Big eyed snapper? - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Offshore Fishing > Offshore Fishing - General Q & A

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-13-2011, 12:10 AM   #1
Senior Member
Trigger
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 251
Default Big eyed snapper-PICS ADDED

Went today and caught several fish that looked similar to red snapper, red in color, but they had huge eyes. Tried to look them up, anyone know what kind they are?
Haven't had time to take a pic yet.

Last edited by frydaddy; 06-18-2011 at 12:11 AM. Reason: ADDED PICTURES TO THE POST
frydaddy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-13-2011, 12:46 AM   #2
Senior Member
White Marlin
 
Play'N Hooky Too's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: LA (Lower Alabama)
Posts: 3,173
Default

Vermillion Snapper??



Also known as a Mingo. Good eatin'

Last edited by Play'N Hooky Too; 06-13-2011 at 12:59 AM.
Play'N Hooky Too is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-13-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
Senior Member
Grand Slam
 
lastcast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lillian,Al
Posts: 6,851
Default

Or Big Eye.
lastcast is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-16-2011, 12:03 AM   #4
Senior Member
Trigger
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 251
Default big eyed snapper

Yep, the big eyed are what we caught, first ones i've seen in years. Will post pics on our trip tomorrow.

Thanks for the id.
frydaddy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-16-2011, 11:42 AM   #5
Senior Member
Grouper
 
flounderslayerman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 1,135
Default

That is a toro snapper aka big eye snapper. Its been a long time since I've caught one.
flounderslayerman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-17-2011, 11:04 AM   #6
Bearded Brotula
Grand Slam
 
MrFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gulf Shores, AL
Posts: 11,426
Default

We used to catch those constantly on snapper holes, but I haven't seen them in years. Probably can't get the bait past the damn ARS.
__________________
Shooting tomorrow's trophies today.
MrFish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-17-2011, 11:36 AM   #7
Valued Member
Blue Marlin
 
CatHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: pensacola, FL
Posts: 4,179
Default

i catch them all the time some say they taste good, but they stink, smells really funny
__________________
CATHUNTERS.NET

C.A.T.S The Souths First Catfish Club

www.flatheads.us

CATHUNTERS YOUTUBE
CatHunter is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2011, 12:01 AM   #8
Senior Member
Trigger
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 251
Default Big eyed snapper- pics

Think i finally figured out to post the pics. Thais is the first big eyed i've caught in over 25 years. We must have caught a good school coming through, caught 7 of them. Ours didn't stink, but the bellies were as tough as a trigger fish. This is my share of our catch last thursday night on the 3 barges.

Big eyed snapper?-thursday-night-010-jpg

Big eyed snapper?-thursday-night-009-jpg

Big eyed snapper?-thursday-night-007-jpg

Big eyed snapper?-thursday-night-005-jpg
frydaddy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.