Fresh Live Shrimp,
Shrimp, Squid, Sardines, Mullet,
Color is generally red, with yellowish caudal, anal, and pelvic fins
Distinctive and prominent dark comma-shaped blotch at the base of the pectoral fins, which gives the fish its common name
The anal fin is rounded
No black spot found on the side underneath dorsal fin
Adult blackfin snapper are found offshore near the continental shelf.
Blackfin snapper are sometimes marketed as red snapper. They feed on smaller fishes.
This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
Fishing Tips and Facts:
Size: common to 20 inches, larger adults seeking deeper waters.