Silk Snapper

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Silk Snapper

Species Information

Scientific Name:Lutjanus vivanus
Common Names:Silk Snapper, silky snapper, yellow eye snapper, yellow eyed snapper
Environment:Nearshore, Offshore
Ideal Temp:

About Silk Snapper

Silk Snapper Fishing

World Record:
# Fish Caught:2008 documented in database.
Earliest Record:1/1/1853 12:00:00 AM and located at 26.49592, -82.72510.
Latest Record:9/6/2023 10:51:12 AM and located at 25.09664, -80.43418.
Common Techniques:Bottom Fishing
Popular Lure Types:Bottom Rig
Fishing Spots:1 Silk Snapper fishing spots.

Latest Silk Snapper Fishing Reports and Spots

11-21-13 Offshore/Reef/Deep Sea Fishing Report - 11/16/2013 11:45:30 AM

There was some great weather here the past week while fishing in Islamorada. With the nice weather came some great fishing days too! Last weeke (View)

Silk snapper - South Atlantic - 5/3/2013 9:35:21 PM


Rudee Angler Deep Drop Report - 12/11/2012 5:45:23 AM

Our 16 hour offshore trip this weekend December 8th had a lot of happy Anglers. A bit foggy all morning but beautiful weather and an easy slick (View)

Quick Offshore Key Largo Fishing Trip - 9/6/2023 10:51:12 AM

Quick lil offshore Key Largo fishing trip this morning.  We caught 2 nice triple tail and a handful of yellow eye snapper  And back at the dock (View)

9/9/21 Gully of the Giants - 9/9/2021 6:47:00 PM

Well y’all we just had another amazing trip. We started off leaving the dock on Thursday with a little bit of weather behind us but knew once we (View)

Bottom Fishing in Jacksonville is HOT! June 27 2020 - 6/27/2020 12:01:23 AM

The bottom fishing on the 10hr and 12hr trips are smoking right now. On Saturday we limited out on vermilion snapper red porgy had some nice tr (View)

Monster Silk Snappers are here to spawn!! #Tavernier 305-902-8840 - 3/18/2018 9:21:32 PM


Deep Sea Fishing Fort Lauderdale Happy Day Today - 10/25/2014 9:21:40 AM

Fishing Fort Lauderdale on Happy Day Today with Capt. Zsak   Preston and Ashley Pope from Utah were in the sunshine state enjoying th (View)

7 September 2014 - 9/7/2014 9:45:50 PM

Today a group fished inshore catching 5 small yellowfin Tuna and lots of Grouper and a couple of nice silky Snappers out in 300-400 ft. (View)

10 August 2014 - 8/10/2014 7:25:11 PM

Today’s catch were several Groupers 1 nice silky Snapper a Mahi and a Sail. (View)