Fish Facts: What is the World’s Biggest Snapper?

An African red (cubera) snapper this size might seem astonishing but it’s still well short of the IGFA world record! Angler Judy Langerhoven landed this one fishing Angola waters. Judy Langeroven Let’s start with the biggest snappers, as a group. That honor would fall to the three cuberas. (I know what you’re thinking, but that’s […]

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Set Your Sights on Spawning Summer Snapper

Mangrove snapper are undoubtedly among the most common game fish encountered by anglers in Florida. From shallow backwaters to offshore structure, these fish seem to thrive in a variety of conditions and habitats. However, perhaps because of how common they are, mangrove snapper aren’t targeted with the same fervor as other, more glamorous bottom fish. […]

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Snapper Quest

When Jason Arnold isn’t holding a camera, he’ll pick up a fishing rod with the goal of catching another new species of snapper, as he is doing here in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Jim Hendricks More than 100 species of snapper swim in waters around the world, and few people have caught more of them […]

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Free-Diver Shatters Cubera Snapper Record

Braden Sherron’s cubera snapper is one for the record books. Braden Sherron Braden Sherron’s introduction to free-diving came in a somewhat unusual setting. “I was in middle school when my science teacher showed us a free-diving video,” Sherron recalled. “I became fascinated.” That fascination morphed into a hobby, eventually a popular YouTube channel, and now […]

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