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Mutton Snapper

Capt. Richard Burson
July 5, 2009
Key Largo - Saltwater Fishing Report

There has been an amazing site to behold here in the Keys! Mutton Snappers are spawing! Spawning occurs in July and August.

Mutton snapper spawn at the same site and the same lunar calendar days, year after year. The number of eggs released is dependent upon the size of the female. After spawning, the adult fish will move offshore to deeper waters.

You can find Large Mutton Snapper adults in or near offshore reef and rock rubble habitats, while the juveniles live in inshore areas. The juveniles are abundant in shallow waters such as tidal mangrove creeks, canals, and shallow protected bays, utilizing turtle grass as bottom cover. Once an adult mutton snapper becomes established in an area, they tend to remain there.

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I am a South Florida native who has been fishing the local waters from Biscayne Bay to Islamorda for over 20 years. After obtaining my captain's license, I have been chartering light tackle and fly fishing enthusiasts in the Key Largo area and Everglades National Park. My fishing speciality is targeting Snook, Redfish and Sea Trout in the backcountry and Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit on the ocean side flats that surround the upper keys. Lets have a great day on the water!

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12 Poisonwood Road
Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone: 305-360-3262
Alt. Phone: 305-852-4730
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