be caught throughout the year. Yellowtail snapper is highly prized for its light, flaky meat and is considered by some to be one of the best of the snapper family.
I think I caught one once in Florida.

Linked at Proof Positive in the weekly Best of the Web* and at The Right Way in Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama.



Maria Meinke prepares to fillet a couple

Bombchelle likes black too

Amber Marchant has her hands full


Sara Salt




Brooke Thomas






Jessica Jae

Cami Mantilla

Naura Action Naura Bersama Teman Sekolah Naura Bersama Teman Sekolah Naura
THE ADVANTAGE OF RETAINING AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER
NAURA
WRITING UPDATES, WHAT I’VE DONE, WHAT I’M WORKING ON NEXT
HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS AND WALLPAPER lonely pictures FASHION TOP STYLES supermassive black hole Home The Doll Fashion Style Shirt ALL WALLPAPER RECIPES Home Improvement Marketing Company Web Design and Development Business Shopping Online Prostyle Music Individuals With Bad Credit Stop Thinning Hair With Provillus Cheap Wedding Dresses dowload game online Fashion Site Women Management Arts and Entertainment red carpet studios wallpaper sports images love and i miss you Hollywood All Actress Download Free Games Girls and Car Fashion love quotes hollywood bollywood actress articles about health herbal picture cards and dolls doll Barby Wallpaper design artists All artists of the world Sosial Media Network Travel Packages Hollywood sexy and Wallpaper All artist through life entanglements Quarter life connection Site Blogger Birthday cards Children's Education About Beauty Commercial Loans Womens Interests Quotes Love Fashion Trendy Style New Hair Style Finance Health and Fitness Real Estate Cars and Sexy girls Fashion Style and All Artist ALL SPORTS Trendy_Fashion_Style Fashion Style Law Legal Business Real Estate Marketing bbug.eu.org film-foodtes.ru.eu.org gaoll.eu.org gigihadid.eu.org lits.eu.org marialindsey.eu.org p214.au.eu.org postbabat.eu.org rihanna.eu.org turjaun.eu.org vegetarianrestaurants.au.eu.org dress.eu.org plussizedress.eu.org plussizelingerie.eu.org skalertt.eu.org strokesony.eu.org womanlingerie.eu.org aboeeducation.eu.org accidentguide.eu.org accountingblog.eu.org afroarticles.eu.org alternativetreatment.eu.org animalsblog.eu.org arthobbies.eu.org artsculture.eu.org asianloans.eu.org ask2link.eu.org asso23.eu.org attorneycanada.eu.org autocareblog.eu.org beachbali.eu.org buscanada.eu.org electriccigarette.eu.org hostingcanada.eu.org hotelbali.eu.org hotelcanada.eu.org insurancecanada.eu.org lawyercanada.eu.org pagunul.eu.org petanimal.eu.org plumbingcanada.eu.org qowim.eu.org qowimteachingenglish.eu.org realestatecanada.eu.org roofingcanada.eu.org seonahjul.eu.org travelcanada.eu.org vegetarianrestaurants.eu.org aboesamuel.eu.org boerderijijs.eu.org domaineu.eu.org jonhseo.eu.org