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There are many different types of Snappers you can catch while fishing in Miami. Below are the most popular types of Snapper you can catch in Miami and the surrounding areas. Select one of the fishes below to get more information on the different species

Yellowtail Snapper


Snapper is one of the best-tasting fish in the sea. There are many different types of snapper species but the most popular to fish in Miami are the mutton snapper, gray snapper, and yellowtail snapper.

Grey Snapper


Mahi-Mahi, also known as Dorado or Dolphin is one of the best eating and exciting fish to catch. Learn more about Mahi-Mahi fish.

Red Snapper

Sailfish is one of the fastest and strongest fighting fish you can catch in Miami. Sailfish can reach speeds of up to 68 miles per hour. The large size and aggressive fight make it one of the most prized catches for sports fishing.

Mutton Snapper


Marlin is the ultimate big game fish and can reach sizes of up to 16 feet and weigh up to 1400 pounds. These beautiful fish are caught way offshore in the Atlantic ocean and are incredible fish to catch.

Lane Snapper


Swordfish are one of the most prized game fish. They are a popular sports fish and give one hell of a fight. A fully grown swordfish can reach sizes of up to 600 lbs.

Dog Snapper


Florida is home to several tuna species including bluefin tuna, blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna, and little tunny (bonito). Tunas are some of the strongest and fun fighting fish to catch.

Queen Snapper


Wahoo is another fun fighting marine game fish you can catch in Miami. The Wahoo is a highly prized game fish due to its aggressive fighting style and tasty meat. These fish are best caught using high speed trolling rigs. For more information on Wahoo including bag limit and fishing techniques visit our Wahoo section.

Mahogany Snapper


Also known as the king mackerel the kingfish is a fun fighting aggressive fish. They are very fast fish and are great eating as well. The regal fish in the sea make for an exciting fishing adventure in Miami. They typically weigh anywhere between five and 30 pounds but the record kingfish in Miami was 90 pounds. For more information on Kingfish including bag limit and fishing techniques visit our Kingfish section.

Vermilion Snapper


The grouper is a bottom dweller mostly caught offshore and deep water. In Florida, there are over 40 different species you can catch. The most popular ones are gag grouper, black grouper, and red grouper. You can also catch goliath groupers but they must be released after catching.

Hog Snapper


The Hogfish can be found in many color variations around hard bottom areas, coral reefs, rocky ledges and shipwrecks all over Florida with most found in the western Keys and the Middle Grounds of the Gulf of Mexico. The Hogfish averages 3 pounds in the Keys and can be as large as 20 pounds offshore in 200 feet of water. There are fewer but larger ones the further north you go in Florida. Hogfish can be taken by hook and line using live Shrimp or Crabs as bait although the vast majority of Hogfish are taken by spear because it’s hard to get a shrimp past the grunts! The Hogfish is excellent table fare, their diet of shellfish like Mollusks, Crabs, and Sea Urchins gives the meat a fine

Spotfin Hogfish

The spotfin hogfish is also called the Cuban hogfish. This colorful species of wrass commonly inhabits reefs from 50 to 80 feet of water in the South Atlantic from the Carolinas to Brazil and in the Gulf of Mexico. The spotfin has been recorded in waters almost 400 feet deep, but this is rare. This is a small species that can reach lengths of 11 inches but is commonly found at 7 inches. The bright coloring of this species can be attributed to it’s diet of crabs and shellfish.

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