Lane snapper fish also known as Lutjanus synagris is another kind from a wide array of snapper fish species. Like the famous red snapper fish, Lutjanus synagris has the same resemblance in color. It comes in silvery-pink to relatively reddish. The only difference is that lane snapper has a short or broken yellow lines on both of its sides. It has also a black spot about as large as the eye near the dorsal fin. While red snapper fish is commonly found in northern part of America, lane snapper are usually found off the shore of south Florida.
Habitat of Lane Snapper Fish
Immature lane snapper fish commonly found inshore thriving over shallow reefs, but when they became mature enough they go to deeper reefs in offshores of southern Florida extending through the Caribbean and the Bahamas. It flourishes from cold waters of the northern part of America to the relatively warm eastern waters of the Caribbean.
Recorded Statistics for Lane Snapper Fish
According to Florida records, the largest Lutjanus synagris being caught so far weighs for about 6 pounds and 6 ounces or an estimated 2.9 kg. Comparing it among other snapper fish, this specie is relatively smaller. It only spans for about 8 inches to 12 inches long. Fish of this kind reaching up to 14 inches is rarely seen and very uncommon in Florida. But unlike other species which are difficult to catch because they are thriving in deep water, lane can be easily catch on shallow waters.
The recorded breeding season of this fish is from March through September. They are considered sexually mature when they reach about 15 centimeters or 6 inches. They feed through mollusks, crustaceans, and of course just like other snapper fish they also feed from small fish. Just like other varieties of snapper fish, lane is also being famously known for its delightful taste.
Catching Lane Snapper Fish
For about a hundred species of snapper fish widely distributed throughout the world, this species is the easiest to catch because they live in shallow waters due to its size. Unlike other species that lives in crevices and reef holes in deep waters, this one only thrives on grass beds on a relatively shallower reef. This specie can be easily caught by line and hook. They are more aggressive in baits compared to other species of snapper fish. Because they feed on smaller fish, they can be easily lured through live baits. But because they are more aggressive, they even tend to fall on frozen baits like squid, shrimp, minnows, and cut bait. Florida fishermen also use artificial baits which are also known to be an effective one.
Snapper fish are known for its exquisite taste. Lane snapper fish is just one of the hundreds species which gives a delightful taste when cooked properly. They are abundantly being caught by Florida fishermen and are commonly caught by anglers making it as a buy product. You won’t experience difficulty when fishing lane snapper compared to their counterpart species.