Snapper, red (Lutjanus campechanus)

(Poey 1860); LUTJANIDAE FAMILY; also called northern red snapper, pargo colorado, vermelho, pargo del golfo, huachinango del Golfo,
Red Snapper occur in the Gulf of Mexico and in the western Atlantic along the eastern coast of the USA as far north as Massachusetts, but rarely north of the Carolinas. They are absent from the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Juveniles occur in shallow water over sandy or mud bottoms. Adults are more plentiful offshore in 60 to 440 ft of water associated with rough, rocky bottoms and wrecks.
The pinkish to red color and sharply pointed anal fin (rather than rounde... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
22.79 kg (50 lb 4 oz)
Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, USA
23-Jun-1996
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
88 cm
Gulf of Mexico, Texas, USA
25-Sep-2011
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
70 cm
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
26-Feb-2022
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.42 kg (9 lb 12 oz)
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
04-Jan-2020
M-02 kg (4 lb)
7.94 kg (17 lb 8 oz)
Port Aransas, Texas, USA
02-Jun-2015
M-03 kg (6 lb)
7.93 kg (17 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
30-May-2006
M-04 kg (8 lb)
7.96 kg (17 lb 8 oz)
Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
24-Jun-2000
M-06 kg (12 lb)
8.61 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
28-Jan-2005
M-08 kg (16 lb)
11.33 kg (25 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
08-Jan-2005
M-10 kg (20 lb)
13.85 kg (30 lb 8 oz)
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
02-Jul-2002
M-15 kg (30 lb)
15.42 kg (34 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
29-May-2003
M-24 kg (50 lb)
15.31 kg (33 lb 12 oz)
Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA
12-May-2007
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.67 kg (3 lb 11 oz)
Port Mansfield, Texas, USA
17-May-2006
W-02 kg (4 lb)
4.37 kg (9 lb 10 oz)
North Padre Island, Texas, USA
03-Jan-2021
W-03 kg (6 lb)
5.78 kg (12 lb 12 oz)
Gulf of Mexico, Panama City Beach, Florida, USA
06-Jun-2014
W-04 kg (8 lb)
6.75 kg (14 lb 14 oz)
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
04-Jan-2020
W-06 kg (12 lb)
6.80 kg (15 lb 0 oz)
Gulf of Mexico, Panama City, Florida, USA
06-Jun-2014
W-08 kg (16 lb)
7.43 kg (16 lb 6 oz)
Gulf of Mexico, Texas, USA
27-Jun-2018
W-10 kg (20 lb)
7.71 kg (17 lb 0 oz)
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
15-Apr-2022
W-15 kg (30 lb)
9.97 kg (22 lb 0 oz)
Cocodrie, Louisiana, USA
21-Apr-2006
W-24 kg (50 lb)
13.78 kg (30 lb 6 oz)
Gulf of Mexico, Orange Beach, Alabama, USA
22-May-2020
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
3.97 kg (8 lb 12 oz)
Destin, Florida, USA
04-Jun-2011
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
3.35 kg (7 lb 6 oz)
Destin, Florida, USA
13-Jun-2010
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
4.31 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
Destin, Florida, USA
04-Jun-2013
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
5.47 kg (12 lb 1 oz)
Destin, Florida, USA
08-Jun-2012
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
6.21 kg (13 lb 11 oz)
Destin, Florida, USA
25-Jun-2013
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
12.05 kg (26 lb 9 oz)
North Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
13-Oct-2013
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
7.30 kg (16 lb 1 oz)
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
24-Apr-2001
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
4.25 kg (9 lb 6 oz)
Destin, Florida, USA
15-Jun-2011
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
2.86 kg (6 lb 5 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
02-Jun-2016
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
3.52 kg (7 lb 12 oz)
Destin, Florida, USA
04-Jun-2011
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
3.71 kg (8 lb 3 oz)
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
15-Apr-2022
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
5.81 kg (12 lb 13 oz)
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
15-Apr-2022
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
9.97 kg (22 lb 0 oz)
Cocodrie, Louisiana, USA
10-May-2004
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
13.78 kg (30 lb 6 oz)
Gulf of Mexico, Orange Beach, Alabama, USA
22-May-2020
F-Smallfry
6.80 kg (15 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
30-Jul-2010
M-Junior
18.59 kg (41 lb 0 oz)
28 Fathom Ledge, Florida, USA
24-Jul-1998
M-Smallfry
13.49 kg (29 lb 12 oz)
Dry Tortugas, Florida, USA
30-Apr-2002

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